History About Iridology

Iridology began in Hungary in 1861 when Ignatz Peczely found an owl with a broken leg (some reports say he broke the leg).  He noticed a stripe of black in the iris of the owl.  After nursing the owl's leg back to health, he released the bird into the wild.  At this time, he noticed the stripe of black was replaced with fine, crooked white lines.  Years later when the boy became a doctor, he began to realize that his patients had similar irregularities in their irises. The differences depended on the type and stage of illness. Over time he charted a map of the iris/body relation. 

The iris is the "colored" part of the eye.  It surrounds the contractile center, or pupil.  Light enters through the pupil and is focused by the lens into an image on the retina.  The nerves of the iris are connected to a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. . The left eye is believed to correspond with the left side of the body and the right eye with the right side of the body.  In general, the higher organs (brain, thyroid) are at the top of the iris and the lower organs (kidneys) are at the bottom.   

In reading the iris to gain insight to the body there are several characteristics that are studied.  These include, but are not limited to layers, colors, rings and spots. The eyes have  33 separates arteries vessels and the eye is the most complex organ after the brain. Eyes have 120 million photoreceptors cones and 7 million cones which connect to the neurons before the axons of the ganglion neurons to make up the optic nerve.

Throughout the years, a  few teachers of iridology had mapped out the iris and connect the organs of the body to it. One of the most famous teachers in America was Dr. Bernard Jensen who is also known as  the father in iridology in America.

Dr. Jensen had seen 350,000 clients in his career and also had put iridology on the map.

          Iridology believes that each organ in the body is connected to the eyes and if any part of the body is not functioning properly, then it can be seen and mapped on the iris .There are different lesions ranging from acute to degenerative and iridology is a great way to pinpoint the stage of the body's imbalance of a client. The eye reading does not diagnose, however, it does reveal genetically weak areas. The benefits gained by locating a person’s weaknesses are many. Iridologist’s know that any toxins taken into the body if not immediately eliminated will affect and sometimes settle into the weakest tissues in the body. This process, iridologists believe, can lead to degeneration, possible disease, and at the least, irritation. Toxins are such things as air pollution, stress, polluted drinking water, household chemicals, preservatives, food additives, food colorings, pesticides and the general waste products the body makes on its own.


Reference : Iridology : the Science and Practice in the Healing Arts, Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D., Volume 2, second printing 2008, © Copyrighted 2008

All information within this brochure is for educational purposes only and is not intended for the mitigation, cure or treatment of any medical condition.




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