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Intro to Tongue Assessment
Madrona House Apothecary
Seattle, WA
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Intro to Tongue Assessment
Tongue assessment is an age old diagnostic technique that involves observing the appearance of one's tongue to see what imbalances lie within. This is a powerful tool that can be used on yourself, or for friends or clients. I cant imagine using herbs without looking at the tongue first!

We will learn the major tongue features: color, thickness, shape and coating. With these, you can discern constitutional tendencies, imbalances of certain organs, fluid accumulation, heat, stagnation and more. We will be using each other as examples, so you will also go home with a basic assessment of your own tongue, and tools to read changes in it. This is a participatory and interactive class, so come with your observant eyes, and your tongue!

PLEASE BRING: A flashlight and a hand mirror.

Ideally you will have taken my Intro to Herbalism class before taking this one, as your understanding will be deeper. This class is also appropriate for healthcare practitioners and herbalists who want to add this skill to their practice.

Natalie was trained in tongue assessment by Matthew Wood and other western herbalists, and heavily integrates Chinese tongue diagnosis into her approach.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, September 23, 2019, 7-9pm
LOCATION: Madrona House Apothecary, 1423 34th ave, Unit C, Seattle 98122
COST: $35
MAX: 16 people
TEACHER: Natalie H.


Check out the other two classes in this beginner series:

- Intro to Herbal Medicine:  September 10, 2019
- Herbs for the Underlying Imbalances in Anxiety: September 19th, 2019



Natalie runs the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine, a local herb school in Seattle, where she teaches classes on plant ID, medicine making, and holistic herbalism. She has spent several years acquiring and synthesizing knowledge about Western Herbalism, PNW Materia Medica, nutrition, and Chinese Medicine. She is particularly passionate about traditional assessment techniques, the effects of emotions on the physical body, and holistic models of understanding imbalance. She also loves to forage and grow medicinal plants of all kinds, because cultivating a direct relationship with the living plant is not only educational but very healing. All in all, she is an empiricist at heart who loves experimentation and exploration into the possibilities of nourishing and strengthening our bodies and souls. As a teacher, Natalie is flexible, engaging and multi-sensory. She has extensive teaching experience, and is always looking for ways to keep things fresh and exciting.


This class will be held at Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts 

1423 34th ave unit c seattle wa 98122

Look for the red cow restaurant and take the concrete stairs to the immediate left. Come up the wood porch to the right and through glass door that says Unit C!

Accessibility Info:
We have an up sloping driveway with 5 concrete stairs that lead to a wood porch with 3 more stairs.

*Due to the nature of being an Apothecary we are not a scent free environment. We do, however, strive to keep our space free of any synthetic fragrances and appreciate your abstaining from wearing heavily scented body products.

Madrona House Apothecary (View)
1423 34th Avenue Unit C
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Madrona House Apothecary (View)
1423 34th Avenue Unit C
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Health & Wellness

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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