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Tongue diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) assesses the health by investigation of tongue coating. The science and technology of tongue coating analysis have become a significant issue for modernization of TCM. The relationship between microecology of tongue coating and TCM was relevant to the syndrome differentiation in TCM, such as the cold/hot syndrome may exhibit different specific microbiota patterns in the tongue coating. This article provides a review on the microbiota research of tongue coating. © 2014 Ye et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Ye, J., Cai, X., & Cao, P. (2014, March 5). Problems and prospects of current studies on the microecology of tongue coating. Chinese Medicine (United Kingdom). BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/1749-8546-9-9