I have a patient with a numb tongue.She said it feels like when you get numb from dental work. I looked up the symptom in Giovanni Maciocia’s Tongue Dx book and he says it’s either Heart Blood Deficiency since the heart blood isn’t reaching the tongue.Another book I have said it’s heart excess. I haven’t seen her yet so I don’t know the color of the tongue yet before I can make a dx. Any opinion or information is greatly appreciated.Thanks
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comment by "ChadD" (acupuncturist)
on Sep 2018
I would wait until you actually see the patient and treat them a couple times before looking for opinions. Never take one sign and drive it into a diagnosis. Once you see the patient do a full intake and see what you think is happening in TCM terms and only then, factor, in their specific issue. A numb tongue could be from digestive weaknesses, from cervical issues, from teeth grinding (stress), etc. - it should be more obvious once you see the patient.top Login/Comment