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Amc - Tongue Diagnosis - Quiz

This quiz reviews TONGUE DIAGNOSIS used in Chinese acupuncture medicine.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tongue BODY COLOR indicates the conditions of Blood, Nutritive Qi and Yin organs. It reflects ...

    • A.

      State of body fluids

    • B.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Yin or Yang

    • C.

      Conditions of Fullness or Deficiency

    • D.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Fullness or Deficiency

    Correct Answer
    B. Conditions of Heat or Cold and Yin or Yang
    Explanation
    The color of the tongue reflects the conditions of Heat or Cold and Yin or Yang in the body. Heat or Cold refers to the balance of temperature in the body, while Yin or Yang refers to the balance of energy. The tongue color can indicate whether there is an excess of heat or cold, or if there is an imbalance in the Yin or Yang energy. By observing the tongue color, one can get insights into the overall conditions of the body in terms of temperature and energy balance.

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  • 2. 

    Tongue BODY SHAPE indicates the conditions of Blood and Nutritive Qi:  It reflects ...

    • A.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Yin and Yang

    • B.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Fullness or Deficiency

    • C.

      Conditions of Fullness or Deficiency

    • D.

      State of body fluids

    Correct Answer
    C. Conditions of Fullness or Deficiency
    Explanation
    The tongue body shape can indicate the conditions of fullness or deficiency. This means that by observing the shape of the tongue, one can determine if there is an excess or a lack of certain substances in the body. This information can be useful in diagnosing and treating various health conditions.

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  • 3. 

    Tongue COATING indicates the state of the Yang organs:  It reflects ...

    • A.

      State of body fluids

    • B.

      Conditions of Fullness or Deficiency

    • C.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Yin or Yang

    • D.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Fullness or Deficiency

    Correct Answer
    D. Conditions of Heat or Cold and Fullness or Deficiency
    Explanation
    The tongue coating is a thin layer that covers the surface of the tongue and can provide valuable information about the state of the body. It can indicate whether there is an excess or deficiency of heat or cold in the body, as well as whether there is a state of fullness or deficiency. By observing the tongue coating, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine can gain insight into the overall health and balance of the body's Yin and Yang organs.

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  • 4. 

    Tongue MOISTURE indicates ...

    • A.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and of Fullness or Deficiency

    • B.

      Conditions of Fullness or Deficiency

    • C.

      Conditions of Heat or Cold and Yin or Yang

    • D.

      State of body fluids

    Correct Answer
    D. State of body fluids
    Explanation
    The moisture of the tongue is an indicator of the state of body fluids. The tongue can become dry or moist depending on the balance of fluids in the body. This can be influenced by various factors such as heat or cold, fullness or deficiency, and yin or yang imbalances. By observing the moisture of the tongue, one can gain insights into the overall state of hydration and fluid balance in the body.

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  • 5. 

    Tongue color:* Deficiency of Yang* Deficiency of Blood

    • A.

      Pale

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Deep-red

    • D.

      Purple

    • E.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    A. Pale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Deficiency of Blood." Pale tongue color is often associated with a deficiency of blood in traditional Chinese medicine. This may indicate a lack of nourishment and circulation in the body, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and pale complexion.

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  • 6. 

    Tongue color:Pale and slightly wet ...

    • A.

      Yang deficiency

    • B.

      Blood deficiency

    • C.

      Liver-Blood deficiency

    Correct Answer
    A. Yang deficiency
    Explanation
    The pale and slightly wet tongue color indicates a deficiency in Yang energy. Yang deficiency is a condition in Traditional Chinese Medicine where there is a lack of warmth and vitality in the body. Symptoms may include cold limbs, fatigue, and low energy. The pale tongue color suggests a lack of blood circulation and the wetness indicates a deficiency in body fluids. Therefore, the correct answer is Yang deficiency.

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  • 7. 

    Tongue color:Pale and slightly dry ...

    • A.

      Yang deficiency

    • B.

      Blood deficiency

    • C.

      Liver-Blood deficiency

    Correct Answer
    B. Blood deficiency
    Explanation
    The given symptoms of pale and slightly dry tongue suggest a deficiency in blood. Blood deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a condition where there is a lack of nourishment and circulation of blood in the body. This can lead to symptoms such as pale complexion, dry skin, and a pale tongue. Therefore, based on the symptoms described, the correct answer is blood deficiency.

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  • 8. 

    Tongue color:Pale or Orange sides ...

    • A.

      Yang deficiency

    • B.

      Blood deficiency

    • C.

      Liver-Blood deficiency

    Correct Answer
    C. Liver-Blood deficiency
    Explanation
    The given answer, Liver-Blood deficiency, suggests that the pale or orange color on the sides of the tongue may indicate a deficiency in both the liver and blood. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is responsible for storing and regulating blood, so a deficiency in liver-blood can result in symptoms such as pale or orange discoloration of the tongue. This can be further supported by other symptoms associated with liver-blood deficiency, such as dizziness, dry eyes, and brittle nails.

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  • 9. 

    Tongue color:Heat indications ...

    • A.

      Pale

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Purple

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Red
    Explanation
    Red tongue color is an indication of heat in traditional Chinese medicine. It suggests that there is an excess of heat in the body, which can be caused by inflammation, infection, or fever. This heat can be further associated with symptoms such as thirst, dry mouth, and a rapid pulse. By identifying the tongue color, practitioners can gain insights into the patient's overall health and make appropriate treatment recommendations.

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  • 10. 

    Tongue color:Red with coating ...

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Full-heat

    • C.

      Empty heat

    Correct Answer
    B. Full-heat
    Explanation
    The given answer "Full-heat" is the most appropriate explanation for the description of the tongue color being red with coating. In traditional Chinese medicine, the color and coating of the tongue are indicators of the body's internal balance and health. A red tongue with coating typically indicates excess heat in the body, which is associated with symptoms such as fever, inflammation, and infection. Therefore, "Full-heat" accurately describes the condition of the tongue in this scenario.

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  • 11. 

    Tongue color:Red without coating...

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Full-Heat

    • C.

      Empty-Heat

    Correct Answer
    C. Empty-Heat
    Explanation
    The tongue color being red without coating is indicative of Empty-Heat. Empty-Heat is a condition in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where there is excessive heat in the body, but a deficiency of yin or fluids. This can result in symptoms such as dry mouth, thirst, and a red tongue without coating.

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  • 12. 

    Tongue color:Red tip ...Red points on the tip ...

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Full-Heat

    • C.

      Empty-Heat

    • D.

      Heart-Fire

    Correct Answer
    D. Heart-Fire
    Explanation
    The given answer "Heart-Fire" suggests that the red points on the tip of the tongue indicate a condition related to the heart and fire element. In traditional Chinese medicine, the tongue is believed to reflect the overall health of the body, and different areas of the tongue correspond to different organs. The red color on the tip of the tongue is often associated with heart-related issues, such as excessive heat or inflammation. Therefore, "Heart-Fire" is a plausible explanation for the red points on the tip of the tongue.

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  • 13. 

    Tongue color:Red sides with coating...

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Full-Heat

    • C.

      Empty-Heat

    • D.

      Liver-Fire or Gall Bladder Heat

    • E.

      Liver-Yin deficiency with Empty-Heat

    Correct Answer
    D. Liver-Fire or Gall Bladder Heat
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the red color on the sides of the tongue with coating indicates the presence of Liver-Fire or Gall Bladder Heat. This condition may be characterized by symptoms such as irritability, anger, bitter taste in the mouth, and possible digestive issues. The red sides of the tongue indicate heat, and the coating suggests an excess of heat in the Liver or Gall Bladder. This explanation is based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and the interpretation of tongue diagnosis in this context.

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  • 14. 

    Tongue color:Red sides without coating...

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Full-Heat

    • C.

      Empty-Heat

    • D.

      Liver-Yin deficiency with Empty-Heat

    • E.

      Liver-Fire or Gall Bladder Heat

    Correct Answer
    D. Liver-Yin deficiency with Empty-Heat
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the tongue color being red on the sides without coating indicates a condition called Liver-Yin deficiency with Empty-Heat. This means that there is a lack of nourishing Yin energy in the liver, leading to excessive heat in the body. This condition may be characterized by symptoms such as dry mouth, irritability, and night sweats. Treatment would focus on nourishing Yin and clearing heat in the liver.

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  • 15. 

    Tongue color:Red center ...Red spots in or around the center ...

    • A.

      Stomach-Heat

    • B.

      Full-Heat

    • C.

      Heat

    • D.

      Liver-Heat

    Correct Answer
    A. Stomach-Heat
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the tongue color being red in the center and having red spots in or around the center indicates the presence of Stomach-Heat. This means that there is an excessive amount of heat in the stomach, which can lead to symptoms such as indigestion, acid reflux, and inflammation. This interpretation is based on traditional Chinese medicine, where the tongue is considered a reflection of the body's internal condition.

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  • 16. 

    Tongue color:Red points on the sides ...

    • A.

      Full-Heat

    • B.

      Heart-Fire

    • C.

      Empty-Heat

    • D.

      Liver-Fire

    Correct Answer
    D. Liver-Fire
    Explanation
    The tongue color of red points on the sides is indicative of Liver-Fire. In traditional Chinese medicine, the liver is associated with the emotion of anger and excess liver fire can result in symptoms such as irritability, anger, and redness of the tongue. The red points on the sides of the tongue specifically suggest an imbalance of liver fire. This could be due to various factors such as stress, excessive alcohol consumption, or a poor diet. It is important to address this imbalance to restore overall health and well-being.

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  • 17. 

    Tongue color:Red spots on the root ...

    • A.

      Full-Heat

    • B.

      Liver-Fire

    • C.

      Empty-Heat

    • D.

      Heat in the Lower Burner

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat in the Lower Burner
    Explanation
    The presence of red spots on the root of the tongue indicates heat in the lower burner. This refers to excessive heat in the lower part of the body, specifically in the pelvic region. It can be associated with conditions such as urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, or inflammatory disorders affecting the reproductive organs. The red spots on the root of the tongue suggest that there is localized heat in the lower burner, which aligns with the diagnosis of heat in the lower burner.

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  • 18. 

    Tongue color:Stasis of Blood is indicated by ...

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Orange

    • C.

      Pale

    • D.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    D. Purple
    Explanation
    Purple tongue color indicates stasis of blood. Stasis of blood refers to the pooling or stagnation of blood in the blood vessels, which can be a sign of poor circulation or underlying health issues. A purple tongue color may suggest a lack of oxygen and nutrients reaching the tongue tissue due to compromised blood flow. It can be associated with conditions such as circulatory disorders, heart problems, or even certain medications. Therefore, a purple tongue color is indicative of blood stasis and potential health concerns.

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  • 19. 

    Tongue color:Reddish-purple ...

    • A.

      Full-Heat

    • B.

      Cold and stasis of Blood

    • C.

      Full-Cold

    • D.

      Heat and stasis of Blood

    Correct Answer
    D. Heat and stasis of Blood
    Explanation
    The reddish-purple color of the tongue indicates an excess of heat and stasis of blood. This suggests that there is an accumulation of heat and stagnant blood in the body, which can lead to various symptoms and conditions. This imbalance may be caused by factors such as inflammation, infection, or poor circulation. It is important to address this condition to restore balance and promote overall health.

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  • 20. 

    Tongue Color:Bluish-purple ...

    • A.

      Empty-Heat

    • B.

      Empty-Cold

    • C.

      Full-Cold

    • D.

      Cold and stasis of Blood

    Correct Answer
    D. Cold and stasis of Blood
    Explanation
    This indication develops from a pale tongue.

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  • 21. 

    Tongue color:Purple seen on the sides ...

    • A.

      Liver-Blood stasis

    • B.

      Liver-Blood Heat

    • C.

      Empty Liver-Heat

    • D.

      Empty Liver-Cold

    Correct Answer
    A. Liver-Blood stasis
    Explanation
    The purple color seen on the sides of the tongue indicates Liver-Blood stasis. This means that there is a stagnation or blockage of blood in the liver, leading to poor circulation and accumulation of stagnant blood. This condition is often associated with symptoms such as pain, swelling, and dark or purple discoloration in the affected area. Treatment for Liver-Blood stasis typically involves promoting blood circulation and resolving the stagnation to restore proper function and alleviate symptoms.

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  • 22. 

    Tongue color:Bluish-purple sides in a woman ...

    • A.

      Empty Liver-Heat

    • B.

      Full Liver-Heat

    • C.

      Blood stasis in the Uterus

    • D.

      Blood stasis in the Stomach

    Correct Answer
    C. Blood stasis in the Uterus
    Explanation
    The bluish-purple color on the sides of the tongue in a woman suggests blood stasis in the uterus. This condition refers to stagnant or slow-moving blood in the uterus, which can lead to symptoms such as menstrual pain, irregular periods, and infertility. The color change in the tongue indicates poor blood circulation in the uterus, possibly caused by hormonal imbalances or other underlying conditions. It is important to address this issue to improve reproductive health and prevent complications.

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  • 23. 

    Tongue color:Purple in the center

    • A.

      Blood stasis in the Stomach

    • B.

      Blood stasis in the Liver

    • C.

      Cold in the Stomach

    • D.

      Dampness in the Stomach

    Correct Answer
    A. Blood stasis in the Stomach
    Explanation
    The purple color in the center of the tongue indicates blood stasis in the stomach. Blood stasis refers to the stagnation or pooling of blood in a particular area, in this case, the stomach. This condition can be caused by various factors such as poor circulation, trauma, or underlying health issues. Blood stasis in the stomach can lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion. Treatment may involve promoting blood circulation and resolving the stasis through acupuncture, herbal medicine, or lifestyle changes.

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  • 24. 

    Tongue color:Blue ...

    • A.

      Cold and Qi deficiency

    • B.

      Full-Cold

    • C.

      Interior cold causing Blood Stasis

    • D.

      Empty-Cold causing Blood Stasis

    Correct Answer
    C. Interior cold causing Blood Stasis
    Explanation
    The blue color of the tongue indicates a lack of circulation and oxygenation in the blood, which is typically caused by coldness in the interior of the body. This coldness can lead to stagnation of the blood flow, resulting in blood stasis. Therefore, the correct answer is "Interior cold causing Blood Stasis."

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  • 25. 

    Tongue-body shape:Empty or deficient condition ...

    • A.

      Swollen

    • B.

      Partially swollen

    • C.

      Thin

    • D.

      Rigid

    Correct Answer
    C. Thin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thin." The tongue-body shape refers to the appearance of the tongue, and in this case, it is described as thin. This suggests that the tongue lacks fullness or volume, possibly indicating a deficiency or lack of substance.

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  • 26. 

    Tongue-body shape:Full condition ...Retention of Dampness or Phlegm ...

    • A.

      Stiff

    • B.

      Swollen

    • C.

      Flaccid

    • D.

      Cracked

    Correct Answer
    B. Swollen
    Explanation
    Often caused by retention of phlegm.

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  • 27. 

    Tongue-body shape:Swelling in the front third of the tongue ...

    • A.

      Heart Blood Stasis

    • B.

      Phlegm in the Lungs

    • C.

      Full Heart-Heat

    • D.

      Full Heart-Cold

    Correct Answer
    B. Phlegm in the Lungs
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the swelling in the front third of the tongue is indicative of phlegm in the lungs. The presence of phlegm in the lungs can cause swelling in the tongue, which is a symptom often observed in traditional Chinese medicine. This condition is believed to be caused by an imbalance in the body's energy, specifically related to the lungs. Therefore, based on the given information, it can be inferred that the correct answer is Phlegm in the Lungs.

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  • 28. 

    Tongue-body shape:Swollen sides that are wider (usually on a Pale tongue) ...

    • A.

      Spleen deficiency

    • B.

      Cold in the Liver Full-Cold in the Liver

    • C.

      Empty-Cold in the Liver

    • D.

      Excess of Body Fluids

    Correct Answer
    A. Spleen deficiency
    Explanation
    The swollen sides of the tongue, especially on a pale tongue, indicate spleen deficiency. The spleen is responsible for transforming and transporting fluids in the body. When the spleen is deficient, it fails to perform its function properly, leading to fluid accumulation and swelling. This can be seen in the swollen sides of the tongue. Therefore, spleen deficiency is the most likely explanation for the given tongue-body shape.

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  • 29. 

    Tongue-body shape:Interior Wind or Blood Stasis ...

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Quivering

    • C.

      Stiff

    • D.

      Swollen

    Correct Answer
    C. Stiff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stiff." The question is asking about the tongue-body shape associated with "Interior Wind or Blood Stasis." When the tongue is stiff, it indicates a lack of flexibility and movement, which can be a sign of stagnant blood or energy in the body. This can be caused by various factors such as poor circulation or blockages in the blood vessels. Therefore, a stiff tongue is a characteristic feature of Interior Wind or Blood Stasis.

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  • 30. 

    Tongue-body shape: Deficiency of Body Fluids ...

    • A.

      Stiff

    • B.

      Thin

    • C.

      Flaccid

    • D.

      Cracked

    Correct Answer
    C. Flaccid
    Explanation
    A flaccid tongue-body shape indicates a deficiency of body fluids. This means that the person may be experiencing dehydration or a lack of hydration in their body. When the body does not have enough fluids, the tongue becomes soft, limp, and lacking in firmness or tension. This can be a sign of a fluid imbalance or inadequate intake of water, which can have various health implications.

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  • 31. 

    Tongue-body shape: Tendency for Heat (especially Heart-Heat) ...

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Quivering

    • D.

      Swollen

    Correct Answer
    A. Long
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Long" because a long tongue-body shape indicates a tendency for Heat, especially Heart-Heat. A long tongue can suggest an excess of heat in the body, particularly in the heart. This may be seen in conditions such as fever, inflammation, or emotional agitation. It is important to note that tongue diagnosis is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and should be interpreted in conjunction with other symptoms and signs for a comprehensive assessment.

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  • 32. 

    Tongue-body shape: Interior Cold ...

    • A.

      Short, pale and wet

    • B.

      Placid

    • C.

      Quivering

    • D.

      Stiff and blue

    Correct Answer
    A. Short, pale and wet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Short, pale and wet." In traditional Chinese medicine, tongue diagnosis is used to assess a person's health. A short tongue indicates a deficiency in energy or blood circulation, while a pale color suggests a lack of vitality. A wet tongue indicates excessive dampness or fluid retention in the body. Therefore, a tongue that is short, pale, and wet may indicate a person who is experiencing a deficiency in energy and blood circulation, as well as dampness or fluid retention.

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  • 33. 

    Tongue-body shape: Red and peeled ...

    • A.

      Stiff with heat

    • B.

      Extreme deficiency of Yin

    • C.

      Extreme deficiency of Yang

    • D.

      Full-Heat in middle jiao

    Correct Answer
    B. Extreme deficiency of Yin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Extreme deficiency of Yin." This is indicated by the symptoms mentioned in the question, such as a red and peeled tongue and stiffness due to heat. These symptoms suggest an imbalance in the body's Yin energy, which is associated with coolness and moisture. Extreme deficiency of Yin can lead to an excess of Yang energy, resulting in symptoms like heat and dryness. Additionally, the mention of "Full-Heat in middle jiao" further supports the diagnosis of extreme Yin deficiency.

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  • 34. 

    Tongue-body shape: Spleen-Qi deficiency ...

    • A.

      Deviated or Cracked

    • B.

      Quivering or Toothmarked

    • C.

      Flaccid or Placid

    • D.

      Stiff or Long

    Correct Answer
    B. Quivering or Toothmarked
    Explanation
    Tongue might also display teethmarks.

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    Tongue-body shape: Full Heat or Yin deficiency ...

    • A.

      Cracked

    • B.

      Quivering

    • C.

      Stiff

    • D.

      Swollen

    Correct Answer
    A. Cracked
    Explanation
    In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the tongue is considered a diagnostic tool to assess the overall health of an individual. A cracked tongue indicates a deficiency in Yin, which is the cooling and nourishing aspect of the body. When Yin is deficient, it can lead to symptoms such as dryness, heat, and inflammation. Therefore, the presence of a cracked tongue suggests that there is a deficiency of Yin in the body.

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    Tongue-body shape: Shallow, wide crack in the midline not reaching the tip ...

    • A.

      Cold in the Stomach

    • B.

      Stomach Blood deficiency

    • C.

      Stomach-Yin deficiency

    • D.

      Stomach-Yang deficiency

    Correct Answer
    C. Stomach-Yin deficiency
    Explanation
    This is called a Stomach crack.

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  • 37. 

    Tongue-body shape: Short horizontal or vertical cracks ...

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Stomach Yin deficiency

    • C.

      Chronic Qi deficiency

    • D.

      Quivering

    Correct Answer
    B. Stomach Yin deficiency
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stomach Yin deficiency. When there is a Stomach Yin deficiency, it can lead to various symptoms, including cracks on the tongue. These cracks can be either short horizontal or vertical. The presence of these cracks indicates an imbalance in the Yin energy of the Stomach, which is responsible for nourishing and moistening the tissues. This deficiency can be caused by factors such as chronic stress, poor diet, or excessive consumption of spicy and greasy foods. Addressing the Stomach Yin deficiency through appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes can help restore balance and improve overall health.

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  • 38. 

    Tongue-body shape: A long, deep midline crack reaching the tip ...

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Stomach Yang deficiency

    • C.

      Tendency to a Heart pattern

    • D.

      Excess Liver-Fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Tendency to a Heart pattern
    Explanation
    This is called a Heart Crack.

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  • 39. 

    Tongue-body shape: Indicates Interior Wind ...

    • A.

      Stiff

    • B.

      Flaccid

    • C.

      Cracked

    • D.

      Deviated

    Correct Answer
    D. Deviated
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Deviated". A deviated tongue-body shape indicates interior wind. This means that there is an imbalance or disturbance in the body's internal energy, resulting in symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, or tremors. A deviated tongue-body shape can be seen as a sign of an underlying health issue or imbalance in the body's energy flow.

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  • 40. 

    Tongue: Reflects the state of Yang organs and in particular the Stomach.Reflects conditions of Heat or Cold and of Fullness or Deficiency.

    • A.

      Tongue color

    • B.

      Tongue body-shape

    • C.

      Tongue coating

    • D.

      Tongue topography

    Correct Answer
    C. Tongue coating
    Explanation
    The tongue coating refers to the layer of mucus and debris that covers the surface of the tongue. It can provide valuable information about the overall health and balance of the body. A thick, yellow coating may indicate heat or excess in the body, while a thin, white coating may suggest cold or deficiency. The color, thickness, and distribution of the coating can also provide insights into the state of the stomach and other yang organs. Therefore, examining the tongue coating can help diagnose and determine the conditions of heat or cold, and fullness or deficiency in the body.

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  • 41. 

    Tongue Coating:Thin white coating ...

    • A.

      Cold pattern

    • B.

      Warm coating Warm pattern

    • C.

      Normal pattern Normal pattern

    • D.

      Pathological pattern

    Correct Answer
    C. Normal pattern Normal pattern
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the tongue coating pattern. The correct answer is "Normal pattern" because a thin white coating on the tongue is considered normal in traditional Chinese medicine. This indicates a healthy balance of yin and yang in the body.

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  • 42. 

    Tongue Coating: A coating "without root" (coating looks as if it were added to the tongue rather than growing out of the tongue) indicates ...

    • A.

      Cold pattern

    • B.

      Spleen invading the Stomach

    • C.

      Heat pattern

    • D.

      Deficiency of Stomach-Qi

    Correct Answer
    D. Deficiency of Stomach-Qi
    Explanation
    A coating "without root" on the tongue suggests a deficiency of Stomach-Qi. This means that the energy or Qi of the Stomach is weak, leading to digestive issues and a lack of nourishment. The coating appearing as if it were added to the tongue rather than growing out of it indicates a lack of vitality and strength in the Stomach. This can result in symptoms such as poor appetite, bloating, and fatigue.

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  • 43. 

    Tongue coating:Indicates deficiency of Stomach-Yin ...

    • A.

      Moist coating

    • B.

      Thin coating

    • C.

      Thick coating

    • D.

      Partial absence of coating

    Correct Answer
    D. Partial absence of coating
    Explanation
    Partial absence of coating refers to a condition where there is a lack of coating on the tongue. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the tongue is considered a reflection of the overall health of the body. A healthy tongue should have a thin, moist coating. However, when there is a partial absence of coating, it indicates a deficiency of Stomach-Yin. Stomach-Yin deficiency can lead to symptoms such as dry mouth, thirst, and a lack of appetite. Therefore, the correct answer suggests that a partial absence of coating on the tongue is an indicator of Stomach-Yin deficiency.

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  • 44. 

    Tongue coating: Total absence of tongue coating ...

    • A.

      Excess Heat in the Liver Channel

    • B.

      Deficiency of Stomach or Kidney Yin, or both

    • C.

      Excess interior wind

    • D.

      Exterior pathogenic invasion

    Correct Answer
    B. Deficiency of Stomach or Kidney Yin, or both
    Explanation
    If the tongue is also Red all over it indicates a definite Kidney-Yin deficiency with Empty-Heat.

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  • 45. 

    Tongue moisture: Tongue is slightly moist ...

    • A.

      Normal excess phlegm condition

    • B.

      Cold pattern condition

    • C.

      Pathological tongue condition

    • D.

      Normal tongue condition

    Correct Answer
    D. Normal tongue condition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Normal tongue condition" because the question states that the tongue is slightly moist, which is considered normal. This indicates that there are no abnormalities or health issues affecting the tongue's moisture level.

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  • 46. 

    Tongue moisture: Too wet appearance of Tongue ...

    • A.

      Yang-Qi not transforming/transporting fluids resulting in Dampness

    • B.

      Excess Yin causing fluid accumulation

    • C.

      Cold pattern

    • D.

      Blockage in Urinary Bladder resulting in fluid accumulation

    Correct Answer
    A. Yang-Qi not transforming/transporting fluids resulting in Dampness
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yang-Qi not transforming/transporting fluids resulting in Dampness." This answer suggests that the excessive moisture on the tongue is due to a dysfunction in the body's ability to transform and transport fluids, resulting in the accumulation of dampness. This could be caused by a deficiency or imbalance in the Yang-Qi energy, which is responsible for regulating fluid metabolism in the body.

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  • 47. 

    Tongue moisture: Dry appearance of Tongue coating ...

    • A.

      Exterior wind invasion causing drying

    • B.

      Full-Cold or Empty-Cold pattern

    • C.

      Full-Heat or Empty-Heat pattern

    • D.

      Interior wind causing drying

    Correct Answer
    C. Full-Heat or Empty-Heat pattern
    Explanation
    ... also possible Yin deficiency ...

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  • 48. 

    Tongue moisture: Sticky or slippery coating ...

    • A.

      Excess Yin

    • B.

      Retention of Dampness or Phlegm

    • C.

      Fluid buildup in Stomach

    • D.

      Empty-Heat or Excess Yin

    Correct Answer
    B. Retention of Dampness or Phlegm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Retention of Dampness or Phlegm." When the tongue has a sticky or slippery coating, it suggests that there is an accumulation of dampness or phlegm in the body. This can be caused by various factors such as poor diet, weak digestion, or imbalances in the body's energy. Retention of dampness or phlegm can lead to symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, and a heavy sensation in the body.

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