Cosmetic surgery is growing more popular in Japan with an increasing demand for palm surgery. The people who want this procedure are doing so with the hopes that it will change their future in accordance with the ancient art of palmistry, with women wanting longer marriage lines and men opting for longer financial lines.
Can it Change your Destiny?
An interesting trend has sprung up regarding palm surgery with men and women both opting for longer lines but for very different reasons. Women tend to want their love or marriage line made longer whereas men wish to have their money and success line extended. Despite the different alterations their motive remains the same, to change their future, but does it work?
The effect of the procedure altering your fortunes, is of course uncertain but many people who have undergone the surgery claim that their luck has changed since their palm lines have been altered. It will be intriguing to see what 2014 has in store for the cosmetic surgery industry and whether or not these latest trends continue to spread worldwide.
A brief history of palmistry
- Palmistry originates in the Far East and studies show that most ancient communities like the Hindus, Sumerians, Tibetans, were greatly interested in the practise
- Believed that Palmistry originated in India with its roots in (Hindu) Astrology
- In Greece, Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) told Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.E.) about the practise who took great interest in examining the character of his officers by analysing their palms
- Practise was suppressed through Middle Ages and prohibited during the reign of King Henry VIII because he thought that those who practised it were sorcerers and devil worshipers
- More recently, medical researchers in dermatoglyphics (the study of skin patterns) found a link between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings on the hand
- Research confirmed a link between certain fingerprint patterns and heart disease
- Palmists look at qualities of the hand, such as shapes and lines of the palm and fingers, colour and texture of the skin and fingernails, as well as the sizes of the palm and fingers and knuckles