Iridology is not a diagnostic tool. It is an assessment tool.
Here’s the difference. Diagnosis is the naming of disease. Iridology does not give us enough specific information to name diseases, and that’s okay because the irides teach us about inherent tendencies instead.
Each iride, with its unique fiber structure and colors, is as unique as a fingerprint.
The iris has over 28,000 nerve endings. The eyeball is the largest neural receptor in the body. It connects directly to the brain via the optic nerve.
The colors, lay of the fiber, and splatters and washes of pigment in an iris teach us about the health inheritance that has been passed down from previous generations. These ‘markers’ give us clues as to what the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the individual are.
Whether the weaknesses are activated or not depends largely on diet, environment, and psychosocial influences.
Additionally, modern iridologists include assessing the pupils and sclerae (whites of the eyes) to provide dynamic information about where current imbalances are.
The irides will not change in response to changing the diet or taking supplements, but the pupil and sclera can change with enough focused health-promoting work.
Iridology is an excellent tool to guide health professionals in creating client programs quickly and accurately.
The eyes teach us what questions to ask. So, by combining what we see in an iris with information provided by the client, we gain a deeper understanding of what is out of balance in the body and how to restore it to balance. This information can also be used to reduce future health risks by allowing us to make appropriate changes to the diet and lifestyle before symptoms become clinical.
Iridology is not recognized by medical organizations in North America. It is, however, in Russia, where one must be a medical doctor to study iridology. Iridology is also used by some doctors in Italy, Greece, and Germany.