In Chinese Medicine, constitutional therapy is based on the notion that ming-fate can be understood and even altered by tapping directly into the jing-essence and redirecting the dissemination of the jing qi (essential qi) from the San Jiao (Triple Warmer) mechanism.
Yet to fully understand the jing-essence, the clinician must gain insights to the client-patient’s dong-moving qi, as reflected by their physiognomy and morphology. The face reflects how one is facing the world or more importantly, facing themselves – indications that emerge either from the harmonious expression or the conflict associated with their xing-temperament.
In addition, these reactions to the inner and outer experiences of life shape the morphology as conformed or “deformed” through one’s body shape and hands. By examining bodily forms and facial orientations (the rivers and mountains), clinicians deepen their understanding how the constitution provokes specific expressions, including illnesses.
This seminar will explore, discuss, and demonstrate how to diagnose and evaluate these constitutional differences and their impact on illnesses, as well as how their rectification can influence healing.