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Bad habits such as nail biting can be relatively annoying to those living with stress. You see nail biting is one of the many byproducts of stress in ones own life. Those suffering with stress might not even realise that they are biting their nails. It can begin as someone controlled but can slowly turn into an involuntary reaction whenever stress is apparent. The medical term for nail biting is known as onychophagia and can affect anyone, at anytime, of any age.

Nail biting can sometimes spawn through childhood, studies have found that most nail biters are actually children between the ages of 7 and 10. The cause for this is entirely dependant on a case by case basis. These studies find that it is mostly men that bites their nails compared to women, although this does not rule them out of contention. There are some very rare cases where certain individuals will bite their nails in their sleep.

When does nail biting become a mental health issue? 

Nail biting, as well as being embarrassing, can be incredibly painful also. Infections are even more available to the fingernails of nail biters. The amount of germs that lie under the fingernails is a very long list. These germs can enter ones system through the mouth, nose and eyes. With that in mind you can tell that nail biting is not healthy. If nail biting continues, then there are chances that nails will be deformed and could even fall off. We all have our own differences for nail biting, some might consider the act as a way of grooming. Keep in mind that the bacteria gathered through nail biting can cause various dental issues, including gingivitis. Nail biting can vary on severity depending on the individual. Bloody fingers and loss of nail is probably when these issues are well past a simple bad habit, this is borderline OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). If you are someone that suffers from nail biting and wishes to quit, then you may want to read the next section for a potential resolve.

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A potential resolve to nail biting 


Those who constantly bite their nails and wish to quit might find that The Hudson Mind Theory (HMT) could be the answer they’ve been searching for. This theory allows one the ability to remove negative thoughts from the brain itself, thus allowing one the ability to control their own feelings and thoughts in ways they didn’t think were possible. This is a tried and tested method of self-evaluation that is perfect for those that happen to have their nails constantly trapped between teeth. The methods taught here can be applied in a variety of different settings that all work towards channeling your feelings in a more healthy manner.

Sessions for HMT allow one to counteract their woes rather quickly, and can even take place via Skype and FaceTime respectively. Previous patients of this treatment have noticed significant results from simply 1 or 2 sessions with one of our practitioners. To view more of our treatments check out our full list.


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1 or 2 Sessions and notice results.

Previous patients of this treatment have noticed significant results from simply 1 or 2 sessions with one of our practitioners.  To view more of our treatments check out our full list.  Bodymindworkers.com

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