Tongue diagnosis is a very traditional and effective method that has been used to diagnose diseases for over two thousand years. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the tongue reflects the health of the corresponding organ systems. Acupuncture and TCM are based on the theory that all of the body’s organs mutually support each other and that in order to achieve optimal health and individual’s organs must be in balance.
The tongue reflects what is going on inside your body. After all, it is the only muscle in the body that we can see and that only has one attachment. It provides the therapist with valuable information to correctly diagnose the energetic pattern in your body, the root cause of the symptoms or pain you are experiencing, and how best to treat it.
When looking at your tongue to diagnose, the therapist is looking at:
- Overall colour
- Colour in certain areas such as on the tip or sides
- Coating – how thick is it and is any missing?
- Shape of the tongue – Is it swollen? Do you have teeth marks?
- Are there any cracks? If so, where?
Book in for a free assessment today to review your health and see how you could benefit from some Acupuncture treatment.