The Art of Skin-Mapping: A New Method of Determining your Internal Health from the Outward Condition of Your Skin!
Health science has advanced to seemingly impossible levels. What was once thought to never be cured has been eradicated from the health scene completely.
With all these incredible advancements, there has been a new surge of studies in one particular old therapeutic and pseudo-medical practice: Skin-Mapping, taking the condition of skin in particular regions of the body and predicting internal health based on those findings.
I find this such an interesting topic, so I wanted to share with you some of what I have learned. I used to suffer from acne, and still do sometimes. It was really frustrating and I learned that it was very connected to my gut health. Once my gut health improved, my skin cleared right up! I was amazed, and impressed.. and it got me thinking about all the other connections out there as well. And now, when I start having tummy troubles, it shows on my face.
So with all these advancements, the art of skin mapping can still determine your internal workings of your body by bringing notice to certain flare ups or unusual blemishes. It has now come to medical attention that this old Ayurvedic practice holds high merited worth.
Let’s focus on the seven regions and zones looked to in a skin-map reading. These areas have the most evidential in skin-mapping. Pay careful attention and see if the main skin-mapping zones mentioned here hold relevance in your health life.
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1. Zone 1: The Eyes
Not only are your eyes the windows to your soul, but they are also the window to your health. In skin-mapping, eyes can be particularly telling to the condition of your joints, intestines, thyroid gland and kidneys.
Clouded and puffy eyes can indicate poor nutrient absorption in your colon or small intestine. Yellowing gives sign to weak or fatigued liver; and, swollen eye bags can give way to lowered kidney function. Overall, the eyes tell a wide story with precise details, so be sure to always check them for any discrepancies when looking in the mirror daily.
2. Zone 2: The Nose
The nose has a very special job, as it is the indication for positive and negative internal functions of your bloodstream and your heart. But it is no surprise, as we know that biologically when zits, blemishes, and pimples arise on the nose, the internal system flares up in heat. This is due to the connected nature of your nasal passage and your circulatory system.
Any red coloration or excessive heat in the nasal area can easily be tied to issues in blood circulation. The coloring of your nose can vary when blood is not being properly advanced to the heart or improperly throughout the body, so many skin-mappers always use the nose as a pinnacle staring point when assessing health.
3. Zone 3: The Tongue
The many sensors on the tongue can be indicators of clotting, internal toxin buildup, and lung issues. This is due to the accumulation overtime of phlegm and other unwanted substances that the body is trying to dispel orally. The residue of these bodily fluids can cause a change in breath, orchestrated mainly by your tongue.
Another clear indication can be found in the form of white residue, which can point to a buildup of toxins in the liver, lungs, and intestinal passageways. This could mean that a good detox is needed in order to rid the internal canal of harmful pathogens. One quick drink of cranberry juice or lime water daily for a week, and you could be feeling fresh and new.
4. Zone 4: Between the Eyebrows
Yes, this very specific facial region holds quite a bit of importance. In skin-mapping, the area between your forehead is a clear gage for problems surrounding the liver. The liver’s job is to remove toxins that are not needed after food and drink consumption so that it can be dispelled in waste.
When this process is impeded, the space between your eyebrows becomes more reddened and itchy. Thus, the eyebrow area may begin to break out while the rest of the face stays clear. This can also bring about unwanted headaches, and in worse cases, head-pounding migraines.
5. Zone 5: Cheeks and Cheekbones
This area shows the internal state of your lungs and kidneys. More focused on the lungs, outward pollutions—such as, cigarette smoking, smog, and asthma—can cause damage to this part of the skin. Stress is also another factor that can cause damage to cheekbone skin.
It is recommended that when these are becoming more damaged or more sensitive that you ingest more green, leafy vegetables. The green leafy vegetables help to protect and promote healthy functioning of your lungs and your liver.
6. Zone 6: The Chin
The chin in skin-mapping stands as a representation for the stomach. Eating too much of the wrong things can cause this area to break out tremendously, so limit yourself as you consume. Diet is the main assessment for this area, and the way that your stomach perceives your daily diet.
If you have flare ups on your chin area, such as moles, pimples and cysts, this can be an indication of stomach pH issues. Thus, many skin-mapping experts would suggest consulting a health professional for further consultation.
7. Zone 7: The Lips
Our final zone is the lips. They can give away the current internal state of your intestines, while also mapping your hydration levels. If your lips have chapped and stay chapped no matter how much moisture you apply to them, you may not be drinking enough water for your body type. Pale lips can indicate anemia and other blood thinning conditions. And purple and blueish colors are a sure indicator of failing or corrupted internal oxygen levels.
All of the zones discussed make a nice reminder and indicator to our personal health; doing what skin-mapping is all about, by indicating internal health through observable physical features.
Hopefully, with what you’ve learned, you can check for yourself in the mirror what abnormalities may arise and see if they match up with how your body is telling you it feels. And, if you cannot assess that for yourself, you can always see a medical profession or skin-mapping expert extraordinaire!
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Gaylene Gomez, NNCP, C.H.N.
A little bit about me! I'm Gaylene, a Holistic Nutrition Coach for women. I work with busy, professional women to help them learn about healthy, simple lifestyle changes they can easily implement to reduce belly bloat, lose weight and get through their day with sustained energy. My clients are committed to their health and excited to learn about healthy eating and natural living. I feel proud of them for taking charge of their health and I'm so lucky to work with these amazing women.
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