Iridology and Sclerology
It has been said: “the eye is the window of the soul”, and iridology is a science that supports this old adage.
Iridology is not new. The first recorded sources of iris analysis reach back as far as ancient Babylon.
In the 20th century, doctors and scientists from the United States, Europe and Australia brought iridology into worldwide recognition.
In the last twenty years, Iridology and Sclerology have been widely researched, and the research supports the validity of these sciences.
Many orthodox doctors in Germany, Russia, Italy and other countries have used iridology and sclerology, as a reliable form of diagnosis of function and underlying factors causing disease. In Russia, many blood tests can only be ordered if a sclerology examination shows a problem in the area in question.
Modern medicine relies heavily on blood tests for diagnosis of disease and many tests in Australia are ordered routinely when they may not be necessary, at huge cost to the taxpayer.
As a society we need to focus more on preventative health care and less complex and less invasive diagnostic methods. Iridology provides a non-invasive, painless and economical means of looking into the body, which may be utilized in conjunction with any other system of analysis or diagnosis available. Because it shows potential disease states before they become clinical, blood tests may not show a problem. But often, down the track, if lifestyle factors are not good, the disease will manifest clinically.
By being aware of your disease potentials, you can take positive steps to stay healthy.
What is Iridology?
Iridology is the study of health via an examination of the iris, (coloured section of the eye) and the structural aspects of the eye including the pupil (the black centre) the pupil border and collarette.
What is Sclerology?
Sclerology is the study of health via the examination of the sclera (whites of the eye).
Iridology is used as a diagnostic tool to detect underlying signs of developing disease. It is ideally used to determine health problems at their earliest stages in order to prevent illness and maintain optimum wellness.
The iris is a very complex structure of the human anatomy. It has a reflex connection to every organ and tissue of the body by way of the brain and nervous system. Information is sent to the eyes from the brain about the state of the organs and tissues in your body.
There are no two irises exactly alike and each iris is as individual as a fingerprint. In fact, some security companies are now using the iris as a secure means of identification.
How does the iris give information about our health?
The colour and pattern of iris fibre is determined by our underlying genetic weakness, which may or may not be activated according to the way we live every aspect of our lives.
Iridologists assess the variations of colour and fibre structure to assess constitutional strengths and weaknesses of our physical and emotional body, as well as aspects of the personality.
The Importance of Constitution
What do we mean by constitution?
This refers to our inherited constitution – the stuff from which we are made – a combination of our genetic strengths and weaknesses. We are a product of a mother and a father, each with individual characteristics due to the effect of life on their ancestors.
Part of our constitutional pattern is our physical, emotional and spiritual potential.
Our constitution is influenced by our lifestyle, experiences and major life events. We should see ourselves as a link in a progressive chain, which carries both the taints of the past and some hereditary patterns. This gives each of us a constitutional inheritance – and knowing our constitution can be valuable to us as it identifies potential weakness and enables us to support our vital force. While we cannot change our own constitution, we can influence the constitution we pass on to the offspring – for better or for worse.
What causes constitutional weakness?
Apart from our genetics, there are many negative environmental influences that can weaken our constitutional potential. These include poor nutrition, obesity, exposure to toxic chemicals, radiation or heavy metals, substance abuse, lack of exercise, surgery and pharmaceutical intervention. Research has shown we are also affected by negative emotions such as shock, trauma, depression, stress, anxiety and mental obsessions as well as low self-esteem.
What improves our constitutional strength?
Good nutrition, adequate exercise, fresh air and sunshine, correct laws of living, holistic medicine, and keeping a balance between things physical, emotional, spiritual and material including morality, purity of thoughts and actions, and an attitude that enables you to accept the ups and downs life dishes out to us without extreme reactions. A calm and loving heart is the essence of life.
One of the basic principles of healing is that the balance of the internal forces can be adjusted by altering diet and living habits. This is where iris diagnosis really shines. Iridology provides a non-invasive method of determining the constitution with its strengths and weaknesses, assisting you to make better choices regarding your future health prospects.
How is it done?
A picture is taken of the iris using a specially designed camera system called an IRISCOPE.
The picture is sent to the computer and examined in an Iridology program.
Each part of the iris and sclera represent different parts of the body.
So where there is a lacuna (weakened area), we know there is a constitutional weakness in that part of the body.
If there is a dark spot, we know that toxins have been deposited in that area, possible due to the underfunctioning of that organ.
Different pigmants have different meanings. For instance, orange tints show panceatic dysfunction; brick red refers to thyroid problems, white shows areas of inflammation.
The weave of the fibres is very significant also. A close knit weave denotes someone with a physically strong constitution, but they may also be inflexible in attitude. A very open weave can indicate poor mineral absorption or hormonal imbalances.
How does it help?
Iridology and Sclerology are very useful tools to pinpoint areas of the body that need attention. If we know before we get ill where our weaknesses are, we can take preventative measures to protect these areas. Or we might take herbs or nutrients to support the function of the organ.
Often what shows up as a problem area in iridology is not showing in any medical condition. If you are not currently having symptoms in that area, you may think iridology is not accurate. However, there have been many times that someone has called me up, maybe years after I looked at their irises, and told me that what was predicted has happened.
Because we are not able to diagnose a disease, some people get annoyed, because that is why they came to have iridology done.
But, firstly, ONLY DOCTORS are allowed to diagnose disease, and secondly, we are looking at organ function, not the name of a medical condition.
We can tell you that you have a lot of mucous in your sinuses or a very inflamed colon, but we can’t give it a medical name like sinusitis or colitis, although that is what you may have. We leave naming diseases to the medical profession.
Iridology also helps to determine aspects of our personality and our general strengths and weaknesses, both physical and emotional.
One of the great benefits of Iridology is the awareness it brings, and people often leave feeling that they at last have an understanding of why they are feeling the way they are. This is healing in itself, especially if you have been told by a doctor that it is “all in your head”, or that you are just “depressed”.