I’ve known for a long time that you can tell a lot about your state of health from looking at your tongue. I just never knew what exactly to look for and what it meant, other than ridges on the side of the tongue. I grateful to The Whoot for putting together this article that’s a great source of information about “all things tongue.” 🙂
You’ll be amazed what your Tongue has to say!
Tongue diagnosis is an ancient Indian diagnosis technique which many health issues can be diagnosed. When the tongue is examined a number of things are taken into consideration. The color of the tongue body, its size and shape, the color and thickness of coating is indicated to location of abnormalities and moistures or dryness of the tongue. These signs reveal the overall health to specific organ function, especially in the digestive system.
Have you ever wondered why your visit to your doctor or health professional usually starts off with ‘Say ahhh’? You’ll be totally amazed at what your Tongue reveals about your health. The tongue is an important indicator of health and being aware of which body part each area of your tongue is linked to and what the different colors, shapes, bumps and textures of your tongue indicate gives you a brilliant early warning system that should not be ignored. The back of the tongue reflects your bladder and kidneys, the tip is linked to heart health, the tongue center is the spleen and the sides are the liver.
If your tongue is red with cracks on the surface, this usually indicates a fungal infection in the body, and it’s often accompanied by night sweats, problems sleeping and irritability. A pale tongue surface can suggest anemia or a hormonal imbalance in women. Antibiotics can often have an adverse side effect on your tongue too. Be sure to also check out how to use coconut oil (oil pulling) to improve your dental health and hygiene plus detoxify your body using all natural ingredients.
See What Your Tongue Reveals About Your Health
A thin yellow layer in the middle of your tongue can suggest problems with digestion and skin diseases. Swollen edges on your tongue and a thin white layer is usually an indicator of digestive system problems and susceptibility to water retention.
Scraping the tongue has cumulative benefits: fresher breath, less plaque buildup, and healthier gums. It’s easy to do, totally painless and a tongue scraper is very inexpensive. The Ayurvedic name for tongue scraping is Jiva Sodhana. Ayurveda or Ayurvedic Medicine is a very ancient traditional health technique which assists in keeping both the body and the mind healthy and well balanced. – Source
The tongue has color, texture and shape independent from the apparent qualities of the tongue coating. A healthy tongue is normally pink or light red in color. Here are some of the things the body of the tongue can indicate :
• A pale tongue indicates the excess cold • An overly red tongue indicates the excess heat • Pale purple indicates stagnation related to cold • Reddish purple indicates stagnation related to heat • Bright red color may indicate the lack of iron or vitamin B12 • Red tip of tongue may indicate heat in heart • Pale tongue body indicates blood deficiency
The shape of the tongue is also a source of information:
Did you know that the tongue is the strongest muscle in your body? It’s not just there for your sense of taste! The above infographic illustrates some of the most common conditions that your tongue reveals about your health. The video below will explain in detail….
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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.