Dr Rama Prasad

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Tongue pdf format
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Tongue word format
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Tongue Analysis

Tongue is the easiest to learn among various non-verbal
diagnosis methods. In 6 hours or so you can learn it. Might take some more time to master like any other technique. Using a good led-lit torch look at the tongue and obseve the following.
  1. Tongue Map. Body organs are superimposed on your tongue upside down. Tip of tongue represents top of the body. Back of the tongue represents the bottom of your spine. Right and left sides of your tongue represents corresponding sides of your client. Middle vertical third of the tongue represents organs like liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen and pancreas. And you can understand the rest.
  2. Alignment. This is a mind-body aspect. Without a diploma in some form of psychology don't try to explore it. Alignment tell you what the client thinks about how they are placed/aligned in their lives. A healthy tongue sits in the middle of the mouth, vertically. Otherwise they are subconsciously stressing in terms of "I am in a wrong place", "I lost myself", "I don't belong to this world" etc.
  3. Colour. The picture above has a healthy tongue, which has  a fresh pinkish colour. Darkening indicates vata aggravation - blockage or depletion, whitish indicates kapha excess - sluggishness and over-reddish indicates Pitta excess. Look for the affected area or organ.
  4. Edges. This represents lymphatics, peripheral circulation and assimilation. This is the outer rim of the tongue. Sides of the tongue indicate how much minerals are left in your body. Edges should be flawlessly connected to the body of the tongue. Any division indicates incomplete circulation between organs and lymphatics etc.
  5. Fur. Healthy tongue has a thin and beautiful coat. Thick coat indicates lack of Agnis. Yo may see this all over the tongue or just over one organ.
  6. Marks. Tension, ache, pain, spasms etc are represented by a line, cut, crevice or crack. This is the first one I explain to my client as pain is an overriding symptom.
  7. Movement. Healthy tongues are usually still. Shaky tongue (acute depletion due to fever, infection, over exertion etc.) or snake movements (neuro-musucular conditions) are common too.
  8. Shape. This is a mind-body aspect. Oval shape represents you are satisfied with how you are. When we start seeing too much and too useless events are going on for a long time, as well as lifestyle is all over the place, tongue starts changing shape to triangular, rectangular etc.
  9. Surface. Healthy is even. Dips (low energy in that area) or bulge (fluid trap) are common.
  10. Texture. Healthy tongue has visible buds (papillae). Any loss indicates organic weakness.
  11. Thickness. Swollen (damp, sluggish), too thin (general nutrient depletion) are common.