20 August 2008 11:53
I’ve heard of iridology and know it’s a holistic therapy – but that’s it. How can it be used to help horses?
By Your Horse
Horse Answers editor Kate Large replies:Iridology can be described as the study of the iris of the eye. Practitioners believe the body is mapped out across the iris, and can be used to indicate overall health. Marks, lines, spots and discolouration in the eye would indicate a problem in the corresponding area of the body. Iridologists use a magnifying glass and torch to examine a horse’s eye.
Ellen Collinson is a well-known equine iridologist, who works throughout the UK, and runs diploma courses to train new practitioners. "Iridology is non-invasive and can pick up genetic and inherited problems before traditional medicine," she explains. "It can also tell you when an organ is under stress long before it manifests into an illness."
For more information she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 2603 602.