medical palmistry

medical palmistry

Pseudomedicine
The application of palmistry (a variant of fortune-telling) to the pseudodiagnosis of medical diseases. Medical palmistry is based on chirognomy (the interpretation of the shape, size and texture of the various parts of the hands and skin surface) and on chiromancy (the interpretation of lines and other markings on the hands); it is believed by its proponents to be useful for evaluating specific organs.
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