“The light of the body is in the eye: when the eye is sound the body is sound.” Matthew 6:22.
Iridology is the science of analysing the iris (the coloured part of the eye) in order to determine the condition of the organs and tissue of the body. The eyes can be likened to miniature television screens, recording the cellular activity throughout the body. For under magnification they reveal in minute detail the state of the tissues throughout the body – inflammation, toxicity, acidity, degeneration, spasm, lymphatic congestion, hardening of the arteries, the heart, the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, thyroid gland, lungs and bronchials; they are all recorded in the coloured part of the eye known as the iris.
During the middle of the last century one man stumbled across a discovery which I believe will yet change the course of medical history. The discovery began with a child playing with an owl in his back garden, and led to what is now referred to as iridology. Throughout the ages the eyes have been proclaimed as the windows to the soul, yet only in relatively recent years has the full truth of this statement begun to be appreciated.
The Founder of Modern Iris Analysis.
Ignatz von Peczely, a Hungarian medical doctor was born on 26 January 1826. As with many other universal truths, the eyes as ‘windows of the soul’ were opened to him as a result of an accident and astute observation.
“I was eleven years old, when one day I tried to catch an owl that defended itself violently and plunged its claws into my hand, and the more I tried to free my hand the deeper did the owl, with its claws pierce my flesh. There was no other way but to try by force to break the one leg of the owl in order to extract the claw, and as I was a strong boy I succeeded in doing so.
During the struggle I and the owl chanced to look to each other sharply into the eyes, and the very moment I broke the leg in two, I observed to my surprise a black streak appearing in one eye of the owl. However, a friend of animals, I took the bird home, bandaged the leg, and treated it until it again was well during which time the bird became so tame that it returned and ate at my table in the garden, and continued doing this in a long time after it was liberated.
In the fall of the year the owl flew away but next summer it returned and was quite tame as it had been the previous year. And one day sitting with it on my hand, I happened to notice the black streak in the one eye of the bird, and saw that it was there just as plainly as on the day when it originated, but it was now bordered and surrounded by white lines!” Iris Science (1916).
Although the irises only show the state of the tissues inside the body, they record changes in the tissue long before clinical symptoms develop. If you knew that you had weak kidneys, would you choose to drink much alcohol? Most people who find themselves with ill conditions usually adhere to the dietary and other guidelines recommended by their doctor of hospital dietician. But doesn’t it make more sense to deal with a condition before it becomes a major health problem?
Hippocrates the father of medicine referred to the eye in his diagnoses, and evidence suggests that numerous groups of people, including the Brahmins and the monks of Tibet, centuries ago, knew that the colours of the eye were influenced by diseased conditions of the body. There are many doctors in Germany, Australia, the UK and USA who use iris analysis but until properly controlled clinical trials are undertaken which take allot of time and money, the medical establishment will continue to ignore the relevance of the iris as a health indicator.
Modern medicine is mostly concerned with pathology or medically-named diseases, whereas the iris does not point to or identify a ‘disease’ as such. Degenerative disease including cancer, diabetes and pneumonia are not confirmed in the iris; however toxicity and congestion of lymph tissue, weak tissue in the pancreas, and inflammation of the lungs and bronchial’s will be apparent. The iris reflects only the state and condition of the body tissue, and from this a remedial treatment program can be designed to deal with all the body systems rather than treating the ‘disease’ in isolation.
The Iris-brain connection.
The eyes and brain are closely related. In the embryo the eye starts out as part of the brain. The iris is an extension of the brain, being endowed with hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, microscopic blood vessels, muscles and connective tissue. The markings and colours in the iris change as the condition of the body tissue changes.
The eye and more particularly the iris, is a very complex organ about which we still know very little. But we do know that there is a terribly intricate connection between the eye and the brain via the nervous system. We do know that the eye and iris both change in form with changes in our body chemistry. At first it may seem complicated. After all, if all the organs of the body are recorded in the tiny area of the iris, shouldn’t it be an intricate procedure and far too complex for a lay person to comprehend? Not for a basic health analysis it is. In actual fact, it is really quite simple. Through the eyes we are given a glimpse of the state of a person’s mind, for the iris does not merely reflect physical health, it reveals a variety of emotional states as well. Stories of anxiety, depression, anger, hypertension, grief and many other emotional disturbances are all told by they eyes.
“Iridology, A Practical Guide To Iris Analysis” – Adam J Jackson