TONGUE, PULSE & ABDOMINAL DIAGNOSIS
The appearance of the tongue has much information for a chinese medicine practitioner. The shape, color, coating, and general texture of the tongue give clues about the overall energetic balance in the body.
The pulse is a subtle window into the energetics of the entire body-mind. In addition to the pulse rate, we feel the quality of the pulse, not only over-all, but in specific positions on the wrist that relate to different aspects of the body.
The abdomen is the center of the body, and assessing the tone, warmth, and balance of the abdomen is another way to understand what points and formulas can help.