AI and Tongue Diagnosis

AI tongue reading

Although not exactly Traditional Chinese Medicine, this research discusses the use of Artificial Intelligence image analysis to diagnose 3 different diseases using analysis of tongue images.

For many centuries, Chinese Medicine has used tongue observation as a key diagnostic method in differentiating syndrome patterns.

A 2000-year-old practice by Chinese herbalists – examining the human tongue for signs of disease – is now being embraced by computer scientists using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

It is possible to diagnose with 80% accuracy more than 10 diseases that cause a visible change in tongue colour. In our study we achieved a 94% accuracy with three diseases, so the potential is there to fine tune this research even further,” Assoc Prof Al-Naji says.

By MEpps

Offering acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine at the L'Etoile, espace thérapeutique since 2004.