Eclass 5 – Calcium Fluoride and Steps to Facial Diagnosis

Calcium Fluoride and Steps to Facial Diagnosis

The advantage of Facial Diagnosis is that long before the mineral salt disorders cause one or more symptoms, they become visible on the face. This provides the experienced therapist with a superb opportunity in healthcare.

Steps to Facial Diagnosis

Accurate Facial analysis needs to be done without makeup, as makeup is designed to obscure many of the facial signs.

1. Request your client come to the appointment without any makeup.

Please ask you clients to come in without makeup. Facial creams can also affect shines. If necessary they can reapply makeup after the consultation.

2. Observe your client from the moment they walk in the door.

  • What is your first impression of them when you first see them?
  • In regards to their face, do you notice a particular colour, or do you notice lines? What is the most striking thing?
  • Notice any colour changes that happen from when they have arrive to when they sit down and are in front of you. (Have they arrived leisurely or have they rushed in – as this could affect signs in the first few minutes.)Does their face change colour after they sit down?
  • Do their eyes change in their sockets after resting for a few minutes?
  • What causes any facial colour changes as they talk? For example, do they blush as they speak about something more personal?
  • How vibrant and animated are they? Does their face express fatigue, tiredness, vacancy, or excitability, over alertness, or something else?
  • If you shake hands are their hands warm or cold, are they clammy, moist or dry?

1. What is the most obvious sign?

This is most important, especially when starting out. What is the overall impression that you are aware of? Examples are

  • Colour – e.g. redness, yellowness, translucence/ blueness, paleness or creaminess
  • Lines – e.g.crow’s feet, Lines around the mouth
  • Texture of their skin e.g.Dryness, flakiness, open pores, pimples and type of pimples – e.g. Red and inflamed, with or without heads.
  • You are looking for a particular sign that stands out above the others

This gives you the main facial signs. Then it’s time to look for the details.


2. Key areas to look at

When you have seen the most predominant sign/s, it’s time to look at the details. These help you confirm and clarify which minerals are leading to a deficiency. Knowing some of the key areas to observe also helps you take better photos, as you will make sure you take the photos at an angle that shows the signs.Key areas to look at:

Eyes and skin around the eyes.

This skin is very thin, fine and delicate, and hence sensitive to fluid and mineralschanges in the tissues. This area will show signs sooner than other areas. We will describe which signs are applicable to each mineral as we go through the course. You may see:

  • Lines, grooves and cross hatching lines,
  • Wrinkles or crow’s feet coming from the eyes
  • Fluid build-up, or puffiness
  • Discolouration around the eyes
  • Appearance of a bluish vein in between the eye and the bridge of the nose
  • Do they wear glasses? You will learn questions to ask wearers of glasses.

Cheeks and forehead

  • Colours will often display across the cheeks
  • Lines or wrinkles
  • Discolouration and markings
  • Shines


  • Colours located around the nose


  • Lines around the mouth
  • Discolouration around the mouth
  • Cracks


  • Lines in front of the ears
  • Shines across the ears

Neck and Décolletage

  • Colours
  • Lines
  • Texture of the skin under the chin, and of the neck.
  • Markings

Miscellaneous areas

Certain minerals will have other signs that you may notice. We will describe these as they are relevant to each mineral.

1. Take photos

Photographs help you and your client to see where they started, and to see their progress. They help you look back on a case if you are not getting the results you expect and see what else may be needed. If you need mentoring for a case, a photo along with the Mineral Assessment makes it easier for your mentor to offer support.

2. Putting together the information – confirmation and prescription

As you make this assessment, I find it useful to make notes of different minerals by listing their numbers in the margin of assessment forms. Try it and see if it helps you.

As we have said before, the facial signs show which minerals are deficient. The question will then be why are those minerals deficient? Use the Mineral deficiency Analysis to assist you.

(If you haven’t already completed your own mineral assessment, do so and send it and your photos to Completing your own mineral assessment will assist your understanding of the process.)

Next look to your client’s history for how long that deficiency has been showing; and to the signs and symptoms to confirm the mineral; and then look for the cause. Providing the minerals will help address the mineral imbalances causing the signs and symptoms, but if the signs and symptoms recur at particular times, then you haven’t yet fully addressed the cause. Remember, the cause may be something in their environment, their diet, their lifestyle, which, if changed, will prevent the stress causing the deficiency.

Compare the facial signs with the signs, symptoms and history, and ask why. Use your manuals and books to help you work this out.

Using the Facial Diagnosis Book and your references

The Facial Diagnosis Book is your guide for the overall look of each of the mineral.

A general Overview of the process is given on pages 17- 20.

Some of the best advice in here is

  • Observe at a distance of 1-2 metres in bright daylight but without the sun shining directly onto the face.
  • Before each observation free yourself from inner thoughts and physical stress. Calmness allows your eyes to relax, your vision to soften and helps you see the overall key signs. Stress changes the way you observe physiologically, tightening the musculature of your eyes, and causing you to look more directly at individual areas and less at the overall signs, with respect to each of the areas. If required take a minute or two, to breathe and meditate before seeing your next client.
  • Practice observing faces wherever you go each day.
  • Differential Diagnosis -Match the symptoms described by the patient with the characteristics of the mineral salt.
  • The clearer the facial changes are visible, the more the mineral metabolism seems to be disrupted, and the longer the Tissue Salt (mineral) tablets have to be administered.

Frequently asked Questions

Why does the book use drawings?

The drawings are done to give you a general impression of the presentations of each mineral. The drawings also include acute signs and chronic signs so that you can see how the signs present. The drawings give an overall impression of each mineral, as well as show more signs than you are likely to see on any one person.

 Why doesn’t the book have photos?

Each person will show signs for more than one mineral. Your clients will generally show a couple of signs for each Tissue Salt. Through this course, for each of the minerals, we will give you photo examples of people showing different facial signs. As you become more proficient you will start to see signs for other minerals in some of these photos as well.

Steps to Learning the Facial Signs for a Tissue Salt

Step 1 – Start with One Sign

Choose one sign and start to get familiar with

Step 2 – Look for it in people around you

Look out for that sign in people that you see and meet during your day. Start training your brain to look for the sign.

For example this week, you could look for the cross hatching of Calc Fluor underneath the lower eye lid. I have a few examples for you on the next page. These will help you recognise what you are looking for. As you will see one example is quite pronounced, and the next example is very fine yet still noticeable.

Step 3 – Study your confirming symptoms and questions, start to look for those too.

Build your familiarity with the signs and symptoms – is there loose or flabby tissue. You may see this as loose abdominal tissue, flat feet, and loose skin under the upper arm when raised 90 degrees. You are more likely to see this in summer when your client raises their arm and instead of bulging triceps above on the top side of the arm, there is loose or flappy skin on the underside of the arm. Some women will choose not to wear sleeveless tops, and only wear sleeved tops so they don’t show this loose skin.

Step  4- Then choose the next sign you want to learn, and follow the same process

With Calc Fluor, there are some significant postural signs

  • Shuffling feet – start to look and listen – you may hear this one before you see it, the sound of scuffing slippers on the floor as someone walks. The steps aren’t clear and concise. There will often be postural slouching associated with this, all confirming Calcium Fluoride.
  • Cracked heels:easiest to see in summer when clients wear sandals. Massage therapists and body workers will see this when their client lies on the table.
  • Cracked hands and calluses – notice this when you shake their hand
  • Flat feet, and fallen arches
  • Skin or tissue that is too loose or too tight

Face Diagram

See Page 6 for a Face diagram – If drawing or annotating helps you, please make use of this.

  • Use this or a similar outline to draw examples of the various facial signs,
  • Use it with client forms – annotate it with the numbers of the numbers of the mineral salts that relate to signs you see.

Facial Signs for No 1 Calc Fluor

Page 24-25Read through the facial signs.

Please Note: Allfacial photos are Copyright and for your Personal Use Only as part of this course. Please respect this. They are not to be copied or for distribution.


Inner corner of the eye dice like wrinkles. ## They look a little bit like hash signs, the closer together the ## lines, the longer the deficiency.





If you aren’t trained in medical terminology, some of the words in the manuals will be new to you.

For each Mineral we have created a list of Medical phrases and their definitions. Use this for your own reference. Please add to this as you discover new words that you aren’t familiar with.

It can be useful to understand the root of the words,– for example all words ending in _itis, like tonsillitis, _itis means Inflammation, tonsil tells you where. Getting familiar with the root forms of words makes working out new medical words a lot easier.

It can be valuable to get a good medical Dictionary, for example the references below are from “Taber’s Cyclopaedic Medical Dictionary,” or Dictionary.Com Medical Dictionary at

No 1 Calc Fluor

Cirrhosis (Gk krrhos, orange yellow, osis condition) a chronic disease of the liver with formation of dense perilobular connective tissue (hardening)
epidermis – (derma – skin) outermost layer of the skin
exudation – oozing of fluids, usually the result of inflammation
anal fissure – a linear ulcer on the margin of the anus
flaccid – relaxed, flabby, defective or absent muscle tone
goitre – enlargement of the thyroid gland
haemorrhage – abnormal discharge of blood
hyperkeratosis – 1.overgrowth of the cornea 2. Overgrowth of the horny layer of the epidermis
induration – an area of hardened tissue
lumbago – dull aching pain in the lumbar region of the back
neuralgia – nerve pain
osteochondrosis (osteo – bone) a disease causing degenerative changes in the ossification centres of the epiphyses (growth area) of bones, particularly during periods of rapid growth in children
osteomyelitis – inflammation of bone, especially the marrow, caused by a bacterial infection
periosteum – fibrous membrane covering the bones
perineum – structures occupying the pelvic outlet and constituting the pelvic floor
prolapse – falling or dropping down of an organ or internal part, such as uterus or rectum
pruritus ani – itching around the anus
scoliosis – (Gk crookedness) curvature of the spine
urate – combination of uric acid with a base, urates are normally present in urine
viscera – organs enclosed within a cavity