Research Team of Tongue Diagnosis

Team members:
Professor:Yanhui Wang, Linchao Qian, Shaodong Chen
Associate Professor:Kuanqi He, Shengyan Xi
Assistant Professor:Penghua Lai
Postdoctoral researcher:Shaoliang Zhang
Research assistant:Dawei Lu, Pengcheng Li
Tel:0592-2183069
E-mail:tongue@xmu.edu.cn

Research Focus:

Tongue Diagnosis
Tongue Diagnosis is one of the essential methods of traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. A traditional Chinese doctor attaches great importance to the diagnosis of the tongue to determine diseases. From the appearance of the tongue, a physician of traditional Chinese medicine can judge the state of the internal organs and blood from the appearance of the tongue, which provides a basis for the physician to determine the use of herbal medicine. The normal shape of the tongue is an elongated oval, not thick nor thin and located in the center of the mouth. The color is light red, bright with moisture. The tongue should not be furred and it should be capable of moving freely.
The research team of tongue diagnosis works on solved during the tongue inspection in Traditional Chinese Medicine mechanism by adopting theory and method of traditional research methods. The team collected large quantity of tongue image, then organized and reinterpreted them for database. Furthermore, the team discussed the relationship during tongue image, syndrome elements, traditional Chinese medicine and prescriptions; explored the distribution of organs in the surface of tongue; made the health care knowledge based on tongue diagnosis.

Study of Damp Disease
Traditional Chinese Medicine always attach great importance to the damp disease, dampness come on extensively, involve each organization organ, and many clinical diseases, the cause of damp disease, part and certificate of the certificate wait quality, phase and disease each evil anti homology, past treatment also not exert a homology, in common usely have the method of resolving damp with aromatics, the method of clearing heat and promoting diuresis, Huoxue Lishui decoction, the method of strengthening the spleen and stomach, and the method of dispersing the depressed liver-energy, etc.
The team found out sources and nature of dampness. The team researched the relationship during dampness, wind, cold, summerheat, fire, phlegm, blood stasis, Qi, blood, body fluid, and viscera; explored the differences between External-Dampness and Internal-Dampness, cold dampness and dampness-heat. The team systematically reviews Damp Disease: name, cause, mechanism, treatment and precaution.

Medical Devices of TCM
The team invented The System of health of judgment by tongue diagnostics which has been evaluated as a internationally - advanced project and was rewarded the third prize of Xiamen technological progress in 2009.The system can Automatically determine the level of physical fitness and health of the user, and write prescription for health. Warm Acupuncture and Vibration Therapy Instrument can control temperature and strength. It could stimulate by heat and vibration through meridian and acupoint as replacement of warm acupuncture, moxa-moxibustion and needle rotation.

Recent Publications:
1. Wang YH. Spectrum of Clinical Practical Tongue Presentations. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2012.

2. He KQ, Chen SD, Wang YH. Observing Tongue for Health Preserving. Fujian: Fujian Science & Technology Publishing House, 2009.

3. Xi SY, Yue LF, Qian LC. Essentials for Clinical Practice with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Beijing: People’s Medical Publishing House, 2015.

4. Cheng Y, Xi SY*, Wang YH*. Investigation of the diagnosis and treatment thought of Professor Wang Yan-hui in preventing and treating tumor by using traditional Chinese medicine. China Journal of TCM and Pharmacy, 2015, 30(4): 1098-1101.

5. Cheng Y, Xi SY*, Wang YH*, Shi MM, Luo GJ, Zhao XY. Recognition of traditional Chinese medicine on cancer pain and a corresponding analysis for its medication regularity. China Journal of TCM and Pharmacy, 2015, 30(11): 3960-3964.

6. Hong RJ, Xi SY*, Wang YH. Discussion on the correlation between development of liver cancer and phlegm based on recognition to phlegm in Danxi’s Mastery of Medicine. Chinese Archives of TCM, 2014, 32(1): 164-166.