Palm Line Reading: Predictions for your Health

Location And Meaning

Palm Lines Reading - Predictions for your Health
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It goes without saying that the health line in palm line reading is associated with the health condition of a person. There is no fixed place of its starting point. It can be started from the base of the little finger and extends down across the palm to the base of the thumb. Also, it can starts under the heart line and ends without joining with the life line.

In Chinese palmistry, the line of health is also called the unhealthy line. It usually appears in the hands of the person who is not healthy enough. But, it doesn’t mean that all kinds of health lines are bad. The straight line without touching the life line usually indicates a good health condition.

Absence Of Health Line

If you find your health line missing in your hand, that’s a good sign. It means you are healthy and don’t have any health problem.

Wavy, Broken, Crossed


A wavy line warns you of potential health problems in the digestive system and a decline of liver or gall bladder function. There is a high chance for you to suffer from gastrointestinal disorders. If it’s bent into a big arc, it shows you a great loss of strength or vigor.


A broken line shows that the function of the digestive system is declining. If the lines are terraced, the situation would be worse.

Crossed by Short Lines

If your health line is crossed by some short lines, it indicates poor health and you may tend to be prone to accidents.

Short or Composed of Many Short Lines

If the health line is very short or it’s composed of many short lines, it's also an indication of ill health. You are weak and sick in life with such a kind of line.

Island, Chain, Star, Square, Spots, Cross, Triangle

Island or Chain

● Islands or donuts on the line hint you that you may suffer diseases of the liver and gall; have a poor kidney function or respiratory system. If the island is large, it’s an indication of mammary gland hyperplasia disease for female.

● If the health line is chained, you usually have a poor health condition due to the diseased liver.


Star on health line indicates it's hard for you to get support and help from your family members.

● The women who have a star at the crossing point of head line and health line usually have a difficult delivery or infertility. If the star forms a black area, it means you may suffer serious mental disorder when give birth. The men who have such a star usually have a low sexual function and it’s hard for them to get children.

● If your health line arises from the Mount of Mercury which is located at the base of the little finger and a star appears at the starting point, you usually have no children in life. Also, you are easy to have problem in kidney and suffer gynecological disease.


A square on the health line is a sign of surgery due to the heart problem.


If you find some spots appear on the health line, it's an omen to illness. The red spots are the hints of fever and inflammation.


The cross beside the health line denotes you are easy to suffer from some accidental damages which are a great harm to your health.


If there is a triangle on the line, it hints you have some problem in mental health. You probably are psychologically unsound. If your head line is not good as well, you may suffer from a serious abnormal psychology.

Length Of Health Line

Crossing the Head Line

In general, for those who own a long health line are usually mental workers. But if the line crosses the head line, it shows the health may be affected owing to the excessive use of the brain. Especially after the middle age, you may find you always are in sub health state which requires more rest and care.

Extending to the Mount of Venus

There must be something wrong with your blood circulating system if you find the health line extending to the Mount of Venus which is located at the base of the thumb. You should watch out the heart disease or a cerebral hemorrhage happen to you. You can get the pathogenic time by checking the intersecting point of the two lines.

Touching Life Line

If you find your health line extends to the lifeline and ends there, it's an inauspicious sign for health. You may have a weak cardiovascular system which affects your normal blood circulation.

Starting from Heart Line and Ends at Head Line

The health line arises from the heart line and ends at the head line hints that your brain is easy to suffer lesions.

Extending to Bracelet Line

If your health line extends down to the bracelet line, you usually suffer from shattered health in the whole life. In daily life, you are easy to be tired and difficult to recover. In addition, you usually are in a sub healthy state for a long time.

Two Crossed Health Lines

Two health lines intersect with each other is an indication of deficiency of vital energy, weak health and long-term chronic disease that are not easy to be cured.

The Lucky Triangle

In general, the health line, headline, and lifeline could form a triangle in your hand. It's thought to be an auspicious sign. The broader the area of the triangle is, the greater luck you will enjoy.

Why Do Humans Have Palm Lines?

Palm Lines Reading - Predictions for your Health
Palm lines can help identify medical conditions (Photo: Live Science)

Some people think the palm lines in human hands foretell the future through the practice of palmistry.

Scientifically speaking, however, the lines on a palm, or palmar flexion creases, help the hand's skin stretch and squeeze. They can also help identify certain medical conditions.

Human hands develop palmar creases in the womb at around the 12th week of gestation, and are present on a baby's hand when he or she is born.

When you clench your hand, palm lines provide an avenue for the hand's skin to fold without bunching up and making it difficult to grab onto items. That may also be why there are strong creases where the bones in the fingers and thumb meet.

Most people have three prominent creases across the surface of their palms, but sometimes there is only one crease, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Having only a single palmar crease (once known as a "simian crease") might indicate abnormal development. It's sometimes present in babies with conditions such as Down syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome. A doctor, however, takes several other factors into account before making a diagnosis, cites LiveScience.

The thickness and number of creases on your palms also depend on factors such as family history and race.

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