Iridology is the study of the iris (the coloured centre) and the sclera (the white surrounding).

Iridology has been around since the 17th century, with the first official chart being produced by a Hungarian GP – Dr  von Peczely in 1880. His comprehensive study of the iris started when as a child he noticed the changes to an owl’s iris that he had rescued and treated for a broken leg. 

It seems fitting that the wise and gentle lovely big eyes of an owl were a catalyst for this amazing modality!

The iris reveals all of the body systems and organs, it can show –

  • Physiological conditions
  • Emotional conditions (in the form of stress rings)
  • Health risks (deep markings called Lacuna over specific organs)
  • Weakness of various organs/systems
  • Constitutional factors (by the colours & fibers)

Iridology shows signs for up to 3 generations past. As an example Breast cancer in the maternal mother and grandmother – may show up as a weakness in the daughter. This gives an opportunity for preventative approaches to diet, lifestyle and allows for monitoring of specific symptoms by the Practitioner and client.

Certainly this is not a stand alone diagnostic tool for me. It is an added indicator that I sometimes use when I want to confirm something I am suspecting, monitor changes over time and treatment strategies or if the client specifically wants to have a reading and report for their own knowledge.