What is iridology?

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What is iridology?

Iridology is the science and practice that reveals inflammation, where located, and in what stage it is manifesting.  The iris reveals body constitution, inherent weaknesses, levels of health and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way they lives.

Iridology is the science of analyzing the delicate structures of the iris of the eye.  The iris is that portion of the eye that carries the color.  Iris was the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology;  she was also messenger of the gods in the Iliad.  Under magnification, the iris reveals itself to be a world of minute detail, a land of many features.

The iris represents a communication system capable of handling an amazing quantity of information.

The code reveals itself in the character of the individual iris fibers.  There are uncounted numbers of these fibers present.  The combinations of various fiber characters make up an infinite variety.

Presently, as in the past, many primary health care doctors have used this form of analysis along with other diagnostic techniques to facilitate a more complete understanding of their patient’s health care needs.

How does it works?

The iris manifest a reflex physiology that corresponds to a specific tissue changes and locations.

How it began?

In the early 1800, a young boy named Ignatz Von Peczely of Egervar near Budapest, Hungary, caught an owl in his garden.  The 11 year old boy struggled with the frightened bird and met his fierce claws as the bird instinctively tried to defend itself.  In the struggle, the boy accidentely broke the owl’s leg.  As the youth and the owl glared into one another’s eye, the boy observed a black stripe rising in the owl’s eye.  Von Peczely bandaged the owl’s leg and nursed it back to health and released the bird;  but the bird stayed in the garden several years afterward.  Von Peczely observed the appearance of white and crooked lines in the owl’s eye where the black stripe had originally appeared.Von Peczely never forgot this incident.  As he became a physician working on the surgical ward of a college hospital afforded him an opportunity to observe the irides of patients after accidents, and preceding and following surgery. It convinced Von Peczely that there was a reflex relationship between the various markings in the iris and the rest of the body.  He created a chart for the analysis of the iris.



To this day, iridology has progressed tremendously since the 1800’s.  Numerous scientists and doctors have researched iridology, revising and improving the iris chart.

Dr. Bernard Jensen pioneered the science of iridology in the United States.  He developed one of the most comprehensive iris charts showing the location of the organs as they reflex n the iris of the eye.

His chart is still the most accurate one available today.


From the book:  Iridology simplified, by Bernard Jensen, healthy Living publications , 5th  edition, 1980.

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