Thanks for your free consult, Dr. Rama! You read my tongue and it was all accurate. Now I know why my skin is not responding well to my current treatments. Thanks for your help.
Truly appreciate it.
How is a tongue analysed
Ayurveda says that the health is like a tree. Gastro-intestinal canal is the roots, fluids (around 60% of the body is water) are the trunk and tissues are the branches. When things go wrong, we lose the ease in our roots, trunk and branches. Tongue shows us where is the trouble and what's its nature.
Tongue, in fact, is a window into the person's mind and body.
Every vital organ is visible on the tongue. Each zone or organ is assessed based on the 10 aspects given below to get the state of that organ, tissue or zone.
A healthy tongue
Uniformly pink, oval in shape, neither too thick nor too thin, has an even width, when sticking out it’s naturally straight rather than veering to one side, the tongue of a healthy person will remain still and strong, not quivering, flaccid or stiff, has a thin transparent or white coating, it displays all taste buds and is free from red or glassy patches, deep cuts and denuded patches, it is neither too dry nor too wet, doesn’t emit a bad odor or taste, the veins on the underside of the tongue will not be distended.
If your tongue looks like a map of the world don’t worry. Some people have genetic geographic tongues which indicate certain hereditary signs that are not necessarily negative.
A healthy tongue should be pink with no coating or bumps or marks. This is rare and most people have a little bit of coating, especially at the back of the tongue. This indicates ama buildup in the colon.
Why tongue analysis?
Tongue is just like the pulse and other non-verbal diagnostic tools. There are around 12 techniques used in Ayurveda clinic. Tongue is one of the non-verbal diagnostic techniques. Tongue tells you the nature of underlying pathology of the illness. Please click on the picture to see the organ zone. Print it and check your tongue in a mirror.
Here are the 12 Ayurvedic diagnostic techniques:
Nadi - Pulse, Muutra - Urine, Malam - Feces, Jihwa - Tongue, Zabdam - Voice & Sounds, Sparzam - Vibration & Palpation, Drg - Iris & Conjunctiva, and Aakrti - Symptoms & Gate.
How to take a photo
Sample photos of your tongue to be presented. They show the entire top surface, taken in good light, in focus and large enough.