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Face Reading in Chinese Medicine



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 7/1/2012.

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An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading! Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China. Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological and emotional - can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions. Technical and detailed information is presented in an upbeat, insightful and highly readable manner. This was the first book to focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis, this edition includes ancient Taoist knowledge regarding the Original Face and Facial Jing and Qi markers which have previously only been taught through the oral tradition. Clear discussions demonstrate how this technique can be used as a supplement to other diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Engaging, insightful, highly readable text is written by a well-known and experienced lecturer in the field. Extensive illustrations give you a clear understanding of theories and techniques. A focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis helps readers become more conscious of their actions, reactions, and the health consequences of behavior.

Author Biography

Lillian Pearl Bridges is considered the world's leading authority on Face Reading and Facial Diagnosis and she is credited for reintroducing the study and application of this ancient Taoist knowledge to the field of Chinese medicine and introducing it to Western medicine and business. Founder of the Lotus Institute, she trains students in her certificate program and travels internationally to speak and teach at universities, colleges, conferences and symposiums. She also consults with major corporations about the Universal Language of the Face. Learning face reading, Five Element theory and Taoist philosophy by apprenticing with her Chinese mother's family, Lillian has spent over 25 years correlating ancient knowledge with Western studies, in psychology and medicine. She divides her time between Seattle and Los Angeles when she is not traveling.

Table of Contents

The Changing Face
The Original Facep. 15
The Facial Mapsp. 37
The Five Elements of the Face
The Facial Mosaicp. 89
The Water Features and Traitsp. 115
The Wood Features and Traitsp. 135
The Fire Features and Traitsp. 157
The Earth Features and Traitsp. 179
The Metal Features and Traitsp. 199
The Universal Language of the Face
Signs from the Shenp. 227
Facial Diagnosisp. 249
Conclusionp. 291
Appendixp. 297
Indexp. 301
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