Iridology is the study of the iris structure, fibers, and pigmentation to determine information about our physical and psychological makeup.
The value of the iris has been known for centuries, as revealed in the writings of Hippocrates in regards to the relation to disease and the changes that occur in the eye. Records retrieved from archaeological excavations in the Far East and Asia Minor have also shown the relationship between the iris and the body. This science continued to develop throughout the 1800’s in Sweden and Hungary. Iridology was introduced in the United States in 1904 when an Austrian doctor published the first book on iridology. However, iridology soon lost its place as a viable form of health diagnosis when the American Medical Association began its campaign against naturopaths, homeopaths, and other natural healers who did not practice allopathic medicine. However, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Bernard Jensen over the last thirty years, iridology has resurged once again as a respectable and accurate method of health diagnosis.
Iridology is the science of analyzing the delicate structures of the iris to identify the genetic constitutional make-up of an individual. Each fiber, structure, color, pattern and pigment in the eye provides a rich and detailed expression of our genetic behavioral and physical body. The iris reveals such data as: our genetically inherited tendencies, areas of toxic settlement, organ activity, nerve tensions, congestion, inflammation, and predispositions toward inherent health patterns. All the information in the eye is genetically inherited based on our DNA code from our ancestors.
This method of analysis is remarkably accurate because areas of stress send a signal through the nervous system leaving a tell-tale mark on the sensitive iris. The iris is an extension of the brain, and the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. Forty percent of the cranial nerves going in and out of the brain are to the eye. All these impulses passing through the optic nerve make the eyes small organs reflecting a neuro-optic picture screen of enormous amounts of information.
An iridology assessment begins by identifying the person’s core constitution, which is determined by eye color. Then the iridologist examines the density of the iris fibers to determine the physical resiliency of the person. For example, tightly woven fibers with no openings indicate a strong constitution in which a person can resist negative influences easily, and recover quickly from an illness.
An iridologist will then examine the patterns in the iris, and any specific markings and their location. The particular areas of markings can tell us a myriad of things about any of the systems of the body including the digestion and absorption, distribution, utilization of food, detoxification, and elimination systems. The influences in our eyes will always be there as a reminder of our strengths and weaknesses.
I believe iridology will be at the forefront of change because it allows us to practice preventive medicine. The health care system in the United States is in disarray because it focuses only on disease treatment, as opposed to prevention. One way to change this focus to one of prevention is by using methods such as iridology which tell us about a person’s overall constitution. When we know from a young age what our weaknesses are, we can take steps to monitor these areas and treat them before a serious problem arises.
The definition found in the medical dictionary states that constitution is “The make-up or functional habit of the body determined by the genetic, biochemical and physiological endowment of the individual and modified in great measure by environmental factors.” The better we understand our constitutional makeup, the better we can cope with the ever-changing external influences.
The information gathered in an iridology assessment can be used to formulate a diet and lifestyle conducive to good health. You will learn what organs and systems to support to increase vitality and bring about balance. For example, if your eyes show circular arcs or portions of arcs spread throughout the iris this may indicate a condition of anxiety, tension or stress in the environment which is finding its way into body tissues, resulting in rigidity, stiffness and restriction of blood and nerve supplies. Also known as neuro-vascular cramping.
With a stream constitution such as I am. This type is characterized by very straight and fine eye fibers and an absence of psori or lacuna. Jensen calls this a strong constitution. This is a balanced fiber structure type along with a strong physical structure. The stream type has a tendency towards nervous and stress-related disorders such as: central nervous system weakness, headaches, vascular spasms, shingles and MS. Personality-wise, these people are physically oriented. They are kinesthetic learners. They respond to life with action and try to keep things running smoothly. They often feel responsible for everything and have difficulty letting anything “fall through the cracks”. Often their most difficult lesson is to learn their own limits, to know when to stop and rest or recreate themselves.
The iris is very complex, which is why it is important to look at all aspects of the eye to get a “complete picture” of the person. We must remember that it is the DNA which ultimately controls our behavior. The positions and traits found in the eye determine where the DNA will have the greatest effect upon us. When we use only iridology as an assessment, we only receive the physical information about the person. Our thoughts and emotions are just as important in shaping our health. A holistic practitioner first uses iridology to understand a person’s physical predispositions to diseases, then they help someone understand how or why they have the sickness with the Rayid behavioral model.This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.
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