~AND I WILL TELL YOU HOW HEALTHY YOU ARE!
I once had terrible back pains that would keep me up at nights even to the point of tears and no relief was in sight! My GP told me that it was perhaps because I spent such long hours sitting at work and I was to just pick up some OTC medication for inflammation (such as Robax or Voltaren etc) . I did that but got little relief from it and of course the pains returned once the tablets wore off.
So finally I went to a Naturopath and the very first thing he asked me to do was to stick out my tongue! Immediately as he looked at it he told me that I seem to have some blockage in my blood flow which could cause my organs (such as my lungs, my liver and kidneys) to function at a less than normal capacity as they were not getting enough oxygen! Go figure! He was able to tell me that just by taking one look at my tongue! Said tongue was a deep purplish dark blue by the way…and when he showed me his it was a nice healthy looking pink!
He asked me if I loved to eat a lot of sweets … and of course I do have a very wicked sweet tooth! How on earth did he know that just by looking at my tongue? Well as it goes, if you eat too much sweets then your blood can get too thick and sluggish and your body does not get the right levels of blood flow! Anyhow he proceed to hook me up to this Biofeedback machine (which does a scan of your body similar to what an antivirus software does for your computer) and lo and behold it pinpointed that my lungs and kidneys (located exactly where I had the pains) were suffering from less than required oxygen levels and were functioning at like a 50 and 40 percent levels!
I therefore decided to do some research on the tongue and it turns out that your tongue is somewhat like a road map to your health because every area of your tongue is actually linked to one of your organs and your digestive system! Here is a shortened view of what I have learnt (check out the links below which will give you a lot more details):
Back of tongue: Kidneys, bladder and intestines
Middle of tongue: Stomach & Spleen
Side of tongue: Kidneys and Gall Bladder
Front of tongue: Heart, Lungs & cardio-vascular area
Other things also tell your health story such as the colour of your tongue, whether it has cracks in it, whether it has a coating over it or has spots on it all tell different stories about your health which you do need to take note of. Read Emma Deangela’ article to get more details (link at the end of this blog), which is the most comprehensive one I found on the topic - but here is a quick and sketchy summary:
Red: Body overheating (lack B Vitamins)
Purple: Poor blood flow and circulation
White: Cold body temperature and possible metabolic issues
Thin white: Normal & Healthy
No Coating: Problems with digestive system
Thick coating: Water retention and poor absorption of body fluids
Thick White Coating: Poor Circulation and low energy levels
Thick Yellow Coating: Toxins and problems with the organs to remove toxins from your body
No cracks: Healthy
Many cracks: Possibly Diabetes
Fish Gill Cracks: Fluid retention & dysfunctional spleen
Be blessed & stay healthy!