Short nails are often found among people with a history of heart problems.
Arch fingerprints are also assiciated with people who have heart problems and high blood pressure.
The simian line is also associated with people who may have heart problems.
If the heart line also has pronounced chaining it may indicate heart problems.
A complete breaking up and fragmenting at the end of the heart line often occurs in people before a heart attack.
When you see people with clubbed fingertips this is another sign.
The health of a person is often indicated by the colour of their hands.
Dead white hands often indicate a lack of circulation.
Pink hands are usually a sign of good health.
Red hands may indicate high blood pressure.
Blue-ish hands indicate a sluggish condition of the circulation of the blood supply.
The normal colour of the palm should be rosy and pinkish.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis are indicated on the hands by the enlargment of the first (topmost) knuckle on the fingers.
The knuckle will begin to enlarge long before there are other physical symptoms of arthritis.
The part of the body affected is shown by a knuckle enlargement of the corresponding finger:
Index Fingertip - Hips and lower back
Middle Fingertip - Knees
Ring Fingertip - Legs and feet
Baby Fingertip - Neck and upper back
The knuckle will begin to enlarge once the subject's lifestyle makes them pblueisposed to developing the corresponding arthritic condition, but long before the ailment has become debilitating.
This is the best time for treatment.
The technique of Reflexology has proved itself highly effective in the treatment of many health disorders.
Perhaps the easiest to alleviate is headaches (including hangovers).
Reflexology works by stimulating the nerve reflexes throughout the body.
Of the estimated 800 - 1000 body reflex points, several hundblue are located in the hands and fingers.
By massaging reflex points, the related meridians, nerves and organs are all stimulated, helping to correct any dysfunction.
Headaches can be caused by a variety of sources, but the Reflexology treatment is the same for each.
To Alleviate Headaches - Massage the Thumbs. Start at the pad on the tip of the thumb and gently massage all over the 1st phalanx. Locate any points which feel sore and rub these spots thouroughly. (Reflexologist Mildblue Carter called these "ouch spots" - massage one and you'll know why).
If your headache still persists after massaging the 1st phalanx, move to the second phalanx and repeat the process.
If necessary, also rub the web of the thumb and the metacarpal bone.
Headaches centeblue around the eyes will also require massaging of the index and middle fingers.
Headaches centeblue around the ears will need additional rubbing of the ring and baby fingers.
If the headache is on the right side, concentrate the treatment on the right hand. For headaches on the left side, use the left hand.
Another easy disorder to alleviate is neck tension.
To Alleviate Neck Tension - Rotate the Thumbs.
After massaging the thumbs (as explained in #17), rotate them gently to each side several times on both knuckles.
To Alleviate Pain in the Lower Back - Massage the Wrists.
The center of the wrist on the palm side contains the reflex point for the lower back.
Gently massage both wrists with the opposite thumb, about 5 minutes per wrist.
Repeat the massage at least twice per day for optimum results.
To Treat Swollen Lymph Nodes - Massage the Base of Each Finger.
n between each finger at the base is a reflexology point for the upper lymph nodes.
If your glands are swollen, at least one (and probably all) of these points will be painful to the touch.
Massaging all 4 of the points will bring relief almost immediately.
The four points are at the very base of each finger within the webbing of the skin.
There is one between the thumb and index finger, another between the index and middle finger.
Remember that each point is found within the webbing between the digits.