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1 Sponsored by China Now Jointly hosted by: - Ming-Ai (London) Institute - The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the UK - The Good Earth Group 1

2 Thursday, 10 July 2008 Natural Beauty & TCM By Prof Shulan Tang 中醫美容 湯淑蘭教授 2

3 People in modern societies seek not only good health but also youthful appearance TCM believes that health and appearance are closed related and that the face, like a mirror, reflects the strength or weakness of Qi and Blood and the state of one s physiological and psychological state. 3

4 Five Organs and Their Relations to Appearance Heart Face 心主氣血, 開竅於舌, 其華在面 Lung Skin 肺主氣, 開竅於鼻, 其華在毛 Liver Eyes 肝主疏泄, 開竅於目, 其華在爪 Spleen Lips 脾主運化, 開竅於口, 其華在唇 Kidney Hair 腎主生長發育 / 生殖, 開竅於耳 / 二陰, 其華在發 4

5 Disharmony and malfunction of organs affect one s appearance To keep a healthy and youthful appearance, attention must be paid to the prevention of disease and the preservation of health. 5

6 Health preservation starts during pregnancy: e.g., oranges eaten by the expectant mother are good for the eyes of the baby and apples and carrots good for the skin. However, stress/anxiety, smoking and drinking may cause dry skin, even eczema in babies. 6

7 From childhood until puberty, appearance is not normally a main concern, unless one suffers from skin conditions. My talk will therefore focus on mature people whose appearances are often affected by hormonal imbalance and other physiological changes that happen as they go through different stages in life. 7

8 Pigmentation 面部黄褐斑 Symptoms: These symptom are often seen in middle age women especially during pregnancy, breast feeding and after labour. They are some times seen on the tummy, under arms,neck.they are accompanied with tiredness, fatigue dizziness, palpetations, low labido. Tongue: pale purple thin-whitecoating, pulse: deep, thready. Causes: Deficiency of Qi & Blood of Chong & Ren channels with Qi & Blood stasis. Treatment principle: Regulate Qi & Blood of Chong and Ren channels by tonify Qi & Blood and Remove blood stasis. Prescriptions: Tai Tai Kou Fu Ye Jan Nu Wan Gui Pi Wan Fu Ke Yang Rong Wan 8 External: Dan Shen Cream

9 Dry Skin and Wrinkles 皮膚乾燥, 面部皺紋 Symptoms:when people grow older or suffer long term stress, or have a lack of sleep, get a improper diet all can cause excessive wrinkles Tongues: red thin-yellow coating Causes: Blood Heat & Yin Deficiency. Liver Qi Stagnation with liver Yang Rising Treatment principle: Cool Blood, Nourish Yin moistering skin Prescriptions: Zhi Yin Wan Jin Ju Di Dan Wan Xia Sang Ju Cha External: Shan Yao Cream 9

10 Pale and Withered Appearance 面色恍白萎黄 Symptoms: These symptoms are often seen in chronic illnesses poor body constitution. This is primarily due to insufficiency of Qi and Blood before birth or improper nutrition after birth, general tiredness fatigue, weak voice. Tongue: Pale thin-white coating, Pause: deep thready. Causes: Deficiency of Qi & Blood, insufficiency of spleen and kidney. Treatment principle: Strengthen Spleen and Kidney Tonify Qi & Blood Prescriptions: Shi Quan Da Bu Wan Ba Zhen Yi Mu Wan 10 External: Rose Essence Cream

11 Puffy Face 面部浮腫 Symptoms:These Symptoms are often seen in menopausal women,puffy face,accompanied with fatigue tiredness,lethargic, sleepy little or no motivations. Tongue: Pale large teeth marks. Causes: Kidney yang failing to evaporates water, Spleen Qi failing to transform water Treatment principle: Warm Kidney and Spleen Qi, Eliminate dampness. Prescriptions: Wu Pi Yin Wan Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan Jin Ku Shen Qi Wan Jian Pi Wan External: Yi Yi Ren Cream 11

12 Red Face 面部红赤 Symptoms: These symptoms are often seen in people who suffer from Acne rosacial. Tongue: red, yellow coating. Pulse: rapid and forceful. Causes: Excessive Blood Heat. Rising up to the face. Treatment principle: Clear heat to cool the blood. Nourish yin to moist the skin. Prescriptions: Jin Ju Di Dan Wan, Fu Fang An Chuang Wan Tai Tai Kou Fu Ye Xia Sang Ju Cha External: Pu Gong Ying Cream 12

13 Eye Shadows 眼圈發黑 Symptoms:These symptom are usually seen in long term insomnia. Fatigue people who have long term stress,tiredness, darkness around eyes, dizziness, tinnitus. Tongue:pink thin-whitecoat, Pulse: deep thready rapid. Causes: Kidney Yin deficiency fail to Nourish eyes. Treatment principle:nourish kidney Liver Yin to brighten the eyes. Prescriptions: Qi Ju Di Dan Wan Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Ming Mu Di Huang Wan External: Gou Qi Cream 13

14 Summary A key element of looking after one s appearance is skin care, in particular, facial skin care (cleaning, toning and moisturising). However, TCM believes that a youthful appearance is also dependent on the state and function of the internal organs. In addition to previous discussion on the internal organs, please also remember: A healthy Spleen depends on a healthy diet A healthy Lung depends on fresh air A healthy Liver depends on a relaxed mood A healthy Heart depends on the moderation of joy fun A healthy Kidney depends on the moderation of sexual activity. 14

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