hand diagnostics, simian creases & phantom pictures!
This mini-course sumarizes materials (produced by scientists) which demonstrate how specific hand features may signal the physical- and mental health conditions in people. Therefore this course presents a demonstration illustrative for the basic fact that human hands can serve as a 'diagnostic tool'.
Nevertheless, one should notice that within the scientific community the words "hand diagnostics" usually bring up other associations compared to the thoughts and ideas of traditional handanalysts ('palm readers'). For the traditional handanalyst is usually looking for 'practical knowledge' - knowledge which provides answers that can be communicated and transfered toward their clients. Scientists are usually merely interested to acquire 'fundamental knowledge' - theoretical and scientific knowledge which frequently creates more questions than answers. Usually the causal relationship between genes and dermatoglyphics is the basis of this 'fundamental knowledge'.
This course has presented many examples which illustrate that in 'hand diagnostics' the hand analyst really needs to focuss on combinations of hand features - in order to establish a reliable diagnosis. The scientific results related to the simian creases are a striking example of this point, since the signicance of the simian crease is not limited to isolated physical- or mental problems. For the simian crease is very frequently seen in the hands of people who suffer on various syndromes featured with an 'autosomal trisomy'. And therefore the meaning of the simian crease is not easy to describe. In other words: the simian can be associated with various developmental scenarios related to diseases and/or syndromes in the fields of: medics, psychiatry and psychology. And one should also remind that the simian creases is found in one or both hands of about 2% to 5% of the healthy population. By the way, more evidence related to the significance of the simian crease in terms of personality psychology is presented at the section: Neuroticism.
The use of 'phantom pictures' is a very practical and helpfull tool to describe relevant combinations of hand features. Naturally, the validity and reliablity of a 'phantom picture' depends on the underlying scientific statistical evidence.
However, the scientific literature hardly describes potential biological correlations among individual hand features. For example, the question: 'is the simian crease somehow correlated to certain characteristics in the fingerprints or digit length development?', is still unanswered. The relevance of such fundamental correlations has not been discussed in the scientific literature yet! And in the traditional handanalysis literature this topic is usually not mentioned either.
A brand new masterclass in scientific hand reading is also available here:
Decoding The Language of The Hand:
how to find 36 conditions with just 54 major hand signs!
Common used synonyms for hand reading are: palmistry - palm reading - hand analysis - chirology - chiromancy - chirognomy