What is Pulse Diagnosis?
The herbalist will palpate the radial artery on both wrists to evaluate not only the rate and rhythm, but also the qualities. There are over 20 specific and unique qualities that can found on the wrists; each quality tells something about the state of health or disease in your body.
Why do you need to look at my Tongue?
Like the pulse, the tongue reveals much about current status of the body. The herbalist will take note of the color, coat, shape, cracks, moisture, size, and any unusual depressions. Specific areas of the tongue relate to different organs in the body. For example, the front of the tongue relates to the heart and lungs, while the back of the tongue relates to the kidneys.