What To Expect When You Visit An Iridologist
When making the observation the iridologist may use any one or all of the following pieces of equipment – a slit lamp microscope; torch; magnifying glass or camera.
The observations that the iridologist makes are compared against ‘iris charts’ which split the iris into zones that directly relate to areas of the body. The underlying platform of iridology is that that eyes act as a ‘window’ to a person’s health & well being. This ‘window’ enables the practitioner to see whether areas or organs within the body are healthy, inflamed or ‘over active’. It also enables them to assess a person’s past/ possible future health problems & consider if the patient has a susceptibility to certain diseases.
It is important to understand that iridology is simply a method of diagnosis & analysis – it is not a therapy or treatment. It is however an effective alternative system of diagnosis which helps practitioners better understand & treat their patients & build a diagnosis.
Your Constitution Iridologists use the word constitution to describe the physical make up we were born with and inherited from our parents. If there is a history of medical problems in your family for instance asthma then there is a chance you may of inherited it. In iridology you either have a weak constitution or a strong constitution. If you are born with a strong constitution the fibers of the iris are very tightly together, therefore your body will stand up to problems well, if you were born with a weak constitution the fibers of the iris are separate and your body will not withstand too much abuse. Constitution is not an indication of how long you will live, when you know you have a weak constitution you can take steps to look after yourself.
Nutrition plays an important part in iridology, when your body is weak it is susceptible to attack from virus and disease, if the body has a nutritional deficiency it will be weakened and the deficiency shows in the iris. After an iridologist has studied your iris pattern they may recommend a natural nutritional program to you that will restore the nutritional balance and strengthen you body. Iridology will not show a specific disease but it will show if their is a weakness in a certain area often before any symptoms have started so you can take preventative measures.
The iris surrounds the 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.
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 like the brain are at the top of the iris and the lower organs like the kidneys are at the bottom.
In reading the iris there are several characteristics that are studied. These include, layers, colours, rings and spots.
The theory of Iridology is that the iris is constructed in layers that represent the four stages of tissue activity.
By visualizing which layer has the defect, one can then decide what the nature of the problem is
There are three main 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.
Colours 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.
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.
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 may "move" across the iris and indicate deficiencies or a "blocking" of awareness about a particular organ or system
Benefits of Iridology
By studying the patterns of a person's iris, they can provide helpful and accurate health and wellness information. iridology is a holistic endeavour in that it addresses the person's whole being in the reading. The range of information gleaned encompasses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of the person's health picture. In addition to assessing the person's general level of health, readings can reveal other data, including energy quotients; internal areas of irritation, degeneration, injury, or inflammation; nutritional and chemical imbalances; accumulation of toxins; life transitions; and subconscious tensions. The eyes reveal information about the person's physical and emotional constitution, such as inherited weaknesses and risks to which the person may be prone. Strengths may also be revealed, including inherited emotional tendencies from which the person derives particular talents. Cleansing and healing can be verified by changes in the iris. By looking for certain signs such as healing lines, iridologists obtain information about previous health problems and injuries and discover what may have gone wrong in the person's past.
An iridology reading reflects the causes of problems, not symptoms. Iridology can reveal that organs or systems are overstressed or predisposed to disease before clinical symptoms even develop. By predicting future problems, iridology can be used as a preventive tool. People can use the information from iridology readings to improve their health and make better behavioural choices in the future, thereby heading off problems before they occur.
Iridology Chart can show
STRENGTH OF CONSTITUTION
TOXINS IN THE BODY
WHICH ORGANS ARE WEAK
STRESS AND FATIGUE
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE
Using Iridology to improve your health
Iridology is the practice of examining the iris of the eye for markings and discolorations in order to determine possible health problems they might indicate. Different sectors of the iris are said to correspond to different areas of the body. Different markings indicate possible vulnerabilities in those areas. Iridology isn't used to diagnose specific diseases or conditions. Rather, it's used to indicate potential problems in all areas of the body, including the heart, lungs, spleen, spine and kidneys. You can still use iridology to improve your overall health, however, by taking special care of those organs and systems your iridology reading deems vulnerable.