Iridology, originally developed by Ignatz von Peczely, a Hungarian physician , in the mid 1800's analyzes the iris of the eye for signs of disease in the body. It is considered primarily a diagnostic tool. Iridologists study the shape, color and quality of the iris tissue; structure patterns; and flecks of pigmentation.
Sclerology is similar to iridology but interprets the shape and condition of blood vessels on the white portion (sclera) of the eyeball.
Every part of our body, especially glands and organs have their own place on the iris. Iridology cannot detect a specific disease, but it can determine if a specific part of the body is overly active or not functioning properly. This then becomes the basis for furthewr valuation. The example given would be an under active pancreas might indicate diabetes.
Good iridologists can determine physical, physiological, and nutritional deficiencies; stress conditions; and under and over active glands. It is used as a diagnostic tool by homeopats, chiropractors, naturopaths, biopaths, nutritional consultants, doctors, dentists, ...
They work with clients to promote good health.
Development of Iridology is attributed to Ignatz von Peczely, a Hungarian physician who, during his childhood, had accidentally broken the leg of an owl and noticed a black stripe in the lower part of the owl's eye.
Nonadherents suggest that von Peczely may have developed his theory to pass time while he was imprisoned after the 1848 Hungarian revolution. After his release from prison he saved the life of his mother with homeopathic remedies, recalled the incident of the owl's eye, and began studying the eyes of his patients.
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