The natural science that literally lets you see inside your horse
Iridology is a safe, non-intrusive form of diagnosis
via the study of the iris using magnification
Iridology has been around for thousands of years and was used by the Hippocrates and Philostatusts in 460 BC. Stone slabs were used to record Iris markings that indicated problems in the liver and kidneys. It was also used by the ancient Chaldeans. However, in the last century, Iridology became documented and scientifically chronicled by Dr. Ignats von Peczeley who was a German doctor.
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.
Equine Iridology was founded by Ellen Collinson who has been studying, researching and practicing for over 20 Years. Ellen is also a Herbalist and offers a product range of herbal remedies to specifically treat individual ailments. E. Although Iridology is commonly practised in Europe, especially Germany, it is not so much in the UK and only a handful of practitioners have been trained personally by Ellen including myself. I was inspired by Ellen who has extensive knowledge of Iridology and wanted to understand in depth her findings from the years she has spent studying postmortems of horses to compare the eyes with the state of the organs and structural condition of the horse. I found it fascinating!
If you are experiencing problems with your horse whether it be physical or behavioural or both, Iridology can help you to understand the root cause and how to determine the right treatment. Iridology can also be very useful when deciding whether to buy a horse or to enable maximum potential when training high performance horses.
Conventional X-rays or blood tests, scopes and scans only show up a break/fracture, disease/virus; they will not show up an organ that is merely weak, under stress or malfunctioning.
Iridology does not replace medical or veterinary advice or treatment.
How Iridology works....
The iris is made up of 28,000 nerve endings all of which are connected to the brain. Using these nerves, the brain will receive information from the body about how the organs are performing and will record this information in the iris. Analysing these markings can literally allow you to "see inside your horse". Iridology is a safe, painless and non-intrusive form of diagnosis using the simple method of magnification. Iridology will show any inherited strengths and weaknesses the horse may have along with the condition of the organs which, if there is a malfunction, could lead to toxidity and inflammation in the body.
A map of the iris and associated conditions...
The iris is divided into certain segments in a similar pattern to a clock face. Genetic markings passed from parents to offspring give an overall blueprint of the constitution, and can point out weaknesses often several years before symptoms or discomfort become apparent. Iridology can reveal the root cause of an illness which is usually a result of organ malfunction and in determining this, the appropriate treatment can be given.
There are a few pictures of horses eyes below and if you look closely you can see the markings in the iris. Inherited kidney weakness is one of the main things that will show up clearly in the eye and horses who have this weakness are prone to tying up and also the "sore back" or "cold back" syndrome. There are also many horses with acidic or toxic digestion, which has a detrimental affect on the whole body yet is relatively simple to fix.
Here are some other examples of issues Iridology can identify:-
Inherited Kidney Weakness
Digestive complaints - too much acidity in the body
Inherited strengths and weaknesses
Temperament and behavioural issues
What to expect from an Iridology consultation...
At an Iridology consultation, I will look closely at your horses eyes using a torch and magnifying glass. The torch will be shone into your horses eyes at an angle so as not to make your horse uncomfortable and although it will be relatively quick, there will be plenty of breaks away from the light. Photos may be taken to enable your horses eyes to be analysed in further detail after the consultation. The findings of the consultation will be detailed in a report including recommendations and this will be with you a few days after my visit.