Have you ever wondered why people have unique patterns on their palms? People who believe in palm-reading believe that these patterns give a glimpse of your fate. Palmistry, also known as chiromancy, is the art of predicting the future through the study of the palm. It turns out, however, that these patterns also say something more scientific about us.
The hands are the most hardworking part of our bodies and they are capable of a lot of actions, including writing, typing, holding, lifting, stretching, etc. In order to do these tasks, the skin covering the hand should be able to adjust itself to the complex positions. That is where the lines on your palms come into play.
The lines in the palm are actually developed in the mother's womb for around 12 weeks. The palm lines help the hand's skin stretch and squeeze. These are also called palmar flexion creases. They are required to divide your palm into sections for flexion.
The palm creases help in compressing the skin on your hand when you change its form. Without these creases, you could have loose skin hanging out under your fingers.
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