2-for-1 Special + What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

There's a holiday week coming up here in China, starting Saturday. I told my 2 boys I have a surprise for them, which is taking them to a water theme park.

My surprise for you is a 2-for-1 offer on my website's programs. Buy one program then let me know, by email, which other program you would like at no extra cost and I'll send you a link.

This week's tip is about what your tongue can tell you about your health. Inspecting the tongue is one of the main diagnostic methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

It's way too big a topic to cover fully here so I'm just going to give you some basics.

1. A normal tongue is pink.

2. A pale tongue with scalloped sides (teeth marks on the sides) indicates energy deficiency and fatigue. You need to nourish your body with the right food, exercise, enough sleep and possibly Chinese herbal medicine.

3. A red tongue with a yellow coating shows too much heat in the body, via such things as excess hot, spicy, fried foods, alcohol and coffee. You need to cut back on these and maybe take Chinese herbal medicine to cool and balance your body.

4. A tongue with a red tip often indicates mental or emotional stress. You need to find the source of the stress and stop it, plus get enough sleep, exercise often, eat well and do relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, breathing exercises.

5. A tongue with a thick, sticky coating (yellow or white) is a sign of phlegm or dampness in the body. Yellow indicates heat with dampness. Perhaps you consume too much damp, phlegm-forming things like milk, cheese, icecream, fruit juice, sweets, chocolate, cakes and bread. You need to cut right back on these.

There are other tongue types too. Just look at the tongues of your family and friends and you'll see the above kinds and others. A face to face consultation with a TCM practitioner will give you more specific details about your tongue and how it relates to you health. It's not something that can be done via email.

Any questions let me know. For details about the programs see here.

All the best,


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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The content of this email is not to be considered as medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified health professional before starting or changing any health or fitness program.