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Definition of the noun Iridology

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noun - plural: iridologies

  1. [medicine] A form of alternative medicine involving the diagnosis of body ailments through the examination of the iris of the human eye.


"Iridology" is a film.


"Iridology" is a book by Adam Jackson & JACKSON.

  • also known as "Iridology (Tuttle Alternative Health)"


Iridology (also known as iridodiagnosis or iridiagnosis 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.

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Google previewThe Marriage of the Sun and the Moon (1981)

by Andrew T. Weil

IRIDOLOGY IS A SYSTEM of diagnosis of illness based on observation of the human iris. The iris is...

Google previewIridiagnosis and Other Diagnostic Methods (1919)

by Henry Lindlahr

Iridology is a comparatively new science and many things about it remain to be discovered and to be explained. We do claim, however, that the well proven facts which we already possess are sufficient to make this new science of immense ...

Google previewComplementary Therapies for Pharmacists (2002)

by Steven B. Kayne

Literally translated, therefore, iridology means the study of the coloration of the eye. It is a diagnostic tool, relying on a perceived link between ill health and changes in the iris. It offers practitioners a foresight of certain abnormalities in the body ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Age Beliefs (1996)

by John Ankerberg, John Weldon

A best-selling Christian author uses and promotes a "Christian form" of acupressure, iridology, etc. The promoter of a healing program whose textbook was dictated by a "spirit guide" [A Course in Miracles]* was given a friendly interview on ...

Google previewThe Ethnomedicine Practitioner's Desktop Lexicon

by Derek Johnson M.D.(Alt. Med)

Iridology, a Practitioner's guide; Derek Johnson, MD (Alt. Med.) Iridology; Dorothy Hall. Iridology, Health Analysis & Treatments from the Iris of the Eye; James & Sheelagh Colton. Medical Herbal Medicine, the science and practise of herbal ...

Google previewEthnomedicine practitioner's desktop lexicon, black/white edition

by Derek Johnson M.D.(Alt. Med)

Iridology, a Practitioner's guide; Derek Johnson, MD (Alt. Med.) Iridology; Dorothy Hall. Iridology, Health Analysis & Treatments from the Iris of the Eye; James & Sheelagh Colton. Medical Herbal Medicine, the science and practise of herbal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2013)

From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy by William F. Williams

Iridology. A methodofdiagnosing illnesses from the appearance of, and changes in, the iris of the eye. It is a diagnostic technique and not a treatment. A sectional map is made of the iris with precise positions located that refertopartsor functions ...

Google previewThe New Wellness Encyclopedia (1995)

by University of California, Berkeley

Some promote health fads like iridology and hair analysis, as well as prescribing and then selling vitamin supplements and "glandular" treatments of dubious value. Some look upon themselves as family doctors — and as the only health ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigrant Health (2012)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

It can encompass a wide range of treatments including nutritional advice, herbs, homeopathic medicines, iridology, reflexology, kinesiology, vitamins, and mineral supplements (Twohig, 2008). The Canadian Association of Naturopathic ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (2013)

by W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter

Alienation is also apparent in a flight to alternative therapies suchas naturopathy, iridology, reflexology, and the like. Lacking any scientific basis, these represent a return to the eighteenth century, whenall therapies, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Religious Movements (2004)

by Peter Clarke

iridology, and reflexology. Alternative and/or complementary medicine is part of the bedrock of the New Age culture (see Holistic Health Movement and Gaia).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Identity (2010)

by Ronald L. Jackson II, Michael A. Hogg

New Age teachings; feng shui, iridology, and the healing powers of touch and crystals now inform the lifestyles of not only the rich and famous but also the ordinary mother, father, and child. The radiant selves lead the charge toward all ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World: The Ultimate A–Z of Spirits, Mysteries and the Paranormal (2010)

by Theresa Cheung

electrodiagnosis, herbalism, holistic medicine, homeopathy, iridology, macrobiotics, naturopathy, osteopathy, polarity therapy, psychic healing, reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, subliminal tapes, therapeutic touch and traditional Chinese medicine.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychology and Religion: L-Z (2010)

by David A. Leeming, Kathryn Madden, Stanton Marlan

Varieties of holistic healing include acupuncture, biofeedback, kinesiology, homeopathy, iridology, reflexology, massage and bodywork. Utilizing a range of therapies such as Holotropic breathing, encounter groups, gestalt therapy, ...

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