Software module

“Tongue diagnosis”

“Tongue diagnosis” is a software module for the “VedaPulse ® Professional” device. The module is developed for the qualitative analysis of the functional systems (organs) of the body from the perspective of different traditional health systems, such as Ayurveda, TCM and Tibetan medicine. Taking the analysis of 24 projection zones on the tongue as a base, the module allows to appraise the probability of the development of pathological processes in the organs and tissues. “Tongue diagnosis” is beneficial for the specialists of various holistic approaches. The main innovative feature of the new module is the algorithm-based compliance of an unbiased instrumental pulse diagnosis and the visual data of tongue examination, which remarkably increases the diagnostic value of both methods!

The software module “Tongue diagnosis” contains two sections: “Upload an image” and “Analysis”.

“Upload an image”

The section provides the range of ways of uploading the photo of the patient’s tongue for the further processing by the program algorithms

“Assessment”

For the first time in the world we applied the compiled analysis of pulse diagnostics data and the visual analysis of tongue projection zones. The algorithm of this cross-correlation analysis works in three scenarios

“Download image”

  • Upload from file – to download a photo from the archive on the specialist’s computer.
  • Webcam – for direct shooting with a webcam during the patient’s visit
  • Upload from smartphone - for the specialist to take a picture on his smartphone with the following transfer of the photo to the assessment database by a special utility program of VedaPulse.
Aroma-rating*The screenshot displays interface of the software

“Analysis”

The first algorithm brings together the assessment data obtained by the “Organ Pulses” module on the superficial and deeper levels and the data provided by the module “Tongue diagnosis”. As a result of an automatic analysis carried out by the heuristic algorithm of the program we get data on the condition of functional systems (organs) of the body displayed on the image of the tongue (view the detailed information at the link). Here, we get zones, associated with different organs, highlighted in three different ways:

  • no highlighting – according to data provided, the functional system is in the state of compensation;
  • yellow - the adaptation resources in the functional system is not enough and it can contribute to the development of chronic pathological process in the corresponding organ;
  • red – the adaptation resources are in a state of stress due to an acute process occurring in the functional system, which can also contribute to the development of an acute pathological condition in the corresponding organ.

In case the functional system is highlighted in yellow or red, the specialist should pay more attention to this part of the tongue in order to find the reflection of the problem in the corresponding organ, which may occur in the form of pathological process in this system.

Organ Pulses*The screenshot displays analysis based on the “Organ Pulses”

The second algorithm projects the so-called macro zones on the tongue, that are associated with the supreme systems of regulation in the body presented by Maha Doshas in Ayurveda or Ying-Yang balance in TCM. In case of Vikruti condition (a pathological deviation in the performance of the regulation systems – Dosha), identified by the module “Constitution” (view the detailed information at the link), the zone, associated with the corresponding Dosha, gets highlighted in one of two colors:

  • red - the initiation phase, the aggravation of Doshas and their “pouring out” from the site of localization (Vriddhi state) due to an acute pathological process.
  • yellow - Dosha is weakened (Kshaya state) due to chronic pathological process. In this case, the imbalance of Vata Dosha corresponds to pathological development and spread of Wind in the traditional Chinese medicine, Pitta Dosha imbalance – to empty or full of Heat and Kapha Dosha imbalance – to accumulation of Dampness and Phlegm.

Tongue diagnosis was established as a coherent system of knowledge in 1600 BC, as there are direct mentions in Chinese sources dating from the Shang Dynasty. Tongue diagnosis (SKT. jihva pariksha, eng. tongue diagnosis) is the second most important method of assessing the health status of the patient after pulse diagnosis.

analysis of Subdoshas*The screenshot displays results based on the analysis of Subdoshas

The third algorithm interconnects data obtained by the analysis of Subdoshas (regulation systems) projecting at the third level of the pulse (view the detailed information at the link) and data provided by the examination of the tongue. This algorithm is being an innovation developed by the VedaPulse project. It allows to integrate the data provided by the “Tongue diagnosis” module into analysis of the stages and mechanisms of pathogenesis according to Ayurveda and TCM fundamentals. As a result of an automatic analysis carried out by the heuristic algorithm of the program we get data on the condition of regulation systems, qualified by Subdoshas, displayed on the image of the tongue in the zones associated with the corresponding system. The zones are also highlighted in three different ways:

  • no highlighting - according to the pulse diagnosis, the Subdosha, associated with of the corresponding organ’s performance is in a balanced/harmonious state and provides sufficient regulatory influence on the maintenance of normal organ function;
  • yellow - according to the pulse diagnosis, the Subdosha, associated with the corresponding organ’s performance, is being in a state of tension as it struggles to compensate the existing chronic pathological process, while in the body there is a tendency to depletion of function and adaptation resources.
  • red - according to the pulse diagnosis, the Subdosha, associated with the corresponding organ’s performance, is being in a state of tension as it struggles to compensate the existing acute pathological process, while in the body there is a tendency to tension of function and adaptation resources.

In case the functional system is highlighted in yellow or red, the specialist should pay more attention to this part of the tongue in order to find the reflection of the problem in the corresponding organ, which may occur in the form of pathological process in this system.

Maha Doshas*The screenshot displays analysis based on the Maha Doshas

Who will benefit from using this module?

"Tongue dagnostics" is designed for all professionals, who use methods of traditional medicine in their practice and consult on a healthy lifestyle.

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