Alternative medicine is an increasingly popular practice throughout North America. Reports indicate that up to 40% of adults have started using contemporary and alternative medicine in addition to traditional medicine. These are therapies based on ancient practices, homeopathy, naturopathy, and concepts of the mind over the body. They also include the use of herbs, nutrients, and vitamin supplements as part of the treatment process.
These practices are still gaining traction among traditional medical circles, as many doctors did not receive extensive training in these types of therapies and methodologies. Furthermore, medical studies which might provide alternative medicines effectiveness are often costly, even if general studies reveal a positive trend in their results.
One area that is emerging in popularity is the use of the eyes as predictors and indicators of health. Dubbed iridology and sclerology, practitioners carefully examine the eyes to determine if there are certain health conditions present or starting to emerge, giving them a good idea of preventative measures to recommend to people who might otherwise start to suffer from serious health problems.
The eyes are a particularly sensitive area in the body, and are exceedingly important. They require about 50% of your brain power to operate, and are “on” every minute of the day, even when you are blinking or asleep.
One place that you can go to see a qualified iridologist and sclerologist is your local health store, as long as it is one that offers a full range of services such as Better Living in Toronto. We have qualified professionals who are able to examine your eyes and give you a good evaluation of your health and warning signs to watch out for.
Have you ever seen one of these helpful practitioners? How was your experience? What did you learn about your health through your eyes? Share with us in the comments below.
What to Expect:
When you go in for an appointment, you may be nervous. After all, your eyes are precious and help you interact with the world around you. However, a visit with a qualified practitioner is not painful or even uncomfortable. This is one of the many benefits of this type of evaluation: the examination is not painful, nor is it invasive.
The iridologist will typically examine your eyes closely using a magnifying tool and light. He or she may also take pictures using a special kind of camera, which will allow the image of your eyes to be enlarged for an even more thorough evaluation. The only discomfort may be the brightness of the light shining in your eyes, but this is temporary and only lasts for a few seconds.
When conducting the examination, the practitioner may consult a chart in order to ensure an accurate evaluation of your eyes, seeing which areas line up with potential problem spots on your eyes in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation.
What is the Iridologist looking for?
You may question how well your eyes truly reflect your health. After all, eyes tend to be some of the fastest healing organs in our bodies, so how can they reveal a problem if they have already recovered? For example, it takes only two days for an eye to recover from a corneal scratch. However, the iridologist is not looking for specific things wrong with your eyes, but rather what your eyes reveal about your overall wellbeing.
In this kind of examination, the iridologist is looking for markings on the colored parts of your eyes that can indicate imbalances in the body. The chart he or she uses reflects which parts of the eye correspond with different parts of the body, including organs and tissues. A mark or irregularity on the iris in that particular sector can indicate a problem in that particular part of the body.
A sclerlogical evaluation reveals conditions based on the lines that appear on the white parts of your eyes. Generally, these lines can be symptoms of a variety of things:
- Stress and imbalances throughout the body
- The origins of feelings of ill health
- Level of dysfunction of different organs
- Whether you might be suffering from a metabolic or other disorders
- Parasitic infections
- Mental and emotional health
- Organ health throughout the body
- Imbalances caused by medicines or drug use
While these methodologies may not be able to reveal directly if you have a condition, and are not used to make full medical diagnoses for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, they can be a good indication of where to start looking when you consult a doctor about your health conditions as they can show potential problems you may encounter down the road.
Finding a Professional
Your local health store is one of the best resources you can use in connecting with a skilled iridologist and sclerologist. You can get a good indication of the practitioners abilities by seeing if certain affiliations or training is present, like with the International Institute of Iridology, or the International College of Iridology. There are other certifications and training programs to look for, and you should carefully research any practitioner prior to going to see him or her.
If you are in the Greater Toronto Area and seeking out a skilled iridologist and sclerologist, we welcome you to come and pay us a visit. We utilize the most advanced technology available in our practice, including the Pesek Clinical Digital Zoom-Iriscope, which is the most advanced tool of its kind. We also take digital images of up to 12 megapixels, for full accuracy in our evaluations. We offer you better insight into your health, right before your very eyes.
Danny Singh BSc., HIr. has been actively practicing Iridology and Sclerology at Better Living for over 7 years. The cost for an assessment is $100 and the entire process including analysis and suggestions takes 1 hour.