August 2, 2017

Iridology (also known as iridodiagnosis or iridiagnosis) is generally used as a diagnostic tool rather than a treatment therapy to determine systemic health.  

Studying the various marks, signs and discolouration of the iris is said to be an indicator of existing or developing systemic health problems.  Markings and patterns are compared to an iris chart that correlates the 80-90 zones of the iris with parts of the human body.   

There are a number of varying iridology charts available with no uniform interpretation of specific iris signs.   

Although Iridology cannot detect specific diseases and an iridologist will not (or should not) name a specific disease it can reveal whether various body systems are under par or over-stressed.  The approach is more holistic as it considers physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual’s health.

Iridology research began in 1670 when Dr Philippus Meyens published a paper describing the eyes of his patients when they became sick or injured and also noting the differences when they were healing.

Scientific research suggests that there is no clear evidence of effectiveness with most double blind tests failing to find any statistical significance to its claims.

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