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Holistic Iridology

What is Iridology?

Iridology (pronounced eye-ri-dology) is the art of analyzing the iris (colored portion of the eye) to discern what it reflects about the health of the body tissues. The iris regulates the amount of light entering the eye by making the pupil larger or smaller. Qualities of the iris such as color, structure, density and markings (rings, spots, rays and their location) are examined in iridology.

The iris of the eye is a reflector of your health. The eye has been used as a diagnostic indicator of human conditions for centuries. Once an iridologist has detected a problem, the diagnosis can be confirmed by your health practitioner. Iridology may be used in conjunction with any other method of health assessment. Examining your iris can non-invasively determine constitutional strengths, weaknesses and internal tissue problems before they reach a more serious, symptomatic stage. It can also be used as a tool to monitor body response to therapies.

How Does It Work?

The eyes are an extension of the brain via the optic nerves. The nerve fibers that end in the iris connect to the entire body. Different parts of the iris correspond to different parts of the body. The presence or absence of certain markings in the iris reflects the condition of the associated body part. There is almost 120 years of scientific data showing the accuracy of iris analysis. The Jensen charts show the eyes and map body parts to correspond to certain areas of the iris. There are 166 areas: eighty-six in the left iris and eighty in the right iris. The layout of the eye charts is analogous to the body with the brain at the top, the feet at the bottom, the skin on the outside and the bowels on the inside. The right eye reflects the right side of the body and the left eye reflects the left side.

How Can It Help Me?

Iris analysis shows basic constitution, its inherent fixed strengths and weaknesses, and gives a baseline for building and maintaining health. Since the iris changes with fluctuations in body health, it provides an ongoing picture of internal conditions and is an effective way to monitor healing. It gives the individual the opportunity to understand and take responsibility for his or her own body.

Iridology shows the state of body tissues, toxic deposits, inflammation, physical and mental fatigue and stress, preclinical stages of disease and healing. However, iridology cannot determine such things as blood pressure, medications being used, pregnancy, tumors, hemorrhage, gallstones, kidney stones or blocked arteries.

Tissue conditions are revealed at four levels of the iris: acute, sub-acute, chronic and degenerative. Iridology reveals problems in the formative stages, before any disease symptoms have started to appear, so early corrective action can be taken.

Iridology cannot reveal specific illnesses or give diagnoses.