The Science of Iridology is based on the analysis of one of the most complicated tissue structures of the whole body - the iris. It is a method whereby the doctor or health practitioner can tell, from markings or signs in the iris, the reflex condition of various organs and systems of the body. These markings represent a detailed picture of the integrity of the body; it's constitutional potentials, areas of congestion or toxic accumulations and inherent challenges and gifts.
An Iridology exam reveals color variation, pigmentation, structure and other characteristics of the iris which provide information about an individual’s health and well-being. After the analysis, the client is empowered with a new understanding of their body and health, along with valuable and realistic recommendations for making improvement. The eyes are the “windows of the soul” and also acknowledged as mirrors of the body and likened to miniature monitors recording the condition of various organs and tissues throughout the body.
The greatest feature and main advantage of Constitutional Iridology over forms of health screening is that the iris reveals potentials and tendencies that may occur if a person lives their life a certain way. Therefore, symptoms can be treated decades before they ever appear. Preventative action may be taken to improve health and avoid those diseases that might otherwise follow.
What is it?
Iridology is based on the scientific study of the iris -- the colored part of the eye. Like markings on a map, the iris reveals physiological conditions, psychological health risks, challenges and/or strengths of various organs and personality traits.
Through iridology we can get an understanding of your past, present, and potential future health conditions by assessing the various body systems. Your inherited tendencies compounded by toxic accumulations in various parts of your body are also revealed.
The four principles that form the cornerstones of iridology are:
- The condition of the nerves
- The condition of the blood and lymph system
- Adequate circulation
- Nutrition, rest quality, breathing, state of mind
The laboratory testing procedures practiced today, which are not always necessary, are expensive, time-consuming, and often uncomfortable to the patient. With iridology, we have a simple, painless, economical, and non-invasive way of looking into the body. This is not to say that it should exclude other forms of analysis. On the contrary, it may be employed in conjunction with any other system of analysis or a diagnosis that a practitioner wishes to use. Now, more than any other time in history, we are in a need of accurate and less complex means of analyzing a patient's condition.
Eighty percent of the diseases treated in this country are of a chronic nature. The tissue found in chronically afflicted patients can be monitored in the iris of the eye better than possibly any other method of analysis.
Iridology gives an essential insight to the development of these chronic diseases or the diminishing of that disease or inflammation.
Iridology offers a unique perspective to the concept and practice of preventive health care. It involves a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used by the European practitioners and may be useful in the detection of existing conditions as well as inherited genetic weaknesses. It is known that approximately 300 thousand nerves from various parts of the body make their way to the optic nerve. Therefore, projection of systemic activity may be visible at the iris.
What are the benefits of Iridology?
Iridology treats the person instead of the symptoms. Through understanding your genetic vulnerabilities and reactive patterns, you can maintain balance and guard against illness. The body has its own healing wisdom, given the opportunity. Iridology offers a simple economical way to learn to care for your body.
The fundamental goal of iridology is prevention of serious degenerative processes by integrating nutritional, mechanical (chiropractic), spiritual and emotional support. Some of the benefits of iridology are:
- Overall health awareness
- Understanding how organs interact
- Knowing which organs are under- or over-active
- Becoming familiar with the body's overall chemistry
- Knowing the conditions of the nervous, digestive, elimination, lymphatic and structural systems of the body.
- Inflammation Spotting. Will show where inflammation is present.
- Reveals areas in the body where acidity has or can accumulate.
- Body Activity Levels. Will show if any part of your body is over- or under-active.
- Problem Spotting. Will show where problems are occurring in your body.
It is this tissue change that takes place in the patient that makes iridology especially valuable for those specializing in the treatment of chronic diseases.
The Health Status Equation
In order to fully appreciate what the iris reveals, let's first consider this equation:
HEALTH STATUS = PHYSICAL INHERITANCE + ENVIRONMENT (diet, lifestyle, etc.) + EMOTIONAL/SPIRITUAL FACTORS + AGE.
We all inherit certain combinations of physical traits. We can observe some of these origins from our family tree, but how much this specifically affects you? Diet and lifestyle have a great impact on some people, but why are others able to get away with abusing their bodies? Which mental and emotional aspects significantly affect our physical health? And as we get older, we lose our resiliency at different rates.
Why Iridology Assessment?
Iridology takes a lot of the guesswork out of these questions. Going through life without this information is like taking a trip without a map. What are your chances of arriving at your desired destination? Will you get there efficiently or end up taking many detours along the way? And how will you know where you are heading next?
Using the road map or blueprint contained in the iris, you can find out how well you are put together (and how much abuse your body can handle), where your body will tend to get sick, (including which organ systems are at greater risk), what specific underlying reasons contribute to your symptoms (which may vary from person to person with the same symptoms), and what emotional or behavioral factors are influencing these patterns. In short, it can show you where you came from, where you are headed, what kind of body you have for a vehicle, and what type of driver you are. With this knowledge, you can more effectively approach health challenges and also identify which preventive medicine practices would be most important for you to pursue.
"Iridology is dealing with one of the most basic truths of the healing arts, one that the average form of analysis has not dealt with properly."
Management of your health is ultimately up to you. The wisest way to safeguard your health is to know and understand your body thoroughly. When you take care of your body, your reward is wellness. You feel and look younger, you experience more energy and enthusiasm. An Iridology assessment provides you with information about your body signals and how you can respond to them. Certain conditions can be spotted before they cause serious problems, allowing you to take a more proactive and preventative approach.