The tongue has many relationships and connections in the body, both to the meridians and the internal organs. It is therefore very useful and important during inspection for confirming TCM diagnosis. It can present strong visual indicators of a person's overall harmony or disharmony. The normal tongue in Traditional Chinese Medicine has a light red or pinkish body with a thin white coating.
The tongue body and color indicate the state of Blood, Yin organs, and Ying (Nutritive) Qi.
Normal Tongue Body
Bluish Purple or Reddish Purple Tongue Body
Red Tongue Body
Scarlet Tongue Body
Dark Red Tongue Body
Pale Tongue Body
Green Tongue Body
Miley Cyrus - A great example of behavioral changes reflected in the tongue.