The system of Iridology, an art and a science, is the analysis of the iris of the eye. It is used as a diagnostic tool to show the constitution of an individual. It can show underlying weakness and strength, genetic predispositions (which may or may not be triggered in a lifetime) and a general state of health. Its purpose is to help understand our health in a holistic way.
The iris, the coloured part surrounding the pupil, is more unique to a person than their fingerprint with both eyes being different from each other. The iris is also the most complex tissue structure in the human anatomy. Commonly known as the ‘windows to the soul’, eyes tell a story about a person’s health.
By determining an individual’s constitution, it is possible to get an idea of how their body functions. There are three constitutional types; Lymphatic (blue), Mixed Biliary (mixed colour) and Haematogenic (pure brown). Each of these types has its own strengths and weaknesses. It should however, be kept in mind that there is no such thing as a bad iris constitution.
By recognising signs and markings in the iris, an Iridology reading can help to show areas of health which need attention and extra care. This involves using charts that divide the iris into zones which then correspond with parts of the body. By using a small torch (shone into the side of the eye) and a magnifying glass, it is possible to see the detail that can’t be seen by the naked eye. A photo will also be taken using a specialist camera, to allow the iris to be analysed.
As the practice of Iridology is an assessment of an individual’s health, it is the perfect complement to other natural healing methods such as; Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Nutrition. All of which are aimed at restoring the strength and vitality of the organs and tissues of the body.
Iridology is a holistic practice and it looks at finding the root of a problem and working to find a solution instead of just masking a complaint. If we are more aware of the state of our health, we will become empowered to take control of our lives.