By Barbara Kirschbaum
Tongue analysis is a crucial tool utilized in chinese language medication either for assessing the present wellbeing and fitness of a sufferer and delivering a foundation for diagnosis. It additionally informs the practitioner concerning the underlying energy or weak spot of the patient’s structure. This atlas includes over 320 colour pictures of tongues obvious in a Western sanatorium. the images supply a photo illustration of a wide selection of universal problems. every one picture is observed by means of an outline of the numerous gains of the tongue, the corresponding chinese language prognosis for every such function, accompanying indicators, Western prognosis, and pertinent history info. The presentation of the tongues is prepared in response to the character of the underlying disharmony: Lung, Spleen-Stomach, Kidney, center, Liver. different chapters concentrate on specific features of the tongue, similar to light tongues, cracked tongues, certain coating, in addition to these linked to warmth problems and blood stasis. The textual content is interspersed with many complete case histories that describe elements that aren't obvious at the tongue by myself. a last bankruptcy surveys numerous situations which replicate how the tongue replaced over the process remedy, with earlier than and after photos. This systematic presentation offers the coed and practitioner of chinese language medication with a miles deeper appreciation for the method of tongue prognosis in chinese language medication. an in depth and particular index presents entry to nearly each element of the masses of tongues awarded during this atlas, and their interrelationships.
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3 Severe exhaustion Depression, lacking self-worth Night sweats Sore throat Male 3 8 years old Western diagnosis Chronic tonsillitis Background to disease Long-standing emotional problems since childhood Suppressed anger Overwork Tongue description Chinese diagnosis Deep red Kidney yin deficiency and heat in the blood Fluid deficiency No coating Symptoms Fig. 4 Severe, long-lasting menstrual bleeding Dark red, strong smelling menstrual blood Insomnia Inner restlessness Female Western diagnosis None Background to disease Deep frustration with life Excessive consumption of meat and spicy, fried foods 4 0 years old Tongue description Chinese diagnosis Deep red, especially in the center Kidney yin deficiency with Stomach fire Wide shape Internal heat and toxin due to alcohol Deep red tip Heart fire Whitish, slippery coating at the sides, dirty yellow coating at the center Long-standing accumulation of phlegm (phlegm-fire) Symptoms Fig.
In c a s e s o f co n s tra in e d h eat, sm o ld e rin g fire or fire to x in c a n develop, m a n ife stin g in an extrem ely red ton gue th a t is covered w ith a yellow coatin g . S y m p to m s a sso cia te d with this excessive d isorder in clu d e fever, irritability, a dry m o u th and throat, thirst, and m o u th ulcers. Heat and fire are cap able o f injuring th e b loo d as well as th e b loo d vessels, le a d in g to s p o n ta n e o u s b leed in g . H eat in th e b lo o d is c h a r a c te r iz e d by excessive m e n stru a l bleeding, red, itch y skin lesion s, an d a gen eral feelin g o f h e a t in th e body.
2 T h e can d le w ax is th e su b sta n c e, w h ich co rresp o n d s to th e yin an d e ss en ce , w hile th e fla m e c o rr e s p o n d s to th e yang. At th e end, w h e n th e w ax fin ally b u rn s away, th e re is a sh o rt, in t e n s e flick erin g o f th e fla m e : th e ex c e ss iv e yang. T h is u p w ard -b lazin g fire in th e b o d y v en ts itself in s u ch d isord ers as m y oca rd ia l in fa rctio n , stroke, h y p erten siv e crisis, or u n c o n tro lla b le b l e e d ing.
Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Vol. 1 by Barbara Kirschbaum