Correct diagnosis is the first essential to rational
treatment. Every honest physician admits that the "Old
School" methods of diagnosis are, to say the least,
unsatisfactory and uncertain, especially in ascertaining the
underlying causes of disease.
Therefore we should welcome any and all methods of diagnosis which
throw more light on the causes and the nature of disease conditions in
the human organism.
Two valuable additions to diagnostic science are now offered
to us in osteopathy and in the Diagnosis from the
Osteopathy furnishes valuable information concerning the connection
between disease conditions and misplacements of vertebrae and other
bony structures, contractions or abnormal relaxation of muscles and
ligaments, and inflammation of nerves and nerve centers.
The Diagnosis from the Eye is as yet a new science, and much
remains to be discovered and to be better explained. We do not claim
that Nature's records in the eye disclose all the details of
pathological tendencies and changes, but they do reveal many disease
conditions, hereditary and acquired, that cannot be ascertained by any
other methods of diagnosis.
Omitting consideration of everything that is at present speculative
and uncertain, we are justified in making the following
- The eye is not only, as the ancients said, "the
mirror of the soul," but it also reveals abnormal
conditions and changes in every part and organ of the body.
- Every organ and part of the body is represented in the
iris of the eye in a well-defined area.
- The iris of the
eye contains an immense number of minute nerve filaments,
which through the optic nerves, the optic brain centers and
the spinal cord are connected with and receive impressions
from every nerve in the body.
- The nerve filaments, muscle
fibers and minute blood vessels in the different areas of the
iris reproduce the changing conditions in the corresponding
parts or organs.
- By means of various marks, signs,
abnormal colors and discolorations in the iris, Nature reveals
transmitted disease taints and hereditary lesions.
also makes known, by signs, marks and discolorations, acute
and chronic inflammatory or catarrhal conditions, local
lesions, destruction of tissues, various drug poisons and
changes in structures and tissues caused by accidental injury
or by surgical mutilations.
- The Diagnosis from the Eye
positively confirms Hahnemann's theory that all acute diseases
have a constitutional background of hereditary or acquired
- (This science enables the diagnostician
to ascertain, from the appearance of the iris alone, the
patient's inherited or acquired tendencies toward health and
toward disease, his condition in general and the state of
every organin particular. Reading Nature's records in the
eye, he can predict the different healing crises through which
the patient will have to pass on the road to health.
eye reveals dangerous changes in vital parts and organs from
their inception, thus enabling the patient to avert any
threatening disease by natural living and natural methods of
- By changes in the iris, the gradual
purification of the system, the elimination of morbid matter
and poisons, and the readjustment of the organism to normal
conditions under the regenerating influences of natural living
and treatment are faithfully recorded.
This interesting subject will be treated more fully in a separate
volume (Iridiagnosis, published in 1919 by Dr. Lindlahr). In
this connection I shall confine myself to relating briefly the story
of the discovery of this valuable science.