~The top region is known as the “Heaven” region and spans from the top of the hairline to the midpoint between the brows, and is often referred to as the mental region
~The middle region is known as the “Man” region and spans from the midpoint of the brows to below the nose, and is often referred to as the practical or physical region
~The bottom region is known as the “Earth” region and spans from below the nose to the chin, and is often referred to as the emotional region
On the facial map, these regions also represent the years of our life and what we experience or will experience in that timeframe.
~The top region represents ages below 30.
~The middle region represents ages 31 – 50.
~The bottom region represents ages above 51.
In this post, we will be focusing on the forehead.
What the forehead represents in Chinese Face Reading:
The forehead tells us the story of our lives before age 30. Often times we experience uncertainty and the unexpected in our twenties due to the fact that we are still exploring and gaining our footing, so we often raise our eyebrows in surprise. In fact, the forehead is known as the mental region and its shape and appearance can tell us if we are “in our heads too much” or over-thinkers. Lines, scars, moles and other markings can also tell stories of fortune or hardship.
What does the forehead represent in facial mapping?
The forehead also represents an area of digestion and the urinary bladder. If you experience breakouts in this area, it can be a sign of toxic build-up in the body. It is important to avoid sugar, dairy, greasy foods, alcohol and processed foods and to eat foods that support the digestive processes (see below).
What does my forehead tell me?
You can tell if your forehead is high, average or small by taking measurements of each of the regions separately and comparing the lengths of each region, which we will discuss in another post.
Or you can take 4 or 5 fingers (not thumbs) and place them on the forehead. If you can fit less than 4 fingers, you have a small forehead. If you can fit 5 fingers, you have a high forehead. If you can fit 4 fingers, you have an average forehead.
People with high foreheads are extremely skilled at digesting information, learning and excelling at complex subjects like math, science or philosophy. Outlets to channel their intellect are essential for healthy expression. These people are very concerned about the future and are very good at assessing danger. They are not likely to take risks, but rather, they seek clarity, security, and order. They are careful planners. Note – It is possible that someone with a high forehead can be a risk taker if other features on their face show risk-taking capabilities.
People with small foreheads are less likely to focus on problems. They are more emotionally driven and will often use their hearts instead of their heads to approach life. They love to take care of themselves and don’t like to waste time examining or analyzing things. They act first and think later! They like to learn from their experiences and mistakes.
People with average foreheads are quite intelligent and will often weigh both sides of a situation which means they are very good at figuring out complicated situations. They like visual images due to their imagination. They are great teachers because they are so balanced and hard-working. They are not only intelligent, but extremely intuitive.
Tips for mental clarity & clearer skin on the forehead:
1.) Discover Question: Is my mind full or am I mindful of being present and aware of my thoughts?
The NSF has estimated we produce anywhere between 12,000 and 50,000 thoughts per day, depending on how ‘deep’ a thinker you are. What’s so disturbing about these ~50,000 thoughts per day is that most of them are not useful to us and 70-80% of these thoughts are negative. We often dwell in the past or the future, obsessing about mistakes, guilt, future plans, or worries. All of these practices clog the digestive processes of the brain and lead to what is known as over-thinking in Chinese Medicine, which is quite taxing on the digestive system as a whole (that can express as lines, spots, breakouts and clogged pores in the digestive region of the face AKA the forehead!).
A small amount of our thoughts are actually focused on what is truly important and real: the present moment. Mindfulness is the practice of increasing the awareness of your thoughts and focusing on NOW.
2.) Super Thought:
3.) Acupressure on the forehead: ST 8, GB 13, GB 14, Yintang
4.) Superfood (internal): Fermented foods
Because the forehead represents the area of digestion and how we process our food, it is important to note how we can support our beauty internally:
Your gut is home to countless bacteria, both good and bad. The ideal balance of bacteria is crucial for our physical, mental and emotional health. The challenge is to identify strategies to optimize that bacterial population for nourishment, boosting immunity and strengthening your health. Probiotics are key here.
The Beauty Detox Solution has a great recipe to make a probiotic & enzyme salad to boost the good bacteria in your gut which will support digestive processes and ultimately clear your skin.
5.) Topical (external): The Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster-Serum is rich in Willow Bark, Tea Tree Oil, Anise, Walnut Leaf and Horsetail. Willow Bark is a natural source of salicylic acid, which unclogs pores. Walnut Leaf provides gentle exfoliation and tea tree oil is a great essential oil that boost immunity and fights infection in the skin. All of these ingredients work together to clear the skin. Find a Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster-Serum near you.
Facial Mapping coming soon!
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