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Facial spectrum and color characteristics of five viscera reflecting on the face in sub-health status

Author(s): Hong-jin Wu

Journal: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao
ISSN 1672-1977

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: sub-health status | facial complexion | spectrum and color | skin color inspection

OBJECTIVE: To observe the facial spectrum and color of different points, the positions of heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney of traditional Chinese medicine reflecting on the face, in healthy participants and those with a sub-health status, so as to provide an objective basis for health evaluation. METHODS: The health condition of 470 subjects without acute and chronic conditions was assessed using the Health Evaluating Questionnaire H20 V2009. The subjects were diagnosed with health (more than 80 score) or sub-health (score between 60 and 80) status according to the questionnaire score. The subjects with a sub-health status were also analyzed using the five-viscera syndrome differentiation of traditional Chinese medicine using the form for collecting information according to the four examinations. Then for gathering the facial color information, CIE L*a*b and C values and reflections of wavelengths ranged from 400 to 700 nm were measured using a CM-2600D spectrophotometer on 8 points of the face, including the frontal part, glabellas, nose, mandible, two cheeks and eyelids. RESULTS: L value of the sub-health group was higher than that of the health group (P

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