Face Mapping: What the Acne On Your Face Says About Your Health

The body sends all kinds of signals to us that our health is suffering, and most of those signs are ignored or passed off as unimportant. However, when these symptoms start to affect our daily appearance, people often sit up and take notice and look for remedies in order to “save face”.

There are many different ways you can cover up or eliminate acne on the face topically, but many of those solutions are toxic and continue to cause more acne issues (or a perpetual fight against them) in the future. While there are natural based solutions to cover up those pimples, a more permanent and healthy strategy would be to interpret what your acne is saying about your health overall, by using face mapping.

Face mapping is an ancient practice based in Ayurvedic medicine that links a spot on your face to various organs or body parts, so when you experience break outs on your face, you can get deeper insight into what organ or body part is compromised and needs healing or support. This allows you to eliminate the root issue of your facial blemishes, so you don’t have to continue to battle the war on your face forever!

Using face mapping to discover your hidden health issues

Using face mapping is quite easy. Simply take note of where the acne on your face is located (several regions would indicate several areas of the body are compromised), and use the information below to connect it to the corresponding body part. Once you have done that, use the advice on how to clean up each area so you can eliminate that acne on your face for good!

For a handy face map picture, check out this infographic.

Upper forehead

Body parts implicated

  • Digestive system
  • Bladder

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, pork, alcohol, coffee, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more leafy greens, garlic, onions, berries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, coconut kefir, coconut oil, aloe vera, pure cranberry juice, and clean water.

Herbal/Spice considerations

  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Dandelion
  • Turmeric

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Coffee Enemas
  • Acupuncture
  • Rebounding
  • Meditation

Lifestyle considerations

  • Relieve stress and worry wherever possible
  • Avoid “holding” your pee

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Lower Forehead

Body parts implicated

  • Heart

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, pork, alcohol, coffee, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more dark leafy greens, algae, seaweeds, garlic, salmon, avocados, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cacao, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, and almonds. Pomegranates are a very heart healthy food as well.

Herbal/Spice considerations

  • Hawthorn
  • Motherwort
  • Hibiscus
  • Cayenne
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger

Supplement considerations

Vitality Super Green

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Acupuncture
  • Cardio workouts (walking, jogging, sports)
  • Deep breathing
  • Meditation

Lifestyle considerations

  • Laugh and love more often

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Nose

Body parts implicated

  • Heart (bridge and centre of nose)
  • Pancreas (side of nose)

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more raw foods including dark leafy greens, algae, seaweeds, garlic, salmon, berries, avocados, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cacao, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, almonds, aloe vera, and pomegranates.

Herbal/spice considerations

Heart

  • Hawthorn
  • Motherwort
  • Hibiscus
  • Cayenne
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger

Pancreas

  • Licorice
  • Goldenseal
  • Horsetail
  • Oregano
  • Dandelion

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Acupuncture
  • Rebounding

Lifestyle considerations

  • Eat more raw food and restrict cooked food

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Ears

Body parts implicated

  • Kidneys

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, animal protein, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower), garlic, onion, red bell peppers, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, red grapes, and clean water.

Herbal/spice considerations

  • Uva ursi
  • Chanca piedra
  • Goldenrod
  • Horsetail
  • Marshmallow root
  • Dandelion root
  • Gravel root
  • Celery root
  • Parsley

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Acupuncture
  • Rebounding

Lifestyle considerations

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid polluted environments
  • Reduce salt intake

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Eyes (orbital area) and between the eyebrows

Body parts implicated

  • Liver

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce as much organic food as possible and focus on leafy green vegetables, garlic, onions, beets, sauerkraut, coconut kefir, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and clean water.

Herbal/spice considerations

  • Milk thistle
  • Artichoke leaf
  • Dandelion root
  • Yellow dock root
  • Chicory root
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Borotutu bark
  • Reishi mushroom
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Coffee enemas
  • Castor oil packs
  • Rebounding
  • Meditation

Lifestyle considerations

  • Resolve bitterness and anger
  • Avoid polluted environments
  • Get in a proper sleep cycle

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Cheeks

Body parts implicated

  • Lungs
  • Respiratory System

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more garlic, onions, ginger, cruciferous vegetables, pomegranates, apples, grapefruit, beans, nuts, seeds, carrots, oranges, pumpkin, red bell peppers, and clean water.

Herbal/spice considerations

  • Lungwort
  • Eucalyptus
  • Oregano
  • Plantain leaf
  • Lobelia
  • Chaparral
  • Peppermint
  • Turmeric
  • Chili peppers

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Acupuncture
  • Cardio workouts (walking, jogging, sports)
  • Deep breathing
  • Meditation

Lifestyle considerations

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid polluted environments
  • Spend more time in nature and around plants

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Sides of the chin

Body parts implicated

  • Hormones
  • Genitals

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more garlic, onions, ginger, sauerkraut, coconut kefir, seaweed, turmeric, bee pollen, and clean water.

Herbal/spice considerations

  • Reishi/Chaga
  • Schisandra
  • Rhodiola
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Holy basil
  • Burdock
  • Milk thistle

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Grounding
  • Meditation
  • Yoga

Lifestyle considerations

  • Positive affirmations
  • Get in a proper sleep cycle
  • Simplify your daily life
  • Take a vacation

Recommended reading

Centre of chin

Body parts implicated

  • Small intestine
  • Stomach

Food considerations

  • Eliminate all processed foods as well as flour, sugar, hydrogenated fats, soy, corn, wheat, dairy, coffee, alcohol, pork, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and preservatives for at least 30 days.
  • Introduce more leafy greens, garlic, onions, cabbage, berries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, coconut kefir, coconut oil, aloe vera, and clean water.

Herbal/spice recommendations

  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Dandelion
  • Turmeric

Supplement considerations

Alternative therapy and exercise considerations

  • Acupuncture

Lifestyle considerations

  • Chew food more thoroughly
  • Meditation
  • Yoga

Recommended reading

Of course, it takes some organized effort to overcome deeper health concerns that are being reflected on your face. For those who don’t want to waste time and want to remove the source of the issue much more quickly and economically, strongly consider the THRIVE Online Holistic Health Program.

Sources for this article include:

This Is What Your Acne Reveals About Your Health
The 10 Best Herbs For Kidney Cleansing
Top 9 Herbs For Liver Cleansing