Your Life is in your hands!

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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’!

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!

Chinese palmistry: medical palm reading from China.

Chinese palmistry: medical palm reading from China.

Chinese Palmistry: medical Palm Reading & traditional chinese medicine (TCM) from China

In China is Palmistry always been a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According TCM Palmistry the palm, the thumb and the fingernails provide interesting clues about your heart, your digestion and reproductive system.

An article including: the history of palmistry in China & the 4 pilars of ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ (TCM).

Traditional Chinese medicine doctors say they can study your palm and learn about the state of your heart, healthwise. The color (pink is healthy), appearance of blue veins and lunula (white crescent at the base of the fingernail) all are indicators of health in TCM. Health problems can show up in your hands, palms and fingernails and if you read the warning signs, you can improve your constitution.

Dr Ma Xueling, a TCM folk doctor from Shang Hai provides some guidelines for medical palm reading on the basis of your fingernails, your veins & the color of your hand.

Chinese palmistry: palm reading from China.

MORE PALMISTRY FROM ASIA:
TCM Palmistry: traditional Chinese palm reading
Palmistry: find a palm reading expert in China
Palmistry goes medical: traditional Indian palm reading
Richard Unger’s LIFEPRINTS: translated into Korean language
Find a palmist in 15 Asian countries

A Palm Sunday hand reading.

A Palm Sunday hand reading.

A PALM SUNDAY HAND READING – including: bible art, quotes:

Palm Sunday is the Christean feast on the sunday before eastern – refering to the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem while he was welcomed with waving palm leaves in the days before his Passion.

An article about: hands related bible quotes, bible art + a tribute to the work of pastor Larry Wood: ‘Hands in scripture’ – which includes a new paradigm for spiritual thinking based on the hand.

THE ARTICLE INCLUDES:

>> Famous bible quotes about hands
>> Palm Sunday hand rituals
>> Bible art: the hands of Jesus Christ
>> ‘Hands in scripture’: a new paradigm for spiritual thinking – by pastor Larry Wood

MORE HAND ART:
A Palm Sunday hand reading – including bible art
Hand art: thumb, finger & hand sculptures
An ode to the thumb
Palmistry exerts network
Palmistry: news & research

The simian line is often found in Down syndrome, but also frequently seen in Asian populations.

The simian line is often found in Down syndrome, but also frequently seen in Asian populations.

The simian line

The simian line is a ‘notorious’ hand crease and well-known for it’s significance in Down’s syndrome – more than half of these people have a simian line in 1 or both hands, while only about 1% of healthy populations have a simian line. Nevertheless, this line is also frequently observed in the hands of certain ethnic population – especially in Asians!

In 1866, R.L. Down discovered in 1906 the relationship between the simian crease and Down’s syndrome. The simian line is also know as: the ‘simian crease’ or ‘single palmar transverse crease’.

‘Healthy hands’ with the simian line usually do not have the other stereotypical hand features related related to Down syndrome are missing (examples of other Down syndrome-related hand features are: a short thumb, curved little finger, certain dermatoglyphic patterns in the palm and fingerprints).

In some (Asian) populations is extraordinary frequently seen, such as: Pygmies: 34.7 %; Gypsies: 14.3 %; Chinese: 13.0 %; Koreans: 11.2 % – more percentages are presented in the full article.

Deciphering the simian line.

READ FURTHER ABOUT THE SIMIAN LINE:
The simian line: a notorious hand crease
The simian line: merging of mind and heart
The simian crease, down syndrome & other disorders
Do you have a simian line?

Fujitsu presents vein pattern palm reading.

Fuijtsu vein pattern palm reading

Earlier this year Tokyo-based Fujitsu presented it’s PalmSecure – a vascular pattern recognition system to accurately identify people while they hold their palm just above the cube.

For years, biometric fingerprint scanners have been used, but there are various problems with fingerprint scanners. For, researchers were able to prove that a flat photograph or molded fingertip can easily fool these devices into giving a false approval.

But with Fujitu’s PalmSecure the situation has improved dramatically. The PalmSecure scan requires less than a second, and it captures the unique branching pattern of blood veins and instantly converts key data points into a numerical code that can be compared with other palm scans to identify matches. The miniaturized device can plug into a laptop computer via a USB port, while an alternative version released last year incorporates the palm scanner into a computer mouse to facilitate secure logins.

Carolinas HealthCare System, the nation’s third largest public healthcare provider, began using PalmSecure last year in several major hospitals as part of the nation’s first biometric patient identification system based on vascular recognition technology. Now deployed at eight locations and two urgent care facilities, the identification program has enrolled about 170,000 patients in all. Once patients have registered their unique biometric “vein template,” it can be linked directly to their medical records.

This month Fujitsu announced ValleyCare as the first hospital in California that will use the PalmSecure for it’s patient registration and identification system. The (TM) palm vein authentication technology is part of its new Patient Access Lifetime Match (PALM).

FULL STORIES:
Fujitsu’s vein pattern palm reading
Fujitsu gives biometrics a hand
Palm reading cancer
Gift markings in your hand
About the ValleyCare Health System

Vein pattern palm reading. Vein pattern palm reading device.

Palmar fascia lies under the skin.

Palmar fascia lies under the skin.

Lumpy areas on the palm can signal cancer.

Lumpy areas on the palm can signal cancer.

Palm reading: a diagnostic tool for cancer

Medical experts say that spotting ovarian cancer – widely known as the “silent killer” – is extremely difficult because the symptoms are usually vague and often go unnoticed. However, only recently the medical experts at the Royal Free Hospital in London diagnosed a case of ovarian cancer in a 74-year-old woman, after she presented her palms featured with thickened skin.

Four months before she had noticed lumpy areas on her palms which then progressed to general thickening – but she was otherwise healthy and had no other symptoms.

In the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the expert team said they suspected the condition known as palmar fasciitis, which could be linked to cancer. And indeed they found an ovarian mass, a phenomenon known as a ‘paraneoplastic syndrome’ – which is characterized by symptoms that occur because of a cancer, but the symptoms are not directly related to cancer cells present in that area of the body. Other manifestations include types of arthritis or nerve problems. After this early diagnosis the medical experts were able to treat the patient successfully with chemotherapy.

FULL ARTICLE:
Can palm reading pick up cancer

Related resources:
Palm Reading goes medical
Dermatoglyphics and gastric cancer
The basics of palmistry

Do you have a simian line?

November 2, 2008

The simian line.

The simian line.

A simian line variant.

A simian line variant.

A simian crease variant.

A simian crease variant.

A single transverse crease variant.

A single transverse crease variant.

A perfect simian line!

A perfect simian line!

The simian line

The simian line has been well-known since R.L. Down discovered in 1906 it’s significance in Down syndrome – it was his father who actually discovered the Down syndrome in 1866. Since then the simian line has been studied in many other aspects of life. The full article presents an overview of the most relevant aspects of the simian line.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE A SIMIAN LINE?

A typical ‘simian line’ is characterized by the presence of a single line that runs across the palm of the hand. People normally have three major hand creases in their palms. Only when the simian line is present there are only two major creases. By the way, the simian line can manifest in various line constellations in the palm: some examples are present at the left.

SIMIAN LINE SYNONYMS

The most popular alternative names for the ‘simian line’ are:

  • simian crease
  • single palmar transverse crease
  • simian fold
  • WHAT DOES A SIMIAN LINE MEAN?

    The simian line appears to be related to rich scala of medical problems. Wrongdiagnosis.com presents a list of 93 causes of the simian crease, including Down syndrome, fragile-x syndrome and the cat-cry syndrome. However, one should never forget that the simian line (simian crease) is also found in the hands of perfectly healthy people!

    FULL ARTICLE:
    The simian line: a notorious hand crease!

    MORE HAND NEWS:
    HANDS IN THE NEWS



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    Palmreader Dmitry Karabetskiy
    Dmitry Karabetskiy

    Palmreader Dmitry Karabetskiy reads palms in Karaganda (Kazakhstan)

    Expertises:
    Palm readings + online palm reading

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    Palmreader Dmitry Karabetskiy

    Palmreader Dmitry Karabetskiy

    Dmitry Karabetskiy is a representive of ‘palmistry in Kazakhstan’, and he writes on his website www.chiromancyonline.com about Palmreader online:

    “Palmreader was developed by Russian programmers, using advices of well known palmists and analyzing books about chiromancy. The Palmreader service developing was guided by the logic and exact analysis of a hand figure, instead of a beautiful design (a beautiful design considerably increases the size of file and downloading time).

    Palmreader consists of 17 steps. Each step analyzes the definite figure of a palm. If you will have terminology questions, the answers you can find on pages of this site.”