Mien Shiang * Face Reading & Facial Diagnosis Online Courses

These three-level courses are available to anyone with an interest in Taoist Face Reading and Facial Diagnosis.
We also offer two Mien Shiang Practitioner Courses:
  • Face Reading Practitioner Course : completion of Levels One and Two
  • Facial Diagnosis Practitioner Course: completion of Levels One, Two and Three
To be eligible for either of these Practitioner Courses, you must enroll through the Mien Shiang Institute, and you must complete each class of each Level required. You will receive prescribed feedback from Patrician McCarthy, founder of The MSI. Patrician will personally evaluate your completed quizzes during the course of each Level, and will evaluate your final exam at the end of each Level which will determine if you are ready to advance to the next Level.
(To enroll, please contact us via e-mail only info@mienshiang.com)

If you are not enrolled in the Practitioner Courses, you may take any or all of the courses available, in any order you wish, depending on our course availability and openings. However, you will not have feedback from us, nor will you be able to take our quizzes and exams.

Level One - READING THE FACE : Personality Traits, Characteristics, and Behaviors

Level One, eight classes, lays the foundations for the study of both Face Reading and Facial Diagnosis. This is a comprehensive introductory study of Mien Shiang and the Five Element personality characteristics and traits that are revealed on the face. It is a thorough course designed for one’s personal use, and for practitioners and teachers of both Mien Shiang and the Taoist Five Elements.

Lesson 1: Mien Shiang 101 * Face Reading Basics

  • What We Read on the Face: Size, Shape, Colors, Markings, Features
  • The Twelve Facial Features and Their Primary Personality or Behavioral Characteristics

Lesson 2: More Than the Basics : Understanding the Inter-Related Complexities of Face Reading : Facial Diagnosis

  • History of Mien Shiang : How Mien Shiang is Relative Today
  • Five Basic Taoist Principles of Mien Shiang
  • Inherited and Acquired Facial Markings
  • The Two Sides of the Face
  • Yin and Yang in Face Reading : the Mountains and Valleys of the Face

Lesson 3: The Five Basic Face Shapes and Their Five Element Associations

  • Discover the Personalities, Behaviors, Health and Spirit Associated with each of the Five Face Shapes
  • Bonus: The Other Six Common Face Shapes

Lesson 4: The Face is a Puzzle : How to Read the Twelve Prime Facial Features

  • Gifts and Challenges
  • In Depth Study of the Varied Characteristics Associated with each of Twelve Facial Features

Lesson 5: Continuation of The Face is a Puzzle

Lesson 6: The Taoist Five Elements : Personality : Emotions : Behavior

  • Compatibility and Controlling Cycles of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water
  • Qualities Associated with Each Element
  • Emotions and Behaviors Associated with Each Element
  • Stress Emotions and Behaviors for Each Element

Lesson 7: Every Line Tells a Story – What Facial Lines, Shades, Colors & Markings Reveal

  • Our faces Accurately Record Our Passages of Life

Lesson 8: The Three Zones of the Face

  • The Physical, Behavioral and Personality Traits of Each Zone
(* We offer a separate 4 hour-course on The Three Zones of the Face,  In Your Zone, for practitioners and teachers of Mien Shiang and the Taoist Five Elements which gives in-depth teaching on each zone. In Your Zone also presents specific tips and scenarios to help you to teach the invaluable qualities of the Three Zones to your clients, students and patients. Please contact us via e-mail for further information.)

Level One course fee $675

(Level One Classes may be taken individually for $99 per class.)

Level Two: THE FIVE ELEMENT PATTERNS :  Determining the Physical, Physiological, Emotional Issues, and Behavioral Patterns for Each Element & THE DIAGNOSTIC ASSOCIATIONS FOR FACIAL FEATURES

Level Two, twelve classes,  (a) explores the physical, physiological, emotional issues, and behavioral patterns of each of the Five Element personalities, and (b) teaches how to recognize certain dispositions and predispositions for imbalance for each Element by analyzing the face; and, (c) an in depth study of the diagnostic associations related to each of the twelve facial features.

Bonus class within Level Two: the Taoist emotional and psychological effects of plastic surgery, facial tattooing and facial piercing.

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Personality Aspects Associated with the Five Elements

  • Overview of the Behavioral, Emotional and Psychological Personality Traits and Behaviors of each of the Five Elements
  • How the Behavioral, Emotional and Psychological Associations and Markings Manifest on the Face

Lesson 2: Water Element : Kidney ~ Behaviors and Patterns

  • Jing

    Water

  • The Physical, Physiological, Emotional Issues and Behavioral Patterns for the Water Element Personality

Lesson 3: Water Element : Kidney ~ Water Facial Features Diagnostics

  • Reading the Water Related Facial Features and Markings to Identify Water : Kidney Imbalances

Lesson 4: Wood Element : Liver ~ Behaviors and Patterns

  • The Physical, Physiological, Emotional Issues and Behavioral Patterns for the Wood Element Personality

Lesson 5: Wood Element : Liver ~ Wood Facial Features Diagnostics

  • Reading the Wood Related Facial Features and Markings to Identify Wood : Liver Imbalances

Lesson 6: Fire Element : Heart ~ Behaviors and Patterns

  • Shen
  • The Physical, Physiological, Emotional Issues and Behavioral Patterns for the Fire Element Personality

Lesson 7: Fire Element : Heart ~ Fire Facial Features Diagnostics

  • Reading the Fire Related Facial Features and Markings to Identify Fire : Heart Imbalances

    Fire and Earth

Lesson 8: Earth Element : Spleen : Stomach ~ Behaviors and Patterns

  • The Physical, Physiological, Emotional Issues and Behavioral Patterns for the Earth Element Personality

Lesson 9: Earth Element : Spleen : Stomach ~ Earth Facial Features Diagnostics

  • Reading the Earth Related Facial Features and Markings to Identify Earth : Spleen Stomach Imbalances

Lesson 10: Metal Element : Lung ~ Behaviors and Patterns

  • The Physical, Physiological, Emotional Issues and Behavioral Patterns for the Metal Element Personality

Lesson 11: Metal Element : Lung ~ Metal Facial Features Diagnostics

  • Reading the Metal Related Facial Features and Markings to Identify Metal : Lung Imbalances

Lesson 12: The Taoist Emotional & Psychological Effects of Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Injections, Facial Tattoos and Facial Piercing

Level Two course fee $2825

(Level Two Classes may be taken individually as follows: Class 1, $199; Classes 2 – 12, $255 each class.)

Level Three:  Medical Mien Shiang : Facial Diagnosis : Reading the Face for Illnesses & Imbalances

Level Three, twelve classes, is an in-depth study of Facial Diagnosis to recognize and diagnose signs of emotional, psychological & physical imbalances associated with each of the Five Elements.

Lesson 1: Overview of Taoist / Chinese Medicine Facial Diagnosis : Looking for Signs of Predisposition and Existing Ailments

Lesson 2 & 3: Facial Diagnosis for Water : Kidney Illnesses & Imbalances

  • Lesson 2: Jing, Longevity, Basic Constitution, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Lesson 3: Fertility, Female Reproductive, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Menopause, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, Aging, Alzheimerʼs, Hearing, Hypertension

Wood and Water

Lesson 4 & 5: Facial Diagnosis for Wood : Liver Illnesses & Imbalances

  • Lesson 4: Anger, Rage, Stress, Upper and Lower Back, Shoulders, TMJ, Depression, Bi-Polar, Alcoholism, Accidents & Injuries,Chronic Fatigue
  • Lesson 5: Heart Attack, Stroke, Circulatory, Lung into Heart, Hepatitis, Indigestion, Ulcers,  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension

Lesson 6 & 7: Facial Diagnosis for Fire Illnesses & Imbalances

  • Lesson 6: Shen, Mania, Despair, ADD / Hyperactivity
  • Lesson 7: Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Speech Impediments, Inflammatory Diseases, Arthritis, Bursitis, Hives

Lesson 8 & 9: Facial Diagnosis for Earth Element Illnesses & Imbalances

  • Lesson 8: Bulimia, Anorexia, Ulcers, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Breast Cancer
  • Lesson 9: Prostate Cancer, Kroneʼs / Crohnʼs Disease, Irritable Bowel, Hemorrhoids, Lower Body Swelling, Diabetes

Lesson 10 & 11: Facial Diagnosis for Metal Illnesses & Imbalances

Metal

  • Lesson 10: Asthma, Allergies, Environmental Allergies
  • Lesson 11: Bronchitis, Emphysema, Psoriasis, Arthritis, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsonʼs, Fibrosis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia

Lesson 12: Wrap Up &  Tie Ins


Level Three course fee $2825

(Level Three classes may be taken individually as follows: Class 1, $199; Classes 2 – 12, $255 each class.)