Your tongue can discover problems with your liver, digestive system problems and whether you worry too much. Just by taking a look at your tongue you can discover how your whole body works. This was practiced for many ages by the Chinese folk medicine and Ayurveda.
Certain parts of the tongue correspond to different organs in the body, according to folk medicine. Changes in color, tissue of the tongue or deposits on some parts reflect the condition of your body and where the toxins build up. Then you will know where to pay attention.
Anyway, people who want to analyze their tongue need skills, knowledge and experience. But, some health problems can discover themselves with this simple test.
It is essential to perform the test in the morning after waking up, right before you do your morning hygienic routine.
First, how does a healthy tongue look like?
A healthy tongue has pink color, no dark or pale areas. This color indicates a healthy blood flow. The form of the tongue should be elastic, supple with smooth surface, without cracks or being swollen or thinned.
A healthy tongue does not have plaque or noticeable white layers. If there are very visible white deposits, they are sign of toxins and extreme consumptions of dairy products. Brown, gray and dark spots show problems with digestion, kidney or liver problems.
A healthy tongue should be slightly moist, not dry or too wet.
The veins under the tongue should not be expanded, but barely visible and have bright colors. If your veins are dark-blue and purple, that may indicate a health problem.
What can tongue examination detect?
Your organs function
Areas of toxins accumulation in your body
Problems with your thyroid
Poor nutrients absorption
Infections with parasites
Find out where your weak points are:
1. Deposits in the tongue’s back part
These deposits are placed near the tongue roots. They may indicate digestive function problems and toxins or parasites accumulated in the intestine.
2. Deposits at the tongue edges
This can be a sign of toxins and overload of the kidneys, including the beginning of a serious illness. Deposits can be white, dark-brown or in very bright colors.
3. The middle part of the tongue is empty, but it is surrounded by layers or red spots
The centre of the tongue has red color, and it is surrounded by layers, sometimes with a small dimple in this region. This may indicate an overload with toxins in the blood stream and throughout the body. Also, it may be a sign of unresolved grief, despair, and depression that marks itself in the whole organism.
4. Reddish stains on the edges, on the tip of the tongue
This shows issues with the lungs and breathing problems. Also, this can be a sign of beginnings with depression.
5. White or brownish spots on the edges of the tongue
You may experience problems with the lungs, which may be clogged by mucus layers, or diseases such as bronchitis.
6. Dark layers with black dots on the edges of the tongue
This may show you are dealing with pneumonia and serious problems that have to be treated immediately.
7. Traces of teeth on the tongue
This signals weakened digestion, which prevents nutrients use of food by the body. This may be caused by food allergy, digestive system inflammation, poor diet, etc. Indigestion can cause toxins remain in the body, which can lead to enlargement of the tongue. Then teeth can leave traces on it.
8. White deposits in the center of the tongue
Toxins may be present in the intestine.
9. White deposits or red area in the center of the tongue
Impurities and toxins may be accumulated in the small intestine, while the whole digestive system has struggles.
10. Cracked tongue
Poor digestion, slow small and large intestine work and issues with the nervous system can be indicated with a cracked tongue. This can be a sign of intolerance to certain foods, such as those that include gluten. Also, it is an indication that the body combats fear, insomnia, anxiety…
11. Shaking tongue
This can indicate emotional instability – fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.
12. A line in the middle of the tongue
This line is located from the roots and almost to the top, indicating issues with the spine. Also, this may be connected with emotional causes, accumulated stress and tension.
13. Plaques along the edge of the tongue, on the right side
You may be dealing with spleen problems, whose function is weakened by a disease or toxins. The plaque can be brighter, white, and dark, brownish color. This can be often confused with spots from tea or coffee, but they are quickly washed. If the plaque and stains stay on the tongue for a longer period, it is a sign that you have problems with internal organs.
14. Plaques along the edge of the tongue, on the left side
This may be a sign of problems with the bladder and liver due to excessive toxins, fat, or excessive use of drugs. The plaque may be lighter, white, and dark. You need to check your liver function.
15. Enlarged tongue
This may indicate problems with the thyroid gland function and retention of excess fluids in the body, including toxins that the body cannot excrete.
How to clean the tongue of deposits?
Scrape the tongue with a special Ayurvedic tongue scraper. This way you can clean the white plaque and toxins rather than swallowing it back into the system, and ease the function of the intestinal organs. Lightly scrape from back to front 5-7 times every morning before drinking water.
Doing this on a regular basis will also heighten our sense of taste and increase the intelligence of our tongue. The more intelligent our tongue, the healthier food we eat and the better we feel.