iridology


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The wellness center offers iridology, naturopathic health consultations, massage by licensed massage therapists, herbology, steam detox therapy, reflexology and Reiki.
This will be followed at 7.50pm by a talk from Ron Prescott on Iridology - Finding Your Optimum Health Through Your Eyes.
I practice naturopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, iridology, Kinesiology and mindfulness practices.
In the January 2017 Townsend Letter, I wrote an article about iridology, "Health and Disease by Iridology Examination," where I ask if we may wonder if iridology is still reliable and keeps a place in patient diagnosis, especially if we can use some very modern devices found both in conventional medicine and alternative medicine.
The experiments were about the following topics: 1) 'Spas: health benefits'; 2) 'Solar energy: solar panels'; and 3) 'Iridology'.
We welcome the removal of coverage for a range of natural therapies such as homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, and reflexology, which the Chief Medical Officer has rightly declared as lacking evidence or efficacy.
It strives to determine the cause of a patient's complaint and an environment that supports recovery and to this end relies on natural therapies utilizing nutrition, herbs, iridology, massage, and homeopathic treatments to achieve balance.
[1] CAM includes therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and osteopathy; complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, massage, yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, Alexander technique, shiatsu, reflexology and counselling stress therapy, and alter-native disciplines, for example, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda), anthroposophical medicine, naturopathy as well as crystal therapy, dowsing, iridology, and kinesiology.
Since opening our doors in July 2014, we've aligned with wellness specialists and offered services such as iridology and detox, Shaolin Kung Fu masters teaching the Zen philosophy, to Ayurveda and beyond.
Unconventional tests for allergy diagnosis used by complementary and alternative health professionals include IgG and IgG4 testing, kinesiology or applied kinesiology, iridology, cytotoxic (antigen leukocyte cellular antibody test (ALCAT)/Bryan's) testing, Vega (electrodermal) testing, and hair analysis.
Naturopathy may incorporate approaches such as dietary supplements, herbs, exercise, massage, iridology, acupuncture, hair analysis and homeopathy.
Her sedentary lifestyle, in combination with the iridology signs that suggested lymphatic involvement (i.e.