Iridology: Our health through our eyes

Iridology: Our health through our eyes

Many people say that the eyes are "the mirror of the soul". However, few understand the meaning of this phrase, which is not a mere form of speech.



The iris of the eye can give us information that is valuable to health. Without trace of exaggeration, we could describe it as a map, which in its various colors, depicts the physical and mental state of every human being.


There are many genetic and other factors that affect our health and personality. Most of them are reflected in the iris of the eye.


Each person has a different iris than the others. In fact, the iris is a biometric data, which is being used in passports, ATMs and elsewhere as evidence of a person's identity. It may seem a bit Orwellian, but very soon every home will have an eye scanner to unlock the door.


In summary, we would say that every part of the iris corresponds to a part of the human body, and any sign or color change of the iris indicates some kind of genetic tenderness. Based on this important finding, an alternative medical method of diagnosis called iridology has been established.

This method examines the iris of the eye in order to investigate genetic predisposition, combining the principles of science and traditional medicine.


With the help of modern technology, the iridologist analyzes the iris formations and color differences in order to draw conclusions about the state of the organs and all tissues of the body. Therefore, it can detect the existence of a disease well before its symptoms appear or evaluate whether or not a treatment works.


Historical data


The notion that changes in the eye reflect changes in the human body has been expressed for centuries by peoples who lived in Asia Minor, China and India.


The first contemporary recording of iridology by physician Philippus Meyens. In his book "Chiromatika medica" published in 1670, he noted that all diseases are detectable in the eyes.

However, the "father" of iridology is considered by Hungarian physician Ignatz von Péczely, who made a map of the eyes by observing the similarities in the irises of his patients who had similar diseases.


It is said that when young Peczely tried to release an owl trapped in the garden, she broke without wanting one of her legs. He then noticed that a dark line appeared at the bottom of the owl's iris. When her leg healed she saw that the black line had changed shape.


Several years later, a doctor treated a patient with a broken leg, who had a black line on his iris such as the injured owl. Through the observation of his patients' eyes, he developed a graph that corresponded to the iris with the various parts of the body.


After decades of comparative study, Peczely devised a map that accurately showed how the various organs of the body were imprinted on the iris. In 1881 he published his theories in the book Discoveries in the Field of Natural Science and Medicine: Instruction in the Study of Diagnosis from the Eye.

Around the same time but independently of Peczely, a Swedish pastor and homeopath named Nils Liljequist, he associated the iris with body parts. Liljequist relied on the observations he made in his own eyes after illnesses and injuries.


The scientific study of the iris


Diagnostic tests are often painful, expensive and time consuming. With Iridology we have a non-invasive way of looking at the body.


This does not mean that this method excludes other forms of analysis. On the contrary, iridology can be used in combination with other diagnostic systems for greater validity. But in this case, we are dealing with an easy, fast and completely painless form of diagnosis.


Iridology examines the individual rather than the symptoms. Certainly, diet and lifestyle play an important role in the evolution of our lives. However, iridology can tell you what your body's genetic boundaries are. Imagine it as a map showing you what your destination is.


Conventional diagnostic methods are based on the appearance of clinical symptoms, while the iris may reveal a problem in its very early stages, long before the symptoms appear. With this information, you can develop a health plan tailored to your needs. Iridology is especially useful for those who suffer from "strange" symptoms, which laboratory tests cannot explain.


Iridology is not a therapeutic method, but it can indicate whether a treatment is effective well before the expected results, otherwise changing it.

At the Multidimensional Holistic Health Center "All4Therapy", the iridologist receives a brief history of the patient's health and then takes several pictures of the iris of his two eyes. He does this with a special camera (iridoscope), which is usually digital.



The images are then analyzed using a special iridological map and, sometimes, a special digital image editor. The findings are taken into account in the patient's history and the final patient report is drawn up. This report may include recommendations for further examinations or visits to other specialties in the broader health sector.



 Jensen, Bernard and Donald Bodeen, 1992, Visions of Health: Understanding Iridology. Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing.

Jackson, Adam J., 1993, Iridology: A Guide to Iris Analysis and Preventive Health Care. Boston: Charles B. Tuttle.

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