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Smooth Tongue:                            A coated tongue is normal, a                                                     smooth red tongue is not.                                                      The loss of papillae gives the                                                     tongue a red slick                                                     appearance, often beginning                                                     at the edges.  It suggests a                                                     Deficiency of Vitamin B12,                                                     niacin or iron.

Hairy Tongue:                               Hair on a Hairy tongue                                                     consists of elongated papillae                                                     on the dorsum of the tongue                                                     and is yellowish to brown to                                                     black.  It is clinically benign                                                     with the etiology presently                                                     unknown.

Geographic Tongue:                      Scattered red areas on the                                                    dorsum of the tongue that are                                                    denuded of their papillae and                                                     are smooth.  These areas                                                    appear in contrast o the                                                    normal roughened and coated                                                    surface, which yields a map-                                                   like pattern, which changes                                                    with time.  The condition is                                                    benign and the etiology                                                    remains unknown.

Fissured Tongue:                          Fissures appear in the tongue                                                    with increasing age and at                                                    time become numerous,                                                    yielding the name “scrotal                                                    tongue”.  The only known                                                    significance is that food debris                                                    may accumulate in the                                                    crevices and become irritation.

Cranial 12 paralysis:                     Paralysis of the Hypoglossal                                                    nerve produces atrophy and                                                    fasciculation’s of the involved                                                    half of the tongue.  Deviation                                                    toward the paralyzed side                                                    occurs when the tongue is                                                    protruded.

Varicose Veins:                           Small purplish or blue-black                                                    round swellings may appear                                                    under the tongue with age and                                                    are known as “caviar                                                    lesions.”  They are considered                                                    not clinically relevant and it is                                                    prudent to reassure the                                                    patient:      

Leukoplakia:                                A thickened white patch                                                    adherent to the mucous                                                    membrane.  Its appearance                                                    looks like “dried white paint.”                                                     Leukoplakia may involve any                                                    part of the oral mucosa.  This                                                    is considered a possible signs                                                    of Pre-malignancy.

Carcinoma:                                  Any ulcer or nodule which                                                    fails to heal in two or three                                                    weeks must be considered                                                    suspicious.  Look for it at the                                                    base or edges of the tongue as                                                    Carcinoma is rare on the                                                    dorsum of the tongue. 


In Oriental Internal Medicine, the physician is concerned with determining heat, cold, Yin or Yang Organ and Qi & Blood patterns.  There are five fundamental categories for inspection and observation of the human tongue.  They are Color, Shape and Size, Fur/Coating, Moisture, and Length.:      


Pale:                            Yang deficiency if wet and swollen                              Blood deficiency if somewhat dry.         

Red:                             Usually indicates heat.  If no coating, it                                     will indicate deficiency and heat. .                 

Tip:       Heart Fire (May also be swollen).

Sides:    Liver and Gallbladder heat (May also be                          swollen).

Center:   Stomach Heat.                         

Papillae:  Heat.                                               

Points:     Stomach heat if around the                            center.                  

Deep Red.                      Same clinical significance as Red                                        tongue, increase severity  

Purple:                             Always indicates blood stasis.   

Reddish Purple:    Heat and Blood stasis.  

Bluish Purple:       Cold and Blood stasis.   

            On the sides:        Liver  Blood stasis.:                  

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BODY           COLOR          MOISTURE

Normal                   Red                       Moist   

Blood Xu                 Pale                 

Qi Xu                      Pale     

Shi Cold                   Pale                      Moist   

Heat                        Red                       Dry     

Extreme Heat           Scarlet                   Dry     

Heat Xue Level        Scarlet                   Dry

Qi/Blood Stagnation  Purple                                      

Cold Stagnation         Pale Purple            Moist   

Heat Injury to Blood  Red Purple             Dry     

Liv Qi Stagnation       Purple  

Stagnation                 Dark Tinge:                              



The shape of the tongue is indicative of Nutritive Qi and Blood conditions.

Thin:               Blood deficiency (Pale) or Yin deficiency (Red):

Swollen:          Damp retention due to Yang deficiency (pale)                       Damp Heat (Red or normal color). Qi or Yang                       Deficiency (Teeth marks and Pale

Stiff:               Interior Wind

Flaccid:           Body fluid (electrolyte) deficiency.:                    

Long:              Heat tendency (Particularly Heart Heat).

Short:              Interior cold if pale and wet  Extreme deficiency of                       Yin if Red and Peeled.:

Cracked:          Heat of excess or deficiency.    

Short Horizontal Crack:    Stomach Yin deficiency.           

Long Deep Central:          Tendency to a Heart Heat.                    Shallow, Wide and Short at Center:  Stomach Yin Xue             Short transversal at middle:  Chronic Spleen Qi deficiency


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SHAPE                        SUMMARY


Normal              Not Big or Small;  Not Swollen or Shivering;                          Flexible; Not neither deviated nor cracked

Deficient Qi        Big Puffy, Swollen and Teeth marks

Excess Fluid        Big Puffy, Swollen and Teeth marks.

Excess Heat        Big & Red  Puffy, Swollen and Teeth marks.

Blood Xu             Thin and Small         Slender.

Yin ye xu             Thin and Small         Slender.

Heart mucus         Stiff and non-flexible.

Deficient Qi          Trembling and Pale.

Internal Wind        Trembling and red.                     

Cold                      Contracted.               Pale/Purple

Damp/Mucus         Contracted.               Swollen.

Heat injury             Contracted                Red

Heat excess           Raised papillae     

Blood Stagnation     Raised


Usually reflects the state of Yang organs, particularly Stomach.  

Color:          Indicates conditions of Heat or Cold.                 

            White:  Cold Patterns (Thin and White is normal.)                           Yellow:             Heat Patterns.              

            Gray & Black:   Extreme cold or heat (Depending on                                      wetness or dryness).

Thickness:                      Indicative or relative state of deficiency                                       of the body or excess of the pathogen                                       and its manifestations.                

No Coating:                   Yin deficiency              

Thick:                            Wetness or congestion.             

Distribution:                   Shows progression of the pathogen,                                      especially in spleen and stomach                                      patterns.:      



Excessive Wet:             The Yang Qi is not transforming and                                     transporting fluids harmoniously resulting                                     in accumulation of dampness.        

Dry:                              Excess of deficiency heat damaging the                                      fluids.

Sticky/slippery Coating:   Accumulation of Phlegm or Dampness.



Long:                            Blazing Heart Fire.                               

Short:                            Spleen Yang deficiency if                                                  especially pale.                                                                                                        Heat stirring Liver Wind if                                                  Red. Deficiency of fluids from                                                 excess heat if red with coating. 

Distention of the sublingual veins is indicative of Qi stagnation whereas presence of blue lines may indicate blood stasis.

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Normal               Thin     White    Uniform               

Deficiency          Thin     White                   

Excess               Thick

Excess Fluid/damp                         Puddled

Yang Deficiency                            Puddled

Excess Yang Fire                           Puddled

Deficiency Fluid                             Dry Sandpaper

Strong Middle Jiao                         Dry Sandpaper

Weak Middle Jiao                                              Firmly rooted                                                                               "moss"

Mucus and damp                            Greasy          Oily butter

Extreme Mucus/Damp                   Thick pasty   Lumpy/oily/flour

Jin-Ye/Spleen                                 Peeled         Skinless Chicken

Cold                Thick        White                        Excess moisture

Stomach Heat   Thick       White       Tofu        Cottage Cheese Heat                                Black/Gray              Red Body

Extreme Heat                   Black/Gray             Red Body

Extreme Cold                   Black/Gray              Pale Body  



      The following is your first introduction to the Study of patterns of Disharmony.  Know these purified lists, and you will have achieved years of study.  However, you must spend the time learning and refining your ever growing knowledge.  The following is your first introduction to the Study of patterns of Disharmony by your knowledge of these tongue patterns.  Later in the text, this will be but one of many signs you must consistently organize in your minds eye with the various symptoms associated with the Disharmonies which plague mankind. 



Acute:              Tongue is pale with a thin moist coating which has increased moisture.

Chronic:           Tongue is pale with a thin white coating that is dry.

Excess/External:  White fur that is thick.:

Heat:             Degree of redness is an indication of the                       amount of heat that is present.


Dark Red:      Excess heat with accompanying yellow           fur: the fur is the key identifying point of           the excess or deficiency. No coating                  or scanty coating is deficiency.

Raised and Red Papillae:     Indicates heat.

Presence of Spots (Red):     Heat congestion.

Organ Heat:     

            Heart Fire:               Red beefy, red tip and raised                                             papillae (Usually Excess)

Liver Fire:                 Sides are more red with swelling                                              (Usually Excess)

            Stomach Fire:             Thick yellow fur in the center that                                                is dry (Excess) Red starts to                                                show with little to no coating.                                                (Deficiency)     

Lung Fire:                          Redness of the anterior 1/3 of                                          the tongue.  Excess of deficiency                                           based on the coating.:  



General:              Tongue is little thicker than normal                            with Teeth marks.

Spleen:                Paler than normal, thick center                                        coating and Teeth marks.

Stomach:             Pale with thinner center coating.         


Heart:                  Tip pale and perhaps thicker or                                         flabby.                  

 Lungs:                 Upper 1/3 swollen with Teeth marks.

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