FR2ndCover 600x800.001Mien Shiang is a diagnostic tool of Chinese Medicine. It’s a 3,000-year-old Taoist practice that means face (mien) reading (shiang). In just moments, you can determine anyone’s Five Element personality type — character, behavior, even health potential — by analyzing their face. (Mien Shiang)

The Taoist Five Elements are metaphors devised by the ancient Taoist philosophers to explain the relationship, interaction, and ongoing change of everything in the Universe. (Five Elements)

The Face Reader, Second Edition, by Patrician McCarthy, is available through all major online book carriers. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many more. (Learn more) 


Patrician onstage at 99U Conference

Online Courses. We use videos, Flashcards, Scatter Cards, Slide Shows, Games, Audio, Self-Study, Quizzes, Tests, Self-Assessment, How-To, Step-by-Step Readings, and more. (Online Courses)

  • Watch Patrician’s talk at 99u Conference
  • Featured on Business Week, Patrician speaks with Senior Editor Suzanne Woolley about gaining insights by reading facial cues.
  •  We are about to read the candidate’s faces for the 2016 races. See The Huffington Post article What the Candidates’ Faces Reveal that features Patrician’s face reading insights on  past presidential candidates. Which face reading insights have proven most valuable?

Patrician McCarthy, founder, The Mien Shiang Institute

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Nautilus Book Award  : The Face Reader is a Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner.

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