Journey to wellness: Say ‘ah’
Insights from facial and tongue analysis
By Josiah Groth
Using reflections to analyze one’s state of health has been an effective tool for thousands of years. Before there were MRI imaging and comprehensive blood tests, we had to rely on our own senses to gather data about our health. Today I will look into the theory a bit deeper as a means to show just how strongly your health reflects throughout your being. The tongue and face will be my examples because both of these body parts are available for you to examine in your mirror every day.
Reflection fact No. 1
Body parts that share similar functions and/or close proximity reflect each other more readily. For example, the face reflects the emotional body very well because our facial muscles are directly involved in the communication of those emotions. They share connections of function.
We have all heard of laugh lines and worry lines. Thinking deeper about this, a smile pulls up the facial muscles. If that pattern of smiling is repeated over and over, the creases of that habitual emotion start to become etched into the face.
By the same token, stress and worry result in lines in the forehead skin, creating that wrinkled brow. They also show energetic depletion in the form of black color around the eyes. And while the two are not always connected, it is a common sight to see someone stressed out from worry that looks pale; has deep creases in his or her forehead from intense worry; and has dark, sunken circles around the eyes.
I like talking about facial analysis because it shows the reflections between layers of being. The lines on our face reflect the habits of our emotion. Very often we like to separate emotional health from physical or mental health. The emotional habits written on our face show how inseparable mind, body, spirit, and emotion are.
Reflection fact No. 2
Coloration is one indicator to look for in your analysis. Healthy skin has a narrow range of hues. Typically, when skin hue becomes overly red, white, pale, or yellow, it indicates various dysfunctions or depletions.
Take a look at your tongue in the mirror every day. If there is lots of white buildup on the tongue, it indicates stagnation in the G.I. tract. Overly red or purplish coloration on the tongue indicates you have — or on your way to having — an inflammatory condition.
If you are eager to learn more about facial or tongue analysis, I highly recommend finding some good books. The truth is that these sciences are quite robust.
The general public can find great use in these reflections without complete mastery, and the best part is that all you need is a little consistency of study and a mirror to gain access to some deep information on the state of your health.
Josiah Groth is the owner of Back to Bliss Wellness. More information on his practice is available at backtoblisswellness.com.