IRIDOLOGY ONE SCIENCE OR MANY?
Can A Person Visit An Iridologist In Any Part Of The World And Still Get The Same Result?
A PhD study in Natural Health Sciences, Iridology by Emil Bewö University of Natural Medicine,
Santa Fé, USA 2009-2013
Over the course of time iridology has been studied and practiced throughout the world with many different iridology charts being developed independent of one another.
At the 21st Annual Iridology Symposium of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists in October 2018 in London, Dr. Emil Bewö-Lundblad from Sweden, presented his findings from his PhD study at The University of Natural Medicine, USA, 2009 – 2013.
As part of his PhD he sought to answer the question: Does Iridology Have a Unified Map?
He selected nine individual iridology charts, used in different parts of the world. The nine comparison charts were laid on top of each other in Adobe Photoshop as individual layers.
This was done for all of the 50 different reaction field topographies that were studied. Some of them for both the right side and the left side, some of them for only one of the sides (such as spleen and gallbladder [all fields studied can be seen in the report.])
A scheme of colours was created so where an overlay was found a certain colour would be set so that a specific colour relates to a specific amount of charts overlaying the same area of a reaction field. (9 colours to represent the 9 charts).
The results are presented with every reaction field for itself and at the end they are combined into the new MICUC – Master Iridology Combined Unique Chart.
Each and every reaction field (50 in total) has been analysed but for copyright reasons we will include a link to Bewö-Lundblad website or you can contact him directly if you need further information. http://www.bewo.se/
The conclusion to this study is complex and multifaceted. In general the original charts have shown similarities in many of the reaction fields but there are exceptions that cannot be explained without further studies.
Some of the reaction fields have a great agreement amongst the comparison charts and these have to be said to be among the more “safe”/accurate reaction fields and areas for the same. Some reaction fields are only mentioned in one or two comparison charts. Their low number of agreeing charts do not depend on the accuracy of the area for the reaction field but rather that their occurrence overall is less. How many reaction fields should a chart have? Answer: 50!?!
THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION! IS IRIDOLOGY ONE SCIENCE OR MANY?
Iridology is one science, although a complex science which gives rise to different interpretations and a need for standardisation to be acknowledged as an approved method of analysis.
Dr. Emil Bewö-Lundblad, PhD, MSc, CCII, Dipl. Cert.