In Chinese medicine and in many other traditional disciplines the language has a value equal to the iris, the wrist, the ear and is a real diagnostic tool.
The investigation of the lingual surface has an important value in reading the whole human body. Let's see what the various colors that it can take to the lingual surface and how to interpret them indicate.
Interpreting the colors of the language
What do the various colors that language can take mean? First of all, the state of bionenergia and blood . In other words: the way in which the flow of energy circulates in the body.
When the language
- it shows a clearly pale white color, there is a defect and a strong energy reservoir ;
- when it is swollen there is a situation of stagnation in the water system of the human body;
- when there are red spots there may be an imbalance in the lungs or liver,
- when it is too smooth it also shows nutritional deficiencies and in this case it is possible to resort to a greater intake of vitamin C and iron.
But how should a language be that shows a state of good general health in the body? It should be pink in color at the edges and lighter only in the center. Moisture must exist and the edges should be smooth.
On the contrary, when it takes on a brownish color, there may be bacterial growth or inflammation of the digestive system. When there is an excessive accumulation of proteins the tongue can swell in excess.
The state of health of the tongue is very connected also to the emotional state : for example, when it is very red there could be an imbalance in the energy linked to the heart, to the management of the porprio courage.
The state of health of the tongue - and consequently of the whole human body - can also be traced to motility: a healthy language should be able to evert and lift on the palate without too many problems. When the tongue is dry there may be problems in the metabolism of sugars (for example in the case of diabetes).
Both in the popular sense and in traditional medicines this approach occurs, but we see better in detail how the language has always revealed the state of health and in what ways it was studied in the past in the East.
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The color of the language: western and eastern medicine
The language is used as a diagnostic tool in both western medicine and traditional medicine. For example, both in ayurveda and in Chinese medicine, it is divided into areas which correspond to the various organs and energy zones. In a very simplified way we can say that it is divided into three parts.
Near the throat we find the areas corresponding to kidneys, adrenals and intestines; later there are spleen, liver, pancreas, stomach and lungs and heart in the distal third, right on the tip.
The median longitudinal line is often identified as the spine . In summary, the language in the traditional cultures that have left us great medical systems plays a role equal to that of the wrist and immediately highlights any accumulations of toxins.
From these disciplines we understand that before resorting to drugs or the like we can think of observing our own language more often and, in the case of too much redness or pallor, it is convenient to act in three main ways:
- Adjust the lifestyle ;
- Restore the sleep-wake rhythm;
- Adjust the diet ;
- Move towards purification techniques (through breathing, healing baths, walks, rituals);
- Clean the tongue by regularly using the nectal every morning;
- Have proper dental hygiene.
By following these practices and adopting them in the daily routine we get better health and we also become responsible - able to respond - to our own health, without leaving it to others.
The advice is also, in the case of parents, to always take a small space to observe the language of their children in order to prevent any pathologies.