What the Lines On Your Hands Mean

Hands.  We’re using them all of the time, and they are one of the most vital parts of our body.   Although they are so important and helpful to use every single day, it’s amazing how little some of us know about them and what makes them so incredible!

Have you ever taken a moment to really look at them and wondered what the lines on your hands mean?  A lot of people think that the lines on your hands help to tell the future through the practice of palmistry, but the other reasons may come as a surprise.

What the Lines on Your Hands Mean

Those lines that grace your palms are almost like a work of art.  They appear perfectly straight, curve in one part and bob and weave in another.  This unique set of creases and lines are all unique to each person.

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The lines on your hands, scientifically speaking, help the skin stretch and squeeze.  They also help you to identify certain medical conditions.  When you look down at your palms and those lines on them, they can help you discover early signs of conditions or diseases that you may not be aware of yet.  It used to be very common for doctors to first check out the hands for clues to overall health.

Human hands actually develop palmar creases in the womb and are present on a baby’s hand when born.  If you clench your hand, your palm lines provide an avenue for the hand’s skin to fold without bunching up and making it hard to grab hold of things.  Those palmar flexion creases help your hand’s skin to stretch and squeeze.   Also, the number of palm creases and the thickness depend on factors such as race and family history.

The human hand is so unique and our hands need to be shown lots of love.  Request an appointment with Desert Hand Therapy to make sure your hands are in tip-top shape.

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