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The Origins of the Art and Science of Modern Iridology

It has often been said that the eyes are the windows of the soul, but the eyes are also indicators of a person’s health. The writings of the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates are the earliest known records that make reference to the observation of changes in and around the eye as pertains to disease. He observed the black marks across the iris of his patients who had fractured bones and noted changes in the color of the iris in patients who were coming down with specific diseases.

Modern Iridology

Modern iridology is both an art and a science that makes a study of the iris of the eye. The iris is the color portion of the eye and is usually blue, brown, green or amber with shades varying from light to dark. This science began in Hungary in the late 19th century.

In 1860, as a boy of ten, Dr. Ignatz von Peczely tried to catch an owl in his backyard when he accidentally broke one of its legs. He immediately noticed that a dark stripe had developed in the lower part of the owl’s iris. The young boy dressed the owl’s leg, nursed it back to health and attempted to release it. However, the owl would not leave and a few weeks later the young man noticed that a white crooked line appeared where the dark strip had been in the owl’s iris. This experience with the owl sparked the beginning of iridology.

What is Iridology?

Iridology is a non-invasive, completely painless process in which an iridologist may use a small light to make a careful observation of the patterns of the iris. By studying the eye, iridologists will observe color changes, patterns and defects that can reveal a patient’s overall state of health, and possible future problems.

Every part of the body is represented in the iris with thousands of nerve endings which are connected to the brain via the hypothalamus where they act like a control panel, revealing conditions in various parts of the body.

The Iris Map

On the basis of many years of comparative study and the observation of patterns of iris changes, Dr. Ignatz von Peczely (1822-1911) developed an iris “map” in which every organ had its proper place.

This “map” has been altered and updated through the years by many iris researchers and physicians, and is still used by iridologists to diagnose potential health problems. Some of these maps include emotional patterns. Most of them focus on various systems, the muscles, the organs, the nerves and practically every other part of the body. A skilled iridologist can see any part of the body that has suffered trauma, merely by studying the person’s eyes.

Although, iridiolgy cannot exactly be used as a disease preventative, it can be used as a diagnostic tool for both children and adults. It is a very safe and accurate way of discovering where a person’s health problems originate and is a sensitive tool that can be used to pinpoint problems in the body often long before the appearance of symptoms.

It is important for each individual to practice prevention, self-care and self-responsibility concerning their own health.” Anonymous

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