What is Iridology?
Iridology is the study of the colored part of the eye. Ever heard
the saying, “The eyes are the window to the soul”? Well a more accurate
saying might be, ‘the eyes are the road map of the body’. Using a simple
flashlight and a good magnifying glass we can learn quite a bit about the
strong and weak areas of an individual’s body. It’s a painless and
effective way to determine areas that need some extra attention.
is generally credited to Dr. Ignatz Von Peczely. As child in 1837, he received
a slingshot for his tenth birthday. He shot an owl with it, breaking it's
wing. Remorseful for injuring the owl, he nursed it back to health during
which time he noticed changes in the bird's eye as it healed. Curious about
this, he began noting eyes and corresponding changes in people. He then
developed the first known iridology chart.
the same time, Nil Liljequist, a Swedish clergyman who was often in poor
health, observed increasing accumulations of brown spots in his eyes which he
noted corresponded to continual use of drugs. He too became interested in what
the eyes could tell us about the body and developed an iridology chart.
the 1880's both Peczely's and Liljquest's charts were very similar to each
other, even though the two had never met. However, the fact that they were so
similar sparked interest by other physicians of the time and they continued to
study iridology as a means of assessing health. In 1929 Dr. Bernard Jensen
began to work on iridology. And so began an iridology era that lasted over 70
years. In addition to being the founder of Hidden Valley Ranch, Dr.
Jensen is responsible for one of the most comprehensive charts to date.
we are forming in the womb, we resemble a popcorn shrimp. This is our brain
and nervous system, off of which everything else buds... arms, legs, colon,
bones, etc. The iris begins forming by the 6th week of pregnancy and is an
extension of the nervous system. It records nerve impulses and reflects the
state of the other body system through changes in the fibers and in
a Few Iridology Basics
are only two true eye colors - brown and blue. Everything else is a
result of 'junk' on the fibers. Yellow is a sign of kidney imbalance. Orange
may be a stressed pancreas, blood sugar imbalance or candida. Place these
colors on a blue eye and we get what appears to be a green eye.
separation of fibers indicates a weakened area.
of tightly packed straight fibers indicate a strong and healthy area.
A psora is a spot on the eye
that is various shades of brown and almost appears to be floating (or when
viewed up close resembles a small scabby mole). It indicates
accumulations of toxins and is often an inherited weakness.
may indicate inflammation or healing.
Of course we are barely scratching the surface here. We
encourage you to attend an iridology class if you'd like to know more.