Published on Locomotor system.

Hands, together with fingers, have a variety of functions: to hold something (grab – the ability to keep what was gained); to communicate (greet, write, signal, call for attention, warn with a gentle touch, call for silence, point out to people and things, accuse, show understanding); express emotions (hold, caress, give and receive cuddles); play an instrument (gentleness); scratch; dig.

Hands are real tools. One could sum it up and say that hands, together with fingers, are made to perform delicate things, to communicate and hold on to what we managed to achieve.

Nevertheless, fingers without hands are not useful, and hands without fingers neither. For this reason, it is advisable to examine them as a whole.

Problems on hands and fingers denote people who believe they do not deserve what they receive, what they achieve. It exposes undervaluation.

The right hand is yang (masculine) and the left hand is yin (feminine), in almost all cases, both for left and right-handed people. Problems in the yang hand indicate problems with a man, with someone who has a very masculine behaviour, rather invasive, hard, warrior like. They also denote excessive warrior behaviour on the person’s part, but always with an undervaluation feeling.

Where did this person get his role model? He was surely a very much warrior type of person. Problems in the yin hand indicate problems with a woman, with someone who touches our sensitivity and even with someone who is too passive, but always with a feeling of undervaluation. It also reveals that the person’s behaviour is too passive. Why? Could it be thanks to the influence of someone?

Amputation of the hand shows that the person believes he does not deserve to receive or keep something for himself.

People who have cold hands are people who are afraid of not acting correctly. They have blood circulation problems in their hands. Life does not reach that part of the body.

For the person with very sweaty hands, see Perspiration.

A wart is a hardening on a particular spot of the body. This is a symptom of frustration and a feeling of undervaluation. It is associated to the skin and to the nervous system.

The person feels undervalued and frustrated because he has a need to please others and also the need to please the image he has of himself. For this reason, he is a person who compares himself to others and who becomes very competitive. This person lacks self-esteem and allows himself to be influenced by others in issues related to his image.

Warts may take years to come up.

Let us look at some examples.

At school, the teacher criticises a pupil’s writing. The child concludes that his fingers write badly. “I am aware that my fingers cannot write properly.” Consequently, the child develops a wart on his fingers. The child is looking for perfection to keep others satisfied and to run away from the negative assessment from other people that he fears will undervalue him. This is a non-conscious phenomenon. It is important to talk to the child and make him verbalize his undervaluation, namely by talking to the person involved. It is important that the person is helped, as he is not aware of his undervaluation tension, not of his inability to communicate, and he will probably say that he did not feel anything important.

When warts show up on the back of the hand, the person believes he is not sufficiently good at what he does. His undervaluation is perceptible to all. Everybody can see a wart on the back of his hand. The body reveals his frustration through his guilt and belief in ugliness (severe undervaluation).

When warts show up on the palm of the hand, this happens only to those who work with their hands, either manual workers or those involved with sport-related activities requiring work with the hands. It indicates a slight undervaluation.

In the cases of chronic epicondylitis, which causes the hand to close in the form of a fist due to inflammation of the tendons, the person indicates he has contained his aggressiveness and felt undervalued for not being able to express it. The image of the closed fist speaks for itself. In fact, the person did not think it was appropriate to explode at the right moment. The person allowed himself to be undervalued regarding the rigidity of rules, values, regulations that he imposed on himself. And on top of it all, this inflammation is painful. It is a form of self-inflicted violence. It is the product of immense control. It is true that, although the cause lies in the tendons of the elbow, the effects are felt in the hand.

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