By Barbara Kirschbaum
Tongue prognosis is an important device utilized in chinese language medication either for assessing the present healthiness of a sufferer and delivering a foundation for analysis. It additionally informs the practitioner concerning the underlying power or weak point of the patient’s structure. This atlas includes over 320 colour photos of tongues visible in a Western hospital. the pictures supply a image illustration of a wide selection of universal issues. each one photo is observed through an outline of the numerous positive factors of the tongue, the corresponding chinese language analysis for every such characteristic, accompanying indicators, Western analysis, and pertinent history info. The presentation of the tongues is prepared in accordance with the character of the underlying disharmony: Lung, Spleen-Stomach, Kidney, center, Liver. different chapters specialize in specific facets of the tongue, similar to faded tongues, cracked tongues, particular coating, in addition to these linked to warmth issues and blood stasis. The textual content is interspersed with many complete case histories that describe features that aren't seen at the tongue on my own. a last bankruptcy surveys numerous situations which replicate how the tongue replaced over the process therapy, with prior to and after pictures. This systematic presentation presents the coed and practitioner of chinese language medication with a miles deeper appreciation for the technique of tongue analysis in chinese language drugs. an intensive and specific index presents entry to almost each element of the masses of tongues provided during this atlas, and their interrelationships.
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The Lungs distribute fluids, which originate in the 35 S p leen and Kidneys, and n o u rish th e skin and hair. However, th e b o d y ’s yin is ro o ted in th e Kidneys. C ool in nature, th e yin con trols and prevents th e p a th o lo g ica l a s c e n s io n o f yang; it also lim its th e rapid buildup o f h eat. T o g eth er w ith th e bloo d , yin a n ch o rs th e spirit, w h ich leads to good sleep an d a b a la n c e d m ind . Kidney yin and ess e n ce n o u rish e a c h o th e r an d are m u tu ally d e p e n d en t, esp ecia lly in m a in ta in in g th e b o d y stru ctu res an d th e qu a lity o f th e fluids.
3) or a depression at the root repre sents a deficiency of essence. These tongue shapes are the result of a loss of substance or material; as a result, the tongue lacks appropriate volume or shape. If the tongue root is of a normal color, the deficiency has not yet advanced to the stage of internal heat. 3 An incipient lack of essence may also be associated with pale tongues. The incipient deficiency of essence manifests as a pale tongue with a depres sion at its root; it is as if there were a lack of substance to fill the root of the tongue.
The heartburn and stomach pains were caused by the deficient Stomach yin as well as fire in the Stomach, which resulted from a diet of predominantly fried fatty foods, alcohol, and coffee. The tip of the tongue was of a deep red color; in this case that pointed to Heart fire. The weakened yin, together with Heart fire, failed to anchor the spirit, leading to insomnia and inner restlessness. Discussion. A red tongue always denotes the presence of heat. Depending on its strength, the heat will eventually injure the yin.