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History of iridology

Iridology is the study of the iris of the eye as a means of detecting and diagnosing medical conditions.

The practice can be traced back to ancient civilisations, including the Egyptians and the Greeks, who recognized the relationship between the eyes and the rest of the body.

However, the modern form began in the late 19th century with the work of Hungarian physician Ignatz von Peczely. Peczely noticed that a bird he had caught had a black line in its iris when the bird’s leg was broken.

This led him to hypothesize that there was a connection between the markings on the iris and the health of the corresponding organ in the body. Over the years, iridology has gained popularity as a complementary medicine technique, although its effectiveness remains a subject of debate among medical professionals.

Does Leah use iridology?

Yes. In your initial consultation, Leah will take a photo of your eyes. She then will include any findings in your iris in your results and treatment plan consultation. 

If you are having a Telehealth appointment and can take a good photo of your iris, Leah can include iridology in your plan.


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Is iridology legitimate?

While iridology has been around for centuries, its legitimacy remains a subject of debate among medical professionals.

Supporters like Leah argue that the markings and patterns in the iris can provide insight into an individual’s health conditions, health history, and family health history and can help identify potential health problems before they become more severe.

Leah as a naturopath believes that iridology can be used to complement traditional medical practices and provide a more holistic approach to healthcare.