We can tell many things about how a person feels just by looking into their eyes; but more than a hundred years ago, German doctors recognized the diagnostic ability of the human eyes through iridology. It became a window into the physical conditions existing in a person’s body.The original emphasis was on the portion called the retina. It is diagnostic in the sense that many things can be seen by doctors in it. They soon realized, however, that although the retina showed some things, more than they knew before about the body, it can only provide limited information.
With further research, investigators began to see the patterns and the connection between the blood vessels found in the back and the iris of the eye. Patterns and colors that appear in the iris, enable doctors to detect underactive organs or tissues and overactive organs and tissues. They show the problem regardless of what stage it is in, even if it’s in the pre-symptomatic phase. Later on, they also learned the eyes represented the whole body. It is a true way of analyzing a person holistically through the analysis of the eyes and its relationship to the body.
Iridology and sclerology are based on solid principles. It is not always necessary to poke, cut, and draw blood to specify and diagnose a person’s health problems. The Chinese people for example, functioned well for more than 2,000 years without ever dissecting or invading the body to study a health problem. They believed that a person’s health problems can only be understood by evaluating the body while it is still intact and in its environment.
There are more than 90 different organs and tissues that are represented in the eye. Eye patterns are specific for each individual making it far more accurate and permanent than fingerprints. And although diagnosis through the eyes as a science is relatively new, its accuracy and ease of use has stepped up onto the forefront of natural alternative health analysis.
Additional benefits of iridology and sclerology include: show weak areas, inflammation, acute and chronic; degeneration; provide healing by helping evaluate a health program; uncover hidden causes of symptoms; illustrate interrelationship between body functions, the brain and higher thought centers, food allergies, diverticuli/bowel pockets; manifest pH imbalance; show arthritic signs; display hereditary tendencies; diabetic patterns; uncover vitamin/mineral deficiencies; show possible yeast overgrowth, parasitic infection; and, prevent or stop the illness before it starts. Of course, there are still many other possible diagnostic potential that holistic diagnosis can offer.
Unfortunately, many who practice holistic health and holistic forms of analysis often approach the body one part at a time. Perhaps it’s mainly because they don’t have the necessary training to understand the interrelationships of the signs and the inner workings of the eyes with the actual conditions of the body. As a result, holistic practitioners are unable to fit the pieces together completely and understand the delicate pieces of information and the true implications of what the eye is saying and what signs are actually being embodied.