Is Iridology Accurate?

Are your eyes really the window to your soul? The practice of iridology certainly points to that conclusion and is a fascinating subject to explore when you have some time. However, a more important question often asked is, “Is iridology accurate?”

When it comes to a medical diagnosis, we undoubtedly want accurate results in the least invasive way possible. And this is where iridology really shines. But, can our eyes really reveal hidden illnesses? And, is iridology a legitimate medical method of diagnosis?

The Theory Behind Iridology

We are all aware that our bodies are magnificent creations which operate in a seemingly magical way, each essential system interconnected with another. Iridology focuses on the eyes – specifically the rings, trabecular fibres and the colours and shadings within the iris.  A practitioner then refers to an iris chart where the various parts of the iris have been “zoned” to correspond with the different parts of the body.

Can Iridology Diagnose Serious Illnesses?

Iridology works to determine a person’s overall well-being and to identify potential health concerns. For example, discolouration around the pupil may indicate digestive issues in the stomach or intestines, but these issues can manifest themselves in a number of ways from fatigue to depression.

So, an in-depth exploration of your iris can highlight an area of concern or assist a practitioner in identifying a weakness in your system or an ailment which may not be presenting symptoms. In a similar way, an itchy skin may indicate liver issues, a poor diet, or dehydration. Painful joints could be the result of a poor diet, inflammation, or a degenerative disease. Therefore, just as with your GP, an accurate and definitive diagnosis of a serious medical condition would likely entail you being referred to a specialist for additional tests.

What Conditions Can Iridology Detect?

Among others, a practitioner can detect:

  • Hypertension
  • Liver ailments
  • Allergies
  • Inflammation
  • Digestive issues
  • Thyroid problems

However, the general eye area itself can tell us so much more. For example, a yellowing of the whites of the eye point to liver, gallbladder or bile duct problems; bulging eyes are often related to hyperthyroidism; thinning eyebrows can indicate thyroid disease; a persistent stye may be a form of cancer and sunken eyes or dark circles relate to dehydration, poor diet, or sleep problems.

Is iridology accurate? As an organ linked to the rest of your amazing body, we feel that it is a vital tool for natural health practitioners in their exploration of your overall health, and a non-invasive early-indicator of unseen problems. For more information, come and chat with our specialist. We look forward to meeting you.


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