Acupuncture for toenail fungus


Symptoms of toenail fungus

'Onychomycosis means fungus infection of the nail. Because of toenail fungus, the nail plate can have a thickened, yellow, or cloudy appearance. The nails can become rough and crumbly, or can separate from the nail bed. There is usually no pain or other bodily symptoms, unless the disease is severe. Patients with onychomycosis may experience significant psychosocial problems due to the appearance of the nail, particularly when fingernails are affected.' see Wikipedia, onychomycosis.

My point of view is that nail fungus is due to a certain organ's dysfunction. This dysfunction makes fungus stay and grow in toenails. Many people try to remove toenail fungus with some cream or vinegar. Some use nail polish to protect crumbling nails. All these are temporary solutions. The real solution is to remove the cause, make the immune system strong and then the fungus will not grow or stay on the toenails. Some people have all nails affected with fungus. Some only have fungus one nail. Everyone can have a different nail affected. The different locations indicate that some organ in the body has problems.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, nails are related with the liver. It is a general concept, but too broad to use for fungus toenails.

Acupuncture treatment helps toenail fungus

Acupuncture treatment for toenails with fungus will strengthen the related organ. Fungus toenails will disappear automatically when new toenails grow. The period for the growth of a new toenail usually take 6 months to one year. During this time the patient has part of the fungus nail at front and a clean new nail in behind. When new nails grow to the end of the toe, there is no more fungus nail. New toenails are thin in depth in the beginning. When another new one comes out, the patient finds a thicker nail comes out. This means the organ is improving.

If toenails are black, this is a sign of serious disease.

This patient could expect bells palsy, diabetes, stroke, and even cancer. Even though the patient does not feel any pain now, the disease is progressing and some organ function is severely damaged already. Even if MRI, CT or X-ray are taken and no abnormality shown, a serious diseases could happen in the future.

One example: I observed two black toenails during an acupuncture treatment. I asked many questions. The patient answered that she had no pain and felt no abnormality. I explained that something is wrong and it could be serious. The patient insisted nothing was wrong. I explained that there are only few nerves in liver; therefore, any dysfunction there cannot be felt easily.

I was notified three months later that she had felt some abdominal pain and saw a doctor. The examination showed the patient had liver cancer and it had spread to the pancreas.

Any patient with fungus toenails or black toenails could have some kinds of organ dysfunction. If this patient gets acupuncture treatments, the patient can expect better organ function and remove fungus or black or yellow toenails.

Please go to my website, Answers with Acupuncture to learn how acupuncture can help you.

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