Nail & Tongue Analysis

Through a very quick, simple and effective analysis, your naturopath can look at both your tongue and nails to establish if you have any nutritional deficiencies or patterns of disharmony within your body.


nail--tongue-pic.jpgNail and tongue analysis has been used by practitioners of ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for over 5000 years. Both your tongue and nails hold many answers to your personal health.Through a very quick, simple and effective analysis, your naturopath can look at both your tongue and nails to establish if you have any nutritional deficiencies or patterns of disharmony within your body.

What Health Conditions can your Nails Reveal?

In many cases changes in the appearance of your fingernails can be the first sign of a nutritional deficiency or health concern. For example:

  • spoon shaped nails may indicate low iron
  • ridged or brittle nails may be the result of low omega-3 fatty acids
  • white spots in the nails may indicate low zinc
  • flaky or ridged nails may indicate a lack of silica
  • ridges in the nails may mean a magnesium or calcium deficiency

What Health Conditions can your Tongue Indicate?

When you are healthy your tongue should be slightly pink in color, moist, and fairly smooth. When your naturopath looks at your tongue they are checking the colour, size, shape, coating, lines and raised edges. These signs reveal the overall state of your health and can also indicate specific organ function and disharmonies. Tongue diagnosis can be complicated, but a few simple signs to look out for include:

  • A smooth tongue can be a sign of vitamin B-12 deficiency or anemia.
  • If your tongue is dark red it could be a sign folic acid, vitamin B12 or B3 deficiency.
  • A white coating on your tongue could mean that you are dehydrated or it may be a sign of thrush.

Call your naturopath for a nail and tongue analysis today and discover the underlying causes of your health concerns.