From facial diagnosis to therapy
The face, like the feet, the hands and the ears, is a representation of all organ systems and thus a somatotope. By looking at a face, we can identify functional and organic dysfunctions and also treat them directly via the areas of the body that correspond with the face. Twelve cranial nerves control the functions of the organs and take the information to the midbrain and also to the skin of the face. The trigeminal nerve projects organ information into precisely defined facial areas and, conversely, the therapeutic impulse reaches the corresponding organ via the same path.
Thus, for example, Monolux therapy on the facial areas can directly influence the corresponding organs, as we already know and use therapeutically from treatments on the reflex zones of the ear, foot or hand.
The patho-physiognomically supported anamnesis
Patho-physiognomics is a valuable diagnostic tool in daily practice. Specific signs on the facial skin provide information about organic stress and functional disorders. By recognizing color and structural changes in the face, a tentative diagnosis is possible. This enables the practitioner to ask specific questions which creates confidence in the patient from the very beginning.
To confirm the diagnosis, suitable methods such as clinical examination, laboratory imaging techniques, etc. can be used. In addition, it is possible to have a direct and targeted effect on the organ systems by treating the corresponding areas of the face with the Monolux Pen.
Patho-physiognomics, according to Natale Ferronato, is the study of organ- and function-specific signs of disease as seen in the face. In over sixty-five (65) years of research, this Swiss naturopath has explored and worked out exact expression zones in the face for organs and body functions. Simultaneously, and in many years of self-taught studies Michael has developed patho-physiognomics as we know it today.
These excellent facial diagnostics draw attention to organic stresses and functional weaknesses at an early stage. The specific signs often exist long before a symptom becomes noticeable. Since signs can change with appropriate treatment, patho-physiognomics also represents an excellent progress-control of the individual therapy, which can be included in the anamnesis and documented by digital photos.
However, before dealing with signs of disease in the face, it is indispensable to ask (oneself) the question:
What does a healthy face look like?
The criteria of a healthy facial skin are evenness in coloration, tissue filling (turgor), tension (tissue tone), structure (surface of the skin) and radiance.
The lips of a healthy person show:
sharp lip edges,
a clear equal red in the upper and lower lip,
an even surface structure,
light even vertical lines,
The surroundings of the lips have:
an even skin color,
even surface structure,
even filling pressure (turgor),
a vital radiation.
In advertising, for example, red-cheeked children are often touted as healthy. In patho-physiognomics, however, this would indicate cardiac stress or an amino acid metabolism disorder. The surface texture of the skin should be even and not rough or smooth in some areas. Typical structural changes are swelling or edema, indicating congestion, or retractions, indicating deficiency. The tension of the skin seems stronger due to the bony structure on the nose or chin. Here we note the tissue tension in the soft tissues of the face. The energy is shown by vitality and radiance of the skin – a lack of energy is shown by dullness.
Nature is our best teacher
It takes a certain amount of practice to learn to see the subtle differences in color on the skin of the face, and here nature is our best teacher. The different coloration, surface structure, tension and radiation can be studied very well on plants. This way of precise, differentiated observation is helpful in the patho-physiognomic observation of a face.
With time, it is possible to learn to see subtle nuances of color changes in the facial skin and then assign them to organic changes:
- White – insufficiency
- Yellow – liver, bacterial
- Orange – liver, viral
- Light brown – degeneration 1st degree / “degeneration” = insufficient detoxification and
- nutrition of the tissues
- Brown – degeneration 2nd degree
- Gray – degeneration 3rd degree
- Red – inflammation
- Red-purple – on the chin > toxicoses
- Green – chemicals/stone diathesis
- Blue/paleness – vegetative dystonia
Changes in color of the facial skin develop quickly and usually also recede quickly if appropriate therapeutic measures are taken. By looking in the mirror and observing one’s own face, one could learn to notice changes in facial skin thus taking more personal responsibility for health. However, there are also insidious processes that develop unnoticed over years and decades into a chronic process.
The three steps to patho-physiognomic assessment:
One imagines a healthy face.
One looks at the deviations.
One makes a tentative diagnosis with the question: What caused these changes?
Even though the procedure is simple, assessing the skin on the face requires some practice. It is also necessary to consider what is a skin sign and what is an organ sign? This is because the skin itself as representing an organ could be affected as well. For example, a melanin pigment on the facial skin is a topolabile sign and not always it can be assigned to the organ in whose area it appears. In this case, the skin itself as organ could be affected. For differential diagnosis of skin or organ, experience and practice in perceptive vision is very essential.
The mouth – zone of the digestive system
The condition of the digestive system can be identified via lips and their surroundings. Changes are relatively obvious in this area and therefore easy to diagnose.
The zones of the digestive system are represented around the mouth – graphic from the book Patho-Physiognomics – from facial diagnosis to therapy.
For all questions about the digestive system, the gaze should be directed to the mouth. The stomach represents itself in the right and left corner of the mouth in an area about the size of a 50 cent piece. Only at the level of lips the nasolabial fold has a reference to the stomach, otherwise it has a reference to the heart. The upper lip represents the small intestine, the lower lip the large intestine. Here, the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum is found in a 2 mm wide zone above the upper lip. The liver is located on the outer right edge of the lower lip, directly adjacent to the lip, whereas the spleen is to be found on the left side. The zone centered below the lower lip corresponds to the pancreas. Between pancreas and liver and between spleen and pancreas are the zones of the bile ducts.
Intestinal health is also a prerequisite for many functions in the body, so it is worthwhile to take a close look at the mouth during the anamnesis. An even soft lip red on the upper and lower lip is a sign of good intestinal health. Usually, one sees different lip colors, which, for example, indicates a more inflammatory bowel activity if the lips are bright red and an insufficient bowel activity if the lips are pale. Transverse folds in the lips indicate disturbed peristalsis in the intestine frequently occuring after anesthesia. Dark discolorations and retractions in the corners of the mouth draw our attention to an already long-lasting impaired gastric function. Rhagades at the corners of the mouth indicate B12 deficiency and lead to the conclusion of a reduced stomach function. In any case, bitter substances before meals (5-15 drops each) would help to stimulate the stomach function.
Monolux therapy for digestive disorders
The treatment of facial areas is very simple with the Monolux Pen, because the patho-physiognomically relevant signs can be treated directly and specifically. Concerning the digestive system, the zones of the stomach, the upper and lower lip and the entire area around the mouth are irradiated including 1-3 color changes. Sensitive patients can feel the effect directly in the body.
For the treatment of the facial areas, the author uses the Monolux Pen, which originally Professor Schaack had developed – primarily for pain therapy. The luminescent light with color changes applies the entire light spectrum of the rainbow to the corresponding skin area in regular cycles of 20-40 seconds. The body cells communicate via biophotons and vibrations, thus cell regeneration and cell regulation are stimulated by natural factors light, color and a pulsating magnetic field. Generally, the use of luminescent colored light and gentle pulsating magnetic field has no side effects.
Because it is easy and safe to use, the Monolux Pen can be recommended as an accompanying treatment for people of all ages, even at home. Children especially love this therapy. Once the treatment with the colored light has helped, children keep asking for the Monolux Pen for themselves. The treatment of facial areas with the Monolux Pen is increasingly used in daily health care as well as in cosmetic treatment.
Due to its comprehensive effect, the Monolux Pen is a valuable first aid in case of pain, an ideal device for the home pharmacy, for on the road, and can be applied to facial areas as well as to all reflex zones, e.g. foot, hand, ear. Since it is not a laser device, it does not require any special protective measures according to the Regulation on Protection against Harmful Effects of Non-Ionising Radiation in Human Applications (NiSV). The only contraindications are for epilepsy and pacemaker patients.
All facial areas are described in detail in the author’s book “Pathophysiognomics – from diagnosis to therapy” with valuable therapy concepts. Once the principle is understood, the Monolux Pen can be used with other therapies. The many possibilities are described in the “Monolux Pen User Manual”. Information on patho-physiognomics or offers of Monolux therapy trainings can be found at www.muench-akademie.de.