This course is not approved by California Acupuncture Board (CAB) for CEU.
Please see above for a list of regulatory bodies who have approved this course for 10 CEU/PDA
Iridology is defined as: the study of the colour and structure of the iris of the eye as it relates to the genetic predisposition and health of the body systems.
Iridology for Acupuncturists - Level I is a course that will teach you the basics of iridology and how to use that information to consider various TCM patterns, give detailed dietary and lifestyle advice, and/or to confirm your TCM diagnosis.
This course will help you create a clearer TCM diagnosis as it can be used as one of your ‘check’ systems, along with the 4 Pillars. One of the main advantages of iridology is that signs of constitutional peculiarities, genetic defects, and structural damages in the organism appear on the iris significantly earlier than a real dysfunction or pathology appears; so, it is possible to make an early referral, a more accurate TCM diagnosis, or create a stronger treatment plan for your patient.
Use it for detailed dietary advice, determining the patient’s constitution and genetic factors, and helping to find a patient’s areas of imbalance and areas of inherent strength. Iridology is truly one of the ultimate prevention skills to possess.
You can use a magnifying glass, or use a camera to take high quality photos of the eyes – it is up to you for how much you want to learn!
By the end of this course, you will find that you will be able to find a more accurate TCM diagnosis and treatment plan for your patient by using the basics of iridology.
- Learn the basics of iridology, level I
- Be able to compare common iridology signs with TCM patterns
- Use basic iridology to help confirm a TCM diagnosis and help direct you with confusing and complex cases
- Learn how to create a stronger TCM treatment plan including: diet, lifestyle, amount and frequency of treatments, herbals, point selections
- Understand the pre-heaven constitution (essence) of a patient
- Be able to communicate with your patient about areas they will need to take closer care of for optimal health. This includes learning how to discuss their innate constitution with them.