Definitions for iridologyˌɪr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi
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ir•i•dol•o•gyˌɪr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.
examination of the iris of the eye as a primary diagnostic aid.
Origin of iridology:
A form of alternative medicine involving the diagnosis of body ailments through the examination of the iris of the human eye.
Iridology is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents claim that patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient's systemic health. Practitioners match their observations to iris charts, which divide the iris into zones that correspond to specific parts of the human body. Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body's state of health. Iridologists believe they can use the charts to distinguish between healthy systems and organs in the body and those that are overactive, inflamed, or distressed. Iridologists believe this information demonstrates a patient's susceptibility towards certain illnesses, reflects past medical problems, or predicts later health problems. Iridologists reflect that results of consultations are highly accurate. They believe that the predisposition of people's energetic values and vitality in certain areas of the body correlate with the iris nerve wreathes. The analysis of the iris does not propose to predict nor diagnose illness. It is rather a means to connect parts of the body and gain this informational value from the iris, in a way similar to reflexology.
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