What is Iridology?
Iridology is the examination and analysis of the coloured part of the eye – the iris – in order to determine factors that may be important in the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as the attainment of optimum health.
The practice of Iridology may have started back with ancient Egyptians but the story of modern Iridology begins in the nineteenth century in Hungary. The Chinese can discern health tendencies from the size, shape and set of the eyes and in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, eye colour is part of a person’s dosha or constitution. Iridology is established as a complimentary health discipline in many countries.
Your Unique Iris
It is estimated that some 200 differentiating signs may be viewed in the average iris and iris identification is becoming more prevalent as a security device. Your iris are unique to you – no one has the same iris pattern as you.
Iridology gives you a read-out of your constitution – your essential makeup. It may provide you with clues as how your constitution has been affected by the choices and conditions of your life.
During a consultation, a picture is taken (on a mobile phone) of each iris using a magnifier with a light. The client will receive a copy for their records. Each iris will be assessed by looking at the colour, fibres, freckles, rings, size of pupil, darkened areas and any distinguishable markings. The colour of the iris will, in itself, give a lot of information based on years of research. An iris chart was developed in the mid 19th century which breaks down the iris into zones that give finely tuned information about the organs that fall within the zones, similar to Reflexology.
Iridology and Nutritional Therapy
Iridology complements Nutritional Therapy as a useful tool in giving more specific and tailored advice to clients and may indicate areas that need some support which they may not be aware of, for example, in the area of lymphatic health or acid build-up.