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About Iridology

What is Iridology?

Iridology is the scientific analysis of patterns and structures in the iris of the eye which locates areas and stages of inflammation throughout the body. The iris is the portion of the eye showing color. It reveals body constitution, inherent strengths and weaknesses, health levels, and transitions that take place in a person's body according to their way of life. it is very much helping tool of diagnosis as per the medical science of Electrohomoeopathy.

How did it originate?

In the 1800's, a young boy, Ignatz Von Peczely, happened to catch an owl in his garden. The boy clearly saw a black line rising in the owl's eye after accidentally breaking its leg during the struggle. He kept the bird until it had regained its health and then observed the appearance of crocked white lines across the black area in the owl's eye. Von Peczely later became a physician and had the opportunity to study the irises of many patients. He grew certain that there existed a reflex relationship between tissue changes in the body and iris markings and developed the first iris chart, which has been continually researched and revised over the years.

How does it work?

The complex iris is composed of hundreds of thousands of nerve endings which are connected by impulses to every tissue of the body through the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers, or trabecula, respond specifically to tissue and organ conditions with a corresponding physiological reflex manifested in the iris as lesions and color variations. The iris chart, which is the result of many years of clinical observation and intensive research by Dr. Bernard Jensen and others, represents the basic placement of body organs and tissues similar to a map. An accurate iris analysis is possible by superimposing the chart over an iris image projection, allowing detailed observation of the valuable and reliable data recorded there.

What will it show?

A complete iris analysis will show whether a person exhibits a generally good constitution or a poor one, depending upon the density of the iris fibers, The patterns, structures, colors and degrees of lightness and darkness in the iris tell if an area of the body is inherently strong or weak. It also reveals the relative site of over-activity, irritation, injury or degeneration of the tissues and organs. Toxic accumulation levels can he observed as well as nutritional and chemical imbalances.

What will it not show?

Iridology will not show or name a specific disease but provides information about the body tissues which indicate tendencies toward conditions of "dis-ease", often before symptoms appear. Iridology will not reveal surgery performed under anesthesia as nerve impulses are discontinued. Iridology cannot locate parasites, gallstones, or germ life, but will indicate the presence of inflammation and toxic conditions which are a refuge for their development. It will not show pregnancy, as that is a normal function of the female body.

How can it help you?

Iridology is potentially an integral part of preventive health care. It has the ability to forewarn of approaching difficulties or signs of "dis-ease". Iridology can be a powerful tool, allowing one to determine what is transpiring inside the body from a simple, painless, and economical external vantage point. In effect, iridology will reveal how well your body functions. Improper nutrition and lack of exercise undermines the body's integrity until eventually it becomes unable to reverse damaging toxic conditions through its own natural self-healing mechanisms, becoming susceptible to ailments of a chronic nature. Therefore, nutrition and iridology are inseparable in one's pursuit of a healthy way of life and holistic health care program. iridology helps us understand our weakness so we may strengthen and cleanse our bodies to obtain our maximum health potential. It brings to us an awareness of how to prevent illness, thus allowing us to earn our most precious earthly treasure--vibrant physical, mental and spiritual health! American doctors usually can't tell you the score until the game's over--until you actually have a namable disease--but iridology lets you walk in at the first inning--and that's why it will probably play a staffing role in preventative medicine at the bioelectric level, which is well on its way to becoming the medicine of the future.

PRINCIPLE OF IRIDOLOGY

The iris is the "colored" part of the eye. It surrounds the contractile center, or pupil. Light enters through the pupil and is focused by the lens into an image on the retina. The nerves of the iris are connected to a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. It should be noted that there is no evidence that any nerve in the iris is connected to any other part of the body (organ, bone, etc.).

The left eye is believed to correspond with the left side of the body and the right eye with the right side of the body. In general, the higher organs (brain, thyroid) are at the top of the iris and the lower organs (kidneys) are at the bottom.

In reading the iris to gain insight to the body there are several characteristics that are studied. These include, but are not limited to layers, colors, rings and spots.

LAYERS
A primary theory of Iridology is that the iris is constructed in layers that represent the four stages of tissue activity.

  • Acute changes
  • Sub-acute changes
  • Chronic changes
  • Degenerative changes


By visualizing which layer has the defect, one can then decide what the nature of the problem is.

COLORS
There are 3 main physical eye types:

  • Blue-Eyed Type (Lymphatic): At increased risk for problems with the upper respiratory tract, digestive tract, urogenital tract, lymphatic tissues, joints, kidneys and adrenal gland imbalances.
  • Mixed-Eye Type (Biliary): This type has discolorations (usually light brown) on top of a blue background. They are at increased risk for liver related problems, digestive tract problems and allergies.
  • Brown-Eyed Type (Hematogenic): This type is predisposed to blood disorders and imbalances of minerals, especially calcium. This type should pay attention to the circulatory system, liver, spleen, bone marrow, digestive system and endocrine glands.


Colors over certain areas on the iris correspond to the area of the body as indicated by the maps. You can then decide what types of changes are occurring.

  • White indicates an area of the body working hard to "maintain."
  • Yellow-white indicates an area of the body losing a battle.
  • Yellow indicates poor kidney function; yellow sclera (white part of the eye) suggest gallbladder disease.
  • Orange indicates problems metabolizing carbohydrates and weakness in the liver and/or pancreas. Glucose levels should be checked.
  • Red-brown indicates deterioration.
  • Brown indicates poor liver function and "dirty blood."
  • Black indicates dying tissue.


RINGS
There are numerous rings seen in the iris. Here are a few of the main ones.

  • Scurf Rim or Ring of Purpose is a dark band around the iris, indicating that the skin is not functioning properly. These people do not sweat easily (lack of detoxification), have increased mucous production and kidney stress. They are "thick-skinned" emotionally.
  • Stress Rings or Rings of Freedom look like growth rings on a tree. They indicate neuro-muscular tension and stress. These people tend to be perfectionists and are highly active and accomplishment-oriented.
  • Lipid Ring or Ring of Determination is a heavy white ring partially or completely covering the outer edge of the iris. This ring is mostly found in older people, and it is indicative of arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular problems. It can also indicate problems with the liver and thyroid, and an increased risk of Parkinson's Disease. These people tend to be stubborn.
  • Lymphatic Rosary or Ring of Harmony looks like a tiny ring of clouds around the outer iris. These people have lymphatic congestion and swollen lymph nodes. Perhaps the person with this ring is not getting enough exercise for the particular body parts underlying the ring. These people internalize others' problems to make everything appear harmonious, as they dislike conflict and tension in their environment.

Other ring types:

  • Radii Solaris-radiates out like spokes on a wheel. Where they occur they poison and inhibit cells. This was first noticed in sheep over 2000 years ago when they had parasites and thus is often linked with intestinal problems.
  • Sodium Ring - this is a cloudy white ring that often occurs over the circulation area. It may indicate aches and pains.
  • Nerve Rings - The more of these rings a person has, the more nervous the person is. They may need lifestyle changes such as decreasing stress and finding another person to open up to and share with.


SPOTS
Spots may "move" across the iris and are believed to indicate deficiencies or a "blocking" of awareness about a particular organ or system.


THE MAP





lease note that when you look in the mirror the image is reversed. Also, there are around 20 recognized maps for use in Iridology and they are not all alike.

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