Why Do We Wear Our Wedding Ring on the Fourth Finger?

In almost any part of the world, the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger.

This long-running tradition has apparently originated long before medical science established the function of the circulatory system. During that time, people believed that a vein from the fourth finger on the left hand ran directly all the way to the heart.

This particular vein was aptly named ‘vena amoris’ or vein of love due to the left hand/heart connection. Because of this “connection” matrimonial etiquette experts decided it would be appropriate for married couples to wear the wedding ring on that particular finger.

Moreover, the Chinese have provided a more interesting explanation as to why the wedding band is worn on the fourth finger. The incredible theory based on Chinese tradition is rooted on the belief that marriage is the strongest relationship and the most important one in our life.

The enduring strength of marriage is demonstrated through simple hand movements.

Watch the video and be amazed.


The Health Benefits of Wearing a Wedding Ring

According to Wikinut, wedding rings not only symbolizes an individual’s commitment for married life. Aside from the mutual covenant between the couple, it offers many physical and psychological benefits.

Here are some health benefits of wearing a wedding ring:

  1. Wearing it has a positive effect on our emotional health. The wedding ring is the only emotional piece of jewellery an individual can wear.
  2. A wedding ring worn on the finger enhances sexual health based on the Indian science of Chakra.
  3. Gold and silver wedding rings stimulate the flow of blood and energy. Silver is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. It promotes procreation  as it increases sexual power, according to the legends of the Slavs.
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