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  • noun The study of the iris of the eye, especially as associated with disease.

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  • noun pseudoscience A form of alternative medicine involving the diagnosis of body ailments through the examination of the iris of the human eye.

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  • The iris of the eye has become the basis of an entire system of diagnosis called iridology.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • But no kidding: I wonder if the bishops have taken positions on other unscientific "treatments" like naturopathy, homeopathy, iridology, etc.

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • But no kidding: I wonder if the bishops have taken positions on other unscientific "treatments" like naturopathy, homeopathy, iridology, etc.

    RELIGION Blog | The Dallas Morning News

  • But no kidding: I wonder if the bishops have taken positions on other unscientific "treatments" like naturopathy, homeopathy, iridology, etc.

    RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • But no kidding: I wonder if the bishops have taken positions on other unscientific "treatments" like naturopathy, homeopathy, iridology, etc.

    U.S. Catholic bishops take a theological stand against Reiki | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • That is if there is anything among all the crazy beliefs about homeopathy, and naturopathy, and iridology, and Chinese herbs, and reflexology, and crystals, then it will, when demonstrated to be effective, be adopted by mainstream medicine.

    David Horton: Superagnosticman III: Dark Matter

  • But I wonder if it could also be used for iridology, either now, or at some point in the future when the resolution improves?

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • But I wonder if it could also be used for iridology, either now, or at some point in the future when the resolution improves?

    Tuesday linkage 31 July 2007

  • Apart from traditional diagnostic techniques (such as pulse and tongue diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine), beware of alternative diagnostics, including iridology (which claims to diagnose disease through examination of the iris), muscle testing, machines that purport to detect energy fields, etc.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • The effectiveness of iridology as a diagnostic tool is dependent upon the sensitivity and expertise of the practitioner.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

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  • "A lifelong sufferer from psychosomatic illnesses, he was also an enthusiastic supporter of homeopathy, iridology and vegetarianism, as well as professing an interest in astrology and dream interpretation."

    Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight by James Attlee, p 250

    November 20, 2011