Thousands of years ago, ancient Eastern healers mapped areas of the skin on our faces and body to activities of our internal organs. They figured out that our skin would often tell the story outwardly of some problem the internal organs were telling inwardly. Let’s take a look at how we see this type of bodily communication happening with the addition of science behind the observations.
Digestive System Communication
Your digestive system includes everything from your salivary glands in your mouth all the way to the large intestine. In between, there are things like a liver, spleen, stomach, and gall bladder. If there is a slow down in the assembly line process that takes food in, extracts nutrients, and expels waste products, it is very likely to appear as skin condition. Constipated digestive systems often wreak havoc on the body, robbing it of energy and health. Internally we might feel pain or bloating in the stomach region. But externally this may show up as eczema near the top of your forehead. If the problem is a long-term chronic issue, then you might find lines or wrinkles in the same area. If your liver has been under duress, you may find blackheads or puffiness in the area between your eyebrows.
Reproductive System Communication
Our reproductive system is also a regulator of hormones that can alter our moods for better or worse. Adrenal glands along with pituitary and hypothalamus glands are included in this network of chemical producing powerhouses. Hormones are potent chemical compounds that are designed to have a strong effect on the body and produce some kind of necessary action from the body whether that is procreation or successfully outrunning a bear. If your body is dealing with excessive estrogen you may find hyperpigmentation in the cheeks and lower forehead. If you have too much testosterone, you’ll probably see exacerbated lesions from acne along and around the jaw line. However, declining estrogen is linked to having underactive sebaceous glands which leads to skin drying and excessive wrinkling.
Immune System Communication
Your immune system is designed to help your body fend off all entities you cannot see that seek to suck up your life force for their own gain without giving back. This system includes your tonsils, lymph nodes, and your spleen. If your body is under active defense from an attack, one or more of these parts of the system may become inflamed due to the battle. You may also experience itching, burning, or rash along with watery eyes and a running nose. There may also be coughing or sneezing due to inflammation in your sinus passages. On the skin surface you might see tenderness or a feeling of swelling or pressure along the cheeks and in the area of the eyes. Your skin may be particularly sensitive to touch during one of these episodes as well.