Non-Invasive Diagnostics

I have discovered after over 44 years in practice how useful noninvasive tests such as facial diagnosis, iris diagnosis, and pulses are to assess the cardiovascular system and other organs. I rely principally on body diagnosis in my practice, along with the face, tongue, and eyes (iris and sclera). My office still uses standard blood and urine tests when necessary.

Facial Diagnosis

facial diagnosis

In order to introduce an “oriental way” of diagnosis, in 2012, I introduced my patients to Steven Acuff, a diagnostician, because I wanted them to learn facial diagnosis and use it with their families. 


In the naturopathic school I was attending, NCNM, Portland, Oregon, and NUNM (National University of Natural Medicine), I studied this way of diagnosis, minoring in QiQong practices and Chinese medical philosophy with an emphasis on facial diagnosis.

Iris Diagnosis

Iris Diagnosis

This type of diagnosis gives information on your past medical history and health tendencies, as well as your constitutional strengths.

With the iris camera, you will be able to see your strengths and what things you need to work on. For many years, I searched for ways to “inspire” patients on their health journey. This tool is very effective, painless, unobstructed, and highly accurate. Photos are taken of the iris and the sclera, both eyes, after which I discuss with the patient the analysis and signs that are revealed. Do not miss this tool!

Tongue Diagnosis

tongue diagnosis

This diagnostic tool comes from the “Orient.” On the tongue, you can see the movement of energy, as well as heart conditions and mineral and vitamin deficiencies.

The tongue nearly always shows the true condition of the patient. It is particularly useful in complex, chronic conditions manifesting with contradicting symptoms and signs. Its strength relies upon the fact that it is nearly always reliable and objective. For instance, a reddish/purple tongue color usually indicates blood stasis deriving from or associated with heat, whereas a swollen tongue indicates the presence of phlegm or mucous.

Other Tools

teeth and organ chart

I also rely on regular medical exams, blood pressure tests, pH in saliva and urine testing, and urine analysis. As you can see on the chart above, there is a relationship between the teeth and the organs and meridians, meaning that dental work will affect the transmission of energy to the organs related to the individual teeth that have been worked on. This is a very important fact that will be addressed during our time together.


After these assessments, other tests may be ordered and followed up at subsequent visits. These tests may include hormonal tests, functional liver tests, comprehensive gastrointestinal tests, neurotransmitter tests, blood sugar tests, and others.

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