Understanding Ama and Self Tongue Diagnosis
This article discusses understanding ama and self tongue diagnosis. At the root of every disease is ama. There are many causes for the development of ama in the organism. For example, every time one digests food that that is incompatible between each other, this affects agni. This occurs because of the toxins or amas which result from the incomplete digestion of these ailments.
Therefore if the tongue of an individual is covered by a white layer this is a sign that ama is present in the large intestine, colon or stomach. The image shows the tongue that is responsible for the diagnosis.
What ama is
Ama manifests itself when the functioning of agni slows down. However, also an excessive hyperactivity of agni is harmful. In this case, the process destroys the normal nutritional substances present in food. This causes excessive thinness, which is a metabolic condition that slows down the metabolism. Some food componen remains as it is indigest and the body does not absorb it.
It accumulates in the large intestine stomach and become a heterogeneous substance, foul smelling and sticky.
Ama is the name of this material.
The effect of ama on the body
Ama eventually obstructs intestine and other canals and capillaries. Through numerous chemical transformation, ama creates toxins. These toxins are absorbed in the blood and begin circulating in the organism.
These toxins will tend to accumulate in the weaker parts of the organism where they create contractions, obstructions, stagnation and weakness of the organs.
In this way, a disorder will manifest itself that can also lead to arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and so forth.
Self Tongue Diagnosis
A discoloration and/or sensitivity of the tongue indicates a disorder in the organ that corresponds to the area in the diagram below. A whitish tongue indicates kapha derangement or ama accumulation, a red or yellow-green tongue indicates pitta derangement, and a black-to-brown coloration indicates vata derangement. A dehydrated tongue is symptomatic of a decrease in dhata rasa (plasma) wile a pale tongue indicates a decrease in the dhatu raleta (red blood cells).