9 LINES & 9 DISORDERS:
WHAT ARE THE CONNECTIONS?

In order to avoid misunderstandings, a brief description of each of the 9 hand lines in the picture, is given below:

Line 1 = extra crease on the distal phalange (beyond the distal interphalangeal crease)
Line 2 = extra crease on the middle phalange (in 1 or more fingers)
Line 3 = single crease on the pinky finger
Line 4 = extra crease on the thumb
Line 5 = ‘hockey-stick crease’
Line 6 = simian crease
Line 7 = Sydney crease
Line 8 = transverse hypothenar crease
Line 9 = secondary creases: unusually high density

The names of the 9 disorders are:

A = Alagille syndrome (= genetic disorder related to e.g. the liver, heart & kidney)
B = Coffin-Lowry syndrome (= genetic disorder: e.g. mental problems, health)
C = Down syndrome (= genetic disorder: trisomy 21, e.g. mental handicap, health)
F = Edward syndrome (= genetic disorder: trisomy 18, e.g. low rate of survival)
D = Fetal alcohol syndrome (= caused by alcohol abuse during pregnancy)
E = Fragile-X syndrome (= genetic disorder: Xq27, e.g. mental handicap, autism)
G = Pit-Rogers-Dank syndrome (= e.g. growth disorder, mental retardation)
H = Schizophrenia (= psychiatric disorder)
I = Sickle Cell Diseases (= blood disorder)

The QUIZ-task is very simple:
‘Which line (in the picture above) belongs to which disorder?’

(You can submit your answers as a response to this blog post, but you can also discuss the details at the Modern Hand Reading Forum, at:   The ‘Weird-Hand-Lines QUIZ’ – part 2)

By the way, quite a few ”clues’ for finding the right connections are provided in the section MEDICAL HAND ANALYSIS.

9 LINES & 9 NAMES:
WHAT ARE THE CONNECTIONS?

The names of the 9 hand lines (most of them are quite frequently mentioned in the palmistry literature) are:

A = Buddha line (first described by Japanese palmist: Hachiro Asano)
B = Equipoise line* (first described by PDC chirologist: Arnold Holtzman)
C = Girdle of Venus (e.g. described by Australian hand reader: Andrew Fitzherbert)
D = Healing stigmata (e.g. described by US hand reader: William G. Benham)
E = Intuition line (e.g. described by US palmist: Nathaniel Altman)
F = Passion line (first described by UK chirologist: Johnny Fincham)
G = Poorva Punya (e.g. described by Canadian palmist: Ghanshyam Singh Birla)
H = Ring of Solomon (e.g. described by the Irish palmist: Cheiro)
I = Via Lascivia (e.g. described by US hand analyst Edward D. Campbell)

 

The palmistry QUIZ-task is quite simple:
‘Which hand line (in the picture above) belongs to which name?’

(You can submit your answers as a response to this blog post, but you can also discuss the details at the Modern Palmistry Forum, at:     The ‘Weird-Hand-Lines QUIZ’ – part 1)

The Books that were presented by the palm reading & palmistry experts mentioned behind the 9 names of the hand lines are all listed in the:
Palmistry books TOP 100 – listed by ‘Amazon Sales Rank’

Your Life is in your hands!

THE FULL STORY:
THE HAND LINES & PALMAR CREASES

[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false] Last month VoiceAmerica’s radioshow “Your Life is in Your Hands” presented an episode devoted to the palmar creases of the hand. UK hand analyst Lynn Seal was invited to talk with host Kenneth Lagerström about the mysterious ‘lines of the hands’.

During the hour various aspects of the hand lines were discussed, including: the mystery of the ‘palmar flexion creases’, the prenatal development of the (major) hand lines in the early life of the embryo, line variations among ethnic populations, the differences between hand lines in the left and right hand, and how the hand lines can be used for different purposes in palmistry. Lynn explained very well that in time the hand lines can show significant changes; this simple fact might explain why the validity of ‘future predictions based on the hand lines’ are even disputed from within the palmistry community!

Unfortunately the podcast of the show is nog longer available, but Kenneth has pointed out that the recording will become available at HumandHand.com in the near future.

How to understand the major characteristics of the lines in the palm of your hands properly?

In modern palm reading (cheirology) the hand lines are not used for predicting the future; contrary the hand lines are recognized as ‘energy flows’ reflecting process in the body and the brain which related the various aspects of an indvidual, including temperament, personality & and interpersonal functioning.
Palmistry: the major hand lines & palmar creases.

HAND LINES IN THE HAND OF AN EMBRYO

Contrary to what many believe, the development of the hand lines does not directly relate to the movements of the hands. For example, the three major hand lines (life line, heart line and head line), start developing in the hand of the little embryo in the 2nd month of gestation – while the first hand movements do not occure before the 2nd half of the third month.

Another indication is provided by the fact that usually the ‘passive’ hand (= left hand for righthanded people) shows more hand lines then the ‘active hand’ (= right hand for righthanded people). And often the hands of people who are active in jobs that require a lot of manual work, show less palmar lines than those who are active in jobs that are not featured with the use of the hands (such as social work).

After about 7 weeks the life line starts developing in the hand of the embryo.
The hand of a 7 week old embryo.The hand of a 7 week old embryo after 48 days.

WHAT DO THE HAND LINES REVEAL?

Despite the fact that many palmists around the world – especially in Asia – still claim that the lines in the palm or our hands reveal information about our future, the truth is that within the global palm reading community there appears to be a growing number of debaters who actually question the validity of this claim.

While traditional palmistry has merely been a matter of using the hand as an occult ‘tool’ – focussed on making (future) ‘prediction’; in the 20th century modern palm reading became more focussed on the issue of understanding human nature, by studying the psychological- & spiritual life of individuals.

The most frequently asked question is probably: “what do my hand lines reveal?” Interestinly, the answer might actually depend on the person who is faced with this question! For example, a traditional palmist might point to your future, a modern palm reader might point of your brain, and a scientific hand analyst … might point to your genes!

14 Palmar creases: an overview of the most common hand lines.
Palmar creases: an overview of the most common hand lines.
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING:
What does the presence of a ‘simian line’ reveal?
The story of the ‘Sydney line’: how it relates to the ‘simian line’!

28 Characteristics of the hand in Fragile X syndrome (Xq27).

How to recognize the hand in Fragile X syndrome?

Alexander Rodewald presented in 1986 the very first ‘phantom picture’ describing the typical hand characteristics in Fragile X syndrome (e.g. including the simian crease or Sydney line). But more detailed ‘phantom pictures’ were never presented after the A. Rodewald et al. (1986) publication. However, this month (february 2010) an updated ‘phantom picture’ has become available – featuring 28 characteristics of the hand in Fragile X syndrome (+ a couple of other hand related characteristics).

What are typical hand characteristics in Fragile X syndrome?

HAND LINES:
A common characteristic is the presence of the famous ‘simian line‘; an alternative is the presence of a Sydney line.

DERMATOGLYPHICS:
Here one should especially notice the fingerprints of the 3rd finger (and the 2nd + 4th finger); often these demonstrate the presence of ‘radial loop’ patterns and/or arch patterns (the normal ‘ulnar loop’ patterns are less common in Fragile X syndrome) – combined with a ‘transverse’ pattern in the palmar ridge lines in the distal palmar zone.

HAND SHAPE:
The palm width (hand breadth) is relatively broad, and the palm length is usually a bit short. Finger length is relatively long compared to the palm length, but slightly short compared to the palm breadth.

NOTICE: The author of the new ‘phantom picture’ for Fragile X syndrome described a specific guideline which states that in most cases of Fragile X syndrome certain combinations of the 28 characteristics are found in both the fingers AND the palm of the hand!

More details available at:
How to use the ‘simian crease’ for recognizing Fragile X syndrome?

Photo: the hand of a baby hand with hyperextensible finger joints – often seen in Fragile X syndrome.
Hand of a baby hand with hyperextensible finger joints - often seen in fragile x syndrome.

How to recognize the hand in Down syndrome - 27 characteristics.

How to recognize the hand in Down syndrome?

Lionel Sharples Penrose introduced in 1963 in the magazine Nature the first ‘phantom picture’ for the hand in Down syndrome. The picture described some of the typical characteristics of the hand in Down syndrome – including the ‘simian crease’. Later more detailed ‘phantom pictures’ were presented by Schaumann & Alter (1976), and Rodewald (1981).

In januari 2010 a more detailed version became available – describing 27 characteristics of the hand in Down’s syndrome!

What are the most typical hand characteristics in Down’s syndrome?

HAND LINES:
A common characteristic is the presence of the famous ‘simian line‘; an alternative is the presence of another unusual hand line: the Sydney line.

DERMATOGLYPHICS:
Here one should especially notice the hypothenar zone of the hand (in palmistry a.k.a. ‘mount of moon’); usually this zone a large ‘ulnar loop’ pattern combined with a high positioned palmar axial triradius.

HAND SHAPE:
Short fingers (thumb and pinky finger are often abnormally short) + a square shaped palm.

NOTICE: The author of the new ‘phantom picture’ for Down syndrome described a specific guideline which states that in all cases of Down syndrome certain combinations of the 27 characteristics are found in both the fingers AND the palm of the hand!

A presentation of all details is available at:
How to use the simian line + 26 other characteristics as a hand marker in Down’s syndrome!

Photo: example of the hand in a Down syndrome baby

Example of a baby hand in Down syndrome (trisomy 21).

Palmist Nisha Ghai says: palmistry is a science!

Palmist Nisha Ghai says: palmistry is a science!

Is palmistry a science?

Palmist Nisha Ghai is the director of the Institute of Palmistry in New Delhi – which was found by the famous Indian palmist professor Dayanand

Nisha Ghai answers in her article the question: ‘what makes palmistry a science?’, and she describes how classic palmistry developed into the modern science of palm reading.

In her writing the palmist from New Delhi focusses on the following questions:

1) How scientific is palmistry?
2) How do the hand lines develop?
2) Do the hand lines change?
3) Which hand does the palmist examine?

“The palm is a mirror of our Brain and mind. The raised portion of flesh on palm are known as Mounts. The palm lines are waves, which indicate activeness of our unconscious mind. The Lines on the palm are the waves which indicate what goes in our unconscious mind.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT INDIAN PALMISTRY:

Palmistry: a science in progress
24 Percent of Indians consult a palmist!
Hand facts: what are basic characteristics of human hands?
Is finger length measurement the new Chiromancy?
We are all one: Hindu palm readers push you along a spiritual path!

hand reading of power!.

Barack Obama: hand reading of power

Barack Obama will soon get his hands on the most powerful job in the Western world. And those hands might reveal a lot about what Barack Obama will do with the power in his hands. Lori Reid, an expert author in hand reading & palmistry, has examined the hand lines on Barack Obama’s hand palm, as well as the length and width of his fingers – this hand reader believes she has Obama’s personality all worked out.

Miss Reid says that Mr Obama’s left hand has extraordinarily long fingers and a long palm. “This hand shape fits into a category known as The Water Hand and is a common feature of artists, writers and thinkers”, she says. In the full article – see the first article below – Lori Reid makes 18 comments about Barack Obama’s left hand (Obama is left-handed) – in which she explains how Obama will likely use his power!

READ FURTHER ABOUT BARACK OBAMA’S HANDS:
Barack Obama: the hand of power
Palmist Gary Markwick about Barack Obama’s hands
Barack Obama is the 7th left handed US president! – TIP!!!
About Barack Obama’s sporty hand greeting with his wife



Oregon
Ronelle Coburn - Master Hand Analyst
Ronelle
Coburn

Hand Analyst Ronelle Coburn reads hands in Portland, Oregon (USA)

Expertises:
Master Teacher and Master Hand Analyst in IIHA Hand Analysis: lifeprints

FULL PROFILE:
Hand Analyst Ronelle Coburn

Destiny at your fingertips

Ronelle Coburn writes on her website www.ronellecoburn.com about her book Lifeprints Hand Analysis:

There are three complex interrelated systems in your hands that map-out your individual calling and your personal character:

  • Fingerprints: The first system is your Soul Psychology mapped in your unchangeable fingerprints. Your fingerprints hold the answer to one of the greatest mysteries of life—your destiny.
  • Hand shape: The overall shape of your hands represents the foundation of your personality. Are you primarily a thinker, feeler, doer, or people person? There are four primary hand shapes and most people have a combination of two types.
  • Hand lines: The lines are the most complex system in the hands. They represent the sum total of your brain’s processing over time and tell you about your character (which means “etched” as the lines are carved in your hands).
  • Palm reading goes medical

    August 16, 2008

    Palmistry - the length of the life line

    Palmistry goes medical

     

     

    Space scientist talks about Palm Reading

    Kumar, 42, is a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization in Bangalore, India. Twelve years ago, a palm reader told him by looking at the palm of his hand that he would become a palm reader himself.

    FULL ARTICLE:
    Palm reading goes medical

    It was a prediction that really embarrassed Kumar, he said in an e-mail, but that ended up igniting his interest in palm reading reading. He spent years reading books and learning about this science and ended up opening his own practice.There, Kumar said, he observed many hands and was able to detect similarities in the palm linese of people living with certain type of diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. This led to his visit to the Regional Cancer Center where he studied the palm lines of about 160 patients with cancer. According to Kumar’s observations, most of them had the same lines.”It made me think of another matter”, said Kumar. “If this disease is detected in the primary stage itself, it is quite curable. Then why can’t we get precaution against this fatal disease through finding the palm line symptoms? Really, this notion opened before me the endless and eventful vista of medical palm reading.”

    Medical Palm Reading around the world

    The general definition of palm reading is the study of the hand lines to predict the future, assess personalities and provide counseling. Medical palm reading on the other hand, looks at the hand’s lines, shape and texture to detect abnormalities that will help diagnose physical and mental diseases.

    For centuries, Chinese and Indian medicine has recognized the link between palmistry and good health. Abnormalities such as vertical ridges on the fingernails, or a life line that’s faint in color, can represent a diagnosis for all sorts of illnesses from intestinal problems to heart disease. The Catholic Church, for its part, has always branded palm reading as devil worship and forced it underground.

    So far however, this science is still far from being accepted in the West. According to Kenneth Lagerstrom, a professional palmist and founder of a website on the human hand, in North America “the palms of the hands are sometimes called ‘no man’s land’ because it’s expected that no self-respecting medical professional will deal with palmistry.”

    Another reason for the West’s reluctance to recognize medical palm reading as a reliable diagnosis tool is the lack of belief in what is considered by many here as an “occult science,” Lagerstrom said. In addition, he blames his fellow practitioners themselves for all the uncertainties still surrounding medical palm reading.

    “In my opinion,” he said, “more than 95 percent of them are either dangerously incompetent or outright fraudulent. Very few seek details that can be scientifically or medically verified, preferring instead to make their readings either fortune-telling or ‘spiritual.’”

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