Chances are that you do not spend too much time examining your tongue, but a quick glance can reveal a surprising amount about the general state of your health.
In fact, there is a lot of information that can be obtained from & # 39; read & # 39; its size, texture, color and shape, according to Australian Chinese physician Waveny Holland.
Ms. Holland explained that a diagnosis of the language uses a picture, which corresponds to different parts of the body. And this may reveal signs of illness and imbalance that the patient may not even know.
From the texture, shape and color of the tongue, the expert told FEMAIL how you can read this organ to discover a lot of health secrets.
Your tongue can reveal a surprising amount about the state of your general health (stock image)
Color of the tongue:
How language relates to different parts of the body:
The tip of the tongue reflects the organs that are higher up in the chest: the lungs and the heart.
The middle of the tongue represents the organs that are in the middle of the trunk: liver and gallbladder on the sides and stomach in the center.
The back of the tongue reflects the deepest organs in the trunk, such as the intestines, the bladder and the kidneys.
Source: The Epoch Times
"A normal and healthy tongue is usually pink, light red, with a light white coating and is neither too thick nor thin nor flabby nor overlapping the teeth," explained Ms. Holland.
If the circulation is restricted, this may occur during menstruation, the tongue may be more purple, he said.
A pale tongue may indicate a deficiency of vitamins or minerals and is more commonly observed among those suffering from anemia.
A red tongue (depending on which area of the body corresponds on the map of the tongue) represents the heat. This could indicate fever or an increase in body temperature associated with menopause.
Form of the tongue:
The first part of the diagnosis can include a look at the shape of the tongue.
Ms. Holland said that a swollen tongue may suggest a lack of nutrients and moisture, while a thin tongue might suggest dehydration.
Australian Chinese medical doctor Waveny Holland
Coating of the tongue:
If the tongue has a thin, white coating, this is considered healthy and normal, however, if there is no coating, this may indicate dehydration.
A yellow, dry tongue indicates "heat" in the body. The deeper the color, the higher the level of "heat" of the body.
This may indicate an infection or bacterial accumulation or other imbalances.
A tongue with a gray and black appearance indicates "stagnation". Stagnation refers to the flow of energy, blood and fluid in the body.
Texture of the surface of the tongue:
A tongue that has lumps or protrusions or cracks can also reveal a range of potential health problems.
Beatings on the tongue are diagnosed depending on where they are located and how they look specifically, said Ms. Holland.
A scalloped tongue (one with ridges on the outer edge) indicates fluid retention (original image)
For example, a blow to the top of the tongue can be a sign of a bacterial or viral infection or even a possible allergic reaction to the medication.
Deep cracks in the center indicate that a patient is prone to digestive problems, while sores (ulcers) may indicate a deficiency.
An irregular tongue, also called a "geographical tongue" may reflect heat in the stomach that may manifest as acid reflux.
A scalloped tongue (one with ridges on the outer rim) indicates fluid retention.