Iridology is the science and practice of analysing the iris, which is the most complex tissue structure in the human body. It is a means of assessing tissue inflammation within the body.
Hungarian born Ignatz Von Peczeley first observed this when freeing a trapped owl in his garden. While releasing the owl, he observed a black stripe instantly rising in the owl’s eye where six-o-clock would appear on a clock face. He nursed the owl back to health, and the bird lingered in his garden. Over time, he observed that the black stripe had faded and was now covered by white lines, and all that remained was a tiny black spot surrounded by the white lines.
When Von Peczeley later became a physician, he observed the irises of the patients after accidents and before and after surgery. Studying changes in the iris, he noted a relationship between the various markings in the iris and all the other parts of the body, creating the first Iridology Chart.
Numerous scientists and doctors have researched Iridology and have developed the most comprehensive charts of the iris, which are in use today.
What are the benefits Iridology?
The iris is that portion of the eye which carries the colour. Iridology is a concept that valuable information concerning a person’s health and well-being can be obtained by the study of these colours. Thus, it provides a simple, painless, and economical means of looking into the body.
A practitioner skilled in iris analysis can glean a lot of information using nothing more than a simple handheld torch and a small magnifying lens.
Iridology can reveal the presence of tissue inflammation within the body, where it is located and what stage it has reached. It can be a most valuable tool in tracing family weaknesses and could even predict future patterns of health long before they manifest themselves as symptoms.
What does a typical Iridology session look like?
At a consultation with an iridologist, the iridologist will look at your eyes using a slit lamp or a penlight and a magnifying glass. Many iridologists employ the use of photographs that are taken with a special camera. These enlarged photographs are then examined.
The iridologist will look for the subtle signs of illness that may be developing. These may include the signs of stress or a build-up of toxins. The iridologist may also look at eye charts to find problems that may be occurring in the body’s organs.
The consultation process generally goes for an hour or so. Specific diseases are usually not diagnosed but you will be informed of any risk factors to your health and given preventative measures to follow in order to avoid falling ill.
How do I find a specialist that suits me?
Once you have identified your needs and have decided on Iridology, you can start to build up a list of potential practitioners. It is good to contact them prior to scheduling an appointment, to ensure you are comfortable with the techniques they use.