The Purple Tongue Body


Indications of coating variations of the purple tongue body.

Indications of coating variations of the purple tongue body.
Blood stagnation due to cold
black blood stagnation due to excess cold
yellow internal excess cold damp
white thick
Green Purple
pathogenic cold with food stagnation
The purple tongue has a deeper blue color than crimson
gray or black coat blood stagnation due to excess cold
pale purple body
gray coating A severely deficient constitution is then attacked by heat which enters the Blood level.
This pale purple tongue develops from the pale tongue.
yellow glossy a. pathogenic cold obstructs blood vessels
b. food stagnation
thin white alcoholism with wind cold attack
white greasy
Purple Tongue
Indications Appearance
a. alcoholism
b. internal excess damp heat

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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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Last modified: August 16, 2009  Tags: ,  В·  Posted in: Tongue-Observation