Tongue & Ear Analysis

What is your tongue telling you?

In case you’re wondering why ouracupuncturist or herbalist, asked you to stick out your tongue. It may seem like astrange request,but you will soon understand why your tongue is so telling. Abasic tongue analysiscanteach youinformation about your current health and help you improveyour overall well-being.

Your tongue is an outward representationof what is happening on the inside of your body. Learning what your tongue has to say can help you find balancethroughout yourbody.

We are looking for:


Is it light pink? Is it vivid red? Perhaps it’sslightly blue?Do the colors vary?


Is your tongue longand pointy, or is it widewith tooth-marks around the edges? Is it puffy? Does it stretchor can you do you struggle tostick it out of your mouth? Are there cracks? Is it bumpy orscalloped?


Is your tongue smooth? It is soft? Is thereawhite area? Does it look yellow andoily? Is itdry? Or extramoist? Is there an even coating or does it changeon parts of the tongue?

Common findings

A thick, pale tongue with scalloped edges can indicate:

Dampness within the body


  • bloating
  • loose stools
  • fatigue
  • anxiety

Changes you can make to improve your health
Eat warm foods and herbs,moderate amounts of wild rice, buckwheat, and rye, to helpabsorbdampness from your system. Avoid cold foods and greasy fried foods.

A yellow greasy coating on a red tongue can indicate:

Heat in the body


  • rash
  • pimples
  • irritability
  • sweating
  • thirst
  • constipation

Incorporate morefish,steamed vegetables, salads, seaweed, wild rice and fruit into your diet.Avoid spicy, rich, and greasy foods, alcohol, sugar and limit your red meat consumption.Also bitter foods and herbs drain the heat in your system.

A red, pointy, thin, dry tongue can indicate:

“Deficiency heat” in the body

Often Symptoms of menopause, including:

  • hot-flashes
  • night-sweats
  • insomnia
  • ringing in the ears
  • dry skin and lips

Changes you can make to improve your health
Incorporate berries,seeds, honey, yams, squash, quinoa, rice, sour foods, and parsleyinto your diet.Avoid salty, spicy and fried foods, sugar, and alcohol.

Red tipped quivery tongue

Symptoms associated with:

  • stress
  • adrenal fatigue
  • depression
  • insomnia

Changes you can make to improve your health
Take extra time foryourself. Incorporate a relaxing scheduleinto your bedtime-routine, such as gentle yoga or meditation.

Herbal teas likechamomile, California poppy, lemon-balmcanbe beneficial.
Herbaltinctures of ashwaghanda, angelicacan improve you condition. Use tinctures with practitioner supervision.

Ear Analysis

Yourear hasmore than 100 Acupoints which relate to various parts of your body andorgans. The first structures to develop in a fetus are thethe brain,spinal cordandexternal ear. In turn, there is a strong relationship between the central nervous system andthe external ear.The ancient Chinese viewed the ear as an upside down fetus in the womb with correlating body parts arranged in and on the ear. The lobe of the ear relates to the head, brain, & faceandthe top of the ear relates to the feet, knees andankles, etc. . .

Similar to a Tongue analysis, our acupuncturist can determine so many health issuesjust by analyzing your ears.

Acupuncturestimulates specific points to treat conditions such as headaches, pains, anxiety, sciatica, digestive disorders, sleeping problems, allergies, and even toothaches.We have remarkable success rates with ear-focused acupuncture.

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