tongue diagnosis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to tongue diagnosis: Tongue diseases
Chinese medicine Evaluation of the tongue is part of the physical exam in acupuncture, and assesses the hue, coating, moistness, marking, and location that corresponds to internal organ
Mainstream medicine Tongue assessment is part of a routine physical exam and can used to diagnose systemic disease, including infections or nutritional deficiencies

tongue diagnosis

In traditional Chinese medicine, the methodical evaluation of the appearance of the patient's tongue to determine the cause of a complaint or syndrome.
See also: diagnosis
References in periodicals archive ?
Maciocia, Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, 1995.
Ko et al., "Tongue diagnosis system for quantitative assessment of tongue coating in patients with functional dyspepsia: a clinical trial," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
An improved main color histogram method and improved edge histogram for tongue diagnosis in the Chinese traditional medicine are proposed in Section 3.
Thach, "Machine learning for tongue diagnosis," in 6th International Conference on Information, Communications & Signal Processing, 2007, pp.
The identification of tongue body and coating is an important procedure in tongue diagnosis since it is the premise for analyzing the color and texture features of body and coating.
Tongue diagnosis can serve as an effective and noninvasive means of examination to decrease the examination time and cost, increase the ability of diagnosis and the reliability of prognosis.
There are many different TCM schools that have their own point of view on the tongue diagnosis. Also, TCM diagnoses are not applicable in Western medicine because of the unique words used to describe the disease.
Although tongue diagnosis can help show you where problems might be, seek advice from your doctor to rule out wider health problems.
Tongue diagnosis is an important diagnostic method for examining patient conditions in clinical practice.
Inspired by the works of deep learning models and their variants, this paper proposes a framework referred to as constrained high dispersal neural networks (CHDNet) based on PCA convolutional kernels to aid in tongue diagnosis. The proposed CHDNet learns useful features from the clinical data in an unsupervised way, and, with these obtained features, a supervised machine-learning technique is used to learn how to partition a patient's health status into normal or abnormal states.
A tongue image was acquired after the diagnostic process using a tongue diagnosis system (TDS), which provides feedback during the image acquisition process and a color checker for color correction, as shown in Figures 1(a) and 1(c) [3].
Previous reports have described the interobserver reliability of pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, and PI for stroke patients [5-9].