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Doctor offers surgical palmistry services

Posted on Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 | Comment icon 15 comments

Image credit: CC 3.0 Malcolm Lidbury

A new trend in Japan is seeing people having surgery done on their palms to influence their reading.

Palmistry involves analyzing the lines on a person's palms in order to predict their future. The practice is taken so seriously in some places that a Japanese doctor, Takaaki Matsuoka, is offering patients surgical procedures to change the lines on their palm to provide a favorable reading. The surgery involves the use of an electric scalpel rather than a laser so that it leaves a mark instead of healing up afterwards.

"If you donít have the marriage line, it means you will most likely not get married. So the job of the doctor is to create a marriage line," said Matsuoka. "Sometimes the marriage line is there, but it came too early and the woman missed her chance. So we add another one."

"The operations cost about $1,100 and take about 10 to 15 minutes, plus one month recovery time for the new wounds."

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Sundew on 17 July, 2013, 18:42
You have to hand it to the Japanese. There, I said it.
Comment icon #7 Posted by The Silver Thong on 17 July, 2013, 18:47
Hands down, on of the dumbest things I'v read this week.
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 17 July, 2013, 19:13
Yeah, this is beyond bizzare. Since there is ZERO evidence on surgically changing of palmistry lines leading to an actual change in life, excepting changing the psychology of the "patient"(think placebo effect), I call this total "bunk" and most defiinitely a sick scam.
Comment icon #9 Posted by spartan max2 on 17 July, 2013, 21:44
Japan has strange trends, didn't they have a eye licking trend not long ago?
Comment icon #10 Posted by EtherialNight on 17 July, 2013, 21:55
um... but that would actually give a false reading, and maybe it's cheaper to simply assume your destiny is going to be prosperous, and carry on lol.
Comment icon #11 Posted by chopmo on 17 July, 2013, 22:44
Cleverly using sub-concious. No different than having a shoebox goal kit or writing something that you want every day and putting it in your pocket. You will subliminally do as such. It's actually a worker management technique (it works on 2 levels), keep your workers happy by thinking about what they'll buy and they'll make you money because they want their object/expenditure. Reticular activating system is the name of it. This on the other hand takes it a bit further, but hey it'd get the same results so at least it's not a total rip off. I'm not a big fan of palm readers, too personal and t... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by highdesert50 on 13 August, 2013, 20:13
No so much different than the bizarre, if not barbaric act, of tattooing or ear piercing.
Comment icon #13 Posted by RockShaman on 15 August, 2013, 23:52
Palmistry.... according to my palm I shoulda had 3 marriages long since for one thing. Try reality of ONE partner for over 30 years and unmarried. I'll keep my reality, thanks
Comment icon #14 Posted by brlesq1 on 26 August, 2013, 0:13
Forget the husband--they got a line to make me rich?
Comment icon #15 Posted by cacoseraph on 30 August, 2013, 11:39
the levels of failed thinking here are astounding. if palmistry was legit could one really fake them out so easily? that is a conveniently mighty and stupid force there!

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