Monitoring your health with Iridology
Each part of the iris of the eye is connected to a part of the body via the optic nerve - its complicated but suffice to say very simply that our health is really reflected in our eyes.
By taking a magnified photo of each of your eyes we can highlight areas of strength and weakness which then enables you to address the weakness with dietary changes or other remedies.
There is an interesting tale about the actor who plays Hercule Poirot when a sharp eyed iridologist spotted an anomaly in his eye during a close up. She managed to contact him and whilst surprised he did go and get himself checked out. His over the TV diagnosis was subsequently confirmed by a doctor and a potentially life threatening situation was dealt with satisfactorily.
Here is a very simplified guide to Iridology
Iridology or iris diagnosis is a tool that many naturopaths employ to help evaluate their client’s health. A torch and magnifying glass, or sometimes an iris camera, is used to take a close look at the iris – the blue, green or brown doughnut-shaped tissue in the eye. While there’s little scientific evidence about iridology, an experienced practitioner can find out a lot about your health merely by taking a peek at your peepers.
No specific disease can be diagnosed from iridology, however, the iris reveals whether various body systems are under par or over-stressed. An assortment of iris signs can also signify health problems.
This frosted white circle, also known as arcus senilis, can be seen on the outer perimeter of the iris. It often signifies that a person has elevated cholesterol levels, but could also be a genetic sign of increased risk of heart disease. The recommendation is to take fish oil capsules, exercise and lose weight if necessary.
These are concentric arcs that appear anywhere in the iris, and are a sign that a person is a worrywart – a sensitive type who holds stress in their body. The more nerve rings there are, the more worry the person is carrying. In this case, the advice is to have regular baths with Epsom salts, do yoga, meditate and take remedies such as kava and passion flower to help calm an overactive nervous system.
A lymphatic rosary consists of small beads of white or cream splodges, like rosary beads or a string of pearls, that appear around the perimeter of the iris. This points to a sluggish lymphatic system, and is a sign that the immune system may need a nudge with some vitamin C, zinc, garlic and echinacea. Occasionally, a lymphatic rosary can be a sign of a dairy intolerance.
A pulsating pupil
If your pupil slowly pulsates in and out, and is larger than usual, this is a sign that you may be adrenally exhausted and probably quite fatigued. This can be brought about by stress, whether from being overworked, lacking sleep or going through an emotionally torrid time. Taking a vitamin B supplement and some adrenal herbs including rehmannia and licorice and getting a good night’s sleep will help.
Fine red blood vessels in the sclera, or the “whites of the eye”, that surrounds the iris are a sign of a tendency to allergies, whether to food or a sensitivity to airborne allergens such as dust mites, pollen or smoke. If possible, identify the allergen and remove it from your diet or environment.