The tongue diagnosis stems from the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda, a system that supports overall health through careful observation of the body and mind.
Its premise is that we are made up of varying proportions of natural elements – air, earth, fire, water, and ether, that compose the 3 primary constitutional types, ‘dosha’s’: Vata (air and ether), Kapha (earth and water) and Pitta (fire and water).
The Vata tongue is a bit rough and dry, thinner, and smaller, and the Pitta tongue is medium in size, slightly dry, and redder in color. The Kapha tongue is pinkish, larger, full, and a bit wet.
CracksCracks are usually at the center or rear of the tongue and indicate a leaky gut or an intestinal malabsorption, allergies or food sensitivities.