Observation of the shape of the face

  • Acute facial edema that also affects the upper extremities can indicate a Yang deficiency possibly of exterior origin with Lung involvement.
  • Gradual onset of facial edema after the lower extremities and the abdomen are affected may indicate that the Kidneys are at the root of the problem.
  • Paresis or paralysis of one side of the face may indicate the presence of Wind affecting the Channels.

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