Read my lips
Chinese Medicine is one of the practical applications of
Daoist philosophies which perceives that all things in the
universe are superficial manifestations of the underlying
oneness, therefore everything is inter-connected and each
part reflects the whole.
When it comes to ailment diagnosis, by merely looking at
your lips, an experienced Chinese Medicine doctor would be
able to tell what is going on in the other parts of your
Here are some clues: (Note: Information here is not meant
to substitute for the advice of a health professional)
Healthy lips should look pink, smooth, lustrous and moist.
If it changes its appearance, it might well indicate some
problems with your internal organs.
Upper lip looks dark red or burning dry:
If accompanied by the symptoms of tight shoulders, offensive
mouth odour, throat tightness and ear block, then it
could be a sign of a nasty colon disease.
Upper lip looks bluish white:
A sign of a weak, sluggish and cold colon. The symptoms
associated with this include abdominal pain, abdominal
distension and fullness, diarrhoea and cold shivering.
Lower lip look purple red:
If accompanied by symptoms of stomach pain, heaviness of
the body, fullness of the abdominal, hibbup, then it
is a sign of a hot stomach.
Lips in a dull dark colour:
A sign of digestive system disorder. It is often associated
with symptoms of constipation, diarrhoea, headache, Insomnia
and lack of appetite.
Purple blue lips:
A sign of short of oxygen in body or allergic reactions
to medication. It is often associated with the symptoms
of dark red or light blue complexion, unsease in the
chest, chest pain, short of breath or having spots on