This article is from the Alternative
Medicine Therapies guide.
is generally safe, noninvasive, and painless. However, it has
not been proven to be an effective health-care treatment and shouldn't
be used as a substitute for conventional treatment. If the iridologist
uncovers anything of concern, make sure you discuss these findings
with your primary-care physician.
- Some critics
point out that the theories of iridology were originally developed
in northern Europe, where most people have blue eyes. They suspect
that because of this, iridologists have a tendency to see blue
eyes as the standard for good health and to misinterpret findings
in people who have brown or hazel eyes.