Do You Have White Spots(Half Moon) On Your Nails? Here’s What They Mean.

Look at your fingernails, did you notice a white half-moon shape that starts at your nail beds? In fact, it is a very important part of the nail. That little area is called the “lunula,” Latin for “little moon.” and it’s more than just a built-in design element — it actually says a lot about your health.

In traditional Chinese medicine, lunula is viewed as a barometer of one’s health. The condition of the lunula really is an indication of your health. When your health declines, it is manifested in changes to the lunula, or the disappearance of it altogether. And when your health is restored, your lunula returns to its original condition.

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WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT SOMEONE’S HEALTH — BOTH THE LACK OF IT OR THE PRESENCE OF IT?

Normal Lunulae

According to medical experts, having 8 to 10 milky white lunulas on both hands means that everything is alright with your health. Whiter the Lunula, the stronger the health.

The less Lunulae a person has, the lower the energy, overall health and immunity. If you have Lunulae on the thumbs only, you lack physical energy and you may get sick easily.

Missing Lunulae

One study has shown that missing fingernail moons are associated with various systemic disorders including issues with your thyroid or pituitary gland, iron deficiency, chronic renal failure, depression and possible B-12 deficiency. Have your iodine and Vitamin B-12 levels checked. Have your thyroid function and blood pressure checked.

LUNULA CAN SIGNIFICANTLY HELP YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR OVERALL HEALTH:

A lunula on the thumb indicates the spleen and lungs function. It is the most noticeable on the thumb nail, but it should not take over 25 % of the thumb nail. It may be rather smaller in smokers or people with arterial hypertension.

An index-finger lunula can fade away completely or become smaller as a result of the pancreas, intestine, or certain chronic diseases.

A middle finger lunula represents the function of the cardiovascular system as well as the brain. If it is absent on the nail, it may indicate high blood pressure or vascular issues.

To sum up, the lunula is considered a sign of how healthy you are. Therefore, any change should be taken seriously and get checked.

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