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. 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.


How Did Iridology 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 Iridology 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 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. allowing detailed observation of the valuable and reliable data recorded there.


What Will Iridology Show?

Iridology can show whether a person exhibits a generally good constitution or a poor one, depending upon the density of the iris fibers, 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 be observed as well as nutritional and chemical imbalances.


What Will Iridology Not Show?

Iridology will not show or name a specific disease. 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 Iridology Help Me?

Iridology is a powerful tool that can forewarn of approaching "dis-ease". In a simple, painless, and economical way it helps determine what is transpiring inside the body. Improper nutrition and lack of exercise undermines the body's integrity until eventually it becomes unable to reverse damage through its own natural self-healing mechanisms. Iridology helps us understand our weakness so we may strengthen and detoxify our bodies to obtain our maximum health potential. Armed with this knowledge we may take vital steps to prevent, and even reverse illness.