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1

location of kidney & bladder on tongue

at back

2

location of stomach & spleen on tongue

in middle

3

location of liver gallbladder on tongue

sides

4

location of heart on tongue

tip

5

location of lungs on tongue

just behind heart

6

thin tongue

weakness
def fluids incl blood

7

swollen flabby tongue

dampness present
problems with fluids

8

teethmarks on side of tongue

weak digestion
pancreatic insufficiency
fatigue
nervousness

9

pale tongue

coldness
def Qi
blood Def
Fe def

10

red tongue

heat
inflammation
fever

11

red painful tongue

def B1, 9, 12

12

magenta tongue

B2 def

13

purple tongue

blood stagnation
low Qi
low circulation

14

underside tongue bright red

inflammation
excess animal foods

15

underside tongue blue/green

disorder of BVs due to excess animal fats/dairy/sugars

16

yellow underside tongue

excessive bile secretion
excess dairy/poultry/eggs/mucus
fat stagnation

17

deep purple underside tongue

lymph/BV disorder due to drugs/sugars etc

18

medial fissure
vertical crack not to tip

digestion deficiency requiring B9 & 12
Fe def
HCL/Pepsin def

19

Deep medial fissure to tip

heart condition

20

short horizontal fissures

def Qi

21

prominent papillae & redness

excess heat
stagnant blood

22

bright red raw beefy tongue + fissures

B3 def

23

excess papillae (hairy tongue)

post antibiotics

24

dry tongue

heat excess
not enough fluids
not holding fluids
try Mg & 03

25

smooth shiny sore tongue

B vit def
Fe def

26

impaired taste

zinc def

27

quiet
slow
limp
hunched
soft
dislikes cold
stool light/loose
YIN or YANG

yin

28

aggressive
hyperactive
erect
loud
dislikes heat
still dark/hard
YIN or YANG

yang

29

face grey/yellow skin

constipation
green - liver problems

30

blue shadows
bags under eyes

fluid retention
kidney/adrenal exhaustion