Palmist Cheiro said: the lifeline relates to the length of life.

Palmist Cheiro said: the lifeline relates to the length of life.

Palmist Cheiro said about the lifeline: ‘the line of life relates to the natural length of life’

When Cheiro – the ‘Godfather of palmistry’ – died he had a pretty long life line. But did his life line correspond with his age at death???

Researchers developed a formula to find the ‘age at death’ via the lifeline only!

Newrick, Affie & Corrall described in 1990:

“Palmistry has been the focus of heated argument since the first mention of its techniques in Indian and Chinese manuscripts of at least 3000 years ago. The science and popularity of the subject were brought to their peak by society palmist Louis Hamon, either better known by his pseudonym of Cheiro.”

One of the most famous theories of Cheiro was:

“… the lifeline relates to the length of life.”

In 1990 British 3 researchers performed a study focussed on the length of the lifeline in 100 cadavers. They developed an interesting method – with a piece of rope – to measure the lifelines, and the result were very significant: Cheiro’s theory appeared to be confirmed by the length of the lifelines of those 100 death people!

The ‘double blind’ study was done with great care, and the results found the newspapers all over the world.

How come that the study was never continued with a follow-up research?

Read the full article + more about the history of palmistry:

The history of palmistry
Palm reading: is palmistry a myth or reality?
Hand facts: more stories about human hands
Is finger length measurement the new Chiromancy?
Scientific research confirms Cheiro’s lifeline theory: longevity relates to length of the life line!?

Hand reflexology: the headache-break hand massage.

Hand reflexology: the headache-break hand massage.

‘The headache-break hand massage’ is a reflexology technique useful for healing migraine!

Olivia Rosewood has described how a simple hand reflexology technique can help to heal a serious headache or migrane attack.

Learn how to give yourself a healing handshake!

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) describes that a certain spot on the hand corresponds to the adrenal glands, of which the function is to clear blockages from this glands’ energy circuit, and as a results: bringing life force to these often overworked treasures.

Olivia Rosewood – author of spiritual book – says:

“To give yourself a break from a headache or even just a bit more zip in your doo-da, find the most tender spot between your thumb and forefinger. Use your other thumb and forefinger to pinch this spot from the top and palm of your hand (see the right picture above), the way you might pinch a penny should there be a world-wide financial crisis. Take a few deep breaths, and release this spot when you have an indication that you have unblocked this energy point: usually your pain subsides.”

Read the full article + more about healing headaches with reflexology:

The headache-break hand massage: a simple reflexology technique
Hand reflexology can deliver a ‘calming touch’
Reflexology & massage : the ‘healing touch’
Research: reflexology & palmtherapy provide relief for headaches & migraine

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Hart de Fouw - hand analyst in San Rafael, California (US)
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Hand analyst Hart de Fouw reads hands in San Rafael, California (US)

Vedic hand analysis – a.k.a. Hasta Samudrika Shastra.

Hand analyst Hart de Fouw

Vedic hand analysis in the US: Hasta Samudrika Shastra.

Hart de Fouw started studying the Vedic culture in India, and in 1973 he met K.L. Mantri. Since then he started learning to master the core of the Vedic culture – including the vedic hand reading system, called: ‘Hasta Samudrika Shastra’.

On his website Hart de Fouw writes:

“Hasta Samudrika (very loosely “hand analysis”) is a powerful ally of Jyotish. But it enjoys one great advantage over Jyotish: Rapid Accessibility, when properly taught. Because it naturally complements other disciplines like psychology and alternative health care, counselors and their clients in many fields benefit by the information derived through hand analysis.”

More about Vedic & Indian hand analysis:
Palmistry & hand analysis: ‘East meets West’
Hindu palm readers push along the spiritual path
Palmistry: myth or reality
Palmistry & hand reading around the world

New research on the old saying: 'cold hands, warm heart'.

New research on the old saying:

Cold hands, warm heart? – New research on the effect of poor circulation in fingers, Raynaud’s disease!

New research indicates that the old saying ‘cold hands, warm heart’ is often not true at all! About the effect of having cold hands on social perceptions, and chronic cold hands are an indicator for Raynaud disease.

Recently US researchers from the University of Colorado & Yale University presented their research results of two studies on how hand temperature affects the social perceptions. The researchers found that holding warm objects may actually make people view others more favorably (in terms of ‘social warmth’), and having warm hands may also make people more generous.

The research results implicate that hand temperature is definitely another interesting aspect to be considered in a palmistry- or hand reading! The basic characteristic of Raynaud’s syndrome is: painful chronic cold fingers.

Professor John A. Bargh (Yale University) says:

“It appears that the effect of physical temperature is not just on how we see others, it affects our own behavior as well. Physical warmth can make us see others as warmer people, but also cause us to be warmer – more generous and trusting – as well.”

Read the full article + related resources:

‘Cold hands, warm heart’ – is the old saying true?
About poor circulation in the fingers & Raynaud’s disease
Orthopaedic hand news

The Sydney line: an underestimated hand mark.

The Sydney line: an underestimated hand mark.

The Sydney line: an underestimated hand mark in Palmistry!

Many years ago the Sydney line was discovered as another hand line mark for Down’s syndrome – the other handmark is the ‘famous’ simian crease. How come that the diagnostic significance of the Sydney line is still underestimated?

This article describes an overview of the global palmistry- & scientific research related to the Sydney line.

In 1967 a Belgian study on Down’s syndrome was published which pointed out that besides the ‘famous’ simian line, an ‘extended proximal palmar crease’ is also a significant feature in Down’s syndrome.

One year later some researchers from Sydney, Australia (Purvis-Smith & Menser, 1968) reported that this fascinating palmar line is also frequently found in the hands of patients with congenital rubella – from that point researchers adopted the name used by researchers from Sydney: the name of the ‘Sydney line’ was established!

S.G. Purvis-Smith (Australian researcher) described the Sydney line as follows:

“A sydney line occurs where the proximal transverse crease extends beyond the midline axis of the fifth finger towards the ulnar border of the palm.”

Dozens of studies have confirmed the diagnostic significance of the Sydney line – sometimes the discriminative value is even higher compared to the simian crease! The significance of the Sydney line can be related to various medical problems (such as: Down’s syndrome, leukemia, Alzheimer dementia), and psychological problems (in general: developmental problems at young ages).

You can read more about the Sydney line & the simian crease in these extended articles:

The Sydney line: an underestimated hand mark
The simian line: a ‘notorious’ hand crease
More hand analysis news

The Sydney line: a hand mark for Down's syndrome, leukemia, Alzheimer dementia, and psychological problems.