Iridology: a window to your state of health

Narelle S. Duncan

What is Iridology?

Iridology is also known as ‘Iris Diagnosis’. It conveys the ability of a Health professional to look into an individual’s eyes and discern the state of health of that person. It provides a holistic diagnostic tool that enables the analysis of the whole person. The reading of an iris gives the health practitioner a unique insight into the inner environment of the body and its state of health.

One such health practitioner, Dr. Bernard Jensen stated,

"Iridology is the science and practice of analysing the iris, the most complex tissue structure in the human anatomy. It reveals the presence of tissue inflammation in the body, where it is located and what stage of disease it has reached - acute, sub-acute, chronic or degenerative. The iris reveals the level of constitutional strength, inherent weaknesses, state of health and the transitions that take place in a person's organs and tissues according to the way he or she lives."

This wonderful diagnostic tool provides a safe, non-invasive, non-toxic method of analysis which can be readily conducted in the practitioner’s consultation room. The skilled Iridologist is able to discern the following type of information from an individual’s iris:-

general state of health.

  • the shape and state of health of the bowel.
  • an individual’s constitutional strengths and organ weaknesses.
  • nerve force and depletion.
  • indicates the presence of toxic wastes.
  • vitality levels and inherent recuperative ability.
  • displays the presence of acids leading to inflammation.
  • reveals predisposition to disease, then contributes to ways of prevention.
  • indicates the presence of catarrhal encumbrances.
  • shows the balance of right and left sides, particularly bilateral organs.
  • reveals the presence of infections (either low or high grade).
  • shows acute, sub acute, chronic or degenerative stages of inflammatory and toxic disease, in any area or organ of the body thereby determining organs in greatest need of treatment.
  • identifies causes of disease.
  • assists to reveal nutritional needs and imbalances.
  • shows the body’s response to treatment.
  • organs in greatest need of treatment.
  • identifies either a healing or a disease crisis.
  • indicates the hypo and hyper activity of glands or organs of the body.

  • To displace the myths and misleading information regarding Iridology, it is important to identify the areas that Iridology does not encompass:

    • diagnose specific diseases or name a disease (Iridology only observes bodily tissue changes).
    • recognise operations (due to anaesthetic ~ the nerves can not reflect the changes occurring during an operation).
    • gallstones, kidney stones (can only represent the signs that create the environment for the formation)
    • determine the sex of an individual.
    • pregnancy.
    • show the presence of micro-organisms, parasites (can reflect the signs that indicate the environment conducive for them to habitat).
    • predict birth, life-span or time of death.

    Important Note: it is not recommended that Iridology be used as a solitary diagnostic tool. This lends the user to predict a person’s constitution and level of health solely on one tool, rather than the holistic approach and support of a variety of diagnostic skills to confirm findings.

    In order to see the intricacies of the iris the ‘Iridologist’ has a variety of equipment available to view the eye. Apparatus ranges from a simple magnifying glass and torch to sophisticated camera and computer programs. Maps, known as ‘topography maps’ are also used to identify the different areas of the iris which correspond with the different tissues and organs of the body.

    If you are interested in learning more about Iridology and how you too can learn the art of Iris Diagnosis read Narelle Duncan’s “Iridology: Basic Skills – Window to your Body and Soul” textbook. For orders or any further information regarding HealingviaNature call 0011-61 7-5576 3422 or by visiting

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