Identify 12 Health Problems by Using Only Your Tongue
In some traditional medicines, tongue diagnosis is a common method for determining the cause of health issues. It is located at the beginning of the 30-feet digestive tract, and it reveals what occurs under the inner digestive skin.
What is the function of the inner digestive skin?
1) Protects against environmental toxins
2) It regulates genetic and epigenetic alterations to the human genome
3) Hosts trillions of beneficial bacteria
4) It is the place of the derivation of 95% of serotonin
5) Regulates the absorption of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients
6) It is the place where 80% of the immune system is concentrated
Since the inner digestive skin cannot be seen, the tongue reveals its state and accurately can indicate the status of the digestion.
The healthy tongue is with pinkish color across its entire surface, with small cylindrical taste buds on the top surface. Also, it has a very thin white coating of mucus, with no cracks or teeth marks on it and is moderately dry.
Because the epithelium of the stomach is directly connected to the tongue, the mucus lining quality can be shown by the tongue lining.
Here are 12 health problems that can be identified by the condition of the tongue:
1. Swollen Tongue
It shows that the lymphatic system has become congested into the cervical lymph nodes, tonsils, adenoids, and tongue.
2. Pale Tongue
It usually indicates that the body lacks the proper amount of good stomach acid and digestive enzymes, which are important for digesting food properly and absorbing nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
3. Dry Tongue
When the stomach is dehydrated and it cannot digest foods properly, then you have a dry tongue.
4. Acid Tongue
In case of excess acid in the tongue, you can notice redness, and dryness, which indicates a sign of heartburn, caused by the accumulation of stomach acid. In such a case the acid irritates the stomach, mouth, tongue, and esophagus.
5. Boggy Tongue
When the tongue looks swollen, wet, and pale (boggy tongue) it is a sign that you have digestive issues.
6. IBS Tongue
Due to the reduced stomach acid in the stomach, you’ll have the IBS tongue, which is wet, pale, and smooth. These symptoms occur in an attempt to protect the intestinal wall from further irritation.
7. Spinal Or CNS Stress Tongue
As a result of spinal stress due to injury and chronic stress in the central nervous system, you can experience a deep crack running down the center of the tongue.
8. Malabsorption Tongue
When the tongue is with visible teeth marks on the sides, discolored on the surface this is a clear sign of malabsorption.
9. Ama Tongue
Ama refers to the traditional Ayurvedic medicine, which means the accumulation of improperly digested food that in turn clogs the intestinal tract. Then, you can see the accumulation of a thick coating on the tongue, and in case it is located on the tongue’s back, it indicates toxic deposits in the large intestine.
10. Movie Star Tongue
The tongue is red, moist, and smooth. It becomes moist due to the high mucus levels released to protect the stomach lining, red due to the excessive amounts of acid in the body, and smooth, because of the retracted taste buds.
11. Wet Tongue
A wet tongue can is caused by the excessive levels of Kapha (phlegm) as a result of undigested proteins (gluten or casein), chronic stress, or severely irritated stomach lining.
12. Stress Tongue
When you are under the stress, the tongue becomes dry and has numerous small cracks on the surface.
As you can see there are plenty of health issues that can be identified by looking at your tongue, so try this and make the diagnosis easily.