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Tongue Inspection

Updated: Sunday, May 16,2010, 9:16:05 PM
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I wonder if you come down with a cold? Stick out your tongue and say "Ah!" Or at least give it a glance. Your tongue is one of the easiest ways to check with your health. I recently posted a blog on how to read your face to determine the state of your health. Language is an important diagnostic tool for practitioners of Chinese medicine, it deserves a full article.

How Chinese medicine uses language to interpret your health The language is one of the most important diagnostic in ancient medical traditions. What makes the language as an excellent diagnostic tool? Your language, containing water, electrolytes, mucus and enzymes, is a very sensitive organ and its appearance changes with many physical changes in the body. In Chinese medicine, language is a "map" of the inner body. Like the face, the language is divided into five zones which correspond to element your internal organs networks.

Reaching out to the mirror and watch your language yet. The tip shows the fire element behind the tip of the tongue is the metallic element, right and left sides of the wood element in the center back is the earth element, and the rear your language is the water element. Now that you know what the item is where, how do you translate what you say is your language?

Signs and symptoms
Here's what you want to see: A normal tongue should be pink, muscular, without tooth staining or coloring, and very thin clear coating that exhibits good salivary secretions. Watch your health level change by observing the color, shape and surface changes to specific areas.

Color Language:
When the color becomes deeper - ranging from pale to scarlet to purple - it means that the heat is rising in the body. Heat may be an inflammation, infection or an overactive organ network. When the color of the tongue becomes lighter - from light pink to white paper - it shows in the cold, which can mean anemia, cold pathogenic factor at low energy and the network function of the corresponding organ. I treat patients with a weak immune system function, sometimes due to chemotherapy or chronic fatigue syndrome, and many of them have a pale tongue indicates low energy consumption.

Coated tongue:
The thickness and color of the coating, or a lack of coating, may indicate different problems. When the layer of your tongue becomes thick, it is often a sign of imbalance in the digestive system. When the layer becomes thick and bullshit, it has generally decreased immune system points to Candida (yeast infection). When the layer is yellow, it often indicates an infection or inflammation in the body. A fur coat is usually a sign of damage or weakening of certain body systems.

You can also diagnose the underlying problems, analyzing the parts of your tongue to show them that you body is affected.

1. Tip of the tongue
The area of the fire element, which corresponds to the core network of the small intestine, is located at the tip of the tongue. This includes matters of the heart, emotions and physical health. In Chinese medicine, the mind is said to reside in the core network. Stress and anxiety will be displayed as red and red dots on the tip of the tongue. more signs of hyperactivity in the heat means core network due to stress and tension.

2. Sides of your tongue
The sides of the screen of your language of the wood element. The teeth marks on the sides of the language usually means stagnant energy in the network of the liver. You may also notice a blue-green tint or purple spots or in the area. Dark spots can indicate more serious problems. On several occasions I have noticed purple spots in the area of wood in patients who suffer from low energy, discomfort, distention in the lower ribs, and the swelling of the abdomen. I sent each of them to see Hepatology - a liver specialist - which, unfortunately, confirmed liver cancer or cirrhosis, or in seven of ten cases.

3. Behind the tip of the tongue
The area of the strip-like on the tongue and just behind the eastern tip of the area metallic element, which corresponds to the respiratory and immune systems. When this area becomes red, or red pin point when companies occur, it usually means a respiratory infection is on its way or settle in the body. Pallor in the area of metal may reflect a weakening of the immune system. On rare fungal infections of the lungs, it may appear a brownish black coating over the area, which was the case with many of my patients with lesions in the lungs.

4. Language Centre
This area is the area of the earth element, and is linked to the network of stomach and spleen-pancreas. Problems of the digestive system most often appear here in the center of the tongue. GORD - the stomach and acid reflux esophagus that prevents many people from sleeping at night - can be seen with a red and yellow coating in the center of the tongue. subtle changes in this area may indicate digestive problems that have not yet surfaced, watch this area and take preventive measures if necessary.

5. Rear language
The back of the tongue reflects many body functions, but it is mostly the domain of the water element, or a network of kidney to the bladder, including the hormonal system and sex glands. The two major high papillae on the back of the tongue are a normal part of the papillae. What you should look for is the color and coating. For example, when I see a thick yellow layer at the back center of the tongue in my female patients, I know they are very likely to get a bladder infection. I tell them to immediately begin to drink 8-12 glasses of filtered water a day take 5,000 mg of vitamin C and drinking cranberry juice or take his statement - this plan is generally to help prevent infection bladder. More often than not.

Your body will alert the imbalances in many ways more than your language. Ideally, you should check your findings of your language with the observations of others, like the eyes, face and nails. I hope this article helps you to translate your language!

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