Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nail Biting : Effects and Solution

Nail Biting : Effects and Solution. 

Nail Biting know as onychophagia, it is a compulsive habit of biting ones fingernails or toenails during periods of nervousness, stress, hunger or even boredom. It can also be a sign of a mental or emotional disorder Nail biting is usually described as a common stress-relieving habit. Nail biting is more common in boys. . Many people bite their nails unconsciously due to stress or excitement or when you are involved in any other activity like reading a book or watching TV. etc. 

Nail-biting can cause your fingertips to be red and sore and your cuticles to bleed. Nail-biting also increases your risk for infections around your nail beds and in your mouth.Long-term nail-biting can also interfere with normal nail growth and cause deformed nails. It also damages your teeth as the nails are hard to chew due to which this habit can spoil the look of your teeth.

According to Feng Shui Nail shapes also carry certain information, for instance,  long and sharp nails can be made for those who need a little more personal enhancement in the public sphere, also they give powerful protection.Nails in the square shape will attract stability and oval shape symbolize support and sponsorship and wavy nails denote money flow. This can be one reason why you will want to stop biting nails immediately.

Another way to get rid of this habit is by auto suggestion. Many people make use of this knowledge sub-consciously, and achieve a lot from there lives. Some have even destroyed themselves just by this act. So it is always in our hands to give auto-suggestion. In this case, all the person has to do is keep saying to himself that " I am a strong and intelligent person and have the power and ability to give up biting my nails immediately. Biting them makes the taste in my mouth bitter. I can give up this habit easily and effortlessly." This way you wont have to buy any bitter taste cream or buy any other techniques. All the answers to our problems are always with us, we have to choose and apply them.

If your child is in the habit of biting nails, the best thing to do would be to give the auto suggestion when he is sleeping. This way he will accept the suggestion more faster and easily give up the habit. However saying that he doesn't listen or is foolish or getting wild at time will only make matters worse, as nail-biting first and fore most is a stress relieving habit, the stress goes and so does the habbit. 

Hope this information has been useful to you.

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