Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body's state of health. Iridologists observe structural patterns, pigments, markings and other characteristics of the iris, pupil and sclera to determine information about a person's tendencies to different health problems and/or personality traits. In the past, iridologists believed that these markings reflected what was actually going on in the body. Today, it is understood that the iris is genetically determined and that various markings are indicating genetically inherited tedencies, not existing health problems. Iridologists use the informaton they gather from the iris to assess a person's tendencies towards certain patterns of illness, family history of health issues, and potential areas of concern for the future.

Iridology is a controversial assessment tool, partly because of errors made by early iridologists in assuming that one could diagnose diseases from the eye and that the iris would change as the body heals.  Both of these ideas have been disproven. A good iridologist will recognize that the iris is genetic and reflects constitutional patterns of strength and weakness and not use this tool to diagnose specific disease conditions.


The following herbalists can be reached for help with Iridology

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