In our previous article on physiognomy, that is, using the body as a feedback mechanism, we covered iridology and its place in diagnosing damaged organs in a patient’s body. This article covers sclerology which is an additional, yet complimentary modality that can be used in addiction treatment.
Sclerology is the study of the sclera—or white portion of the eyeball—and the shape, location, and depth of the blood vessels and foreign markings found therein to determine present disease states which are sometimes more current than iridology. Like iridology, sclerology was utilized by physicians in ancient cultures such as Nubia, Egypt, Babylon, and among the indigenous American populations. The modern form was modified by A. Stuart Wheelright whose legacy is carried on by Dr. Jack Tips, director of the International Sclerology Institute.
Sclerology is a companion modality to iridology, and both possess their own unique strengths and compliment one another diagnostically. Digital camera technology is now used to magnify the sclera. However, the white tissue surrounding the iris can be read with the practitioner’s naked eye. The red lines found in the eye and various markings found in the zones correspond to the zones in the iris.
This science is lesser known than iridology but is just as important in the diagnostic process. In times past, the tissues in each eye were read at once and a diagnosis was given according to the reading. Both techniques can be used in drug addiction treatment to determine both the constitutional disposition and organ weaknesses within the patient/client.
For more information you may contact the International Sclerology Institute at http://www.sclerology-institute.org/