Diagnose and uncover the natural beauty of the face
Topic of the congress is ‘Health we can count on’. To count on good health we, as practitioners need accountable diagnostic tools. The face is such a tool and has been used in both Classical Chinese Medicine and modern Western psychology and is the focus of this talk.
The eyes are the windows of the soul, and the face is a mirror showing the world our inner nature and balance along with how we feel. Basic emotions like anxiety, fear, happiness, sadness, anger, and sorrow all show in our facial expressions. These expressions are reproducible in all humans despite cultural background, and they leave specific colours, and permanent marks in form of lines and shapes, especially around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.
To fully understand the expressions of the face and comprehend a person´s true nature, one must understand the rhythms and emotional frequencies of wu xing / the five elements. Uncovering the natural beauty means understanding, accepting, and responding to these complexities both in ourselves and in our patients, and transforming emotional boundaries using acupuncture.
Acupuncture can sooth the heart and help balance yin and yang. Treatments can transform and release an inner vitality and alertness and bring clarity to the mind. This is also known as Shen Ming in Chinese Medicine and this pure heart clarity helps us accept and look at emotional problems without fear.
The talk will encompass diagnosing and interpreting facial emotional expressions, and facial characteristics according to both classical wu xing and modern psychology. Examples of how facial expressions may change during a course of acupuncture treatment will be given.
About Mr. Nicholas Garner
Nicholas Van Bergen Garner graduated at the Scandinavian College of Acupuncture in 1995 and has a Bachelor of Physical Therapy from 2000.
Facial diagnosis and emotional recognition and interpretation according to both Classical Chinese Medicine and modern Western psychology has had a primary focus for Nicholas for the last 10 years. In 2020 he graduated as a Master of Science of Advanced Oriental Medicine from Northern College of Acupuncture and Middlesex University in the UK. The Master’s degree was completed with a clinical research trial on developing a facial model for practitioners to help recognize facial expressions of anxiety.
Nicholas practices Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Meditalklinik in Copenhagen Denmark and is a school leader and a teacher at Copenhagen & Aarhus Schools of Acupuncture. He also teaches at schools and conferences around Europe.
Contact information: email@example.com and www.kbh-aku.dk