IRIDOLOGY—A WINDOW INTO HEALTH
By Frankie Avalon Wolfe, MHH, PhD
Did you ever wonder why “a twinkle in your eye” and “a spring in your step” go together? Iridologists and natural health believers might say it’s because these are clear signs of vibrant health!
Since there are always two sides to every story, and a sparkle denotes health, can a lack of sparkle mean ill health? Some believe this is so and claim to be able to see: tendencies to heart problems, blood sugar imbalances, spinal misalignment, poor digestion, mineral deficiencies, constipation, high cholesterol, and many other factors all by looking into your eyes!
The practice of looking into someone’s eyes, studying the lines, markings, and colors of the iris to detect states of health, is known as IRIDOLOGY “eye-rid-doll-oh-gee”. The iris is the colored part of the eye. Most iridologists only read the iris, although many iridologists take into account other parts of the eye; such as the white part of the eye called the sclera. Other areas surrounding the eyeball, such as the presence of bags under the eye or the condition of the eyelids reveals further information about a person’s condition.
Iridology is a science mostly practiced in Europe by medical doctors, although it has gained much popularity with holistically oriented practitioners in the United States.
Many iridologists use this practice along with their particular modality of natural healing–most common herbs or other nutritional supplements. Chiropractors, nurses, massage therapists, reflexologists, colonic therapists, physical therapists or nutritionists may also utilize iridology.
The eye reading does not diagnose, however, it does reveal genetically weak areas. The benefits gained by locating a person’s weaknesses are many. Iridologist’s know that any toxins taken into the body if not immediately eliminated will affect and sometimes settle into the weakest tissues in the body. This process, iridologists believe, can lead to degeneration, possible disease, and at the least, irritation.
Toxins are such things as air pollution, stress, polluted drinking water, household chemicals, preservatives, food additives, food colorings, pesticides, and the general waste products the body makes on its own.
To briefly illustrate, let’s say a person shows a weakened urinary system (urinary system includes the bladder, kidneys, urethra and ureter tubes). If this person becomes constipated, the toxins from the sluggish colon are backed up into the blood and are carried throughout the entire body in the bloodstream. When the toxins reach the urinary system that happens to be too weak to expel the poisons, the toxin may settle there and create irritation and a kidney or bladder infection may be the result. Knowing your weak areas, your iridologist can guide you to lifestyle changes, or supplemental additions to your diet that will help you strengthen these tissues and prevent future problems.
Who is an iridology reading serve for?
- Those suffering from mysterious symptoms which laboratory tests do not explain
- Basically healthy individuals who want to implement a personalized preventative lifestyle
- Sick persons whose medical treatments have failed, but are still determined to get well
- Parents of young children unable to determine their child’s problem
- Adult children of adoptive parents curious to know their own genetic traits
- Expecting parent’s who want to enhance a healthy pregnancy
- Those curious about the SOURCE of their illness
- Those interested in a natural approach to heal, balance or enhance their health
What do you see in your eyes?
Do you have a white, thick “ring” around the outside of your iris?
You should have your cholesterol checked by your local health care practitioner. This white ring is nicknamed by iridologists a cholesterol ring. It can also mean you have a calcium imbalance that may lead to hardening of the arteries. See your doctor or health practitioner to find out what you can do to correct this condition.
Does your pupil (the black circle in the middle of the eye) have a flattened edge on one side?
You may already know that you suffer or have suffered from scoliosis, a very weak or sore back, muscle imbalance, other back problems or migraines. See your chiropractor for a consultation. Other symptoms of a flattened or irregular pupil can indicate a stroke, central nervous disturbances, and sometimes liver insufficiencies.
Do you have an opaque “gray area” on the upper edge of your iris?
You are probably very mentally active, but you also need to get more blood supply to the brain area. Exercises and certain supplements can help. Ignoring this condition may lead to future memory loss or even Alzheimer’s.
No two irises are the same, and neither are two people identical, therefore, each of us will respond differently and require different methods to achieve health.
A good iridologist, therefore, will be able to customize a program based on the information that is received via the eye reading, discussion about lifestyle, diet and the client’s personal goals. He/she should be able to locate your inherent weaknesses and provide you with information or therapies that will enable you to reach or sustain the healthiest possible existence for you.