The sclera is the white part of the eye. It could serve as a window to what goes on inside the body.
Sclerologists study the sclera with the view of assessing the body’s health status.
But what actually do sclerologists look out for in the sclera which aid them in their assessment?
Basically we are interested in evaluating three key parameters in the sclera and that include;
Ascertaining the general colour of the sclera.
Sclera colour may be pink, reddish, blueish, yellowish, brownish or clear white. Each of these colours point to specific conditions and pathologies. For example when the sclera starts turning brownish, it indicates that the toxicity level in the body is getting to the high side. It’s a call for detoxification especially of the liver and the blood stream.
Judging the red lines (capillaries) in the sclera and noting especially their;
These red lines that crisscross the sclera signify some health conditions. For instance, red lines that are wavy are known as congestion lines and signify that their is a congestion problem in the organs in whose reflex zones (in the sclera) they show. If seen in the colon, we have a case of fecal matter impaction. When observed in the lung region, administering expectorants to assist the expulsion of trapped mucus becomes imperative.
Searching for the existence of colour patches or dots as well as pigment deposits in the sclera is also very important and offers vital clues.
Over 75% of health analysis using sclerology depends largely on judging the red lines (capillaries) in the sclera and noting especially their shape, size, direction, intensity and location.
The red capillaries which we often see in people’s sclera are tell-tales signs. It is important to state that sclerology just like iridology primarily does not concern itself with names of diseases. It is a method of identifying dis-eased organs. In sclerology we use the term ‘stressed’ rather than ‘diseased’ in describing weak tissues that require medical intervention.
By using appropriate therapeutic measures such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and homeopathic remedies, the stressed organs can return to the state of normalcy and equilibrium.
Dr Gilbert Ezengige is a licensed natural medicine practitioner, lecturer and writer on health and social issues. Visit www.healthbubbles.com for more.