In Chinese medicine, it is believed that the acne, pimples, and zits on your face are associated with certain health problem in different part of the body.
For example, pimples in the upper cheek area indicate a problem in the lungs and respiratory system, and smoking is one of the root causes for this problem. Knowing this, you can link the location of zits and acne to health problems in the rest of your body, like infection and disease.
Digestive System and Bladder
Drink plenty of water to flush, keep an eye on your diet, eliminate greasy foods and refined sugars. If you’re craving deep fried fatty foods, eat avocado or add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your dish. Make sure you consume plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Some of the best antioxidant rich foods or drinks include green tea, warm lemon water, and fresh berries. If your diet is not rich in naturally fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, or kefir, consider supplementing with a probiotic capsule daily. Most health food stores carry probiotic capsules.
Your heart is a massive organ that pumps blood through your entire body. It has a tough job and can become easily stressed due to poor diet, inactivity, and various mental and physical stresses. If you have pimples on your lower forehead make it a point to do regular cardiovascular exercises. Eating pomegranate and coconut oil will also keep your heart healthy and help clear this up.
Large and painful pimples show that you are not taking enough care of your kidneys. Kidney problems come from insufficient water intake and increased consumption of sodium.
Avoid these kidney-damaging habits:
-frequently delaying the call of nature
-drinking too much coffee or alcohol
-mineral deficiencies such as magnesium
-eating too much animal protein
-excessive refined sugar
This is as good of a time as any to point out that vendors such as Subway, who tout their products as being “healthy” have an excessive amount of sodium added to almost everything on the menu. The next time that you take a look at their nutrition claims with highlighted low-fat content, take a minute to focus on the sodium column. In addition Subway adds genetically modified soy to nearly all of their foods. If you want healthy kidneys it’s best to avoid fast food in general, even the “healthy” restaurants, drink more water, and eat more parsley which is an excellent detoxifier.
Eyes, orbital area, and between the eyebrows
Oily skin, redness, flakiness and pimples between your eyebrows indicate that your liver is possibly overworked and needs some detoxification. Cut off the fatty foods loaded with vegetable, soy, and canola oil, avoid alcohol and pasteurized dairy products (or dairy altogether).
Do not eat late at night. Instead of a late night snack, a spoonful of raw honey is a great solution to your cravings, providing a good rest for your liver while you sleep. Eat organic root veggies and include these foods to your diet as they easily and effectively cleanse your liver:
lemons and limes
Lungs and Respiratory System
Stresses to the lungs are likely to cause flare ups in the upper cheeks and even break your capillaries. Even if you’re not a smoker you may have noticed an upper cheek breakout due to:
-living in a polluted area.
The best thing to do is to avoid smoking and second hand smoke. Follow this link for 15 plants that can cleanse the lungs and boost respiratory health.
Gum or Teeth Problems
Gum or teeth problems may contribute to acne in the lower cheek area. Be sure to avoid eating refined sugar and soft drinks. Oil pulling is a great habit to take up if you’re experiencing any type of gum or teeth problems. It’s also a good idea to eat plenty of fresh fiber rich fruits and vegetables to strengthen your teeth and gums from chewing honest natural foods.
Sides of the Chin
Hormones and Genitals
This especially affects women. Flare ups on the sides of the chin are a good indication of hormonal imbalance. This can be due to menstruation, birth control, or a diet high in soy. Sometimes, even emotional or physical stress can cause hormonal imbalances. Get plenty of sleep and make a habit of meditating or doing yoga to keep the mind focused and stress-free. Be sure to take lots of essential fatty acids such as Omega 3s. Follow this link for a list of foods rich in Omega-3s.
Some herbs that can help balance hormones include:
-red raspberry leaves