A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring self-care strategies, personal evolution, Chinese Medicine, and what it takes to be well in a busy world. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Sep 6, 2017

I’ve been pretty busy lately. We dropped our daughter off at her first year of college, vacationing for a week in the Orcas, and attended a friend’s wedding in Seattle. When we got back, I was busy transitioning office managers and seeing more patients than usual to make up for my absence. In between being on the road and making up for my lost clinic hours, I was considering rerunning a previous episode so I can take a little breather. Then I remembered the one question my patients ask me when I check them out: “What do you look for when you look at my tongue?” and decided to make a short episode about it.

In today’s episode, I’ll share with you what we look for when looking at your tongue, how to read the tongue, and what it can tell you when it comes to your health and internal organs. This is basically an intro to Tongue Diagnosis.


“The tongue is like a little map of the body.” – Brodie Welch, L.Ac.


On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Tongue diagnosis compares to what acupuncturists do
  • How accurate can diagnosis be?
  • What exactly do they look for when looking at your tongue?
  • The parts of the tongue and the organs they represent.
  • What does a normal tongue look like?
  • Colors, coats, and shape of the tongue and the illnesses and issues they indicate.
  • Tips on improving your life right now based on what you learned.



Key Takeaway:

  • Tongue scrapers are a good health investment.
  • Whatever you see in your tongue is not 100% an indicator of what's going on your body.



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