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Iridology is a science based on the analysis of the iris (the coloured part of the eye), and gives an insight to the development of chronic diseases. The iris is a very complex structure that contains a connection to every organ and tissue in the body via the nervous system. Most natural therapists can determine health issue by simply looking at the patients eyes, an iridologist takes a further look.

The iris is examined using a specially-developed Iriscope which greatly magnifies the details of the iris colour, structure and markings, and enables an iridologist to examine and report on particular aspects of the patient’s condition. The color, pattern, and location of markings in the iris can show genetic deformities and weaknesses.  These weaknesses may or may not be impacting on an individual’s life as a result of their own lifestyle choices, environmental or psycho-social factors.

IridologyWhat can Iridology assist with?

Iridology is not a treatment.  It is a process of gathering further information and assisting in finding the best possible treatment for an individual. But some of it’s benefits include:

  • Identifying congestions or toxin accumulations in the body
  • Identifying trends or predispositions to illness
  • The greatest feature of Iridology is that changes appear in the iris before physical symptoms develop. Preventative action can be taken to improve your health and avoid those diseases which might otherwise follow.

What can I expect from a session?

The iridologist will use a tool of their own personal preference to look into the iris, and possibly the sclera (white part) of the eye. They can use a normal torch, a magnifying lens, a digital scanner or camera or specifically designed iriscope. After a quick initial look into your eyes, the iridologist will ask relevant health questions relating to medical and genetic history.  They will then do a more thorough examination and ask about any significant markers they might find. For example, if they find a marking in the area that represents the left arm, they will ask if you have ever sustained an injury there, or have a recurring issue with it. Throughout the examination, the iridologist should give you a clear understanding of where your body is at in terms of strengths, weakness, imbalance and any areas of toxicity or inflammation. Once the eye exam has finished, the iridologist will make recommendations for improvement based on their knowledge and experience in natural therapies. Usually, the iridologist will have experience in other principles, such as herbalism, nutrition, naturopathy, and will take into account the clients busy lifestyle and make a conscious effort to offer lifestyle change suggestions that are realistic and attainable.

Iridology does not take the place of medical advice or blood tests to determine body illness or imbalance, but does provide a valuable, complementary preventative medicine.

To find an Iridologist in your area, have a look at the Natural Therapy Pages.

Interested in learning more about , natural treatments for common symptoms in kids? Visit the AIAS website to find out more about their courses in Natural Therapy!

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