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What is your tongue saying about your health right now ?

Tongues tell us a lot. In Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. Tongue areas correspond to internal organs and if you take a look- you can see what might be going on.

The normal tongue in Traditional Chinese Medicine has a light red or pinkish body with a thin white coating.

The picture shows the Channels/Meridians Reaching the Tongue:

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TCM: Tongue areas as they correspond to internal organs in Chinese Medicine
Ayurveda Tongue

I’ll share with you my own tongue to give you an example. When I looked this week- I could see a it was shiny, with a thin coating of white which suggested it was in good health however I could see a little faint line emerging in the centre towards the centre and a slight line emerging on the R upper part of my tongue. This shows me Earth and Wood elements needs supporting. So I will be taking more care and eating fortifying food to support these elements. See below for a quick view of these organs and ways to support them.

Taking care of my own chi ‘life-force’ otherwise known as my ‘ Yin’ which will otherwise begin to run out and lead to more deficiency.

The Tongue is a reflection of our internal organs and systems

The beautiful thing about taking a look at the health status of our tongue is that it tells a story and reflection on our internal organs /systems and the best part is that it can be easily remedied through diet and lifestyle with the support of a complementary and integrative therapist like me. We are in spring which is Wood, colour Green, Sound SHHHH, Liver and Galbladder and the emotion can be be Anger/ planning and Release.

I will consider the following:

  1. Take more care of my wellbeing and eat more green and yellow foods. Lots of split mung beans for me. Sprouting Mung and chick peas will be great at this time.
  2. To take care of my stomach I will continue to have time for myself and my daily Yoga practice which helps Yin flow energy .
  3. And lastly but most importantly, I will stop – PAUSE and take my long walks in nature to help the flow in my Lungs for a natural detox.

I will be heeding my own advice and be eating food to feed the pathways to the liver for detoxing with the full moon on 8th April as this is the best time for the body to work to it natural rhythms and balance its life force.

So having heard my story, now pause yourself and take a look at what your tongue say about you health?

If you like to know in more detail book a consultation and see if there’s something you can do please get in touch. We are in ‘Wood’ which is essentially the Spring element. So it’s not a surprise I need to work on my liver gallbladder and solus plexus.

Heres a few tips that can be used easily for supporting yourselves and your wellbeing.

Consider making a vegan, fish or chicken broth which is highly fortifying to Chi and Yin- add rice and seasonal vegetables.

If you want to give yourselves a further boost : Drink more fluids and eat omega 3 rich food.

Both can be helpful to the body and have so many properties for supporting wellbeing. For further bespoke guidance get in touch. Details are below.

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