iridology

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ir·i·dol·o·gy

 (ĭr′ĭ-dŏl′ə-jē, ī′rĭ-)
n.
The study of the iris of the eye, especially as associated with disease.

ir′i·dol′o·gist n.

iridology

(ˌɪrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a technique used in complementary medicine to diagnose illness by studying a patient's eyes
[C20: from Latin irido- + ology]
ˌiriˈdologist n

ir•i•dol•o•gy

(ˌɪr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
examination of the iris of the eye as a primary diagnostic aid.
[1920–25]
ir`i•dol′o•gist, n.

iridology

Examining the eye’s iris in order to diagnose conditions of the body.
Translations

ir·i·dol·o·gy

n. iridología, estudio del iris y de los cambios que éste sufre en el curso de una enfermedad.
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She apprenticed with iridologists and herbalists while drawing blood as a hospital laboratory technician, earning a teaching credential, raising two daughters, and becoming a pastoral minister.
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Using the technique Michelle, who is a member of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists, gave Kathryn a detailed 60-minute consultation before giving her herbs to strengthen her immune system and balance her hormones.
Second are iridologists who have not been exposed or are resistant to updated practices in the field.
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Iridologists use adetailedeye chart, which maps out how each part of the eye relates to a part of thebody.
Iridologists claim to diagnose 'imbalances' that can be treated with vitamins, minerals, herbs and similar products.
I asked top iridologist Goh Suan Lian, a member of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists, to see what she could find by studying mine.
Iridologists claim that hidden in the tiny discolorations of the iris, the coloured part of the eye, is a medical history far more detailed than your medical notes.
He points out that 80 per cent of the world is still dependent on natural remedies, and in Russia, for example, they have iridologists to help diagnosis in hospitals.
Today, iridology is even part of the curriculum in medical schools as far afield as Moscow, Paris and Greece and iridologists can detect a vast range of conditions just by examining the eyes.