When I first went to Taiwan I noticed that around most of the larger temples there was a street of 算命師, fortune tellers. Some would use the ba gua, others attended to your birthdate, palm or some combination of numbers. Others would look at the face.

The Chinese medicine section in bookstores would also have books that explained hot to use maps of the face to diagnose health concerns.

In East Asia, it's common knowledge that there is more written on the face than we in West attend to.

Our guest in today's episode learned to read faces at her grandmother's knee, she in turn had learned from her father, a successful businessman.

Listen in and learn how paying attention to certain aspects of the face not only will help you better diagnose and treat your patient's, but give you clues in better understanding and communicating with them based on how they see the world and process information.

In this episode we touch on:

  • Why reading the face can help to improve communication
  • Importance of the three major zones
  • How pro and con lists usually don't make you decisive
  • The necessity of beauty in the cultivation of Ling
  • The relationship between old trauma, the face and the ears
  • Management and replenishment of Jing
  • The relationship between our “gifts” and Jing
  • How to read the face to access the effect of your treatment
  • The vital necessity of rest

The guest of this show 

I learned about Daoist Philosophy, which includes the ancient science of Face Reading and the ancient art of Feng Shui, from my Chinese family, most specifically from my Grandmother, Mary Chien Lowe and from my uncles. I was taught in the apprenticeship method from the time I was 5 years old until I was in my early 20’s.  I actually thought that every family knew such things and when I discovered that it was not common, I decided to write a book about my family’s teachings. It took many years as I had to connect the things I learned in the holistic Chinese way with the Western need for details. My first book, Face Reading in Chinese Medicine came out in 2003 and the 2nd Edition was published in 2012.

I have spent many years traveling around the world teaching Face Reading and Facial Diagnosis to Doctors, Acupuncturists and other Health Practitioners at conferences and schools and  to Business Management teams. I have also taught and practiced Five Element Feng Shui, working with developers and individuals utilizing the principles of Daoist Design to enhance the “outer body” of homes and offices. In addition, I’ve read thousands of wonderful faces and enjoy helping people recognize more about who they are, what’s wonderful about them and where they can potentially go, and they can do in the world, which I call their Golden Path.  It makes me very happy to help people and encourage them to become their best selves and live their best lives.

Links and Resources

Find Lillian online and learn more about her classes at www.lotusinstitute.com

Here's the Organ Map that we discussed in the show

You can find Lillians book Facial Reading in Chinese Medicine over on the big river of books


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