By Barbara Kirschbaum
Tongue prognosis is a crucial tool utilized in chinese language medication either for assessing the present overall healthiness of a sufferer and offering a foundation for diagnosis. It additionally informs the practitioner in regards to the underlying power or weak point of the patient’s structure. This atlas comprises over 320 colour photos of tongues visible in a Western health center. the pictures supply a image illustration of a wide selection of universal issues. each one photo is observed through an outline of the numerous good points of the tongue, the corresponding chinese language analysis for every such function, accompanying indicators, Western prognosis, and pertinent historical past details. The presentation of the tongues is geared up in keeping with the character of the underlying disharmony: Lung, Spleen-Stomach, Kidney, middle, Liver. different chapters concentrate on specific facets of the tongue, similar to faded tongues, cracked tongues, specified coating, in addition to these linked to warmth problems and blood stasis. The textual content is interspersed with many complete case histories that describe features that aren't obvious at the tongue by myself. a last bankruptcy surveys a number of circumstances which replicate how the tongue replaced over the process remedy, with sooner than and after images. This systematic presentation presents the coed and practitioner of chinese language drugs with a far deeper appreciation for the method of tongue analysis in chinese language drugs. an in depth and precise index presents entry to nearly each element of the loads of tongues offered during this atlas, and their interrelationships.
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T h e m ild est ex p ressio n o f this en erg etic im b a la n ce is th e sudd en loss o f hearin g, w hile its m o s t severe form is c e re b ra l stroke. In s o m e ca ses, a b u r n in g -o u t sy n d ro m e , w h ic h is o fte n follow ed by a nervou s breakdow n, is su b je c t to th e sa m e pathology. A good visual im age for w hat h a p p e n s en ergetically is a ca n d le b u rn in g at b o th ends. 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.
6 dry, stiff, or (in severe cases) even sh ru n k en to n g u e b o d y (Fig. 6). Red Tongues with Kidney Yin Deficiency A c o m m o n result o f Kidney yin d eficie n cy is th e d e v e lo p m e n t o f h e a t fro m deficiency, w hich, over a long p eriod o f tim e, will dry th e fluids an d in ju re th e blood . W h e n this o ccu rs the ton gue ap p ears red an d dry w ith little co atin g . 1 S y m p to m s a s s o c ia te d w ith K id n ey yin d e fic ie n c y w ith h e a t are tin n itu s, n ig h t sw eats, h o t p a lm s a n d soles, dry m o u th , and a flushed face.
Her symptoms included the cessation of periods as well as osteoporosis. The tendency to starve herself had caused the exhaustion of the postnatal essence, which in turn failed to replenish the Kidney essence. The young woman’s loss of substance manifested in brittle bones. The practitioner is first alerted to a deficiency of essence by the patient’s history and corresponding symptoms, as well as through specific pulse qual ities. In order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and prognosis, it is of great importance to assess the quality and strength of the essence.
Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Vol. 1 by Barbara Kirschbaum