Pathophysiognomics & Therapy for the Respiratory System
Facial diagnostics is not new – even Socrates, Aristotle and Hippocrates, as well as scholars in ancient China – were able to read the eyes and face. Schüßler describes the Schüßler salts according to certain signs, color changes and shapes of the face and Carl Huter teaches the different natures in his psychophysiognomics and thus contributed to facial diagnostics. For over 65 years Natale Ferronato has researched the signs of illness on the face and established his pathophysiognomics, the study of organ- and function-specific signs on the face. Michael Münch closes the circle by realizing that there is no one-way street in the body, but that everything is interconnected. This makes the face a somatotope and conspicuous facial areas can be treated directly with light.
Clue diagnostics from the face
With a practiced look you can read the state of mind of a person in the face and eyes and with a cautious look into the lower eyelid you can see what the blood formation is like and whether there is anemia. This first glance is purely observational and afterwards it is considered what it means and what measures are to be taken. This practical facial diagnosis is widely known and can then be confirmed using laboratory values.
In pathophysiognomics there is an even more differentiated approach. One looks at the whole skin of the face for evenness and deviations in color, structure, tension and radiation. The facial areas are supplied by the trigeminal nerve, which projects information from the midbrain onto the facial skin. Specific signs in demarcated facial areas show organic and functional weaknesses in organs at an early stage, which can already be supported preventively. That is the charm of pathophysiognomics : you don’t wait for the symptoms to show up.
Before we dive into the signs of illness, we should ask ourselves what a healthy face looks like? Health in the face can be recognized by its evenness:
- the color of the skin,
- the tissue filling (turgor),
- the tension (tissue tone),
- the structure (surface of the skin)
- and the radiating force.
In advertising, red-cheeked children are often praised as being healthy, which, however, suggests a pathophysiognomic stress on the heart or amino acid metabolism.
It takes a certain amount of practice to perceive the subtle differences in color and structure, which is best practiced in nature. By observing the nature in a relaxed manner, one gradually discovers more and more color nuances and can then perceive them more easily on the skin of the face and assign organic clues:
- white: insufficiency
- yellow: liver, bacterial,
- orange: Liver Viral
- light-dark brown: degeneration
- red: inflammation
- red / purple: toxicosis
- green: chemicals / stone diathesis
- blue / pale: vegetative dystonia.
Diagnostics at first sight
Color changes often develop quickly and can also regress if the appropriate therapeutic measures are taken. With the help of a mirror, the patient can learn to see this for himself and take responsibility for his own health. Of course, there are creeping processes that develop almost unnoticed over many years as a chronic process.
In practice one proceeds as follows:
1. Imagine a healthy face and look at the deviations.
2. Then the question arises: How did this change come about?
3. This results in the indication of the malfunction and thus the suspected diagnosis!
It takes a certain amount of practice to see which signs are to be interpreted pathophysiognomically, because the skin itself can also be affected. The distinction between skin and organ signs is therefore essential.
Facial areas of the respiratory tract
The diagnostic information of the breathing system is simple. An incipient infection can be recognized by a reddened nose without any facial diagnostic knowledge.
Pathophysiognomics can be used to make specific statements: the airways are represented on the two nostrils. On the side of the fold between the face and nose, the upper respiratory tract, i.e. the throat, larynx and windpipe, can be seen. The bronchi form a little higher on the nostril. The lung tissue itself is reflected at the bottom of the nostrils.
In the respiratory tract, attention should also be paid to the tension of the nostrils, which gives us information about the patient’s breathing capacity and the physical resilience. Overly tight nostrils are often found in asthmatics – they find it difficult to breathe out. Specific breathing exercises are the therapy of choice here. Conscious breathing can also counteract fears, which can be demonstrated with capnometry by making the breathing patterns conscious and changing them accordingly.
Restricted breathing is often evident in narrow nostrils, and the result is that you mainly breathe through your mouth. Breathing through the mouth reduces the uptake of oxygen in the brain and thus reduces the ability of children to concentrate. Often these children are suspicious and are diagnosed with ADHD. Respiratory training and support for the immune system via the intestines would be called for here.
Breathe in deeply through your nose – hold your breath briefly – breathe out very slowly through your mouth on “F” – pause – let your breath come – feel it. Repeat this process 3 times – as required up to 12 times a day. You can find another breathing exercise at
For differential diagnosis, the area of the thyroid gland is located below the nasal alar fold. Often, at first glance, it is not possible to differentiate between an infection and a thyroid dysfunction, which shows up as a slight reddening at this point. If this area still remains red after the infection, it is worth examining the thyroid marker T3 / T4 and the antibodies for clarification. The immune system and the microbiome are involved in every infection and must be supported with suitable measures such as effective microorganisms. In addition to proven homeopathic and herbal remedies that every therapist uses for diseases of the respiratory tract, you can treat the nostrils immediately and specifically. The author uses the Monolux Pen developed by Prof. Ernst Schaack for this. Thanks to the integrated color change, the light pen applies the entire rainbow spectrum to the treatment area within 40 seconds with physiologically favorable vibrations rich in harmonic waves and with a gentle pulsating magnetic field.
Once it has helped, children ask about the rainbow pen when their noses are blocked again and they cannot fall asleep. A few color runs can often help quickly. This universal light pen is not a laser, so it can be used by babies up to old age. In practice and in everyday life, the Monolux Pen is an excellent addition to the treatment of pain and scars. It can not only be used on all reflex zones, but also for meridian massage, energy work and cosmetics.
Monolux therapy on facial areas – a gentle, effective therapy
The effect of the Monolux light lies in the regulation of cell metabolism processes. Sensitive people often feel the effect lastingly. A simple rule is: one color change per treatment point. Larger areas of the body are irradiated with circular movements for several color changes. This quickly creates a feeling for the use of this simple device, which is also recommended for your personal medicine cabinet and for traveling. There are no side effects; the only contraindications to be mentioned are pacemakers and epilepsy. In the first case because of the magnetic field and in epilepsy, light pulses directed directly into the eye can be harmful. Also, it should be mentioned that there are 3 different variants, depending on the area of application, which is described in detail in the author’s user manual Monolux Pen.
Pathophysiognomics is an excellent diagnostic tool for the practice and for your own health care. Facial areas that show changes in color, structure, tension and radiation can be treated immediately and specifically with monolux light.
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Keywords: light therapy, Monolux Pen