The tongue has many relationships and connections in the body, both to the meridians and the internal organs. It is therefore very useful and important during consultation for confirming diagnosis. It can present strong visual indicators of a person’s overall harmony or disharmony.
The heart, spleen, kidneys, lungs, liver, bladder, intestines, gallbladder are mapped on the tongue and things like colour, shape, moisture, dryness, cracks, swelling, etc, can give another valuable layer of information to help in your treatment. What is observed in the tongue is recorded, and monitoring changes in the tongue also helps to measure progress in subsequent follow up visits.