Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. - Hippocrates

right eye iris - 8 Bree Street, McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa [2013 ©]Since the dawn of the healing arts in ancient times, we have made great progress in our understanding of that complex organism we call the human body. Whether we are using our understanding properly is another question. Progress, it seems, is a mixed blessing. Along with advances in technology, we have pollution. Most of the food is sprayed with chemical pesticides and grown in soils denatured by highly concentrated chemical fertilizers. When we consider these and other factors, we much realise that we live in an age in which it has become increasingly difficult to build and maintain an adequate level of health.


In the health and medical fields, advances in both knowledge and technology have been so overwhelming that an age of specialisation has been spawned. There are podiatrists, ophthalmologists, proctologist, chiropractors, osteopaths, homeopaths, nutritionists - we could go on and on. But, while specialisation produces experts with a great deal of knowledge about one particular system or aspect of the human body; this creates a dilemma, since the human organism functions as a whole, unified complex system in balance. When any part of the system suffers, the entire organism is adversely affected.


What we need is a whole system of analysis and a whole system of treatment for the whole person.


It is due to an awareness of this need that the concept and practice of wholistic health has received its impetus.


The great advantage of iridology is that it lends itself handily to an immediate survey of the state of health of every part of a person’s body. The iris of the eye reveals tissue conditions everywhere in the body, indicating the areas in need of further investigation. Because of this, iridology is an invaluable tool to primary health care professionals using the wholistic approach.


What is good health? There is unfortunately no-one whom we could call completely healthy. Good health s an ideal; and, like all ideals, it may be approached but is seldom achieved.


I must confess that it puzzles me that a perfectly sane, intelligent person who knows that his automobile must have the right kind of fuel, oil and routine maintenance to run properly will nonetheless feed himself coffee and donuts for breakfast, a hamburger and french fries for lunch, rich and fatty overcooked food for dinner, then procrastinate about exercising for the reason that he ‘doesn’t have enough energy.”


The human body does the best it can with whatever we put into it. Of course, we must also realise that our bodies differ significantly from person to person. Some people eat junk foods for years and appear to thrive on them. We say, ‘he has a cast iron stomach. There are others who feel ill after consuming a single carbonated soft drink. Eventually however, a habit of eating the wrong food will catchup with anyone. Poor eating habits are not the only cause of ill health; but to restore and maintain health, good food, properly grown, properly prepared and balanced is absolutely necessary.


The body is a system of interrelated parts and organs designed to function as a harmonious whole. The person who has a serious liver problem will have difficulty keeping his kidneys healthy. We find that a serious stomach condition can reflexly affect shoulder function. An over or under-active gland influences other of the body. It is obvious that each part need to do its job right to keep the body functioning appropriately.


The iris is a window, so to speak, showing what goes on inside the body. When we find darkness in any lesion or area of the iris we find it corresponds to pathology in its corresponding point in the body. When we have made the right life changes through nutrition, exercise, non-suppressive treatments and replacing poor habits with good ones, white healing lines come into the dark places of the iris, telling us that healing is taking place in the tissues.


If primary health care professionals did more educating, they could do less medicating. We do not see healing lines coming into the dark areas of the iris as the result of drugs and medicines, the healing lines come only after basic changes are made in a person’s way of life, changes that restore the integrity of the bloodstream and rejuvenate the tissues.


We can define iridology as the science of analysing reflex conditions in the iris corresponding to pathology in the body. The iris of the eye shows the changes that are going on in the body and revels abnormal tissues conditions. Iridology’ greatest value is in is that of allowing the detection of chemical and physiological changes in the body long before the appearance of the particular set of symptoms which would be classified and named as a disease.


Underlying all symptoms characteristic of known disease states are tissue changes in the body caused by chemical imbalances, toxic deposits, poor circulation, inherent weaknesses and so forth. To understand how dis-ease develops in the human body we must first understand what is going on in the organs, bloodstream, nervous system, circulatory system and glands to bring about the changes which culminate in disease.  Iridology provides a wealth of information about the vital processes and tissues of the body.


The iris is truly a map of the whole human body, a gift from the gods to provide us with the exact knowledge of  where a disturbance lies that we can take up the challenge and put it right.


Iridology: The Science and Practice in the Healing Arts: Volume II. Whitman. Indiana

Published Date: 26 Nov 2014