Mien Shiang Institute

Patrician McCarthy founder, The Mien Shiang Institute

Patrician McCarthy
founder, The Mien Shiang Institute

Patrician McCarthy is the first Mien Shiang expert to translate this ancient science for the mainstream American public. She founded The Mien Shiang Institute to teach the Taoist technique of Medical Facial Diagnosis, Wu Xing (the Five Element philosophy), and Face Reading. In 2000 she created the first university Certificate Program on these teachings in the United States. She has served on the faculties of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles, and Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. For nearly thirty years Patrician has applied the power of this discipline to the modern world. Through her private practice she has studied thousands of faces and told their owners the most intricate and personal details of their minds, emotions, health, and spirit. Her workshops have helped many to discover their life’s passion, find their right partner, resolve conflicts, and much more. Patrician has applied the practice of Mien Shiang to many professional fields. She coaches attorneys in the art of jury selection, witness examination and cross-examination, and teaches preschool teachers how to determine the different personality types so that every child will have the benefit of a superb learning experience. Several years ago, Patrician McCarthy fashioned an innovative, cutting edge approach to Mien Shiang when she brought it to Fortune 500 companies such as Mattel, Inc., KPMG, Mattel, Old Navy, Gap, Inc. and Proctor & Gamble. These workshops show executives and creative teams how to improve working relationships using Mien Shiang and the Taoist Five Elements, and have resulted in phenomenal personal, team, and company growth.