What does swollen tongue mean in TCM?

What does swollen tongue mean in TCM?

A tongue that is swollen or has toothmarks on the edges indicates an impairment in the body’s processing of fluids or a lack of energy behind the movement of fluids. A purplish tongues denotes stagnation in the body that may be leading to pain or emotional frustrations.

What does the tongue reveal in Chinese Medicine?

Background: One of the principal diagnostic methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the inspection of the tongue. This method involves examination of the shape, size, color, and texture of the tongue body and coat and helps reveal the state of organ functions and progression of conditions.

What causes vertigo TCM?

Vertigo causes include migraines and problems with the inner ear. The inner ear and eyes both relay information to the brain about a person’s spatial relation to the environment, so when the functioning of the eyes or ears is disrupted, it can cause a sense of imbalance, and even nausea.

What causes swollen tongue?

The swelling on your tongue may make your tongue feel itchy or painful. Angioedema can be caused by insect bites, some kinds of antibiotics, pollen, and certain foods like berries, shellfish, nuts, milk, and eggs. Food allergies can result in a whole-body reaction (as seen in angioedema) or trigger an oral allergy.

What my tongue is telling me?

That may sound strange, but your tongue can tell a lot about your health. For example, a black and hairy looking tongue can signal poor oral hygiene, or diabetes. If your tongue is bright red like a strawberry, it could signal a deficiency in folic acid, vitamin B12, or iron.

How TCM doctors inspect the patient’s tongue?

The practitioner examines the general and local shape as well as the color of the tongue and its coating. According to TCM, the normal tongue is pale red with thin white coating. Some signs of imbalance or pathology are red body, yellow coating, or thick coating like mozzarella cheese, and so forth.

Can Chinese Medicine treat vertigo?

Common treatments for vertigo are acupuncture and prescription of Chinese herbal medicine. Depending on the symptoms of vertigo shown, different acupuncture points and Chinese herbal medicine will be prescribed (see below). Different acupuncture methods can also be applied to treat vertigo.

Can Chinese herbs help vertigo?

According to Chinese Medicine theory acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be prescribed to treat the main factors effecting dizziness, namely Liver-Yang, Liver-Fire, Liver-Wind and Phlegm.

What is geographic tongue TCM?

Some Western medicine literature has used the term “geographic tongue” to refer to tongues with discoloured regions or cracks that accompany illness or environmental sensitivity11,12. Some researchers have also considered TCM tongue diagnosis to be a helpful approach for clinical decision making in Western medicine13.

What illnesses affect your tongue?

Types of Tongue Problems

  • Thrush. A type of yeast infection, thrush leads to the development of bumpy white patches on the tongue.
  • Burning mouth syndrome.
  • Black hairy tongue.
  • Oral cancer.
  • Glossitis.
  • Geographic tongue.

What does geographic tongue mean in Chinese medicine?

What herb helps with vertigo?

Ginkgo biloba is a Chinese herb known for resolving the symptoms of vertigo. It works by managing blood flow to the brain to relieve dizziness and balance issues. A study reported in the International Journal of Otolaryngology finds Ginkgo biloba is just as effective as the medication betahistine in managing vertigo.

Where is the pressure point for vertigo?

It is located in the indentation directly behind the ear lobe on both sides of the head. All you need to do is apply a firm pressure using your thumbs, knuckles, fingers, palms, or the side of your hand. Ensure that the pressure remains steady and stationary for 1 to 2 minutes.