Mien Shiang is a 3000-year-old Taoist practice that means literally face (mien) reading (shiang). It was first used in China as a diagnostic tool for the practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine who could detect signs of existing ailments as well as predispositions to illness of mind, body and spirit, simply by studying one's face. Soon the Taoist monks developed the art of Mien Shiang to help them evaluate the personal integrity and honesty of those doing business with the courts and officials.
Mien Shiang is not about reading facial expressions or telltale tics or shifty eyes but rather face shapes, facial features, positions and sizes and shapes of each feature, lines, shadows, moles and other facial markings. They are foolproof signs, if you know how to read them, you know the art of Mien Shiang. And no one is inscrutable any more!
Knowing Mien Shiang can help you to answer two perennial questions: Who Am I and Who Are You.
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