Can Iridology Techniques Uncover Potential Health Problems

By Paul Rogers


Using alternative therapies that can uncover potential health issues is becoming accepted practice. A number of these methods have been around for centuries. Surprisingly enough, your ancestors might have had answers to many of the health issues you face today. Ancient civilizations had no technology or specialized equipment to analyze ailments. Instead they relied on things like iridology techniques to uncover the underlying causes of the most common physical problems.

It made sense to our ancestors that eye colorations would be linked to the brain and could be studied in order to gauge the physical health of a patient. In the nineteenth century a Hungarian doctor took the theory to another level when he noticed a correlation between the physical ailments of his patients and certain streaks he saw in their irises. The doctor came up with a chart that practitioners still use to match changes in the iris with certain physical problems. Hardening of the arteries and inflammation are two of the most common ailments indicated by changing iris coloration.

Professionals are quick to point out that studying the eye is not a way to diagnosis illness. It won't tell you if you have cancer or diabetes. What studying the changes in the color of an iris will do is show an experienced professional what the genetic tendencies are. It is a tool to be used in the diagnosis of potential problems.

Iris examinations are fairly simply and free of pain. A new patient fills out a medical history and lifestyle form before having the examination. The process itself is non-invasive. Technicians use irisodoscopes, which are like magnifying glasses, to make an examination of the eye. They often use cameras to take photos of the iris. These go into a computer for further analysis.

You need to be careful about anyone giving you health advice. If you are interested in having an analysis of your iris, you need to do some research in order to find a professional with experience and the proper credentials. You can go online to the International Iridology Practitioner Association for a listing of certified iridologists.

The technique is somewhat controversial. Studies have been done in which iridologists were presented with a number of individuals with the same physical condition. The iridologists, in these studies, could not decide what the condition was. They even disagreed among themselves as to what the condition might be. Other studies have shown these techniques to be effective tools in evaluating some diseases and chronic conditions.

Most have concluded that you need to avoid practitioners who claim they can diagnose illnesses using these methods. Some individuals tell patients they have the ability to see parasites and cancers by examining a patient's iris. You need to avoid anyone who makes such claims.

There is agreement that skilled practitioners can examine the coloration of the iris and draw some general conclusions. The technique can be an effective screening tool. You should ask your primary care doctor about using it along with traditional diagnostic methods.




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