IRIDOLOGY: A GREAT ALLY WHEN CONFIRMING PROSTATIC PATHOLOGIES
Newton de Oliveira Cunha Júnior and Maria João Correia Nabais Domingos
INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE:
This work is intended to show that even the smallest cell in our body is of greatest importance and that nothing has been left to chance. A tiny gland that causes great problems: the prostate “is a menace in the lives of many men” (221.000 cases of prostatic cancer have been diagnosed in the USA; in Portugal, this problem affects 130.000 men, of which 1.800 die every year).
Despite men’s proneness to suffer from this kind of problem, they go on with their bad life habits, as they are more inclined for excessive drinking, smoking, not eating properly, doing little exercise and having a bad relation with “stress”. The veins are especially important in prostatic gland disorders, as they tend to produce varixes. The main disturbances to affect the prostate are infections and tumours, mostly benign. This problem is given essentially to a hypertrophy being usually preceded by congestion. The congestion is normally followed by certain occurrences, i.e., a largest supply of blood to the body can be observed and the tissue becomes imbalanced in terms of nutrition and elimination of toxins. One can consider prostitis as a starting point and then move on to the benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The development of this essay into a scientific work came after several observations in routine consultations, in the centre and north of Portugal. We noticed that some patients shared symptomatology, showed similar clinical analysis and the main iridological signs in the same areas. We, then, initiated a technical-scientifical study to confirm our observations. We began by selecting 150 patients and look at their prostitis and BPH. Rigorous selection criteria and work methodology were followed. Iridology and iris diagnosis were used to confirm cases of patients with prior diagnosis, and to leave out selected patients. The iris was used as a point of reference to confirm the prescribed treatment and its evolution during the project.
All patients had already been diagnosed with prostitis and BPH. After rigorous analysis of the criteria they were either included in the group or left out. The patients chosen to make up the group had to meet the following selection criteria: showing similar iridological signs, having similar symptomatology, not having started any allopathic treatment, not carrying any neoplasic condition (stage 2 of the project), being aged 35 to 65 by the end of stage 1, not drinking, not smoking, doing exercise. These were the main criteria used when evaluating patients. The most common symptoms shown by patients with prostitis were the following: a feeling of being unwell, creeps or fever, pain in the thighs and genital area, intense pain in the peritoneus, lumbago, pain in the low-abdomen, pain and difficulty to urinate, hematuria, polyuria, turbid and fetid urine, pain during ejaculation. Patients with BPH experienced obstruction of the urinary flow (prostatism), weak and slow urinary flow, especially when getting up in the morning, urine retardation, intermittent flow, a feeling that the bladder is never completely empty, incontinence, urine leakage, urine retention, dysuria, hematuria, an urgent need to urinate, a frequent need to urinate (every two hours), micturia, a need to push in order to urinate, presence of blood in the semen (hemospermia). We then had blood analysis done to detect any infection, evaluate how well the kidneys were working and determine whether, or not, the patients were suffering of prostitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. All patients evidencing prostatic cancer were left out. The tests included the following parameters: globule count to check for infections or anaemia, urea and electrolytes test to evaluate the performance of the kidneys, prostatic and phosphatase test to check for prostatic cancer, prostatic antigen test, electrophoretogram (calcium, potassium, phosphorus). Urine analyses were meant to evaluate the rate of urinary flow and check for any infection. These included: quantification of the urinary flow, urine culture, type II urine, solid residue analysis, reactive strip test to check for the presence of sugar and proteins. Echography to the abdomen and kidneys.
Acupuncture/Moxibustion – During the treatment of patients we used traditional Chinese medicine techniques, such as acupuncture and moxibustion in order to balance the Chi or Qi. Priority was given to the meridians that rule the bladder, large intestine, spleen/pancreas, liver and kidneys. Fitotherapy – We prescribed 100% natural medication, being all formulas free of lab synthesized compounds.
We had to choose among many products existing in the European market. Given the formulas, the credibility of the laboratory and the quality and guarantee presented, we chose LABS JR and GRUPO JAR. The products chosen were Resolutivo, which is an hydrophilic extract of Equisetum arvense, Peumus boldus, Melissa officinallis, Phyllanthus niruri, Taraxacum officinale, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Arctium lappa, Agropyron repens, Mentha piperita, Hepatica nobilis, Spergularia rubra, Prunus avium, Betula alba, Spergularia rubra, Serenoa Complex (Sabal serrulata, Urtiga dioica, Curcubita pepo, Echinacea peurpurea, Solidago virgaure, Glycina max, Isoflavonas, Vitamin E), Onagra Oil (Oenothera biennis), Apimel Royal (royel jeley), Gingko Memoplex (L-metionine, L-taurine, Gingko biloba, L-ascorbic Acid, zinc sulfate, pteroilmonoglutaminic Acid, tiamin Clorhidate, 5-phosphate sodium Riboflavin, tiamin Clorhidate, Cyanocobalamine), Pumpkin seed oil (Curcubita pepo), Vitamin E. That medication was given in regular dosage in specific and pre-established combinations, with the dosage being adjusted throughout the treatment. Diet – We have observed that prostatic problems are strongly connected with the digestive tube and that food is an important factor to take into account when considering the possible causes of this problem. The following ingredients were always part of the diet of the patients being analysed, who have shown a high level of regeneration, purification, vitalization and fortification in the entire organism. Fresh fruit: plum, banana, apricot, orange, apple, peach, pear, mandarine, grape, etc. Vegetables in general: spinach beets, water cress, celery, artichoke, lettuce, leek, onion, spring onion, carrot, cauliflower, dandelion, endive, spinach, chicory leaves, cucumber and radishes. These must be eaten raw to fully absorb all the properties in them. Only this way will they be truly healing. Some ingredients were removed from their diet, for being considered harmfull, such as: Savoury – fish, cheese, olives, cod, salt, etc; Others: meat and fried derivates (pork, rabbit or hare), strong and spicy herbs and spices; Alcohol: spirits, beer, wine, champagne, liqueurs, etc. As a way to give credibility and reliability to the data of this investigation, the initial group was divided into three smaller groups: Group A: made up of patients treated with natural medication, acupuncture/moxibustion and diet, Group B made up of patients treated with acupuncture/moxibustion and diet. As for Group C, no treatment was used as they worked as a reference group. The results were gathered periodically, with Group A showing the best results, followed by Group B and, as expected, Group C did not evidence any favourable change in the clinical picture during the entire experience. The ratio time/benefit between Group A and Group B exceeded 73%, having Group A had a better physical (symptomatology and analyses/exams), as well as psychological (will to live, less apathy) evolution. The favourable evolution of cases was constant and progressive, with patients being periodically followed for control and continuity of the investigation.