LPTC Students Research Eyes as Health Indicator

Feb 15th, 2007 | By | Category: 18-3: Building Prosperity, Tribal College News

LPTC STUDENT RESEARCHERS

STUDYING SCLEROLOGY AND IRIDOLOGY: Little Priest student researchers (from left) Sarah Rowland, Mikaeya Wright, and Shelly Dion focus on the eye in their bio-medical research. Photo Credit: Jan Bingen, Native IMAGE Director, Little Priest Tribal College

Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC,Winnebago, NE), is conducting a bio-medical research project involving a study of the eyes and of the energy released or discharged by all living organisms. The research involves three separate and independent studies.

The first, Sclerology, is a study of the sclera (white of the eye) and what it can tell us about the health of the person. This involves mapping the sclera with body systems, organs, and tissues.

The second, Iridology, is the study of the iris (coloring of the eye) and what it tells us about the health of the individual. This also involves mapping the iris with body parts.

The third study involves photographing the electrical field discharged by all living things. These photographs are then analyzed and the findings compared with established norms.

The research is conducted by selected science students at LPTC and is supported by a National Institutes of Health grant from the INBRE Program of the National Center for Research Resources. This year’s research students are Sarah Rowland, Mikaeya Wright, and Shelly Dion.

This is the first year of the research. Preliminary findings when compared to a confidential participant health questionnaire are showing reliability and accuracy in the 90th percentile. When all three studies are compared and corroborated, it should prove very interesting. In the meantime it is a valuable learning experience for the science students.

Sclerology was first observed being used by Native Americans (the Blackfoot and Nez Perce). No written record was apparently ever made, however.

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