“You’re the picture of health!” It’s a common compliment based on the idea our outward appearance reflects our inner health through glowing skin, shiny hair and bright eyes. But there are some things our faces can reveal that indicate our health is not so good. It’s not the total picture, of course, and not a fool-proof way of diagnosing anything, but here are some signs that all might not be well.
Dr. Kamaljit (Kamal) Singh was the guest speaker at the Sunday, August 11, meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC). He has spoken to the Club on several occasions. His topic for this talk was “What your face says about your health.” He was also the former Chief Consultant to the Sultanate of Oman, as well as the Physiotherapist for the Punjab Cricket Association of India. The concept of holistic therapies is to be ‘’Fore warned is fore armed.” Dr. Kamal whose practice is holistic medicine noted that the face can be an index to your health.
After being introduced, member Ron, a patient of Dr. Kamal, gave a glowing endorsement on the benefits he has received. Dr. Kamal, also introduced an additional patient and endorser of his practice, Tina from the United States. Both endorsements included reports of Dr. Kamal’s success with their specific ailments when many other ‘normal’ medical avenues had failed them.
Dr. Kamal’s talk specifically focused on the face and what it may reveal about a person’s current medical condition. He implied that the mirror we look into every day if looked at closely can reveal inner medical conditions for which we may not be aware if you know what to look for. Through a series of pictures and text he explained how related looks can disclose certain health problems. For example, yellow (jaundiced) eyes could be a sign of liver problems. Common in newborns due to a newly developed liver, in adults it could be more serious.
Moles if misshaped, growing, oddly colored or very large could be a precursor to cancer. Some sores around the mouth could reveal herpes, cracked lips would denote dehydration, a butterfly rash could be a sign of lupus, and inability to move one side of your face could be Bells Palsy. Further, paralysis in part of your face along with other symptoms could be an indication of stroke and that immediate medical attention is needed.
Additionally, yellow spots in the eye lids usually indicate a buildup of cholesterol. Although they can be easily removed, high cholesterol can indicate heart disease and a medical check up may be warranted. He also noted that puffy eyes may reveal a need for rest and hydration. A woman only condition he mentioned is known as Melasma where gray patches appear on facial cheeks and may be caused by pregnancy or taking certain birth control pills. An unusual condition of sectional hair loss known as alopecia aerate which can be treated may occur when your body’s immune system attacks your hair follicles,
The remainders of Dr. Kamal’s talk encouraged people to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. He then mentioned his diagnostic tool called a Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analyzer and several other treatments utilizing one or more of his health generating machines. Dr. Kamal offered PCEC members a generous 30% off the Analyzer session and added to that incentive a free foot detox session. His clinic is located in Pattaya. For more information, visit his website at www.drkamalholistic.com.
Following Dr. Kamal’s presentation, MC Ren Lexander, gave a brief presentation about how he and some friends who live alone have formed a “Line Group” so that they can check on each other daily by sending out a message to the Group to show they are okay. He recommended that others form such a group considering that many members of the PCEC are older retired expats that live alone. He cited as an example how this system recently resulted in following up on a member of his Group when they didn’t send out their “I’m okay” message when expected. Following up, it tuned out the person had fallen and couldn’t get up. Fortunately, the system resulted in their being found and taken for medical attention of what turned out be a very bad and painful sprain that had caused them to fall and not be able to get up. Ren mentioned it was also a good idea for the Group members to give each other keys to their homes so there is no difficulty in gaining entrance to check up on each other when needed. Ren described how one can set up a “Line Group” for two or three people.
The presentations were followed by the Open Forum where audience members can ask questions or make comments about expat living in Thailand, especially Pattaya. For more information about the PCEC, visit their website at http://pattayacityexpatsclub.com/ .
Following the main presentation, MC Ren Lexander gave a brief presentation of his own about how to form a small Group using the Line App for checking in with each other on a daily basis can be very beneficial for those that live alone.
To see the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miQzo_9pawg.