Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Massage and Natural Remedies for Nail Fungus

By Michelle R.

Is massage beneficial for nail fungus?
Yes! Massage is highly beneficial to the immune system. A weakened immune system is why one would get nail fungus in the first place. Massage also increases circulation bringing fresh blood and chi to the area aiding in the healing process.

Preventative care:
-eating whole natural food.
Thumb effected by nail fungus.
-drinking lots of water.
-wearing flip flops in public areas: showers, etc.
-not sharing foot wear: shoes and socks.
-not sharing nail care products: clippers, files, etc.

There are several other natural things that can also assist your body in fighting off the fungal infection:
-Apple Cider Vinegar
     -soak infected area in ACV for 30 minutes per day.
     -ingest a tablespoon of ACV with 8 ounces of water three times a day.
    -cut nails short or even file down as close to the nail bed(without getting too close as to cause pain or bleeding) and apply ACV directly to infected area. Allow to dry. Apply several times a day.

You can also use essential oils that have anti fungal properties such as: Tea Tree, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Clary Sage, Coriander, Lavender, Lemon, Oregano, and Patchouli.Take some precautions when using essential oils, they may need to be diluted in carrier oils. If your skin is sensitive to tea tree try using less and replace with lavender essential oil.

Foods that are anti fungal:
-Coconut Oil (also can applied topically to the infected area)
-Olive Oil

Using topical ointments, essential oils, eating the right food, along with regular massages can help fight your pesty fungal infections! Best of luck!

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