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What does your tongue say 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. When we are in spring the element is Wood, – Wood is associated with the ‘Green’, Sound SHHHH, the key organs are our Liver and Gallbladder and the linked to this element is Anger – so let it go – the liver is our planner and helps us Release toxins.

You may want to consider the following:

  1. Take more care of my wellbeing and eat more green and yellow foods in this season. Lots of split mung beans as they help release toxins. Sprouted Mung and chickpeas will also be great thing to eat at this time of the year.
  2. Take more care of your chi and EARTH element through your stomach I will continue to do my daily Yoga practice – this helps ‘Yin’ and is Nourishing to 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. EVERY DAY is a must.

I heed my own advice and be eat food to feed the pathways to the liver – detoxing with the full moons each month 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.

Here are a few tips to use to support your your wellbeing needs and be creative for the Wood element during Springtime.

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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