Do You Know What The Half Moon Shape On Your Nails Means?

lundi 6 juin 2016
Did you know that the half moon shaped white area of the bad of a fingernail is called lunula (small moon in Latin)?
It is a very sensitive and important part of the nail and you should be very careful not to damage it because your entire nail will be permanently deformed.

If the rest of the nail is damaged or falls of, the lunula will remain in its place. Actually it is not white but when you see through the nail, it appears so.
The lunula is most visible on the thumb, but not at everyone. The thickened layer of skin which surrounds the fingernails and toenails, known as eponychium, may cover the lunula.

Alternative medicine believes that the lunula can reveal very important information about our overall health.
In traditional Chinese medicine it is believed that a lack of lunula can indicate anemia and malnutrition. If the lunula has reddish smudges the person may be suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Indigestion is indicated by a lack of lunula or a really small lunula which happens because of the slow metabolism and toxins in the body.

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