What’s Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health- Guest Blogger Dr. Mena Rajan, Acupuncturist at Currie Wayne
Did you know the appearance of your tongue can diagnose certain ailments in the body? When you decide to
get an Acupuncture treatment, we’ll discuss your health concerns, check the qualities of your pulse and you’ll be
asked to stick out your tongue.
The tongues shape, size, texture, moistness, coat & color all give clues to what is going on inside your body. A
healthy tongue is a moderate pink color, slightly moist with a thin white coat. There should be no cracks, spots
or extreme colors.
Hectic lifestyles, daily stressors and environmental toxins tax the body. One of the most common types of
tongues I see in my practice is a “spleen qi (chee) deficient” tongue. The tongue body is puffy, there may be
subtle outlines of teethmarks on the outer border, and the tongue body may tremble. The manifestation
represents a general lack of energy and an imbalance in the digestive system.
No two bodies or tongues are exactly the same. This is why each treatment is tailored to your individual needs.
Acupuncture along with lifestyle and nutritional modifications can restore and heal your body… you might even
notice changes in your tongue along the way.
Book your appointment today to see what your tongue revels about you and your health!