Iridology is the science and practice of eye analysis that reveals a person’s relative state of health. It provides information on genetic weaknesses/strengths, inflammation, toxicity, and stresses which can all provide clues to health problems the person may be having.
Iridology does not identify and diagnose medical diseases; rather it shows the conditions in the body that can or will eventually lead to specific diseases. In this way, Iridology can be of tremendous benefit in preventing disease before it manifests, utilizing the tools of nutrition and lifestyle to direct the body into a higher state of health.
How long has Iridology been practiced?
Iridology has been practiced since the 1800’s
Hungarian Dr. Ignatz Von Peczley was the first Iridologist to have made a chart, or “map” of the iris, illustrating how it corresponds to the physical body. Since then, Iridology has been researched, studied and thoroughly documented throughout the European countries and Russia. A majority of Iridology research was performed in Germany, where Iridology is used by physicians as a means of identifying genetic health tendencies and current states of the body systems by examining the nerve reflexes in the iris.
An Iridology Assessment
An Iridology assessment is an important first step in your natural health program. It reveals potential genetic predispositions to weakness in the organs and systems of the body. It gives new insight as to the stresses, toxicities, and potential imbalances that may have occurred in the past, are occurring in the present time, or may potentially occur in the future.
The next logical step in the process is determining the specific supplements/foods that best suits the individual. Extensive knowledge of these modalities is very important to make the difference in becoming radiantly healthy!
It is also important to identify the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be blocking your desired level of health from manifesting. Iridology highlights personality characteristics and the potential “emotional loops” that keep replicating the past or the same experience in your life.
The Role of Iridology In Natural Health
There is an important distinction between a medical doctor and an Iridologist. A doctor diagnoses and treats disease, and is the sole authority on what drugs or surgery may be required according to traditional medical practices. The patient is essentially a passive participant in the process.
An Iridologist however, educates the client so they can make informed decisions with their health. Instead of a diagnosis, Iridology is an energetic assessment to determine the underlying imbalances within the body and what can be done about it.
The nature of health care is changing and many people with chronic, degenerative diseases are taking more responsibility for the course of their recovery program. There are also many people who know they can have greater health. They know that there is more to themselves and their life than what they are currently experiencing.
More people are asking greater questions and becoming aware of the genetic, environmental, mental/emotional, and nutritional factors lay the dominant roles in formation of any health concern. Iridology, then, becomes a powerful way for everyone to connect more deeply within themselves and the innate healing intelligence within the body.
The Iridologist plays a “coaching” role by educating the client about this healing intelligence, how the body works, how to make healthy food choices, what thoughts/beliefs need to be changed, what high quality nutritional products are needed, and other services that may assist them in their program.
This trend introduces the “ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” truism to the health care field.