The Role and Place of Iridology in Conventional and Natural Medicine
Born a long time ago, Iridology has evolved and matured toward mainstream status in many countries. The contemporary Iridology profession is in the unique position of having blended the best from both natural and conventional medicine. At some point, Iridology could bridge conventional and complementary medicine. The iridologist’s scope of practice may include the suggestions to further medical check-ups such as laboratory tests, and precise MRI and CT scans which are extremely important in the conventional medicine field. On the other hand, Iridology is very useful for choosing the right healing modality, which is very important in the complementary medicine field.
Iridology has practically unlimited potential for screening of a large group of people for early signs of pathology or inherent weaknesses which could later manifest into well-developed diseases and disorders. This could save a tremendous amount of money currently being spent on treatment of chronic diseases in hospitals – diseases which became chronic simply because they have not been diagnosed and managed at the early stages of their development.
Iridology’s place in complementary medicine simply cannot be overstated. It’s obvious that before any naturopathic intervention, proper diagnosis should be made. And the diagnosis should not be “label-style” as is usually done in the conventional medicine field. It should involve the description of the inherent status of a specific organ, together with its circulation and nutrition level, and nerve supply. And when the healing program is finished, another iridological analysis can help to assess the success of the applied program.
Complementary medicine is being rapidly integrated into mainstream health care, largely in response to consumer demand, as well as in recognition of new research findings that are expanding our view of health care and healing. The same is true about Iridology. In the near future, a basic working knowledge of Iridology will be a requirement for primary care, family practice and general internal medicine, needless to say about complementary medicine modalities.
The goal of preventing disease is shared by complementary and mainstream medicine alike. Any prevention needs a proper assessment of the functional ability of the human body. And Iridology could play a pivotal role in this assessment, providing valuable information about organs and body systems to both complementary and conventional medicine providers.
Iridology as a quick, painless and cost-effective diagnostic method could easily be incorporated in any medical or naturopathic facility. This could be especially important for small rural hospitals and naturopathic cabinets with a lack of expensive diagnostic equipment.
The rapidly growing popularity of Iridology will help to incorporate this alternative diagnostic modality more deeply into the world of both conventional and complementary medicine in the future.