For best observations do your tongue analysis first thing in the morning after getting out of bed, before brushing your teeth, drinking anything or eating. While you sleep your body has time and energy to detox. Take note of smudge and creamy white paste on the gums, tongue and teeth. These are toxins that have eliminated in the mouth. When and if you properly detox, you'll find diminishing amounts of white creamy paste on your tongue year after year, morning after morning. You'll also find bad breath diminishing.
Tongue self diagnosis
Your tongue accurately reflects the state of your digestive system- from rectum to esophagus, including the stomach, small intestines, colon (large intestine), pancreas, spleen, liver and gall bladder.
Imagine, you don't need a battery of tests to find out what part of your digestive tract is in stress. You can diagnosis the whole GI tract and corresponding organ integrity all in one easy view- just stick your tongue out and take a good look at it.
As a whole the tongue reflects the condition of the digestive system and the organs associated with blood, nutrient assimilation, and excretion. You can also see how 'hot' or how 'cold' your internal organs are. Therefore it has a high value as a diagnostic tool.
Specific sections of the tongue mirror the condition of particular parts of the digestive system and the digestion related internal organs.
The following correspondences exist in this relationship:
Like each particular area of the body, the tongue can be used to evaluate one's overall condition.
Zetsu Shin as it is called in Japanese, is one of the most important forms of diagnosis used in Chinese medicine. Two main aspects are considered in tongue diagnosis.
First is the structure of the tongue. Is it wide or narrow, thick or thin, pointed or rounded? Such qualities convey information concerning the individual's basic constitution and overall strengths and weaknesses of body and mind.
In comparison to structure, the condition of the tongue is
influenced more by daily lifestyle and provides information about an
individual's current state of health. Qualities to look for include:
The color on the underside of the tongue can also be used to determine the internal condition. In general, the colors and their indications listed above are the same, with the following exceptions:
Pimples or projections of the tongue's surface indicate the discharge of fat, protein, and sugar. Where in the body this discharge is coming from can be determined by the specific area of the tongue on which it appears. You can find the correlation between the areas of the tongue and the digestive tract.
The second major aspect considered in tongue diagnosis is the coating, or moss, as it is called in Chinese medicine, on the tongue's surface.
Qualities are again divided into antagonistic pairs, and include moist and dry, excessive and deficient, thick or thin. The color of the coating reveals a precise information concerning specific internal conditions.
The guidelines explained above, particularly concerning the aspects of location and color, can be used for a general understanding of the different qualities of coating found on the tongue.
They are especially extremely useful when fasting, cleansing or when one is ill. A precise understanding of the nature of the problems can be achieved in seconds.Sound and odor diagnosis