Ever wondered what your Chinese Medicine Practitioner is looking for when asking you to stick out your tongue? Here’s a great diagram that shows just that.
Pale tongue body: This can show either qi, yang, or blood deficiency. A pale tongue is common for people when they are feeling fatigued and for women after their period.
Bright red tongue body: A very red tongue shows heat in the body. A red tip may indicate insomnia. Someone with a very red tongue should probably avoid spicy foods, cigarettes, alcohol and anything that adds extra heat into their system.
Thick coating on the tongue: A coat is normal first thing in the morning, during Spleen and Stomach time. After this, a thick coat shows an excess of some kind. It may be excess heat or cold, or dampness in the body. If you see a…
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