Which Tongue are You?

One of the most common questions that people ask about acupuncture is: “Why does my acupuncturist look at my tongue?”

What does your tongue reveals? Have a look in the mirror!

What does your tongue reveals? Have a look in the mirror!

Tongue and pulse diagnosis are two of the more important diagnostic tools in Chinese medicine. They are both used to derive a TCM diagnosis for your condition which is used to plan your treatment. Generally the tongue, is much easier to learn and less subjective than pulse diagnosis. It is less meridian specific than the pulse, however, the tongue will show the depth and nature (hot, cold, etc.) of an imbalance and it is less effected by short-term influences such as nervousness. The tongue is also useful as a measurement tool to gauge the progress of a disorder.

Therefore, don’t be too surprised if Sakina asks you to show her your tongue, it is an important part of making an accurate diagnostic about your condition.

Sakina offers acupuncture treatments in Brighton. In you have any questions, or if you would like to make an appointment,simply fill out the form on your right, or call 0131 225 2012.


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