Tongue

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This article describes interaction of the Earth's mass-electrolytic conductor on the electrical environment of human organism-aqueous environment and skeleton. In this environment, bioelectrical and bioenergetical processes take place. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Measurements of electric potential on tongue, teeth, nails, and in venous blood in subjects earthed and unearthed were conducted in Faraday's cage with the use of an electrometer placed outside the cage. Measurements were performed in subjects in lying position and in movements of standing up and lying down.

Author(s): 
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel
Publication Title: 
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

: This study reports on the QEEG observations recorded from a yogi during tongue piercing in which he demonstrated voluntary pain control. The QEEG was recorded with a Lexicor 1620 from 19 sites with appropriate controls for impedence and artifacts. A neurologist read the data for abnormalities and the QEEG was analyzed by mapping, single and multiple hertz bins, coherence, and statistical comparisons with a normative database. The session included a meditation baseline and tongue piercing.

Author(s): 
Peper, Erik
Wilson, Vietta E.
Gunkelman, Jay
Kawakami, Mitsumasa
Sata, Misa
Barton, William
Johnston, James
Publication Title: 
PLoS computational biology

Metagenomics has transformed our understanding of the microbial world, allowing researchers to bypass the need to isolate and culture individual taxa and to directly characterize both the taxonomic and gene compositions of environmental samples. However, associating the genes found in a metagenomic sample with the specific taxa of origin remains a critical challenge. Existing binning methods, based on nucleotide composition or alignment to reference genomes allow only a coarse-grained classification and rely heavily on the availability of sequenced genomes from closely related taxa.

Author(s): 
Carr, Rogan
Shen-Orr, Shai S.
Borenstein, Elhanan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

A review of meditation techniques indicates that the suppression of inner speech by the use of a "mental devise" may be a key factor in generating the relaxation response of this procedure. It is hypothesized that the suppression of inner speech would release the diaphragm, temporomandibular joint muscles, and hyoid muscles from "symbolic duty." The structural implications of this hypothesis are explored, particularly as they may relate to the treatment of orthopedic disorders commonly seen in chiropractic practices.

Author(s): 
Masarsky, C. S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss a case of neck-tongue syndrome (NTS) affecting a dancer/figure skater, review literature summarizing the pathogenesis and treatment, and offer new categorization of neck-tongue syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 24-year-old female dancer/skater sought treatment for recurrent episodes of right-sided upper neck pain with associated ipsilateral numbness of her tongue following brisk active rotation. Radiographs revealed a narrowing of the left para-odontoid space.

Author(s): 
Borody, Cameron
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss a case of neck-tongue syndrome (NTS) affecting a dancer/figure skater, review literature summarizing the pathogenesis and treatment, and offer new categorization of neck-tongue syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 24-year-old female dancer/skater sought treatment for recurrent episodes of right-sided upper neck pain with associated ipsilateral numbness of her tongue following brisk active rotation. Radiographs revealed a narrowing of the left para-odontoid space.

Author(s): 
Borody, Cameron
Publication Title: 
Chinese Medical Journal

Blood and plasma viscosity, hematocrit and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were examined in 146 cases of chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. In addition, blood fibrinogen and blood flow of the tongue and skin were studied in 123 and 46 of them respectively. The same indices were observed in 39 cases before and after treatment. The results showed definite hemorrheological patterns in different syndromes and therapeutic efficacy was also correlated with the changes in the mentioned indices.

Author(s): 
Wang, Q. M.
Shi, J. Z.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used historically in the treatment of cerebral palsy (CP). We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture in improving the motor function of children with CP. METHODS: A randomised control trial was conducted to assess the effect of tongue acupuncture (TAC) in 33 CP children. The subjects were randomised to treatment (n = 22) with TAC or control (n = 11). Clinical outcome was evaluated using the gross motor function measure (GMFM) and the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory (PEDI).

Author(s): 
Sun, J. G.
Ko, C. H.
Wong, V.
Sun, X. R.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To research the mechanism of the tongue inspection in traditional Chinese medicine and to study the special relationship between temperature distribution of the tongue and the tongue color. METHODS: The temperature field of human and pig's tongue was measured by infrared thermal vision system and thermal-couple probe. The blood perfusion rates in the human tongue and the pig's tongue were obtained with laser Doppler rheometer and CBI-8000 physiology research system. The temperature field of the profile of tongue was computed by numerical method.

Author(s): 
Wei, Fan
Zhu, Kai
He, Jian
Li, Yan
Zhang, Bo-li
Gao, Xiu-mei
Wang, Yi
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

With the further development of clinical modernization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), new request to tongue diagnosis for objectivity and quantification is raised. Many researchers have devoted themselves to this field and have achieved some accomplishments since 1950's. Especially in recent years, the revolution of information technique derived from computer industry brings the research new chances.

Author(s): 
Liu, Qing
Yue, Xiao-qiang
Ling, Chang-quan

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