A Pilot Study on the Association between Iris parameters and 8 Constitutional Medicine : Retrospective Chart Review

Ka-Hye Choi1, Young-Bae Park1,3, Min-Yong Kim1,2, Young-Jae Park1,31

Department of Human Informatics of Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung-Hee University, 2School of Management, Kyung-Hee University, 3Department of Biofunctional Medicine and Diagnostics, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of some iris parameters in predicting the 8 constitution

Methods: From November 2012 to February 2018, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 171 patients who were visited to the Korean Oriental Clinic. We conducted a stepwise binary logistic regression analysis to find the association between Iris parameters and 8 constitutional Medicine.Results: Automic Nerve Wreath Ration (ANWR) was larger and toxic radii was longer in Earth and Wood constitutions than Metal and water constitution. ANWR was larger and pupil are ratio(PAR) was smaller in Wood constitutions than Earth constitutions. And others did not show significant results.Conclusions: This study suggests that the relationship between some of the iris parameters and 8 constitution was significant, but more accurate follow-up study is needed.

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