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"May I Take A Picture of Your Tongue?" she asked.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When I recently went back for some acupuncture treatments, I smiled when the graduating acupuncture practitioner/student asked that question. "Sure, as long as I get the proceeds if you use it in an ad campaign," I joked.

Seriously, they take a photo to track progress from when you start your sessions, until the series is finished. Not just progress, but changes. It's funny how naked you feel when folks are gathered around looking at your protruding tongue. It tells so much about your health and you can research it on the internet to get a feel for how it goes. Just be careful 'cause a little info is not necessarily completely accurate.

While "reading" the tongue, the acupuncturist looks for things like color (light pink to bright), coating - color, thickness, and area it covers, cracks (where and how deep), etc. It's pretty interesting, and I've had wonderful outcomes with acupuncture.

Had thought about this topic for awhile, and just wanted to share. The next one will also be a result from my experience there.

Wishing all a good day.
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    Hmmmm.... Maybe I should be asking my friend who's an acupuncturist what "geographic tounge" is a sign of and if anything can help it. (Unfortunately, she's up in Brooklyn and a 3 hour trip minimum to see her, so I can't do it on a regular basis.) Wonder what she'd say....
    2350 days ago
    Hope you see great improvements!
    2350 days ago
    I'm glad the acupuncture is working for you.
    2350 days ago
    I hadn't given much thought to the idea of the tongue being a signal of something out of kilter with the body but it does make sense. And, of course when we were young the doc's first words were "Stick out your tongue and say ahh". emoticon
    Makes sense now. emoticon
    2350 days ago
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