If you dislike going to the gym and sweating, you may want to try this simple “nail massage therapy” to improve your body’s immunity and overall health.
Massaging your nails can improve the immune system, and it is very effective because massaging the fingers can increase blood circulation.
The blood must flow to the extremities of the body and return to the heart. Good blood flow to the hands and feet is especially important as many peripheral nerves are here and they receive and process a variety of information. Hands and feet are usually the first contact points, and it is no surprise that there are a lot of nerves located here.
Moreover, these nerves are very sensitive; some people can detect the thickness of objects through their sensitive fingertips even more accurately than a metal detector.
As a rule, blood circulation at the extremities of the body is not very good. For example, the temperature of the finger tips is only 31 degrees, but after you massage your finger nails, the temperature will increase.
The same rule also applies to the feet. Many people have cold feet and need to wear socks to sleep. After nail massage therapy, their toes become warm and they can sleep without socks.
Massaging your five fingers can help solve quite a few health problems.
The nail massaging method
With the thumb and forefinger of one hand, grasp a finger of another hand and rub both sides of the nail of that finger for 10 seconds.
If you have any of the following symptoms, it is best to rub the corresponding nail for 20 seconds.
- Thumb: corresponds with the respiratory system and can improve coughs, rheumatism, and so on.
- Forefinger: corresponds with the digestive system and can improve colitis, gastritis.
- Middle: corresponds with the ear, and can effectively improve tinnitus.
- Ring finger: stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, and can improve your immune system.
- Little finger: corresponds with circulatory organs, and can benefit the heart, kidney, hypertension, diabetes, and, eye etc.
Everyone’s situation is different; massage your nail until you feel you have been successful.
Massage your nails 1-2 times a day for the best results. It is more effective if you feel a little pain.
Generally speaking, it may take a month or so to see a significant improvement in symptoms. Some people can get results within a few days. This simple trick is good for prevention of illnesses and improvement of immunity.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.
Translated research by Mona Song and Kathy McWilliams