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What 4 factors are reviewed in tongue diagnosis?
Color
Shape
Coating
Moisture
The color of the tongue indicates the conditions of what?
Blood
Nutritive QI
Yin organs
The shape of the tongue indicates what?
State of Blood
Nutritive QI
Coating indicates what?
State of Yang organs
Moisture indicates what?
State of body fluids
What color tongue is considered normal?
Pale red
What are the pathological colors
Pale
Red
Deep-red
Purple
Blue
Pale tongue indicates?
DEFICIENCY
of Yang & Blood
Tongue is Pale, wet & swollen...what does this indicate?
Deficiency of Yang
Tongue is very pale to slightly orange. What does this indicate?
Deficiency of Liver-Blood
Tongue is RED. What does this indicate?
Heat
What does a red tip indicate?
Heart-Fire or Heart empty-heat
Tongue is Red w/coating. Indicates?
Full heat
Tongue is Red w/NO coating...indicates?
Empty heat
Tongue w/red sides indicates?
Liver-Fire or Gallbladder heat
Tongue is deep-red...indicates?
more severe than red, but same indications
Tongue is purple...indicates?
Stasis of Blood
Tongue is reddish-purple...indicates?
Heat + Stasis
Tongue is bluish purple...indicates?
Cold + Stasis
Tongue is purple on SIDES...indicates?
Liver-blood stasis
Tongue is purple in CENTER...indicates?
Stasis of Blood in Stomach
Tongue is Blue...indicates?
Same as bluish-purple...Interior Cold causing stasis of Blood
Tongue body shape indicates Blood & Nutritive QI + Full or Empty heat...T/F?
True
A thin tongue indicates?
Deficiency
Thin & pale tongue indicates?
Blood
Thin, red & peeled tongue indicates?
Deficiency of Yin
Swollen & pale tongue indicates?
Retention of dampness from Yang deficiency
Swollen & red or normal colored tongue indicates?
Retention of damp heat
Stiff tongue indicates?
Interior Wind
Flaccid tongue indicates?
Deficiency of body fluids
Long tongue indicates?
Tendency to heat
A short red & peeled tongue indicates?
Exterior deficiency of Ying
A cracked tongue indicates?
Full Heat or
Deficiency of Yin
Quivering tongue indicates?
Spleen-QI deficiency
Deviated tongue indicates?
Interior Wind
Toothmarked tongue indicates?
Spleen Qi- deficiency
Tongue coating reflects state of Yang organs. T/F
True
Especially Stomach
Thin white coating indicates?
Stomach is digesting properly...Normal
Thick coating indicates?
Pathogenic factor
Absence of coating indicates?
Deficiency of Stomach-Yin or
Kidney Yin if also RED
White coating means?
Cold
Yellow coating means?
FULL Heat
Grey coating indicates?
EXTREME Cold or Heat
Black coating indicates?
EXTREME Cold or Heat
Moisture on the tongue indicates body fluids. T/F
True
When a tongue is red or deep red, one should also check for moisture. T/F
True
A red dry tongue indicates?
Heat is injuring body fluids
Too wet tongue indicates?
Yang-QI is not transforming & transporting...dampness is accumulating
A dry tongue indicates?
FULL pattern of heat if coated
or empty heat if no coating
Sticky or slippery tongue indicates?
Retention of Dampness/Phlegm
A Short,pale & wet tongue indicates?
Interior cold
Tongue is Pale & Dry...what does this indicate?
Deficiency of Blood