The eye – it tells you everything about your health
Iridology – this science has been practiced for a few thousand years in the Far East and Ancient Greece. Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine attaches great importance to it.
The study which evaluates one's state of health, through the use of complex methods as well as on the basis of the iris' appearance.
In Europe, iridology has seen the best of times and the worst of times. Interest in iridology was at its greatest during the 19th century in Europe. It is said to have been discovered around 1861, and the Hungarian doctor, Ignatz von Peczely is recognised as its founding father. He broke the leg of an owl and noticed that in the lower part of the iris, there appeared a dark discoloration. When the leg came to heal, the discoloration began to lighten and around it, there appeared what seemed to be little, light lines.
The second 'father' to iridology is thought to be Nils Liljequist from Sweden, who greatly suffered from the outgrowth of his lymph nodes. After a round of medication made from iodine and quinine, he observed many differences in the colour of his iris. This observation inspired him to create and publish an atlas in 1893, which contained 258 black and white illustrations and 12 colour illustrations of the iris, known as the Diagnosis of the Eye.
Interest began to grow in the mid-twentieth century and is currently a mandatory subject at certain international medical colleges.
In Europe as well as in Poland, iridology is relatively uncommon. This is quite unfortunate for many people, as during the course of non-invasive similarly to an optical exam, and iridologist may:
- uncover congenital and acquired predisposition to certain illnesses;
- determine the degree of poisoning of the organism by harmful influences caused by the external environment and by-products of the human metabolism;
- evaluate the functioning of the nervous, immune, digestive, and circulatory systems;
- determine the system and/or organ responsible in which the process of illness is occurring.
This method is especially effective when diagnosing chronic illnesses, as well as illnesses which are currently at an early stage and are still difficult to detect through the use of conventional methods of diagnosis.
Often, we struggle with malaise, but despite the many results of various tests, it is unclear as to what ails us. That is why the morphological or biochemical changes involved in many illnesses foregoes a long period of functional disorders, which are undetectable during conventional testing. The testing of the iris detects these changes, however, which can lead us to the early treatment of the threatened area and the prevention of serious damages to our health. Thus, iridology has great prophylactic meaning. In addition, it is a cheap and non-invasive treatment, which these days, more and more healthy people undergo; specifically those who want to prevent future illnesses.
Symptoms related to iridology
The iris is connected to the nerves and other body parts and so reacts immediately to any and all changes within the internal organism.
The impulses, which float from ill organs to specific areas located on the surface of the iris (known as the projective sectors), leave changes, allowing the illness to be discovered in the appearance of the iris. Even maps of the iris have come to exist, where the areas in which the projective sectors of the brain, heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys, and all other organs are exactly illustrated.
In a healthy organism, the iris is smooth, without any disfiguration. And when something begins to go wrong within the organism, something referred to as 'symptoms of the iris' begin to appear on the iris; these include lightening, discoloration, and depressions located within the sector of a specific organ. A stain, dot, or line in a given organ is a signal that the body part related to this sector is not in full health.
The second group is compromised of symptoms which are systemic disturbances; for example, atherosclerosis, poisoning, malnutrition, and/or an overstrain on the nervous system. In diagnosis, the colour of the iris, its structure, size, the shape and placement of the pupil, as well as the appearance of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye are all taken into account.
By examining the iris, an iridologist not only has the chance to diagnose, but also determine the cause of an illness.
What the colour of the eye says
The colour of the eye is dependent on the amount of melanin in the cells of the iris. The more there is, the darker the colour of the iris. There are two basic colours of the iris, blue and brown, and the rest are derivatives (a mixed colour). The colour of the eye is connected to the constitution of the organism.
The colour of the eye and the predisposition to illnesses
According to iridologists, statistical predispositions to specific illnesses, depending on the colour of the iris, exist. They are:
Blue Iris (Lymphoid Constitution):
Young, blue eyed individuals are susceptible to illnesses of the sinuses, throat, and respiratory system. At a later age, they often suffer from rheumatism and arthritis. The lymphatic system of blue eyed individuals is often overstrained, and this is why a lymphatic massage often brings them good results. They are also susceptible to illnesses of the kidneys, heart, and thyroid.
Brown Iris (Sanguine Constitution):
People with this colour of the iris regularly have a greater need of vitamins and minerals. An occurrence of a genetically low level of minerals often leads to disturbances in the functioning of the glands. Problems occur with the circulatory system; they often suffer from anemia and afflictions in the digestive system. There is often an overstrain on their nervous system.
An Iris of Mixed Colours (Bile Constitution):
Individuals belonging to this group, with eyes that are gray, green, or hazel, are often susceptible to illnesses of the digestive system, liver, biliary tracts and pancreas.