What can you learn about your body from looking in the mirror? What clues to your health can you find on your tongue? Your tongue tells an incredibly detailed story about what's going on inside your body. It acts as a window into each organ of your body, especially the digestive tract. It enables you to discover critical information about your overall health.
In this series of videos, you will learn why tongue analysis is so important, what it reveals about your health, and how you can clinically analyze your own tongue. You'll discover the tools Ayurvedic professionals use to assess the tongue and how to interpret your findings for better health.
Watch All 9 Videos on the Art of Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis
Introduction to Clinical Analysis of the Tongue - In this video, you will learn why tongue analysis is so important and what the tongue reveals. It will also teach you about the anatomy of the tongue and how to start analyzing it clinically.
How to Analyze Tongue Coating - Take a look at your tongue in the mirror - do you see a coating? Is it thick or thin? Is it white, yellow, or maybe even black? What does a coating signify, and what should you do about it? This video will teach you everything you need to know about assessing tongue coating.
Organs Mapped Out On The Tongue - When examining the tongue, certain locations correspond with specific organs including the heart, lungs, kidneys and intestines. In this video, you will learn how to map organ location on the tongue to detect organ imbalances.
Tongue Surface, Cracks, Spots, & Bumps - Is your tongue bumpy or smooth? Have you ever noticed some bright red spots? Do you have any deep cracks? The surface of the tongue reveals significant information about underlying imbalances. In this video, you will learn what cracks, spots, red dots, and bumps all mean.
Under the Tongue / Sublingual Veins - Chances are you haven't looked at the underside of your tongue lately. In this video, you will learn how to assess the underside of the tongue, a relatively unknown part of the body, including sublingual vein distension.
The Meaning of Tongue Shape - Tongues come in all shapes and sizes. In this video, you will learn all about the different tongue shapes and what they reveal. From thick and swollen tongues to short and narrow ones, you'll learn what your tongue shape reveals.
Tongue Tension & Engagement - Have you ever noticed if your tongue deviates to one side? Are your tongue edges curled up? Is the tip stiff? Is the entire tongue stiff? This video will teach you how to assess tension and engagement of the tongue.
Color of the Tongue Body - Last but not certainly not least, this video will teach you how to analyze the color of the tongue. Tongue color provides vital information about the quality of the blood and the health of the circulatory system. Is your tongue red or pale? Bluish or purple? Discover what it all meals and find out what the ideal tongue color is.
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.