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A look into Iridology

The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them. (P. Coelho)

When people are asked what they look at first when they notice an attractive person, several answers come to mind. Some say they notice how a person walks or what a person is wearing, their hair or perfume. But a great proportion of people notice the eyes. When we look at each other’s eyes, we can often determine people’s feelings. It is said that the eye is the window to our soul, but it can actually also be the map to our body.

What is Iridology?

Iridology, known also as “iris diagnosis”, is a method used in alternative medicine to analyze the health status by studying the ocular colors, marks and signs in the iris, pupil, and sclera (=the white part of the eye) through a digital specialized camera and lens.

Have you ever noticed clouds or marks in the iris of your eyes? And these clouds change depending on your state of health or age? Have you noticed that your left eye is different than your right eye? There is an explanation.

The Iridology origin

Iridology dates back hundreds of years, but the first iris map developed was in the early 1800’s by a Hungarian doctor named Ignatz von Pezcely. He’s often referred to as the father of iridology. It is said that he captured an injured owl in his backyard once in his childhood. He noticed in one of its eyes that there was a black line but when the owl’s broken leg healed, a white mark appeared where the dark mark was. This incident started a life-long interest and study of iridology.

Since then, many scientists, doctors, and health professionals around the world have studied iridology. It is now taught as a proper profession and  modern medicine has begun to take notice of it as a good diagnosis method in relation to the traditional ones.

How does Iridology work?

But more practically, I presume you are asking yourself, how does it work? How is it possible? Nerve pathways from all over the body are continually sending information to the brain via the part of the brain known as the thalamus and the hypothalamus. These parts of the brain are the basic monitors of all vital activities going on within the body. The thalamus and hypothalamus are connected by nerve fibres to the blood vessels, muscles and surface of the irides. From nerve impulses that are relayed from the thalamus and hypothalamus physiological changes develop in the iris tissue revealing information from all parts of the body that have a nerve supply.

What will your iris tell you?

Please remember that iridology does not diagnose but can identify areas or organs which may be weaker, be over or under active or have poor waste removal. This practice is not able to determine your life path or predict time of death. It also does not reveal pregnancy or the presence of gall or kidney stones, or cancer as these do not have any nerve supply feeding information to the brain. Signs in the iris only show areas within the body that are inflamed, overactive, degenerating or under active, so the iridologist can suggest you the proper therapy you may need (herbal, massage etc.) and/or the specilist doctor you should consult.

To find an iridologist near your area, check online in their professional body The Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists:

Find your iridologist in UK

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