Iridology is the art and science of identifying health conditions by examining the eye. It involves analyzing the neuro-optic reflex, to reveal the pathological, structural, functional and emotional disturbances in the human body.
An Iridology consultation will give you an overview of the physical factors that underlie ailments or could indicate areas of weakness; the emotional and lifestyle factors contributing to your current state, including how suppressing emotions have influenced it; the areas that need special attention.
While Iridology as a modern field of study began in the 1880s, studying the eye for signs of health dates back over 3,000 years in written records. Chaldeans recorded the changes in the iris of friends and relatives, though they believed the changes had an astronomical origin. Hippocrates laid the foundation for the modern ophthalmic exam by checking for and recording changes to the posterior aspect of the eye.
Ignatz Peczely changed the focus of eye examination to the iris in the mid-1800s, and by the late 1970s, the modern ophthalmic-somatic analysis became the base of Iridology as a diagnostic tool.
Some of the uses of Iridology include identifying:
- The primary nutritional needs of the body
- The inherent strength or weakness of organs, glands, and tissues
- Which organs are in the greatest need of repair and rebuilding
- Where inflammation is located in the body
- The stage of tissue inflammation and activity
- Nerve force and nerve depletion
- Hyperactivity or hypo activity of the organs, glands, or tissues
- Lymphatic-System congestion
- Depletion of minerals in an organ, gland or tissues
- The need for rest to build up the body
- Healing signs indicating an increase of strength in an organ, gland, or tissue
- Adrenal exhaustion
- The body’s response to a treatment
- The overall health of the body
Iridology cannot reveal information such as:
- Diseases by name
- The presence of AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted disease
- The presence of multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or bubonic plague
- Whether an operation is necessary
- Blood pressure levels
- Whether a cardiac artery is blocked
- Whether a tumour is present and what size it is
- Specifically what foods a person does or does not eat
- Whether a subject is male or female
- lf a woman is pregnant
- Orientation toward homosexuality
- The time and cause of an injury
- Which specific medications or drugs an individual has used in the past
- Which tooth is causing problems
- What surgical operations a person has had
- How much uric acid is in the body
- Whether a snake bite is poisonous and if the snake venom has entered the bloodstream
- Whether asbestos settlements or silicosis exist in the body
- And other similar specific conditions.