A Study on the Relationship among Iris Sign, Lifestyle, and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
|Issue Date:||2016-10-25 16:16:10 (UTC+8)|
Background and Purpose: Iridology is a science correlating iris morphology and the health condition of the human body. The iris is a microcosm of the human body. Through holographic principle, dynamic changes of the iris morphology can reflect pathological changes in the organ system. Functional gastrointestinal disorders(FGIDs) are chronic clinical conditions demonstrating a variety of symptoms. The purpose of the study was to correlate iris morphology with FGIDs. Materials and Methods: From Sept. 2015 to Jan. 2016, 105 adult patients diagnosed with FGIDs using the Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire Guidelines were prospectively included from a hospital in southern Taiwan. All of the subjects received iris detector measurements. The intestinal loop and gastric ring characteristics were quantitatively analyzed. The correlation between the patients demographic data, the Rome III classification questionnaire, and the iridology findings were analyzed with repeated measures Chi-square test. Results: A total of 101 valid questionnaires were retrieved. The retrieval rate was 96.2%. Functional dyspepsia patients showed evidence of abnormalities in the right and left pupillary ruff. The left pupillary ruff abnormality is related to hiccough and multiple diseases, which indicates that the gastric mucosa was more vulnerable in these patients. The functional constipation patients showed gastric ring contraction on both sides, which means that the peristalsis function was not stable in these patients. The left first intestine ring representing the descending colon was dilated in functional dyspepsia and hiccough patients; The left 4th intestine ring representing transverse colon was dilated in functional abdominal bloating patients, signifying the loss of peristalsis power of the intestine. The iris morphology also showed significant correlation with age, sex, and many of the lifestyle factors, which were also correlated with FGIDs. Conclusions: Functional gastroduodenal disorders and functional bowel disorders showed significant changes in iris morphology, these signs were also correlated with patient’s lifestyle habits. Our study showed that iridology examination is useful in early detection of FGIDs. In addition, adjustment of lifestyle and food choices could also be used to prevent or treat FGIDs.
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