In my Chinese medicine clinic, I will often ask to see your tongue. The tongue can tell me about the health of your organs and especially your digestion. I look at the color, the veins underneath, the shape, the texture and the coating. The tongue gives us Chinese medicine practitioners valuable information about what is going on in the whole body in order to accurately make a correct diagnosis of your Chinese medical pattern. Every part of the tongue corresponds to a different organ: Root (back) of the tongue: Kidneys & BladderSides of the tongue: Liver & GallbladderMiddle of the tongue: Spleen & StomachTip of the tongue: Heart & Lungs What’s a normal tongue? A normal tongue is light red (pinkish) with a thin white coating. It is not thin and it is not puffy or enlarged.Here are some common types of tongues that I see and what they tell me:Puffy tongue: excess dampness and sluggish digestionThin tongue: yin deficiency and lack of fluidsTeeth Marks on the edges of the tongue: spleen deficiency and sluggish digestionEnlarged Curled up edges: Liver congestionRed edges of the tongue: heat in the liver and liver congestionDeep crack in the middle of the tongue: Stomach yin deficiencyDistended purple veins underneath tongue: poor blood circulation Color of the tongue: Red: excess heatPurple: poor blood circulationPale: blood deficiency, Qi deficiency or yang deficiency Coating of the tongue: Thick white: cold damp, sluggish digestionThick yellow: damp heat, sluggish digestion, skin problems, inflammationDry coating: yin deficiency and fluids deficiencyWet……

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