As the adage goes, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” They can reveal a lot of information about one’s self, including emotions and feelings. With the advent of technology, human eyes are now used to determine one’s health condition.
Fortunately, alternative medicine today offers iridology, a method used to analyze the health condition of a person through the study of the eye. It is a diagnostic tool that helps people to look at their negative and positive health aspects and come to terms with them. One may not immediately notice it, but the eyes may sometimes appear cloudy or the iris of the eyes may show marks, which vary depending on the state of health and/or age. These visible marks in a person’s eye are not just there for nothing. Through iridology, these marks in the human eye are often connected to health issues that one may not know until the health issue is at a risky stage. So a visit to an iridologist could save more than the eyesight. Here are few of the potential health issues that may be diagnosed through iridology:
Over two million Canadians have Type I and II diabetes and as many as one-third of these population is unaware that they have this condition. There are no obvious symptoms of Type II diabetes, so an early diagnosis is crucial to avoid long-term and sometimes fatal complications.
One of the early signs of diabetes is the dramatic and unexpected changes to the prescription of one’s eye glasses. A blurred vision is usually caused by glucose seeping into the lens and changing its shape; thus, making it difficult to focus.
In addition, weak blood vessels in the retina may indicate diabetic retinopathy, which can eventually lead to blindness. Crystal-like patches or splashes of blood commonly indicate diabetes.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure. According to recent data, 16.9 percent of Canadians aged 12 and older are reported to have high blood pressure. This rate increases with each successive age group for both males and females.
Approximately 25 percent of adults with high blood pressure are unaware that they have the condition. Common eye indications for high blood pressure include crossing in the blood vessels of the eye, where the artery has hardened and nipped the vein underneath.
According to an international survey, Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. Out of every 100,000 people in Canada, 133 are diagnosed to have multiple sclerosis. On the other hand, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada says that the rate of multiple sclerosis in the country could be as high as 240 per 100,000 people. Alarmingly, Canada ranked 5th among the countries that were surveyed.
Common eye indications for multiple sclerosis include intermittent blurring or even blacking out of vision, as well as difficulty in focusing. Multiple sclerosis can cause inflammation of the optic nerve that creates a banana-shaped field defect just below the macula of the eye.