Question about tongue diagnosis

I always notice that my acupuncturist looks at my tongue when I come in for acupuncture treatments. My acupuncturist (Jennifer Horton)  told me before that acupuncturists use tongue diagnosis.  I would like to know more about this. thanks, Tammy Tammy, You may have been surprised the first time your acupuncturist asked you to stick out your tongue! In fact, one of the more common questions I get in clinical practice is: “What does the tongue tell you?” Within the confines of Chinese medicine a practitioner can gather quite a bit of information about you and your condition just by a quick exam of the tongue. When we look at the tongue, we are looking at the shape, color, size, coating, and positioning or movement of…
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Foods to strengthen the spleen

Foods which strengthen deficient spleen: Well cooked rice, spelt, barley, sweet rice, mochi, winter squash, carrot, rutabaga, parsnip, turnip, garbanzo beans, black beans, sweet potato,yam, pumpkin, onion. leek, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, nutmeg, small amounts of cooked fruit, rice syrup, barley malt, molasses, cherry and date. If deficiency is severe small amounts of animal product is suggested in soup or stew. Mackerel, tuna, halibut, anchovy,beef, beef liver or kidney, chicken, turkey or lamb. Butter is the only recommended dairy product.  

Foods which Dry Dampness

Foods which dry dampness: Rye, amaranth, corn, aduki beans, celery, lettus, punpkin, scallion alfalfa, turnip, kohlrabi, white pepper, raw honey. chamomile, pau d’arco, and micro algae dunaliella and wild blue-green. Raw goats milk is the only dairy product that will not add to damp condition. AVOID: raw, cold, sweet, and mucus forming food. Sushi. Limit meats, eggs, dairy products, fats like lard and butter. oils, oily foods like nuts and seeds. sweeteners and fruits, and foods containing concentrated sweeteners. Avoid late nigh eating and overeating.

Blood Deficiency

Building The Imune System In oriental medicine, the concept of blood includes understanding the inherent energy within the blood. Blood is created in part from nutrients derived from the digestive tract (spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine). Blood is formed when these nutrients are combined with the kidney jing. The body’s jing is stored in the bone marrow, which correlates with the contemporary western knowledge that new blood cells are created in the bone marrow. Cells in the kidney also produce a hormone called erythropoietin that plays an important part in new blood cell production. Thus blood quality may be affected by a long-term kidney weakness. If you have a deficiency of the digestive organs, you will be unable to absorb…
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