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Body temperature points out: ulnar side of hand corresponds more with externalized body parts!

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Palm reading theories have disputed the nature of the thumb. Since the first half of the 20th century a stream in Western palm reading became noticable where the thumb became associated with ‘will)’ and internalized functions, and the pinky became associated with ‘communication’ and externalized functions. This also explains why German palm readers began to describe the radial side of the hand as the ‘Ich-seite’ [I-side], and the ulnar side as the ‘Dich-seite’ [You-side].

Interestingly, there is growing evidence that this German approach was build on solid grounds. Because body anatomy and body temperature distribution show that the thumb indeed correlates with the central body core, and this approach has also been adopted in Western hand reflexology where the thumb is associated with the spine (which represents the core of the human body), and the pinky and ulnar side of the hand are associated with the more externalized body parts such as the legs, arms, shoulders & ears – the charts at the bottom present the details.

During the past few years more direct evidence became available as well.

Because two decades of digit ratio studies have pointed out that the results typically point out that high 2D:4D digit ratios (where the ring finger is more dominant) usually get associated with ‘externalizing behavior’, and low 2D:4D digit ratios (where the index finger is more dominant) usually get associated with ‘internalizing behavior’. This implicates that various studies have pointed out that the ring finger at the ulnar side of the hand has a stronger connection with extraversion & ‘externalizing behavior’, while the index finger at the radial side of the hand has a stronger connection with introversion & ‘internalizing behavior’.

More related details are summarized in these 2 articles:
The thumb correlates with introvert- and internalizing behavior! [your inner world]
Hand reflexology: the thumb corresponds with the (internal) spine! 


Written by martijnvanmensvoort

June 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Hand shape gives a clue about Genes, Chromosomes & DNA!

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Hand shape gives a clue about Genes, Chromosomes & DNA!

Hand shape is often presumed to represent the domain of the palmist; however, the truth is that our hand shape actually represents a clue about our genes, chromosomes and DNA!

The plot below describes how human hand shape & finger length proportions typically display genetic & chromosomal characteristics, which play a key-role in the variations between human individuals.

IMPORTANT: A precise assessment of hand shape requires a measurement of three aspects of the hand, including: (1) finger length [via the longest digit], (2) palm breadth, and (3) palm length.

More details:

Human hand shape correlates with genetic & chromosomal characteristics.

Written by martijnvanmensvoort

June 21, 2013 at 12:17 am

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