Iridology is the Study of the Patterns and Structures in the Iris of the Eye


These markings can be indicators of areas and stages of inflammation throughout the body. The iris (coloured portion of the eye) reveals body constitution, inherent strengths and weaknesses, health levels and changes in a person’s body according to way of life.

Origin of Iridology

In the 1800’s a young boy, Ignatz Von Peczely, observed an owl, which spent time in his garden. When the owl had its leg broken he noticed a dark line develop in its eye; as the owl healed, the line became filled with a network of white lines! Von Peczely later became a physician and took the opportunity to study many patients’ irises. His certainty about the reflex relationship between the tissue in the body and the iris markings prompted him to develop the first iridology chart. Much research has been done since then and charts have been revised. Dr. Bernard Jensen is a well-known North American researcher of iridology.


How Does It Work?

The iris is composed of hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, which are connected by impulses to every tissue of the body through the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibres respond specifically to tissue and organ conditions with a corresponding marking in the iris. These result in a mapping system for the body. The markings may be color changes, lesions or overlays.

What Will It Show?

A complete iris analysis will show whether a person exhibits a generally good constitution or a high maintenance one. The placement and density of the fibres contribute to the constitution. The patterns, structures, colors and degrees of lightless and darkness in the iris tell if an area of the body is inherently weak or strong, over-activity, irritation, injury or degeneration of tissue or organs. Toxic accumulation levels can be observed as well.

What Does It Not Show?

Disease – iridology provides information about the body tissues that indicate tendencies towards conditions of dis – ease, many times before symptoms occur. Iridology does not show pregnancy because it is a normal function of the female body. Surgery performed under anesthesia does not show in the iris.

How Can Iridology Help Me?

Iridology has the potential to forewarn of approaching difficulties or dis-ease. This simple, painless, economical modality allows one to determine what is transpiring inside the body and how well the body functions. Iridology helps us to understand our weaknesses so we may strengthen and cleanse to obtain our optimum health potential. Awareness allows us to prevent illness and take steps to better health.