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Is It Reasonable To Believe In Iridology?

Iridology is the study of the patterns and colours on the iris of the eye. This enables a person’s overall health condition to be determined. It is a non-invasive method of viewing the iris to determine existing or potential health issues. These potential health issues, when detected earlier can assist in faster recovery or prevention of the illness from getting worse.



There are various articles that state that Iridology is not supported by quality research studies and is considered pseudoscience. Pseudoscience means a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method. As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words and at the end of the day, results achieved are what really matters when one is trying to find solutions or answers to their health concerns. Naysayers and doubters can write and speak negatively all they want, however will never be able to challenge by proven results that Iridology is indeed accurate and it is reasonable to believe in Iridology.


Most Doctors, over thirty years ago would have taken time to examine your eye using a torch light and magnifying glass. Most Eye Specialists and Opticians continue to examine this way or use a modern iridology camera as they are aware that Iridology works and it is reasonable to believe in it.



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Iridologists use iridology charts to make observations on the patterns and markings in the iris. The charts have been created after observation of a variety of irises over the years. Each marking and zone in the iris represents a different aspect or organ of the human body. Iridologists can discover some markers of inflammation in certain specific areas. For example, the brain area is between 11 o’ clock and 1 o’clock in the iridology chart and the feet at 6 o’clock in the iridology chart.

The history of Iridology started when an owl broke its foot and there was a noticeable mark at 6 o’clock on the owl’s iris. As the owl’s foot healed, the colours of the markings started to change and fade.




The difference between going to see a Doctor or Organ Specialist and an Iridologist is, the former two Professionals will often greet you with the question “What is wrong with you?”. How can this make sense when you are the “Patient” and these Professionals are the “Experts”? When you visit an Iridologist, you will be told what is wrong with you and the root causes of the problems. Often the root cause is in major organs such as the liver, pancreas and lungs and also the Digestive System. Iridology can discover the following illnesses or weakness in the body systems, including lack of nutrition and hydration. It is therefore reasonable to believe in Iridology.



Very often, whenever someone is feeling fatigue and lacking in energy, they are likely to be anaemic. A blue tinge around the outer iris indicates anemia. This is a condition in which you lack sufficient healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues. This causes tiredness and fatigue.




Very often, someone who has consumed lots of foods fried or cooked with the wrong oils will have cholesterol built up in their arteries.

When cholesterol builds up in the eyes, a white or grey ring can form around the iris. This is called arcus senilis, which is a common sign of aging. This can indicate high cholesterol and triglycerides, and a greater risk for stroke and heart disease.



Severe lack of Vitamin C

Those who rarely or hardly consume any fresh fruits or vegetables or that of poor quality will most likely have severe shortage of Vitamin C. These persons are prone to getting ill with colds, flu and other viruses easily throughout the year. 

Severe lack of Vitamin C is normally reflected by inflamed capillaries or burst capillaries in the sclera, which is the whites of the eyes. Persistent lack of Vitamin C can lead to a condition called Scurvy. Symptoms include easy bleeding such as nose bleeds, easy bruising, joint and muscle pains and constantly getting colds or flu as the immune system is weakened.




Those who consume lots of processed foods and fizzy and other drinks which are high in white sugar and other starchy foods are likely to be pre-diabetic or diabetic.


A thick dark ring around the outer pupil area is an indication of too much processed sugar in the body. Iridology cannot confirm that one is Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic or how serious the condition is. However, these signals would result in the patient being recommended to undergo more specific tests to confirm the Iridology findings.



Similar to Diabetes, whilst Iridology cannot confirm cancer, any unusually dark marks in the iris can indicate a possibility of early signs of cancer and the patient will be highly recommended to undergo further tests to confirm the Iridology findings.

Very often, the patient will confirm that they have smoked or not taken care of their wellbeing for many years. This includes hanging on to negative emotions such as anger and frustration.



Lymphatic System Weaknesses

This is common in those with blue irises.  A poorly working lymphatic system causes tissues to become swollen with fluid. This results in swelling in your arms and legs, although other parts of the body can be affected too.

If left untreated, cancer involving the lymphatic system can develop.

Very often, the patient will confirm they lead a very sedentary lifestyle.


Digestive Issues

Different darker tones in the iris, especially just outside the pupil indicates a toxic digestive system. This could be caused by constipation and constant intake of junk and processed foods.

Depending on the location of the darker tones, this could indicate blockages in the ascending, transverse and/or descending colon.

Very often, the patient will confirm they do not care much about what they consume. They eat more for taste and to manage hunger rather than consider the nutrients their body requires to remain healthy.


Stress Rings or Contraction Furrows

This indicates the level of stress in various parts of the body. For example, one ring all round the iris indicates that the person is at least 20% stress. The more rings, the more serious the stress and this could indicate severe depression and even suicida tendencies.


Very often, the person is already aware of the causes of stress and Iridology findings merely confirm the level.


Weaknesses in various organs


This could include the lungs, liver, genitals, kidneys, arms and feet. Often, these weaknesses may not only be caused by lifestyle. For example, most brown and darker coloured irises would have tendencies for liver weaknesses, It may not necessarily be caused by alchohol consumption. Negative emotions such as stress, anger and frustration will also affect the liver. Likewise, sadness could affect the lungs.  A mark in the kidney area could indicate insufficient hydration or other kidney problems.


As you can see in the above non exhaustive examples proving that it is reasonable to believe in Iridology. It is therefore highly recommended that you explore this non invasive tool as part of your regular health check.



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