Tongue diagnosis is an intriguing and dynamic art. It involves so much more than overlaying the standard tongue maps. In its full comprehensive form, tongue diagnosis can convey enormous amounts of information to the practitioner. The system of tongue diagnosis described in this course is derived entirely on classical Chinese medical theory and is able to indicate:
- the status of fluids and blood
- the status of qi of all kinds
- the presence and location blockages
- the locations of heat, cold and dampness
- the nature of organ function issues
- whether an issue is pre- or post-natal
- whether an illness is internal or external
- whether an illness is acute or chronic
- whether there are enough resources to mount an attempt to evacuate an illness
- the channels affected by the illness
The course assumes little or no knowledge and progresses logically and carefully to advanced concepts. It begins by establishing basic parameters with detailed explanations, illustrated with photographs. More and more building blocks are added and before the course arrives at a detailed step-by-step tongue diagnosis protocol. The result is that the student gains the capacity to make good and pertinent full diagnoses from the tongue, entirely avoiding the temptation to diagnose from signs and symptoms, a common pitfall when diagnosing over a video screen. The course is not short and not too long—participants stay engaged and interested. We think you’ll enjoy it very much.
A note from Ann about this course:
Thanks for your interest in our tongue diagnosis course. This course is not only for acupuncturists, but for people in any profession who want to be able to make comprehensive, workable diagnoses in the style of classical Chinese medicine by the act of looking. What can be deduced from the tongue still amazes me.
You’ll enjoy access to the course that does not expire on the site, so you can take the course as many times as you like, refer to it from time to time, and use it as a resource whenever you have a question. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Warmest wishes to all,