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Our skin, the largest organ in our body, is what protects our bodies from the outside. Our skin is essential for our bodies as it:

  • Protects us from microorganisms.
  • Protects us from the elements.
  • Regulates our body’s temperature.
  • Helps us feel sensations such as touch, cold, and heat.

The skin can be susceptible to many kinds of adverse conditions, such as:

  • Rashes – Skin irritations that cause changes in the skin’s appearance.
  • Dermatitis – Inflammation of the skin.
  • Eczema – Skin inflammation causing a rash that itches.
  • Acne – This is one of the most common skin conditions affecting people.
  • Dandruff – A scaly skin condition that affects the scalp.
  • Cellulitis – A painful skin rash due to inflammation of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, caused by an infection.
  • Melanoma – A very dangerous form of skin cancer.

It has been found that our skin is what communicates to us when something is wrong with another part of our body. From examining things like breakouts of a rash or warts etc, a doctor can tell if something may be wrong with the rest of your body. This is called holistic skin mapping.

Holistic skin mapping is essentially trying to figure out what your skin is trying to tell you about your body. With this method, you can identify the source of the skin issue you are having and treat it directly, rather than doing guesswork on what the cause may be.

Holistic skin mapping is a very ancient technique, used over 5,000 years ago by the Chinese. This technique of face reading was known to the Chinese as ‘mien shiang’. They used changes on the skin of a person’s face to diagnose and treat health conditions. Certain organs such as the small intestine, bladder, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach, large intestine, lungs, and reproductive system are reflected on the skin of a person’s face.

Areas of the face that reflects different organs and their issues are:

  • Forehead – Digestive system.
  • Temple – Kidney, and bladder.
  • Eyebrows – Liver.
  • Eyes – Bodily fluids.
  • Nose – The heart.
  • Cheeks – Stomach, spleen, and respiratory system.
  • Mouth – Stomach and colon.
  • Chin – Hormones and reproductive system.

These days, dermatologists use modern technology for skin mapping, in order to diagnose and treat skin issues and their underlying problems. Skin mapping is available at any skin cancer clinic in Melbourne, or in other areas, and can easily be done via an appointment.

So what are the 3 main types of skin conditions that are treated through holistic skin mapping?

  • Acne – Acne has been found to be a detox reaction of the body. Since the face is connected to many different internal organs, you can tell where these toxins are coming from by the location of the acne. For example, acne on the forehead could mean that candida toxins are showing up in the large intestine.
  • Rosacea – Redness on the face is considered to be an indication of inflammation of the digestive tract. Certain conditions such as candida, unstable bowel syndrome, and gluten sensitivity can cause your face to become red in the areas that mirror those organs. For example, the nose being red may be caused by an inflammation of the oesophagus.
  • Blackheads – Blackheads result from mucus being produced and expelled out of the skin’s pores, and are generally found in the area of the face that reflects the digestive system.

If you are having any skin problems, it is always best to do a skin check in Melbourne or from a skin clinic close to you. While there are many aestheticians who can do skin mapping as well, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist at a skin cancer clinic in Melbourne, or elsewhere, with regard to skin conditions, as they will not only be able to identify the root cause of your problem but give you the right treatment for it.

Many people tend to ignore it when they get spots, lumps, moles, or blemishes on their skin, however, if these are on the face it could be an indication of something much more serious going on inside your body, and therefore should be checked by a medical care professional immediately. Don’t ignore what your skin is trying to tell you.

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