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What Doesn’t Iridology Do?

With Iridology, the eyes aren’t simply just windows to the soul, rather, the eyes reveal valuable insights to a person’s overall health and well-being. In the realm of alternative health practices, Iridology often sparks curiosity. Iridology is a method of gaining insights into one’s health by examining the patterns, colours, and markings of the iris which has garnered attention for its fantastic ability to detect numerous underlying health conditions. However, amidst the fascination, it’s important to delineate the boundaries of what Iridology can and cannot accomplish.


In this article, we delve into what Iridology doesn’t do, shedding light on its limitations. By exploring these boundaries, we aim to provide a clearer understanding of Iridology’s role in holistic health assessments and promote informed decision-making regarding alternative health practices.


Iridology Is A Diagnostic Tool That Helps Determine The Best Course Of Action For Treatments Or Therapies Rather Than A Treatment Or Therapy In And Of Itself


Iridology is the study of the patterns, colours, and other features of the iris to reveal information about a person’s health. It doesn’t include giving treatments or therapies to address issues that have been detected. Instead, through iris analysis, Iridology provides a comprehensive evaluation of the body’s systems and organs. By identifying possible imbalances or areas of concern, it makes it possible for people to seek the right treatments or make lifestyle changes under the supervision of the Iridologist and/or a Nutritionist. Those two sciences work hand-in-hand synergistically. 


For example, if an Iridologist analyses your irises with a torch and magnifying glass or with a photograph of your iris, and they see markings in the pancreas area of the iris, the act of assessing and detecting doesn’t instantly heal your pancreas. Rather, the Iridologist works together with a Nutritionist (or sometimes the Iridologist themselves are Nutritionists as well) by discussing their findings with you to give you a personalised holistic treatment program to not only heal your pancreas, but to improve your overall health and vitality as well. Thus,  Iridology does not directly treat any particular health condition, in contrast to other therapeutic approaches. It is not a method of treatment, but rather a tool for evaluation and guidance. 


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Iridology Does Not Diagnose Diseases

Iridology does not concern itself with names of diseases. Instead, it focuses on assessing the current state of organs and the presence of dis-ease rather than diagnosing specific diseases. It recognises that different diseases impact different body systems and organs in different ways, resulting in a wide range of ailments that pathologists have recognised. Iridologists emphasise understanding the patterns and degrees of how much these organs are affected, as reflected in the iris, to gauge overall health.


Despite the number of body organs always remaining the same, new diseases continue to emerge. Therefore, Iridologists prioritise assessing the known (fixed organs) rather than delving into the unknown. They believe that strengthening weak organs with natural remedies restores their vibratory rate, promoting a normal, healthy tone and alleviating factors causing dis-ease. This promotes the intricate balance of nature’s healing encoded in our genes, suggesting that doctors simply facilitate healing opportunities while nature ultimately orchestrates perfect healing.


So Iridology does not diagnose diseases. The primary reason for this is that only licensed doctors are legally able to make diagnoses. However, the iris cannot always tell us the exact nature of a problem; it can only identify the location and severity.  For example, gallstones, gallbladder cancer, a hereditary weakness in the gallbladder, or even a drug or toxic deposit could be what’s causing the marks observed in the gallbladder area of the iris. Consequently, the Iridologist can’t tell their client, “Oh! You have gallstones!” They would ask the client more questions to try to figure out what is going on in that part of the body.


Iridology Does Not Reveal Information About The Body During Operations


Iridology cannot provide details about the body during surgery. This is due to the short-circuiting of nerve impulses during anaesthesia. This indicates that the eye may occasionally freeze on the reading of the area of the body that was true prior to the procedure. An example would be a person who had an appendix burst. In such a scenario, a person’s eye may register as having a serious appendix issue even after the procedure—a black dot or mark in that region of the iris. But the reason for this is that the appendix was removed during the operation, preventing it from having a chance to give the iris any updated information. 


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Iridology Does Not Reveal Pregnancy

Pregnancy cannot be detected by Iridology as its main objective is to assess general health problems by examining patterns and structures in the iris. Pregnancy is not a disease or medical condition, but rather a natural physiological state or a normal condition in females. Furthermore, internal physiological changes related to pregnancy, such as changes in the reproductive organs and hormone fluctuations, cannot be detected by Iridology. Iridology lacks the tools and methods necessary to evaluate the particular changes in the body indicative of pregnancy, hence it is unable to provide insight on a woman’s pregnancy status. Rather, it is better suited for evaluating overall health issues and imbalances in the body.


Iridology Is Not Psychic

Because iris analysis is focused on the physical characteristics of the iris rather than on extrasensory or supernatural abilities, Iridology is not psychic. Health information is interpreted by Iridologists using patterns, colours, and other iris characteristics; this interpretation is based on physiology and anatomy rather than psychic intuition. In contrast to psychic practices that assert the ability to access information beyond the physical realm, Iridology functions within the parameters of traditional medicine.


Iridology is not a mind-reading tool. But you can get something similar to mind-reading with Rayid Iridology. The Rayid Iris model provides important insights into the complexities of human nature and emphasises the interdependence of our being. It provides an overview of each person’s distinctive strengths and weaknesses, offering a reflection of their life potential. People can get a blueprint to direct their life’s journey by developing a greater understanding of their unique traits and attributes that have been inherited or imprinted. In addition, a person’s health issues can reveal a lot about their personality to those who are familiar with Chinese medicine. 


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Iridology Does Not Show Parasites, Viruses, or Germs

In order to evaluate general health issues, Iridology focuses on examining patterns and structures in the iris. But it isn’t able to directly visualise microscope entities like viruses, parasites, or germs. Iridology can identify certain disorders or imbalances in the body, but it is unable to confirm the presence of certain pathogens and invading microbes such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites. The main purpose of iris analysis for Iridologists is to find the inherent strengths and weaknesses. Rather than identifying particular diseases, they concentrate on evaluating the current condition of the organs and the general state of health.


Iridology Cannot Determine Life Span Nor Predict Impending Death

Iridology is an alternative medicine practice that examines the patterns, colours, and other characteristics of the iris to assess and identify health problems. Nevertheless, the idea that Iridology can precisely estimate a person’s life expectancy or foretell when they will pass away is not supported. Iris examination cannot be a reliable method of assessing the number of complex factors that affect life span and the prediction of death, such as genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental influences. 


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Iridology Cannot See Gallstones and Kidney Stones

According to Iridology, different regions of the iris represent different systems or organs in the body. However, this correlation is based on the assumption that nerve pathways from internal organs terminate in the iris, allowing for reflexive changes to occur. Because they are not related to this nervous system connection, kidney and gallstones do not cause noticeable changes in the iris. The main goal of Iridology is to use iris patterns and colours to evaluate the health of various organs and systems. It is not able to see or identify conditions which are not connected to the reflexive responses of the nervous system. Gallstones and kidney stones cannot be seen as these are deposits “outside” the body and are not supplied by nerves.


Iridology Cannot Identify Specific Individual Drug/Pharmacological Substances Taken Or Pollutants Absorbed

Iridology uses the patterns and colours of the iris to assess the structural integrity and potential weaknesses of the body’s organs and systems. Nevertheless, it does not have the ability to identify or distinguish between particular chemical compounds or substances that are ingested by the body, be it through prescription drugs, pharmacological substances, or environmental pollutants.


Although distinct iris markings may be indicative of underlying health issues or predispositions, there is no direct link between any particular iris markings and the presence of certain drugs or pollutants in the body. Iridology relies on holistic assessments rather than precise identification of individual substances.


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Iridology is a vital tool in the field of holistic health, providing insightful information about a person’s health by examining the patterns and traits of their iris. However, it’s important to clarify that iridology does not serve as a standalone treatment or therapy. Rather, it serves as a diagnostic tool that guides patients toward the best course of action. Through the detection of any imbalances or areas of concern within the body, iridology empowers people to pursue individualised, holistic treatment plans, often in collaboration with Nutritionists. Iridology is an invaluable tool for helping people make educated decisions and lead them toward their best possible state of health and vitality, even though it does not directly treat any particular medical issue.


To learn more about Iridology, check out our other related blogs:

What Does Iridology Do?

What Can You Expect From Iridology?

Why Does Iridology Work?

What Can Iridology Reveal?

Why You Should Have An Iridology Experience

What Happens During An Iridology Consultation?




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