What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Health

What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Health

A quick look at your own tongue can tell you a lot about your health. It’s as easy as looking at it in the mirror and using the table below.

Doctors of Chinese Medicine have for thousands of years have looked at the tongue to tell them what’s going on inside. Different parts of the tongue represent different parts of the body as per the diagram.

There are three features to look at:

  1. Colour
  2. Coating
  3. Shape

A normal tongue should be a pinky-red colour, have a light white coating and be an even flat shape with no features like cracks, bumps or swelling. This normal tongue and usually denotes good health.

How to Check Your Tongue

  1. Look at your tongue in the mirror
  2. Use the tongue diagram (at the top of this post) to see what area of the body the different parts of the tongue relate to
  3. Use the Tongue Diagnosis Table (below) to see what it means


Tongue Diagnosis Table