|Ruts in front||Past or present lung weakness, asthma, pneumonia. Ask if they bit their tongue, a scar.|
|Curved lines at edge||Spleen deficiency, tons of gas.
Dry digestion. Vata.
Enzyme issues. W.M.
pink or red
Depends on where it is most red
|Scalloped edges||B vitamin deficiency, weak “spleen”, small intestine. (GentianGinseng). Look to nails, forehead. “Too much worry.”
Ulcers in the scallops? Goldenseal. M.W.
|Glossy, mirror-like||Hot flashes, night sweats. W.M.
Not holding onto nutrients.
|Central line||Spinal column, digestive system, endocrine system|
|Wiggle of central line at tip||Neck|
|Central line, chained, phlegm in stomach area||B12 deficiency. Historical amount of worry & aggravation. Yarrow.|
|Curved line at first third||Diaphram significance. M.W.|
|S-curved line across middle||Diaphragm tension|
|Diaphragm area has a wiggle like an S||Hiatal hernia|
|Central line angry red, raw, deep with yellowish mucus||Ulcer, pre-ulcer. Heat in digestive tract.
Stress. Yarrow. M.W.
|Cracks down the center, wiggly lines to the side||Lack of assimilation. Look to nails, forehead. More crossing, redness and depth, the more pathology and heat. (Catnip, Yarrow).|
|Small, angular, crisscrossing on back third||Bowel pockets.
Irritation of bowel, diverticulitis.
Slippery Elm, Yarrow.
|Crisscrossing (as above) with red in the cracks||Heat in the digestive tract. Diverticulitis. (Slippery Elm, Marshmallow). Look to nails, forehead. (Yarrow).|
|Big, white and pasty||Hypothyroid|
|Puffy and pale||Atonic organs, weak heart, edema. Kidney weakness.|
|Froth on edges, bubbles
|Look to lungs, shallow breathing.
Dampness in spleen issuing out throughintestines or lungs.
|Flat, wide tongue||Organs have grown larger – high altitudes.|
|Twisted tongue||Scoliosis, MS, Polio. Dyslexia.
Front is upper spine, mid is mid-spine, back is lower spine
|Crooked tongue||Liver wind, stroke, cranial nerve XII damage.
If also purple or blue get to work to remove stagnant blood! M.W.
|Canker sores on tongue||Ulcers in digestive tract. (Melissa, Horsetail, Sage, Agrimony, Raspberry). Systemic over-acidity, herpes or syphilis, heat in upper burner. (Melissa, Horsetail, Goldthread, St. John’s Wort).|
Tip = lungs
middle = stomach
sides = liver (serious)
back sides = kidneys “really” M.W.
|Dehydration, poor electrolyte balance. Ask if they have water filtration, it removes all minerals. Eat seaweed|
|Chopped hamburger meat||Cancer. As the cancer progresses it looks as though a cleaver cut the meat many times. Eli Jones
|Hollow rut, sides curl up||Deficient.|
|Tooth marks on one or both sides||Bronchial issue in past; pneumonia, bronchitis as a child|
|Slit at tip, double tooth marks||Tonsils out|
Angry red or white patches that do not scrape
|Breast changes, lymphatics.
May be pathology
|Under tongue, stalagtite-like growths||Serious vitamin B deficiency.
Inappropriate fat and cholesterol issues.
|Crack down the middle, opening up||Heat in digestive tract
Yarrow likely. M.W.
|Blue veins under upturned tongue (sublingual engorgement)
|Blood stagnation, varicose veins, pelvic floor stagnation.
Internal heator external cold. W.M.
Exuberant heat/depletion of fluids.
|Crack down the middle, opening up to reveal crossed cracks||Yarrow|
|Stiff, hard||Heat, contraction, pain|
|Withered, purple||Heart deficiency, nutritional deficiency|
|Red edges||Heat in liver or Gallbladder rising to head with wind creating anger, liver fire.liver time. M.W.
If only red at tip is heart fire or sinuses.
|Contracted tongue, barely reaches beyond the teeth.||Wasting disease, heart, blood deficiency
Many years on earth, atrophy
|Withdrawn, can not get it out||Severely defiecient, possible nerve damage|
|With green and moist||Cold, stiffening of muscles, vessels, tendons.
Dehydrated and cold- stiff muscles and tendons.
|Withered and swollen||Mucous and dampness have accumulated inside the organ|
|Plus pink and dry||Impairment of body fluids by heat|