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Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2e [Hardcover]

Lillian Bridges
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6 July 2012

An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading!

 Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China.

 Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological and emotional - can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions. Technical and detailed information is presented in an upbeat, insightful and highly readable manner. This was the first book to focus on the deeper aspects of  face reading and diagnosis, this edition includes ancient Taoist knowledge regarding the Original Face and Facial Jing and Qi markers which have previously only been taught through the oral tradition.


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (6 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702043141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702043147
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 9.7 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This lovely book is clearly written by someone who has been immersed in reading faces all her life and who spent twenty years before writing it, studying further from Chinese medical and other texts and from family members. It clearly lays out all the theories and principles of face reading, mostly relating to understanding personality ( but also in a final chapter to medical diagnosis) and illustrates these with numerous black and white and colour photographs.

This is simply the best book on face reading that we have seen, and if the subject fascinates you, you just have to get it.'

Peter Deadman, Journal of Chinese Medicine

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on face reading ever 15 Jan 2013
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I was really astonished by this book. Loved it from the first page!

Really very well written with lots of examples and relations among face markings and signs, and their emotional, mental, physical and health meaning.

From face you can basically read indiviuals' complete life so far - how has it been, what happened to them, what kind of emotion they felt and how they dealt with it.

You can also anticipate many health issues and problems long before they manifest on the physical plane.

For business use it's also great as you can read the person and know what kind of personality she is and adjust your actions or communication to that.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 8 Aug 2014
By cosy
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Informative if a bit hard to follow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and easy to apply 31 Dec 2012
By Christina Talkington - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very well written - easy to read, understand and apply. In my business, I am exposed to a lot of new people I have never met before. It's fun to watch their faces as I tell them secrets about themselves - they leave believing that I'm some kind of psychic! The book mostly relates facial characteristics to personality, and I wish that it focused more on health and diagnostics. But if you study body/mind connections, even the personality aspects can give clues about health concerns, nonetheless. I previously purchased the first edition of the book, which was also very good. But this edition was rewritten to include more information and more photos and is even better than the first! I love this author and would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the topic.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting...wish I had purchased the hard copy 13 April 2013
By rockband - Published on Amazon.com
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I love my Kindle reader, but some books are better in hard copy, and this is one of them. I view the book as a reference one that you may read from cover to cover, but more than likely you will want to look things up. It is difficult to do that in the Kindle format.

Unfamiliar with Chinese medicine, I had a hard time maintaining reference points, I kept thinking through my Western understanding and found something's confusing, again, probably would do better being able to "thumb" back a few pages to reconnect.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book On Face Reading 23 Oct 2012
By Nickolas H. Xiros II - Published on Amazon.com
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A gem of a book regarding face reading. Ms. Bridges has perfected her original work. This is the best book on face reading out there. I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn about face reading ordering this book. Awesome!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, modern and ancient knowledge about Chinese Facial Diagnostics! 1 Jan 2013
By Janneke Vermeulen - Published on Amazon.com
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With "Face Reading in Chinese Medicine - Second Edition" professor Lillian Pearl Bridges has expanded and deepened the ancient Chinese Facial Diagnosis with her unique, extensive, modern and new knowledge. Making diagnoses is much easier and more precise by using its in-depth information about emotions and organ disturbances according to the Five Elements in Chinese Medicine. I use this valuable diagnostic method daily in my practice of acupuncture and physiotherapy in the Netherlands.
It was an honor to me that my friend Lillian asked me to make all the color photos which are published in this book and in February 2013 I will travel to Los Angeles to follow her first Master Face Reading Program! Also to learn more about how to recognize in the face what kind of capacities someone has inherited and how that information can help a person on his or her (Golden) Path!
The book is indispensable for all acupuncturists, all specialists/therapists in Oriental Medicine and Philosophy, for any person who is interested in this field and a must for the Western trained physician to gain new insights to use in the every day practice. You see so much better who you're talking with and what that person has experienced in life. Clients love to hear what you tell about them because it's so impressive and right!
The Second Edition gives lots of information about the Five Elements, Taoism, Shen, mental problems but also about organ problems and for example showing where to recognize neck and back problems on the nose! While doing an intake and watching your client you are diagnosing already!
This profound book is written in very clear and legible English. A must have with a beautiful hardcover and 230 new photos!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 13 Aug 2013
By J. Landers - Published on Amazon.com
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I am an acupuncturist by trade, and was first introduced to the concept of Chinese face reading by the author herself. Lillian Bridges came to my school and taught a continuing education class that I was able to attend just before I graduated. The information she provided was wonderful, fun, and surprisingly accurate.

I've had a couple of chances to meet with Lillian Bridges since then, and have enjoyed each opportunity. Meeting her inspired me to buy the first edition of her book and read it. I was pleased to discover that the same material she taught in continuing education she expounded upon and went over in greater detail within the pages of her book.

Now that I'm in practice, I often am called on to offer Traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation techniques. One of the things I like to do when I'm working on facial rejuvenation is to do a quick face reading. My patients love it.

I highly recommend this book.
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