Chinese Face Reading: Is Your Fate Written on Your Face?

Chinese face reading has become an increasingly popular way to identify and heal physical imbalances caused by diet, lifestyle and emotional trauma.

By following a few simple steps, you too can access the benefits of Chinese face reading quickly and easily. Many have documented it as a way to gain insight into ailments within the body. But your face also offers insights into how you are feeling. Use the tips below as a way to discern what habits and thought patterns may need modifying.


Nostrils – Large nostrils are usually indicative of a person who is generous with their time, energy and money. The larger the nostrils, the more generous the person. Someone with smaller nostrils is likely to be more frugal and less generous.

Tip of the nose – If there is a horizontal line dividing the bridge and the fleshy tip of the nose, the person has likely suffered a broken heart that is not fully mended. This heartbreak could be the loss of a romantic love, family member or best friend.

Septum of the nose (the vertical cartilage that divides the nostrils) – If there is a vertical line in the middle of the septum, there’s potential for high or low blood pressure and the possibility of congenital valve disease. If the septum is clearly visible the person likely has a “nose for news” and enjoys good-natured gossip.


Size of the ears – Ear size is measured from the eyebrows to base of the nose. The larger the ears, the stronger the person’s ability to maintain health through old age, and the stronger their will. Someone with smaller ears usually has less energy and is more prone to exhaustion and overwhelm.

Ear lobes – Ear lobes that are not attached to the side of the face (i.e. you can pull the ear lobe away from the head) are indicative of someone not overly attached to family affairs. If the ear lobes are attached to the face, the person is family oriented.

Lines in the ear lobe – Vertical or horizontal lines in the ear lobe are usually associated with someone who is exhausted physically and/or emotionally and whose heart will eventually be out of balance.


Size of the mouth – Mouth size is measured from the lateral edge of the nostrils downward. If the lips are wider than these invisible vertical lines, then the mouth is large. A large mouth is indicative of a person who is generous and enjoys simple pleasures. People with small mouths are self-nurturers and consider their own needs first when making decisions.

Smoker lines – You do not have to smoke to have smoker lines. If a person has smoker lines, he/she is overly generous with their time, energy and money. They are likely surrounded by people who take advantage of their good nature. Those without smoker lines know their boundaries and can easily and powerfully say no.

Crooked mouth – The horizontal line that separates the lips when the mouth is closed represents a crooked mouth. If this line is not straight, the person has a propensity to spread untruths and manipulate others to achieve their own ends. If this line is straight, the person speaks eloquently and wisely.


Crow’s feet – Crow’s feet are three lines at the corner of the eye that are more prominent when the person smiles. A young person with prominent crow’s feet is likely flirtatious and joyful. A person in mid-life without crow’s feet is a person who does not rely on their sexuality to get what they want.

Deep-set eyes – Measured by placing a pen vertically against the eyelids, from the eyebrow to cheek. If the person can easily open their eyes, they have deep-set eyes and tend to be analytical and shy.

Bulging eyes – Measured the same way as deep-set eyes with the pen against the eyelid. If there is difficulty opening the eyes, the person can be impulsive and tend to over-share good news and bad news.


Length of the eyebrows – Eyebrows are measured horizontally. Short eyebrows usually mean a person prefers to be alone because they mistrust others’ intentions. Long eyebrows are indicative of someone who is charismatic and social.

Bushy eyebrow – Eyebrows that are thick and coarse enjoy being in control, energized and exude masculinity whether they’re male or female. If the person (usually a man) also has a protruding brow bone, he is particularly controlling. A person without bushy eyebrows is more relaxed.

Eyebrow angle – If the person’s eyebrows slant down from the temple towards the middle of the nose, there’s a potential for short-temperedness and impatience. If the eyebrows fall straight across the face with little or no arch, the individual is likely good-natured, patient and slow to anger.

About the Author

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Chris Shelton is a certified practitioner and teacher with 15 years of clinical experience in Qigong, an ancient holistic health modality that combines traditional Chinese medicine with movement, breath and visualization. He’s helped thousands of people across the United States and around the world reclaim their health and enjoy lives free from chronic pain. Chris has worked with Special Olympics teams, professional martial artists, weight lifters and celebrities looking for deeper meaning in their lives. Chris’ belief in the healing powers of Qigong is rooted in first-hand experience. As a teenager he suffered from a devastating back injury that left him in constant pain and partially paralyzed. He attributes his full recovery to Qigong, a holistic approach perfect for people who want non-invasive, affordable and empowering healthcare.Chris’ work has appeared in newspapers and magazines and been featured on radio and television. He is founder of Morning Crane Healing Arts Center in San Jose, California, and the author of Qigong for Self-Refinement. Chris is often found chasing after his favorite herd of turtles: his wife, four kids and one grandkid. His second book, Ancient Medicine, Modern Miracles: Tools for Healing, Eliminating and Preventing Disease, is currently being read by publishers.

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