Deviated, Short, Licking Tongue Body Movement

Tongue-Observation

Indications of the Deviated, Short, Licking Tongue Body Movements.

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Indications of the Deviated, Short, Licking Tongue Body Movements

This tongue contracts and cannot extend.
It is a sign of a fatal case. (A “short” tongue can still extend)This tongue contracts and cannot extend.
It is a sign of a fatal case. (A “short” tongue can still extend)Curving
The patient sticks the tongue out and
moves it up and down, left and right, or in and out.
It indicates pathogenic heat in the Heart or Spleen.
endogenous pathogenic wind,
or mal-developed infantile intelligence
toxic petilential factor attacking the Heart
Licking
out > in
in > out
This tongue is short and contracted, unable to protrude out
of the mouth. It indicates a critical condition.
damp-phlegm accumulationplump
and greasy
body fluids impaired by heat causing
spasm of the tongue muscles
cold causes spasmodic contraction of the tongue
Short
pale and moist
red and dry
The tongue that points to one side while protruding is called
the deviated tongue. It indicates an obstruction in the
channels and collaterals of either wind, phlegm, or both.
Blood deficiency gives rise to internal wind
Liver-wind attack
Deviated
red body,
acute onset
pale

More tongue diagnosis charts:

Tongue coatings

  1. Tongue coating colors
  2. Tongue coating – thickness, moisture, viscosity
  3. Tongue coating – distribution and root

Tongue body flexibility

  1. Tongue body movement – limp, stiff, trembling
  2. Tongue body movement – deviated, short, licking, curving

Tongue body color

  1. Tongue body color – pale, red, crimson, purple, blue
  2. The pale tongue body, and the pink tongue body
  3. The red tongue body
  4. The crimson (red-purple) tongue body
  5. The purple (and green-purple) tongue body

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