Tongue analysis is a diagnostic method in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves examining the appearance and texture of the tongue to gather information about a person’s overall health. According to TCM, the tongue is a reflection of the body’s internal organs and their functioning. By looking at the color, shape, coating, and moisture of the tongue, a TCM practitioner can identify imbalances in the body and diagnose specific health conditions. Tongue analysis is often used in conjunction with other diagnostic methods in TCM, such as pulse diagnosis and questioning the patient about their symptoms and medical history.
As a naturopathic doctor, Randi Shannon may perform a tongue analysis as part of her diagnostic process during a client consultation. To perform a tongue analysis, Randi Shannon will visually inspect the tongue and note its color, shape, coating, and moisture.
She may look for specific characteristics such as a pale or red tongue color, a thick or thin coating, cracks or fissures in the tongue, and a dry or moist texture. These characteristics can provide insight into a person’s overall health, including the functioning of their internal organs and potential imbalances.
After observing the tongue, Randi Shannon will use her knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathic principles to interpret her findings and make recommendations for treatment. This may include dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, and other natural therapies to address any imbalances and promote overall health and wellness.
To schedule an appointment with Naturopathic Doctor Randi Shannon, you can visit thebodycan.com/schedule or call her office directly 844-275-1056 to get in touch with her team and schedule an appointment.
During your first visit, Randi Shannon will take a detailed history and conduct an exam, via tongue analysis or the full analysis. She will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific health concerns and goals using natural, holistic therapies.