An introduction of the Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode.

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Introduction of Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode.

 Introduction:The Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode was originated from the ancient classics Huang Di Nei Jing.

 The main content of Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode is introduced as: Introduction of the Complexion Physiognomy, the Five Normal Color and Five regions, the Five Health Complexion and Genuine visceral complexion, the Method of Complexion Inspection.

 
Introduction of the Complexion Physiognomy.

 Lao Zi Introduction of the Complexion Physiognomy: The Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode was originated from the ancient works Huang Di Nei Jing(Huangdi's Internal Classic)

 ✵The original definition of the Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode was recorded by Huang Di Nei Jing(Huangdi's Internal Classic), in the section LingShu, it recorded that "the pulse comes out from the area on the Qi Kou, the complexion is visible at the Mingtang, the five color appear alternately, corresponding to the five periods, as its normal complexion separately!"

 In a detailed explanation, it means that the face and five sense organs, all have complexion, the bright and obscure of the complexion, are corresponding to the Yin and Yang, and the five elements. On the human body, the pulse Qi accumulated together at Cunkou, thus the pulse manifestation of the five Zang-viscera could be known from the cunkou pulse; the complexions accumulated at the MingTang(the nose area), for the five-Zang viscera present their complexion on the nasal septum(bridge of the nose), the six-Fu viscera present their complexion at both sides of the nose, thus the complexion and color changes all could reflect on the nose area. The appear of the five normal colors, are according to the five seasons(five periods), there is a specific healthy color(health complexion) appears in each season.

 "To name the Zang-viscera with colors, the Qing is (from) the liver-viscus, the Chi is (from) the heart-viscus, the Bai is(from) the lung-viscus, the Yellow is (from) the spleen-viscus, the black is (from) the kidney-viscus. The colors, Qing Hei Chi Bai Huang, are different on the different regions."

 In a detailed explain, it means that the five Zang-viscera all have corresponding colors, the cyan color is from the liver-viscus, the red color is from the heart-viscus, the white color is from the lung-viscus, the yellow color is from the spleen-viscus, the black color is from the kidney-viscus. The colors, cyan, black, red, white and yellow, are appearing separately on the different regions on the face.
The Five Normal Color and Five regions.

 Zhen Ren The Five Normal Color and Five regions: The Five Normal Color and Five regions is about the five normal color(health complexion) and the five regions where they appear on. The ancient works Huang Di Nei Jing.LingShu(Huangdi's Internal Classic.the Spiritual Pivot) explained that:

 ✵"The appearing of the five colors, present on color regions separately, the bone of the regions sink down, surely could not avoid disease."

 In a detailed explanation, it means that the five Zang-viscera, all has its color region accordingly on the face, the region grows full and color health, normally means health, the region sink down, normally means unhealthy. For such reasons, the method to observe the colors or complexions of the five colors or five complexions, should observe from the five regions.

 "The five colors are visible at the different regions accordingly, observe its floating or deposit, and know the shallow or deep, observe its dim or bright, to know the success or failure, observe its accumulation or disperse, to know its urgent or far away, observe its up or down, to know its location, accumulate vitality in the mind, to know past and now. Thus if not observe in details, could not know the yes or no, focus with attention, then know the new and old."

 In a detailed explain, it means that the five complexions are visible at different regions accordingly, to observe the floating or depositing of the complexion, could know the disease is deep or shallow, the new color or new complexion is known as floating, the old color or old complexion is known as depositing; the color at the exterior or surface is known as the floating, the color at the interior or inside is known as the depositing, interior color has exterior color, then the interior color is known as depositing, the exterior color is known as floating. The dim or bright, normally the dark, old, complexion means dim, the bright, new, fresh color means bright. To know the success or failure, should observe the accumulation or disperse of the color, the color or complexion is thick or thin, means the accumulation or disperse...In the condition that the complexion could not be observed in details, the syndromes could not be identified clearly. Pay attention to the difference, will know the new and old syndromes.

 Since the different parts of the face are affected by the five-Zang viscera and six-Fu viscera, thus the syndromes or disease of a person, will present on a certain region on the face and could be identified by the features. To make clear differentiation from the complexion, need to know the principles and theories of Yin and Yang, so can understand the principles of the changes happened on human beings, and even know the possible changes of the body to natural changes.
The Five Health Complexion and Genuine visceral complexion.

 Xian Ren The Five Health Complexion and Genuine visceral complexion: The Five Health Complexion and Genuine visceral complexion is about the five normal color(health complexion) and the Genuine visceral complexion. The ancient works Huang Di Nei Jing.SuWen(Huangdi's Internal Classic.the Plain Question) explained that:

 ✵The Qi of the five-Zang viscera, bad features including: observed green like grass, yellow as Immature Bitter Orange, black as coal, red as epistaxis, white as bones, these are the five color in risks. Good features including: observed green like blue feathers, red as cock crest, yellow as the belly of the crab, white as the fat of pigs, black as cow feather, these are the five health color.

 
The Method of Complexion Inspection.

 The Method of Complexion Inspection: The Method of Complexion Inspection is a series of methods to observe the complexion of a person. The ancient works Huang Di Nei Jing(Huangdi's Internal Classic) pointed out about 10 principles to identify the complexion.

 ✵Floating and deposit;

 Clear and turbidity;

 Bright and Dim.

 Accumulation and Scattering.

 Slight and Deep.

 
References:
  • 1.An introduction of the Complexion Physiognomy Figure mode.
  • 2.Su Wen:the Plain Questions of Huangdi's Internal Classic.By Yellow Emperor.
  • 3.Ling Shu:the Spiritual Pivot of Huangdi's Internal Classic.By Yellow Emperor.

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