by Melody Masters, Iridologist
We have probably all heard that phrase at one time or another…..but it is truly an accurate description when we are referring to the science of iridology.
Iridology is literally the study of the iris, or the colored part of the eye. It is an age old science, that has been used for hundreds of years to help evaluate a person’s or animal’s health picture.Some would trace this practice of looking into someone’s eyes for health reasons back to biblical times, but more recently the story goes back to Budapest, where a young boy named Ignatz Peczely caught an owl in the family garden. In it’s capture the owl sustained an injury, and Ignatz noticed, what was described as a bolt of lightening in the owl’s eye at the time of the injury. The marking that suddenly appeared in the owl’s eye was on the same side as the injury.
As the story goes, the owl began to heal and as this healing occurred the marking in the eye also changed….Ignatz remained very curious about these changes he had observed, and as an adult in medical school, he began to study this phenomenon in his patients. As time went on, he developed the first maps ,or blueprints of the iris, and although more detailed, these maps are essentially the same guidelines used today in the practice of iridology.
What does an iridologist look for in someone’s eyes? As anyone might notice the first indicator of someone’s genetic or constitutional typing is the color. Be it blue, brown, green or somewhere in between, the color of the iris itself, gives a significant amount of information as to a persons genetic predisposition. The more specific, individual information is gathered through magnification of some sort. A hand held magnifying glass is a possibility, however the more reliable magnification comes through the use of a slit lamp, or a specialized camera and lens.
Under high magnification, the iris of the eye displays, many different kinds of characteristics, that relate to the information that the nerve endings in the brain hold. These characteristics vary in size, shape, color, and placement, and much like is experienced in reflexology, the individual characteristics are reflective of what has happened, is happening ,or is potentially going to happen in and about the clients body and being.
Depending on the specifics of these varying characteristics, an iridologist is able to evaluate and determine areas of strength, weakness, nutritional deficiencies and excesses, a person’s learning style, talents, personality tendencies and much, much more. This information can be as simple as seeing the dark ring around the outside of the iris, called a scurf rim, often indicating dehydration, and also relates to the skin, and how it is working, or not, as a organ of elimination. And can be as significant as identifying pigments, that related to specific organs, can be the indicators of cancer. A wide range, but amazingly reliable.
One of the most time honored uses of iridology has to do with the eliminative system. Bernard Jensen, known as the father of iridology in this country,used iridology exclusively in his health practice to help people improve the function of the colon. He worked specifically with the concentric ring that is very close to the pupil. This ring otherwise known as the “autonomic nerve wreath” follows the line of the ascending colon, transverse, and descending colon to a tea. To the point that when compared with a barium ex-ray they match perfectly. Often showing the indications of polyps, diverticuli, parasites, and overall toxicity.
Using iridology is a non-intrusive way of gathering information as to where an individual might be headed physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. It is an amazing tool that when used properly can get to the source of many different symptoms, and is truly a way of seeing the entire person all at once.
Iridology continues to gain more main stream acceptance in this country, and is quite often used as a compliment to the more traditional ways of evaluating someone’s heath scenario. As with all complimentary modalities, iridology is not meant to replace or contradict medical diagnosis in any way. It is simply another way to non-intrusively gain information. Something we can never have too much of when it comes to our own health.
Consider adding an iridology session along your journey of self-discovery, and you will never look at your eyes or anyone else’s eyes in the same way!
Melody Masters C.N.
Halcyon Health LLC
Specializing in iridology, wellness co-ordinating,
Aura-Soma,& ion foot baths
2121 Midpoint Drive Suite 219
Fort Collins, Col.80524