Iridology is one of the most beneficial and rewarding sciences available. How many people do you know that have horses with ongoing behavioural or physical problems that they have tried for weeks, months and sometimes years to find the cause. Well Iridology gives you the opportunity to virtually see inside your horse, and find the root cause of the problems, from inherited weaknesses to pain caused by trauma.
Iridology is not a new science both Hippocrates and Philostatust used iridology. Records of iris markings were painted onto stone slabs indicating problems in the liver and kidneys, left by the Babylonians in 1000 BC. It was also used by the ancient Chaldeans. Iridology was later more scientifically proved by Dr. Ignats von Peczeley, a German doctor who rescued an owl with a broken leg and noticed as he nursed it back to health a line that was in his Iris was gradually disappearing. He later went on to produce the eye maps.
Iridology is a safe, painless and non-intrusive form of diagnosis via the study of the iris using magnification. In this way inherited genetic strengths and weakness plus tendencies towards certain organ/system dysfunctions may be ascertained. Many illnesses are simply symptoms of an organ malfunction, iridology can reveal the root cause of the illness so that the right treatment is easier and more effective. Professional iridologists agree that acute, sub-acute, chronic and degenerative conditions of the body are all reflected in the iris.
Iridology is now part of the curriculum for many colleges, including the medical schools in Moscow and in the medical department of the University of Paris Nord. Which is probably why the French trainers know immediately what it is that I do when I tell them I am an Equine Iridologist and is gradually becoming more and more known in the UK.
Quite simply it allows you to "see" inside the horse to pin point where there is a problem that may be the reason behind behavioural problems and physical problems. So many times horses symptoms are misdiagnosed due to lack of information and the fact the horse is unable to tell you where it hurts or what is wrong. With iridology you can see not only where there is a problem, but where there is the likelihood of a problem occurring due to either old injuries or inherited weakness.
Iridology does not replace the veterinary surgeon but simply assists in giving the owner more information.