Fingernails, Eyes, and Tongues!
Why did the doctors, medical staff, and their assistants start calling me,“The Tongue Lady,” when I had to undergo major abdominal surgery? What do tongues have to do with tummies? Sounds gross! It wasn’t.
They saw me reading my favorite, short, book about Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad. The book has images of tongues, showing things like a jagged streak down the middle, or red bumps around the edges, or a white coating, called “thrush.” These appearances on tongues relate to disease conditions in the body.
No, I was not paid to extol the virtues of his book. I share about it because I learned a lot from Lad’s work. The medical staff became totally intrigued by the sketches of tongues in that book. Soon, they were sticking out their own tongues while looking in a mirror to diagnose themselves. Given human nature, they immediately began diagnosing each other and everyone they know – present or absent from the scene.
The same kinds of relationships and health issues are revealed in fingernails, and in various parts of the eye (Iridology). (Indicators also may be found in feet, lips, pulse, etc., but I’m limiting this discussion for the sake of your sanity and mine.)
Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and now Western medicine have come to the same conclusions about the value of “reading” fingernails, eyes, and tongues in the diagnostic process. (That’s why the doctor has you stick out your tongue and say “Aaa-aaaa-ah.” Below are some examples of disease conditions related to the visible state of your fingernails. I’ve included links for Dr. Lad, The Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International, Natural Health Techniques, and WEBMD. Continue Reading →