Iridology

Your eyes are the mirrors of your health

What is iridology

Iridology, or iridodiagnosis, is an ancient scientific practice that studies the colorful portion of the eye that surrounds the pupil called the iris.

Naturopathy uses this science as a tool for determining the cause of the misbalance. Based on the information gathered, I am able to determine which health systems and organs are overactive, inflamed, or distressed.

"Such are the eyes, such is the body"

– Hippocrates

This information demonstrates a patient’s susceptibility towards certain illnesses, reflects past medical problems, or predicts future health problems, as well as gives an overall picture of the present. In this alternative medicine technique, the eye is perceived as the gateway to the body and soul, whereby its condition reflects the overall condition of the patient.

What Does An Iridology Session Involve

During an Iridology Session, I use specialist equipment in order to magnify and photograph the iris. This is an entirely painless, non-invasive process, using a fibre-optic light source.

The image can then be displayed on a screen or printed and you will have the relevant features pointed out to you. Most patients find the process enlightening and fascinating.

With this knowledge and other information obtained during a consultation, I can provide you with lifestyle and dietary changes to provide a preventative and curative approach to good health.

How Does Iridology Work

The iris contains hundreds of nerve ending which are attached to the optic nerve, the base of the brain, and all of the tissues of the body. Therefore, the neural circuitry of the eye is able to express the continuity of the body, an integrated unit composed of various cells which all communicate with the irides about their overall wellness. Weaknesses in body tissues or organs often show up in the eye before they show up in medical tests. Surprisingly, iridology is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine.

A bit of History

The idea of iridology, if not its practice, is more than 2,000 years old. Iridology has a long history and can be traced back to Hippocrates and Philostratus.

Iridology was taught at the Medical School of Salerno. The Chaldeans of Babylonia, in 1000 B.C., left records of the iride markings with the relevant anatomical reflexes painted on stone slabs.

The first explicit description of iridological principles such as homolaterality (without using the word iridology) are found in Chiromatica Medica, a famous work published in 1665 and reprinted in 1670 and 1691 by Philippus Meyeus (Philip Meyen von Coburg).

Iridology was “rediscovered” by two European men in the 19th century, Hungarian Ignatz von Peczely and Swedish clergyman Nils Liljequist. Together, these two share the title of the “father of iridology.”