Iridology is an alternative medicine technique that enables the health of a person to be assessed in a non invasive way. Iridology analyses the changes in the appearance of the iris and pupil of the eye. Specific markings and colours in the iris can show various weaknesses and illnesses. Iridology is a technique based on the proven observations that each organ in the human body has a corresponding region in the iris. Changes occur in that section of the eye as illnesses develop over time.
The findings of an Iridology examination are referred to an Iridology Chart. The Iridology Chart was designed by observing over 1 million pairs of eyes over the years and how each part of the body such as the brain, lungs, liver, skin and digestive system have corresponding regions and locations within the iris. The left eye corresponds to the left half of the body and the right eye, to the right half of the body.
The Iridology practice is carried out either by direct observation of the eyes, with the aid of a magnifying glass and torch or by taking detailed Iridology photographs using a special Iridology camera. Iridologists then examine the photographs and provide patients with specific findings and concerns based on what they see. Apart from Iridologists, there are other professions such as naturopaths, opticians and chiropractors that are aware of Iridology.
Iridology was discovered during the 17th Century where writings and works on Iris markings and their meanings were recorded mainly by Medical Practitioners. Assessing health through Iridology, which is the study of the eyes is thought to date back at least as far as ancient Greece and Hippocrates, also known as the Father of Medicine. Dr Ignatz von Peczely, a Hungarian Doctor first developed Iridology after noticing a prominent marking appearing at 6 o’clock in the bottom or the iris in the eye of an owl who had broken its leg. He nursed the owl and observed that the dark shade lightened as the leg started to heal.
Having an Iridology check up is really useful, similar to checking our vehicles annually or before a journey or long journey. The logic behind ensuring our vehicles, boilers or other appliances are checked or serviced regularly is to ensure these do not cause any inconvenience or minimise any inconvenience should they breakdown unexpectedly and at a time when we rely on them the most. Likewise, we should all have an Iridology check up at least once a year or more often if we are unwell. This enables us to monitor our health and progress following recommendations to improve or maintain our wellness.
To learn more about how Iridology is practiced or what to expect during a detailed Iridology consultation, watch our TV recording below where our Principal Iridologist, Ronald Delary-Simpson was interviewed.
Years ago, you may recall Medical Practitioners shining a torchlight into your eyes to spot potential health concerns. Over the years, special Iridology cameras have been created and most modern Iridologists use these Iridology Cameras instead as this enables the patient to view what their eye looks like instead of relying on the Iridologist to try describing to the patient what has been spotted. Keeping digital Iridology photos also enables future photos to be compared with previous ones so that the monitoring of progress or deterioration is more accurate.
When you visit our clinic, we use a chinrest, similar to those used by Opticians. This enables you to comfortably rest your chin so that your head is kept straight and the Iridologist will then explain how the Digital photos will be taken. For example, if you have a lighter colour blue, green or lighter brown coloured iris, a different light exposure will be used compared to if your iris colour is much darker.
Prior to taking the photographs, we also like to use a magnifying glass and torch to get an idea of potential weaknesses and areas of the iris and eye photos to focus on. As the photos are digital, several attempts may be required to ensure the clearest photos are taken for accurate analysis.
Photos of both right and left eyes will be taken as the right eye shows the organs on the right half of our body and the left eye shows the organs on the left half of our body. For example, the right eye will reflect the larger right lobe of our liver and the left eye will reflect on the smaller left lobe of our liver. In general, the higher organs such as our brains and thyroid are at the top half of the iris and the lower organs such as our kidneys, genitals and feet are at the bottom half of the iris.
The eye photos will then be transferred onto our laptop or computer, where we can show the patient on a wider screen what the photos look like. Most patients are amazed when they see their eye photos for the first time. We then pin point the key areas of strength and weakness, which could be around five main areas to focus on. We could spend hours analysing in greater detail, however to do this especially during the first appointment would leave the patient in overwhelm of information and action steps to take. We pinpoint the most important or critical areas to deal with and then recommend follow up consultations where new eye photos are taken. We therefore give guidance on a step by step basis so that results are more achievable and patients are more likely to stick to changes in lifestyle so that they achieve and maintain a higher level of Wellness over time.
Unlike visits to the General Practitioner Doctors or Other Specialists, where the appointment is very strictly time based and restricted to under ten minutes per appointment, our Iridology consultations are more results focused so we do take time to understand your medical history and lifestyle, some or all of which you can share with us prior to the appointment to enable better use of your appointment time. We also go through the foods, drinks, medication and supplements (as relevant) that you are currently consuming, together with specific stress you have as all these factors impact your health. Perhaps you have undergone or are undergoing some trauma or distress. We take time to listen to this as well since any negative emotion that has not been dealt with adequately can also have a significant impact on one’s health. We also recommend natural solutions after analysing your eye photos so an initial consultation with us would take at least ninety minutes.
For those who are keen to have typed up summaries of the findings of their Iridology consultation, we do provide these upon request and quote a fee to cover additional administration time. We do voice record key areas of the consultation and these are shared to the patient for their records at no additional costs. Patients are also encouraged to make their own notes, voice and/or video record part or all of the consultation appointment.
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