Ayurveda Tongue Analysis
Master the art of Tongue Analysis with Dr. Rama Prasad in this one day intensive at the Pre Ayurveda Conference. While this program is designed for all kinds of health practitioners and Ayurveda students who have completed etiology and pathology, health seekers will love its simplicity, clarity and authenticity! Even though Dr Prasad has presented this topic hundreds of time internationally, this is the first time he is presenting it in India.
Introduction tongue analysis workshop
1. Ayurveda Tongue Analysis is one of the 11+ techniques mentioned in Ayurveda. Nadi (Pulse), Mutra (urine), Malam (feces etc.), Jihwa (tongue), Shabdam (voice, sounds), Sparsham (palpation, vibration), Drig (iris, conjunctiva) and Akriti (symptoms & signs, posture) are the eleven plus techniques.
2. This (Jihwa-Pareeksha) system is developed out of the deep frustration. I found there was a severe loss of vital information between the following three aspects: actual disease, clients’ experience and clients’ interpretation of the disease. I wanted to know what’s happening in the client’s body and mind before they start talking. Tongue analysis, being a non-verbal technique, helps a lot!
3. This system is developed through clinical observation and discussion along with studying other traditional and modern systems of medicines.
4. This system is fully based on classical Ayurveda principles.
5. Also, I have adapted Ayurveda etiopathology to Ayurveda Tongue Analysis.
Preparation for clinical tongue analysis
6. Ayurveda etiopathology for Tongue Analysis.
a. Ama forms, its growths and movements (shat-kriyaa-kaalam).
b. When ama localizes, local tissues fights - generating inflammation (Jwaram).
Exploring various types, stages and forms of inflammation.
c. Signs & symptoms are formed due to the nature of ama & tissue.
d. In short, the same pathology behaves differently in different zones of body.
7. What do we see: Changes to colour, texture, evenness, density, shape, thickness etc.
8. What are we looking for: Tissue and quality based pathology.
9. The art of interpretation and recording your observations.
The logic and process of tongue analysis
10. Organ zones on tongue. Our organs are visible on various zones of the tongue.
11. Ten vital aspects of tongue. We will interpret colours, marks and textures into organs, systems, qualities and doshas. This will give us a precise line of treatment that includes tissue remedies, fluid remedies and gut remedies. This is the heart of this one day intensive.
Clinical settings for tongue analysis
12. Room, lighting and colours. How these elements affect the Analysis.
13. Client's position. We will look at the best position for the client to show their tongue?
14. Facing client. The best position for the practitioner to be to check client’s tongue.
15. How long should the tongue exposed? What happens if its too long?
16. Using the same light source to get the same light situation helps the reading.
17. Using tongue depressors to see various cuts and cracks on the tongue.
18. Follow up consultation. Comparing the pictures to assess the improvement.
Common mistakes we make in tongue analysis
19. Stains, medications, food, drink and smoking, dental mal-formation can affect the shape, diseases and trauma of the tongue, habits such as chewing, Piercing etc.
Recording and communication
21. Photo, Video, sketching tongue, transcribing, Communication with clients, Communication with colleagues.
Exercises for tongue analysis
21. Group exercises
22. Reading and interpreting tongue pictures and video.
Please bring for the following on the day
23. Up to five high quality A4 colour prints of tongues of you friends and clients
24. A small L.E.D torch light
25. Tongue depressors (from a chemist / medical shop)
Downloadable and printed handout.