What is Iridology?

Iridology is a scientific study of what the eyes can tell us. Iridology is the study of the patterns of the iris, the colored part of the eye. The eyes are connected to several other parts of the body through nerve endings that connect with the brain and nervous system. There is a documented response between the eyes, particularly manipulation of eye muscles and the heart. This is why, during eye surgeries, it is important to monitor the heart for drops in heart rate.

It is believed that these nerve fibers register a certain response when a problem is occurring in the organ. For instance, a problem with the gallbladder could show up in the iris as a change in color or a tiny lesion. But how will you know which organ corresponds to which portion of the iris that you are observing?

The beginnings of iridology go back two centuries. A young boy named Ignatz Von Peczely noticed changes in the eyes of an owl after the bird was injured. He later became a physician who studied irises and discovered a correlation between them and problems in the tissues and organs of the body.

He developed the first iris chart. Over the years, the chart has been studied and continually improved as more knowledge has been gained about the eyes and the nerves and how the brain reacts. Have you ever seen one of those charts which show the bottom of the foot and the organs each area corresponds to? Think of the iris chart in a similar way.

Each organ and body tissue is placed on this map with it clearly labeled as to what part of the iris is affected by it. An image of the iris is needed to superimpose over the chart and compare the patterns from a normal iris to that of the patient. Each area is studied for changes. He is looking for shifting patterns, changes in light or dark areas.

So, how can this help you? An iridologist is not going to tell you that you have cancer or high cholesterol, but they will be able to enlighten you about what may be going on in your body. You can then consult a physician for more tests to determine the actual problem.

The eyes can tell us so much, but they can also show if your body is not in the best health that it can be. This non-invasive procedure can alert you to problems internally that you didn’t know existed, especially if you are not showing any discernable symptoms.


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