Multi-Perspective Palm Reading is a new type of hand reading that is rising from a detailed review of scientific reports about the use of the hand as a diagnostic instrument (or a tool to study the etiology of various types of disorders & diseases).
In Multi-Perspective Palm Reading is the hand studied from 7 different perspectives in order to make an assessment for various specified themes, with the purpose to present a confirming (or prognostic) 'hand-diagnosis'.
The essential key-element in Multi-Perspective Palm Reading is based on a fairly simple principles:
a) Any reliable hand-diagnosis is only possible when a pair of hands displays 'diagnostic clues' in MULTIPLE perspectives of the hand;
b) According Multi-Perspective Palm Reading a person typically requires to show 'diagnostic clues' in at least 3 perspectives of his/her hands, before one can recognize it as a solid (specified) hand-diagnosis.
The continuation of this page presents a quick introduction to various aspects of Multi-Perspective Palm Reading:
• Why study the hands?
• Common hand characteristics!
• Hands & minor physical anomalies [MPA's]
• The fundamentals of Multi-Perspective Palm Reading!
• 7 Perspectives for assessing the hand!
• The purpose of Multi-Perspective Palm Reading!
• Who can use Multi-Perspective Palm Reading?
• 17 'Multi-Perspective' Palm Reading themes!
• The image of palm reading?
In Multi-Perspective Palm Reading the concept of a 'phantom picture' (see above) and the Assessment Chart (see below) are being used to describe visually the typical hand characteristics in a specific population.
The picture above describes some of the most common hand features (dermatoglyphics + major palmar creases for the palm and the fingers), plus some hand anthropometry data based on the European population. And the picture below presents an overview for 36 key-features of the hand. The section common hand characteristics presents more details.
During the 20th century science discovered that medical problems are often featured with various body characteristics that are usually not seen in healthy people. Since these body characteristics are usually painless and harmless on their own, these are described as 'minor physical abnormalities (or anomalies)' [MPA's].
MPA's often have a genetical basis, but they they are also known to be caused by factors during pregnancy. Interestingly, many of the MPA's are typically found on the body's extremities - including: the head, arms, legs, feet, and the hand!
Much earlier in history, the Italian philosopher Giambattista della Porta (1535-1615) had already observed that such 'body signs' typically manifest in the face or... the hands!
Internist Theodore J. Berry described in his work 'The Hand as a Mirror of Systemic Disease' (1963, p.XI):
of information of the clinical importance than does
similar scrutiny of any other part of the body."
And in 1964 a Smith & Bostian study pointed out that 71% of the MPA's tend to be found in the face or at the hands. Later, 6 out of the 57 MPA's included in the so-called 'Waldrop scale' (1971) turned out to relate to various aspects of the hands - e.g. the hand lines ('simian crease', 'Sydney line', 'single flexion crease on the 5th finger'), finger morphology ('unusual length of the fingers', 'clinodactyly') & fingernails ('nail hypoplasia').
However, the study of MPA's is still regarder as a relatively young branch of medical science. And many of the hand markers described in the vocabulary of Multi-Perspective Palm Reading have not yet been described as an MPA (partly because MPA-concept has not widely spread yet) - but the significance of all individual 100+ hand markers listed so far, has been confirmed in studies. But for the majority of the listed hand markers there is a considerable list of (published) studies available which have described their significance ...more
But the next milestone-discovery took until 1906, when physician R.L. Down described the link between the so-called simian crease/simian line [single palmar crease] and Down syndrome [trimsomy 21]. However, later studies revealed that the simian line also is linked with many other syndromes and disorders. And thus it became appearant that the simian line in isolation can not serve as reliable a marker for any syndrome in specific, unless it is found in combination with other MPA's or markers (associated with a specific syndrome/disorder).
And the first decade of the 21th century Professor John Manning's '2D:4D digit ratio' became known as a (prenatal) marker for various diseases (e.g. heart problems) & personality related characteristics (e.g. autism).
But there's much more known about how hands can serve as an assessment tool. For example, hand behaviors (e.g. nail biting) became known for signaling clues the relate to various biological personality characteristics (e.g. neuroticism).
However, far most of these studies do not focus on the question:
'How can hand marks & -clues be combined and used for the purpose of a hand-diagnosis?'
Mult-Perspective Palm Reading describes the way to go... via 7 dimensions of the hand!
In Multi-Perspective Palm Reading the following seven perspectives are used for a complete hand assessment:
1 - Palm Reading & the HAND SHAPE, including: hand index, palm shape;
2 - Palm Reading & the FINGERNAILS, including: color, morphology, structure;
3 - Palm Reading & FINGER MORPHOLOGY, including: length, 2D:4D ratio;
4 - Palm Reading & the MAJOR LINES, including: primary- & secundary creases;
5 - Palm Reading & the DERMATOGLYPHICS, including: fingerprints;
6 - Palm Reading & SKIN QUALITY, including: colour, structure;
7 - Palm Reading & HAND MOTORICS, including: flexibility, flexion.
NOTICE: While the Multi-Perspective Hand Chart includes 36 hand features, these represent only some of the common hand features that tend to show variations between individuals. However, for each hand dimension there are many other features that can be assessed. More details are presented in each of the 7 sections!
This advanced type of palm reading is developed & designed for (educated) health professionals who have adopted the hand as a 'diagnostic tool' among their assessments methods.
The professionals may include: psychologists, doctors, alternative therapists & other professional health care workers.
And of course: Multi-Perspective Palm Reading can serve very well as a solid COMPLEMENTARY TOOL for any (educated) palm reader / palmist / hand analyst.
Because this new advanced type of hand reading is not biased by any cultural perspective - illustrated by the fact that it is focussed on themes that relate to:
(1) well defined syndromes & diseases;
(2) psychobiological themes that are nearly all featured in the 'DSM IV diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders' (which was designed to be adopted in all cultures and regions in the world).
So far, Multi-Perspective Palm Reading includes 8 specified THEMES. And in each of these THEMES all guidelines for the hand are related to literally dozens of scientific studies reported by academic sources.
More themes will be introduced later, visit the ...THEMES SECTION
Multi-Perspective Palm Reading demonstrates how hand reading becomes a 'true' science!
Though the 'image' of hand reading suggests that hand reading gets usually associated with superstitious beliefs (palm readers & hand analysts are often assumed to be absorbed by just one single question: 'Can you predict my future?'), the truth is that modern hand readers do not claim to be able to foretell the future!
This outdated 'image' can be traced back to the origins of classic Indian palmistry. Illustrated for example by a 400 years old book titled 'Sariraka Shastra', which provides a translation of Vedic stanzas that describe how 'Hasta Samudrika Shastra' (translated: 'body knowledge of the hand') evolved. The book described how Lord Vishnu was enjoying his 'yoga nidra' in the company of his consort Lakshmi, when the sea-lord Samudra arrived and began to write down the auspicious marks on the bodies of the divine couple - for the guidance of humanity...!
Obviously, the 'image' still works out as a psychological hurdle - especially for many people in the Western world! Resulting in that many individuals are inclined to laugh about any form of 'hand reading'; but Multi-Perspective Palm Reading demonstrates how hand reading no longer is an issue 'for entertainment purposes only' ...more
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