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Fingernail Analysis ~ Very interesting

This should not be used to diagnose yourself. If you suspect a problem, see a doctor.

Here is a way to look for certain things that are wrong in the body.

The Thumb: Reflects what is going on in the brain, excretory system and in the reproductive organs.

Index Finger: Reflects what is going on in liver, gall bladder or nervous system.

Middle Finger: Reflects what is going on in the heart and circulation.

Ring Fingers: Reflects what is going on in the reproductive organs and the hormonal system.

Little Finger: Reflects what is going on in the digestive system.

Nail Fungus... this is sometimes missed because it is usuallly in the toenails. If you have a nail fungus, it can be a sign of deep rooted yeast infection that has been going on for years.

The Lunulae... thie lunulae are the little white half moon shape at the base of the nail.  You should have 8 of these.  
The one on the thumb nail should be 25% or less than the total length of the nail from base to flesh line at the top.

Less Than 8 Lunulae... Try taking deeper breaths!

If the thumb lunula is too large this might mean the heart and circulation is working overtime.  It could also be high blood pressure.
Other things that could mean the heart is working overtime
. Heart Line On The Ear Lobe
. Pointed Tongue Tip
. Red Tip Of Tongue 

A lunulae on the little fingers can be problems in the digestive area or possibly high blood pressure

If the lunulae is red or blue, or just a tinge of those colors it can mean lung  or heart disease or possibly heavy metal posioning

Shoot-like things emanating from the border of the lunulae: This is not such a good sign. It can mean thyroid problems or cancer. I have seen many men with this on their thumbnails and most have told me that they had prostate cancer or had their prostate removed due to cancer. I have also seen this reverse when you get to the core cause of this pesky disease in the body, but it takes dedication to do it. If you have this sign you might want to get a couple of blood tests from your doctor, a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test and a Thyroid panel. It's always nice to know what is going on so you can do something about it.

Did you know that you can usually tell if a person is right or left handed by looking at their thumb lunulae.   The hand used most often will have a bigger lunulae on the thumb.   I am right handed and my right thumb lunulae is bigger on that hand.

If you know you have traumatized a nail and it is black, blue or various shades of bruise, this is not really anything to be concerned about.

Black....Anemia, B-12 deficiency, bacterial infection, chronic kidney disease, adrenal gland problems, liver disease, cancer or melanomas, silver deposits (heavy metals), trauma.

Blue... Atherosclerosis, blood is too thick, liver disease, COPD (lung disease), copper or silver poisoning, decreased hemoglobin, drug reactions, gas poisoning, heart disease, hepatitis, high platelet counts, increased cholesterol, inflammation, kidneys with clogged arteries, lupus, prior strokes, rheumatoid arthritis, blood clots.

Green... Allergies to something you are using, Bacillus infection, localized fungal infection, serious emphysema.

Brown Or Copper... Arsenic or copper poisoning, fungal infections. Note for fungal infections this is a sign that you have yeast inside your body, but you can heal the nail with daily applications of Vick's Vapo Rub. Continue the daily treatment until the nail grows totally out. Clip the nail short until it grows out completely. This usually takes 2-3 months.

Arthritis, edema, malnutrition, post-operative effects, glaucoma, lung problems, emphysema, cardio-pulmonary disease.

Yellow...Bleeding, diabetes, digestive problems, liver disease, hyperthyroidism, too much carrot juice, lymphatic problems, nail fungus, poor circulation, respiratory problems, Vitamin E deficiency, fluid retention in the lymphatic system.

Pale or white: Anemia... Candida (yeast), low life force, overall mineral deficiency, heart or lung problems, hemorrhage, hookworm infestation, kidney disease, liver disease, malnutrition, ulcers.

Purple: Oxygen deprivation... circulatory problems, congenital problems.

Red: Brain hemorrhage... heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, stroke, carbon monoxide poisoning.

Vertical Ridges and Split Nails...Lots of rule-outs here, but they include--Adrenal gland problems, arthritic tendencies, asthma, broken heart, bronchitis, calcium deficiency, chronic fatigue, chronic inflammation, chronic stress, depression, emotional trauma, excretory system conditions, hyperactivity or overexertion, iron deficiency, kidney problems, laryngitis, nervous problems, poor digestion/absorption in the small intestine, chemicals from food, dieting, protein deficiency, respiratory problems, unhappiness, Vitamin A deficiency, yeast and other fungi, lupus, chemo or radiation side effect, drugs or prescription use.

Remember to look to see if there are ridges on more than one finger and if the ridges are on the same finger of each hand, then go to the top of the page and see which organs are associated with the ridges. That will help in ruling in or out what the cause is.
Horizontal Dips...
Poor circulation
 heart disease,
trauma to the nail

Red Bands at the Tips...
liver problems
inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Yellow Tips...
Liver problems
poor digestion

White Spots...
Kidney or
hormone imbalances,
zinc,calcium or Vitamin A deficiency
Over use of drugs or chemical

Short Small Beds...
Heart disease.

Wide Clubbed Nails...
Asbestos exposure
lung disease

Clubbed Nails...Heart disease, liver disease, lung disease.

If the Nails are Brittle and or cracked.  It can be a sign of
Calcium deficiency
Kidney function problems
Iron deficency
Protein Deficiency
Thyroid issues
Vitamin A or D deficiency

If The Nails Are Soft and Thin ..
Adrenal Glands
poor nutrition,
protein deficiency,
Vitamin C deficiency.

****This blog is for my own healing, if you read and try something I do... you will be trying it at your own risk. I do some pretty crazy things to heal, some work, some don't. So please, check with your doctor before you do anything I do.


  1. Thank you! This is amazing information and I really do appreciate it.


  2. This is interesting. Mine are purple/blue. I'm going to check this out.

  3. Awesome info as usual :) TY

  4. Awesome and informative! I so never knew most of that!!

  5. I guess I better start breathing deeper!! I used to have those 1/2 moons on all my fingers--I just looked--there are none!! Guess I'd better layoff the nail polish for a while!! This is really interesting information most of which I had never heard before. Thank you (I think)

  6. Interesting as I have several immune disorders and my nails are gorgeous. Always have been. Long, grow fast, strong, no discolorations. I guess that's a good thing.

  7. Now I have to have a closer look at my nails. I had no clue about any of that!

  8. This is really interesting. I know it's not intended for individuals to self-diagnose serious health problems, but it is a nice pocket guide for determining whether a visit to the doctor is necessary or not. Thanks for the info!

  9. Yeeks, my thumbs are the only ones that have the lunulae. Crazy! Thank you for the interesting post, I loved reading it. Now I'm off to breathe deeper (which I probably in reality do not).

    Happy Wed. to you!

  10. How interesting! What a wonderful list to gauge our health.

  11. I've never had issues with my nails. I just hate long nails, so I cut them short. It's good to know this though!

  12. Hey, my mouse deleted part of my comment. lol I was going to say, So, it must mean that I'm healthy if I don't have any of those conditions on them!

  13. That is interesting. I looked and my lunula is smaller on my left hand and I am left handed though.

  14. Fascinating. I am now busy looking at my nails! I will have to keep looking at this and diagnosing myself!

  15. This is a great article with some awesome information.

  16. Can you clarify shoot like things Emenating from the lunula? I have one vertical skinny tube/ line shooting up from the lunula Its a clean straigt line.

    Are u talking about several jagged shoots that dont go all the way up? I have lyme btw. So def inmune issues. I will check p.s.a . so frustrating all the thing that go wrong w this disease

    1. I really can't clarify Matt. I have read before that if they are black shoots... that isn't good. But there are also red and white shoots. I have had a white shoot on mine and it went away. I have no idea what I did to make it go away.


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