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Iridology is the study of the iris, or the coloured part of the eye. It is believed that the patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be used to examine to determine the current state of health of the person. Iridology does not detect the specific disease per se, however, it can tell if there are any over or under activity in specific organs of the person’s body.
Generally, iridology is safe, non-invasive, and painless. It should be remembered that it is not a form of treatment therapy but rather a diagnostic technique used to detect and identify any underlying signs of developing disease. The primary purpose of iridology is to recognise health problems at their earliest stages and offer suggestions on how to stop the disease from developing.
During an appointment, the iridologist examines the patient’s eye with a slitlamp, penlight, or a magnifying glass. A specially designed camera is used to take photographs of the iris. The examination and consultation generally lasts for about an hour.
It is believed that the left eye corresponds with the left side of the body and the right eye corresponds with the right side of the body. In addition, the higher organs such as the brain and the thyroid corresponds to the top side of the iris and the lower organs like the kidney corresponds with the bottom of the iris.
Iridology is used as a diagnostic tool rather than a form of treatment. It proposes to recognize:
It is the changes in tissues that makes iridology a valuable tool for the treatment of chronic diseases.
The primary goal of iridology is to prevent serious degenerative processes from occurring by early diagnosis. Some of the benefits of iridology include: