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Radiant Aging Summit 2023

Deirdre Courtney

with Dierdre Courtney

Face Reading - How to recognise Spirit (Shen) through Face Reading

In Chinese medicine our Spirit is divided into 5 Spirits, the Hun, Po, Yi, Shen and Zhi. Each is connected to an organ Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Heart and Kidneys and has its own function energetically and physically. When our Spirit is strong a person is more present.  I will talk about each of the Spirits and where on the face Spirit can best be seen.


Deirdre Courtney is a practitioner of Chinese medicine, Author and Master Face Reader. She lectures and teacher at conferences and schools around the world on her areas of expertise: Yang Sheng; Face Reading; Facial Diagnosis; Chinese Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. She has been an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritional Counsellor and Chef, specialising in health foods for over 32 years. She is the author of the book, Nourishing Life the Yang Sheng Way: Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice from Chinese Medicine, published by Singing Dragon in 2019.

Deirdre is a founding member of FRIEA – Face Reading Institute and Eastern Arts. She trained and taught with Lillian Bridges on Face Reading starting in 1999 and was the Education Director for the Lotus Institute and the Master Face Reading Certification Program from 2013 to 2022. Deirdre received her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from YoSan University in Los Angeles where she is a guest lecturer on the doctoral program, and she teaches on the Pacific College of Health and Science, Facial Applications of Cosmetic Enhancement Training Program. She is licensed by the NCCAOM in the USA and maintains a private practice in Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland.


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