The following table summarizes mouth and lip characteristics and associations:
|Simple lip, equal in proportion
|Fewest of digestive problems. They tend to have really great constitutions and can eat anything.
|Fussy lip, Batman lips
|More trouble digesting
|Small upper lip
|Corners turn down
|Makes digestion unhappy. Liver Chi stagnation. W.Le.
Vata, stress. P.D.L.
|Lyme disease, palsy, forceps birth
|Cracks and dryness
|B-vitamin deficiency, fatty acid deficiency , yin deficiency, irritation, dryness D.W.
|Cracks or ulcers at corners
|Vitamin B2 deficiency. Ulcerative colitis
|Central crack down the center
|Irritation from gastric juices
|Chapped lower lip
|Lack of spleen and pancreas function
|Mouth open all the time
|Poor digestion, sinus blockage, swollen tissues. People who always have their mouth open usually have poor digestion from swallowing a lot of air with food and while talking.
|Dark outlining of the lips
|Excess melanin production, hormonal imbalance. Pineal gland.
|Dry cracked lips, coated tongue
|Stagnant heat, fermenting
|Inside lips blue
Inside lips angry red
|Lack of oxygen to center
High blood pressure, ulcer, cardiac issue, gastritis