Mien Shiang

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Mien Shiang is a 3,000-year-old Taoist practice that means literally face (mien) reading (shiang). In just moments, one can supposedly determine anyone’s "Wu Xing" — Five Element personality type — their character, behavior, and health potential — by analyzing their face. The Taoist Five Elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, are metaphors devised by the ancient Taoist philosophers to explain the relationship, interaction, and ongoing change of everything in the Universe.[1] In recent times the art of Face Reading is becoming more and more popular. Schools that teach Mien Shiang are becoming more wide spread.[2]


  1. ^ "The Mien Shiang Institute: Chinese/Taoist Face Reading". Mienshiang.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  2. ^ "Mien Xiang - Training Seminars, Resources and Workshops". US: Training-classes.com. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2012-03-05.