This page is provided to give an overview for those interested in
Iridology Sessions and the potential benefits that could come from examination of
Julia has trained at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London with Peter Jackson-Main, an expert in the field of Iridology, she has an interest in Iridology as part of our general diet and wellbeing.
Iridology is the study of the irises of the eyes, the exposed nerve
endings which make up the coloured part of the eye, all of which is
connected to the brain.
The neuro-optic reflexes in the iris react to certain changes in the body's chemistry. These reactions are stored in predetermined areas of the iris forming each individual's personal reference library.
An iridology session can be a powerful tool, allowing one to determine what is transpiring inside the body from a simple, painless and economical external vantage point.
A complete iris analysis will help determine an individual's consitution type.
By examining the density of the iris fibres, the patterns, structures, colours and degrees of lightness and darkness in the iris, it is possible to tell if an area of the body is inherently strong or weak.
During an iridology session, an iridologist can see how these reflux nerve endings reveal potential genetic inhertiance, congestive and irritative zones and their various inter-reactions within the bodily systems.
Iridology compliments all alternative therapies as it provides a diagnostic tools which can provide vital information to help establish the root cause of ailments.
Iridology will not show or name a specific disease but provides information about the body tissues which indicate potential predispositions towards disease, often before symptoms appear.
Iridology cannot locate the likes of parasites or gallstones but will indicate the presence of inflammation and toxic conditions which are a refuge for their development.
It will not show pregnancy as that is a normal function of the female body.
Physical or Traditional Iridology determines information about the body's constitutional strengths and weaknesses, levels of inflammation and toxaemia, efficiency of systems, functions of organs and the likely causes of symptoms and illnesses.
Behavioural Iridology determines a person's personality type. People have different ways of being and different needs, different modes of learning and different ways of expression.
Behavioural Iridology is used to assist clients to become aware of their emotions and beliefs to create greater self awareness to aid recovery and healing from within, as many physical diseases stem from self-limiting patterns of behaviour.
Iridology has a long history and can be traced back to Hippocrates
Iridology was taught at the Medical School of Salerno. The Chaldeans of Babylonia (in 1000BC) left records of the iride markings with the relevant anatomical reflexes painted on stone slabs.
The first explicit description of iridological principles such as homolaterality (without using the word iridology) are found in Chiromatica Medica, a famous work published in 1665 and reprinted in 1670 and 1691 by Philippus Meyeus (Philip Meyen von Coburg).
During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, most of the work on iridology was recorded by medical practitioners. Work was done in a similar timeframe across the globe, predominantly by the Europeans and Americans.
The Europeans were led by Dr. Iganatz von Peczely, a Hungarian doctor who was famous for noticing the markings of the iris of an owl that had broken its leg. He noticed the changes in the iris as he nursed it back to health. Peczely qualified in medicine in 1867 at the Vienna Medical College, he had ample opportunity to study the irises of patients before and after surgery. He also performed many autopsies, which led to the development of his iris chart and book 'Realms of Nature and the art of healing' in 1880.
Nils Liljequist in the 1860's noticed the changes to the colour of his eyes following vaccination and the use of the drugs quinine and iodine. He trained as a Homeopath and in 1893 published 'Om Oegendiagnossen' which included his iris chart which was very similar to von Peczely's.
Over in America, much work was being done by Dr Henry Edward Lane (an Austrian immigrant), who carried out most of his surgical and autopsy correlations at the Kosmos Sanitarium in Evanston, Illinois.
His book 'Iridology, the diagnosis from the 'eye' was published in 1904. Henry Lindlahr MD was a student of Lane's, he became a surgeon and published many books including 'Iridognosis and othe diagnostic methods' in 1919.
One of the most famous practitioners of iridology, Bernard Jensen, studied with Dr Lindlahr. After years of research, he developed a more up to date iris chart with Dr John Arnold, founder of the World Iridology Fellowship.
During an Iridology Session, the practitioner uses specialist equipment in order to magnify and photograph the iris. This is an entirely painless, non-invasive process, using a fibre-optic light source.
The image can then be displayed on a screen or printed and you will have the relevant features pointed out to you. Most patients find the process enlightening and fascinating.
With this knowledge and other information obtained during a consultation, an Iridologist can provide you with lifestyle and dietary changes to provide a preventative approach to good health.