Learn about the natural health benefits of Iridology & find an Iridology practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.
Fact: Iridology originated after Dr. Ignatz Von Peczely found an owl with a broken leg, he noticed a line in the iris of the eye.
Founded By: Hungarian physician Dr. Ignatz von Peczely (1826-1911) in 1861
Therapy Type: Natural Medicine
WHAT EXACTLY IS IRIDOLOGY?
Iridology is the scientific analysis of patterns and structures in the iris of the eye, which locates areas and stages of inflammation throughout the body. The iris is the portion of the eye showing color and is composed of hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, which are connected by impulses to every tissue of the body through the brain and nervous system. Iridology exposes the structure of the body, highlighting strengths and weaknesses, the body’s general health levels and any changes that occur within the body due to lifestyle or other factors.
The use of Iridology can present a holistic picture of the body. This overall view can aid the practitioner in discovering if one area of the body is adversely affecting another. A prolapsed transverse colon, for example could cause a uterus to be tipped, in addition a weak lower back and abdominal muscles could be at the root cause of the entire issue. Upon examining the tipped uterus the focus for improving the clients wellbeing could be concentrated in the wrong area. To have the insight to examine the pathways of such issues requires practice and knowledge and can be invaluable in the diagnosis of a client.
Rayid is another method of examining the iris. Rayid centres upon the emotional, mental and spiritual characteristics of the individual. Whereas iridology’s focal point is the physical characteristics of the body. A well-trained practitioner by uniting iridology with other tools; can discover any health issues which can or will be affecting the client. Iridologists empower the individual with their own unique ‘program’ so that they, themselves, can prevent health problems occurring and subsequently minimise the degenerative process.
The Iridologist will guide the individual as to the best ways of reversing existing conditions and managing genetic weaknesses. It can assist those who have a medical condition but are not making progress with conventional treatment.
Iridology is purely a diagnostic tool and doesn’t actually treat the symptoms. Many complementary therapists, such as chiropractors, homeopaths or naturopaths, are trained in iridology, which they use in combination with a detailed client medical history. This can reveal weaknesses, strengths and the body’s tendency towards a particular disease.
Iridology is regarded as a safe, non-invasive method of diagnosis, thus being a valuable approach to anyone. However for individuals who suffer with epilepsy Iridology is not recommended as a light is shone directly into the eye. Iridologists and GP’s are well trained to identify and distinguish how and to what extent iridology would be beneficial for you, so always consult with your GP or Iridologist prior to any diagnostic treatment.
An Iridologist during your initial consultation will ascertain information about your diet, medical history, lifestyle and general health.
The iridologist will initially analyse the irises of your eyes using either a penlight and magnifier, known as an ‘iriscope’, or a bioscope to look for subtle signs of developing illness, such as symptoms of stress or a build-up of toxins. Many iridologists still prefer the traditional torch and magnifying glass as it enables the practitioner to examine the iris in three dimensions instead of two.
The practitioner will then use an iris chart (divides the iris into zones which correspond to areas of the body) to make a hand-drawn record of the iris with all its markings. They may also use a digital camera and download the images on to a computer. This evaluation will then be used in follow-up appointments to compare any notable tissue changes within the eye.
At the end of the initial examination, the iridologist will share their findings and observations with you, whilst also discussing any associated issues that have arisen from their observations. A course of treatment is then advised, which may include another complementary therapy. The additional therapy would be carried out, by the iridologist if they are trained within that area, otherwise a referral to a specialist will be required.
Iridology works alongside all the therapeutic sciences as it supplies valuable information, which is necessary when ascertaining the origin of ailments, where upon these findings appropriate treatments can be sought.
Iridology is a safe and non-invasive form of analysis when carried out by a qualified iridologist. It is wise to carry out some research and select a practitioner who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the New Zealand Society of Naturopaths. Iridologists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Iridology Practitioners within your region. We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.
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