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IRIDOLOGY

Other Names:

Bilan Iridologique, Diagnostic par l’Iris, Irido-diagnostique, Iridiologie, Iridología, Iridologist, Iridologue, Iridology Analysis, Iris, Iris Diagnosis.

IRIDOLOGY Overview
IRIDOLOGY Uses
IRIDOLOGY Side Effects
IRIDOLOGY Interactions
IRIDOLOGY Overview Information

Iridology practitioners diagnose disease or medical conditions by examining the colored portion (iris) of the eye. Iridology is not used to treat disease.

Bernard Jensen, DC (1908-2001) is considered a leading American iridologist. He claimed that iridology diagnosis can reveal nutritional needs. He also developed an “iridology nutrition chart” to determine which vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements are needed for treating specific conditions diagnosed by iridology.

How does it work?

Iridologists believe that sections of the eye correspond to specific organs or systems of the body. They think that abnormalities in the appearance of the eye suggest disease or the likelihood of getting a particular disease. There is no scientific support for this belief.

IRIDOLOGY Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Cancer diagnosis. Developing research shows that iridology practitioners do not consistently or accurately diagnose various cancers including breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, or colorectal cancer.
  • Gallbladder disease diagnosis. According to iridologists, gallbladder disease is a condition easily identified. However, there is evidence that iridology practitioners do not consistently or accurately diagnose gallbladder disease.
  • High blood pressure diagnosis.
  • Diagnosis of other diseases and medical conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate iridology for these uses.


IRIDOLOGY Side Effects & Safety

Not enough is known about the safety of iridology. However, because it is not an invasive practice and does not involve taking any substance, it is not likely to be harmful.

However, since iridology is not proven to accurately diagnose disease, there is concern that an iridology diagnosis could be wrong or that medical conditions could be missed. An inaccurate or missed diagnosis could result in no treatment, delayed treatment, or inappropriate treatment.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of iridology during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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