Body + Soul – Understanding Face Mapping

by | Jul 8, 2020 | Media | 0 comments

Face mapping can reveal what’s behind your skin concerns…

Have you ever wondered if your skin issues are related to other health conditions? Or do you have a persistent skin issue keep coming back after every treatment?  Face mapping may be able to provide insight into the root cause of certain skin conditions, and how to treat them using Chinese medicine techniques.  

What is face mapping?

Face mapping uses ancient ayurvedic and Chinese medicine techniques to diagnose the root cause of skin issues; if health is optimal, then skin will appear clear, hydrated and radiant. Dr. Abbie uses face mapping as a part of her cosmetic acupuncture appointments in order to create a treatment plan for your particular skin concerns. 

How it works

Face mapping links regions of the face with different Chinese medicine body systems. When looking at common conditions such as cystic acne and breakouts, oil production and blackheads, can reveal what part of the body is ‘stressed’ or not working optimally. 

 A quick guide to face mapping

Use our face mapping tool to decipher what's causing your skin issues. Image: suppliedSource:BodyAndSoul

Use this face mapping tool to decipher what’s causing your skin issues. Image Source: BodyAndSoul


Skin conditions: Spots and blackheads around the temples and hairline

Links to: The spleen and the brain


Skin conditions: Redness or dry, flaky skin on the sides of the nose, darkness around the mouth, blackheads around the nose, mouth and chin.

Links to: The stomach, digestion and digestive issues like IBS


Skin conditions: Redness, rosacea, inflammation and irritation

Links to: Histamine levels, too much sugar and gluten in your diet


Skin conditions: Small cracks around the mouth, dry lips, aura acne around the mouth and jaw

Links to: Intestines, bowels, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and liver energy


Skin conditions: Blackheads and whiteheads, collagen and skin texture

Links to: Gallbladder system, testosterone, fatty foods and alcohol

Redness and skin tone

Skin conditions: Redness, rosacea, inflammation, uneven skin tone, dark under eyes

Links to: Blood circulation, kidney function, stress, digestion, pain and anxiety

For more information on face mapping see our article on body and soul. If you would like to have your face mapped by Dr. Abbie or Dr. Alice, book at appointment here.


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