Thanks to the tongue we speak, receive food and chew, and thanks to the taste buds located in different areas, we can taste a variety of flavors and textures in foods; without the taste buds of the tongue all that one would try would be the same taste, the tongue is who makes time to eat pleasant and interesting, something important in health, because the more joyful we feel when we eat, the best. Therein lies the importance of that every time we eat food we like and attract what we are eating.
In addition to this important function, tongue is a clear map of our states of health. We can learn to read it very accurately guided to different conditions. The tongue is an organ endowed with thousands of nerve endings associated with different organs in the body. When an organ or system is not working properly, the tongue can capture this message, which becomes clear in color, texture and forms painted over it.
Traditional medicines of the world like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine knew this where tongue, eyes, nails and pulse observation is an important part of patient diagnostics.
The following is a practical guide to be able to do a reading of your or others’ tongue. If you want to do a reading of your tongue, it’s enough to put yourself in a mirror and look closely.
Pink tongue: If your tongue is so, then you enjoy very good health, you tend to have very good digestion, in addition, your diet is well balanced and is suitable for you. With regard to the emotional, you tend to have good balance and understanding of your emotions.
Red tongue: This type of tongue can tell us about an infection, may be of the throat or some internal organ. It can also tell from digestive problems or excess harmful fats. This tongue speaks of people who are easily irritated or have difficulty assimilating the new things that go on living. If your tongue is very red, it is recommended that you follow the diet of the white tongue.
Dry and red tongue: it can warn of high fever, especially if there are very red tip. As with red tongue, the tongue speaks of people prone to become easily irritated.
Small sores or ulcers on the tongue: they usually occur when there are viral and fungal infections (presence of fungus). It also warns that the body is not receiving a proper diet, it is likely that there is deficiency of vitamin C and A and an excess of inappropriate foods like saturated fats and refined sugars. Canker also reveal an emotional world constantly disturbed, anxious and stressed. The small buds on the tongue also represent anger that is saved or silent. If you’re prone to canker sores on the tongue, you should try a diet like the one suggested in the white tongue, try not to apply over the thrush medications for them to disappear faster, because the drugs only attack the symptom and don’t cure the root of the problem. Eventually, you’ll need more drugs for your body and it will be increasingly dependent on them. Besides the above, reviewing your oral hygiene is very accurate, wash your teeth three times a day and wash your mouth with pure water with a squeeze of lemon. We also recommend some type of exercise to help balance your emotions, such as Taichi, Yoga or some Reiki therapy.
Tongue with a whitish layer: warning about everything from digestive and intestinal problems, either by a diet high in saturated fat or refined sugars and flours. You may also notice that there is toxemia in the body, i.e. a saturation of toxins in the intestines and blood, which can degenerate into several diseases, including all types of infections, cardiovascular problems, skin, etc. If your tongue is white, it is necessary to pay particular attention to your diet, we recommend you do some kind of cleansing diet and do not overdo it on the consumption of saturated fats (animal meats, sausages, etc..) And refined sugars (soda, crackers, bakery, sweets, desserts, etc..), as well as animal milk and fried. Furthermore, this tongue can speak that the emotional world of the person is usually tense, nervous, anxious or angers constantly. It should be noted that these emotional states conducive to poor digestion and poor operation of various major health bodies such as the heart, liver and spleen.
Swollen Taste Buds: this reflects nutritional deficiencies. We need to follow the diet of the white tongue and put attention on eating quality food. Also, try brushing your tongue with your toothbrush gently each time you wash your mouth. This tongue may reveal an emotional propensity to disagree constantly and easily despair with situations that do not fit what you want.
Plain tongue: it speaks of lack of minerals and vitamins and you may have anemia. It is necessary that you include in your diet foods with iron and vitamin C, and remove junk food. This language can also mention that you are prone to depression or feel discouraged, and you should be careful not to include products or refined sugar in your diet which irritate the nervous system and degenerate only accentuating these emotional states. Include whole grains, cereals molasses, milk, miso and vegetables, foods that help you overcome depression.
Swollen tongue: This type of language can also occur by the decrease in blood hemoglobin levels (anemia).
Map tongue: this tongue gives the impression of seeing a map as it has similar designs on its surface like irregular areas, round pink, red or white. This tongue can often be inherited and to be present from birth and throughout life. However, when “the map” appears and disappears in the tongue can sometimes speak of irritation to certain foods like spicy, fatty or irritant, although this is not yet fully tested. You can also talk about certain allergies or intolerances. A peculiarity in people with map tongue is that usually tend to be very sensitive, they tend to be intolerant and they take things very personally. If you often have the map tongue, you should avoid drinking alcohol, snuff, and food too spicy.
It should be noted that the reading of the tongue can vary from very person to person, this information represents only a general guide. The tongue is mainly composed of muscles, and covered with a mucous membrane. At the top, the tongue has small nodules of tissue known as papillae, between which are buds. Learning to read the tongue is an art to be learned as well as the reading of the eyes (iridology). If you have doubts consult a doctor or professional.