How Should A Healthy Tongue Look?
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.
Tongue is just like the pulse and other non-verbal diagnostic tools. There are around 11 techniques used in Ayurveda clinic. 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.
< Musculoskeletal alignment
< Oxygenation, blood nutrient load
< Fluid circulation
< Tension, depletion, pain
< Neuromuscular balance
< Biological integrity
< Evenness of nutrient supply
< Immunity, tolerance
< Quantity and quality of tissues