Tongue Diagnosis Reveals Sleep Disorders
Saying 'Ah' Can Tell A Lot
Traditional medicines have long utilized tongue analysis to diagnose various disorders. Now, a recent study from the Republic of Korea’s Institute of Oriental Medicine supports the accuracy of this ancient health practice in the area of sleep dysfunction.
The researchers studied two separate groups of 153 people and 454 elderly people; in both, the color of their tongues was analyzed and compared with cases of sleep disorders within each group. Those experiencing sleep dysfunctions had a paler tongue color compared with those in the healthy group; they also had more thickly coated tongues.