Why am I having problems
with my Fingernails?
One healthy approach for understanding
any health problem – in this case problems
with your nails – is to acknowledge that
your body is sending you a signal that
something is out of balance. Perhaps
there is a mineral or vitamin deficiency
such as, for example, the C or B vitamins
The challenge is to figure out what
your body needs. When bodies
scream at us to be heard,
it can be difficult to figure
the problem out. I have two
approaches for you to
consider: homeopathy and
an exploration of the underlying
reason for the condition.
Homeopathy can be very
useful in getting to the root
cause of a problem. Homeopathy
treats illness in a novel way.
Homeopathic doctors use
substances that produce,
in a healthy person, symptoms
similar to the symptoms seen in the
Homeopaths use serial dilution (which
involves shaking between each dilution)
to remove the toxic effects of the remedy.
The underlying qualities of the substance
are retained by the diluent. The diluted
substance is usually indistinguishable
from pure water.
Practitioners select treatments according
to observations they have of a patient
through consultations that explore both
the physical condition and any emotional
issues that may be associated with the
Below is a link to a web site that
lists various conditions with nails
and suggests possible reasons why
such conditions might develop.
The descriptions give you an idea of
how homeopathy can be helpful
in sorting through a health challenge
and finding a solution to it. Homeopathy
can be used to treat any condition.
Explore the Underlying Cause of the Problem
A second way of figuring out what your
body is telling you is to investigate what
might be the underlying (and unconscious)
reason for the problem.
Louise Hay, author of You Can
Heal Your Life, believes that
there are always underlying reasons
why a particular health problem
presents itself. She offers probable
reasons for a wide variety of ailments.
In the case of problems with nails she
writes that a probable cause is linked
to issues connected with protection.
The new thought pattern that she
suggests will help heal this problem is:
“I reach out safely.”
On a more general level, Louise Hay
says that problems with fingers are
related to issues associated
with the details of life. The healing
thought pattern is:
“I am peaceful with the details of life.”
If either of these possibilities resonate
with you, then you might want to
write one or both mantras on a piece of
paper and affix it to a place you
will see it everyday like your bathroom
mirror, refrigerator or front door.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
© 2008 Parkinsons Recovery