IridologyIridology is a controversial method of diagnosing conditions of an individual's health by examining the irides of the eyes. Its practitioners maintain that locations in the iris charts somehow correspond to distant locations in the body and accurately indicate their particular state of health well in advance of other signs and symptoms. They also interprete the iris stromal phenomena in context and never apply a grid over an iris image just to read some rigid tags there. Philippus Meyeus (Philip Meyen von Coburg) is currently the first European author known to have revived this ancient knowledgeable field in Chiromatica Medica, a work published in 1665 and reprinted in 1670 and 1691.
Iridology is often considered pseudoscience, and is not generally accepted by mainstream medicine. Studies have shown that two or more practitioners examining the same patient rarely produce the same diagnosis, but iridologists maintain that theirs is not a diagnosis of disease, only a diagnosis of health. This inversion in paradigms of iridial studies is essential, they say. Rayid Iris Interpretation is an unorthodox form of iridology focusing on even more disputable views on constitutional signs and even "representational" psychology.
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