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what is iridology?

Iris is the Greek name of the goddess of the rainbow. Ology also comes from Greek meaning study of, therefore iridology, literally translated means study of the colours of the eye. The Greeks noticed there were different markings and colours in eyes and Irides were mentioned in the works of Hippocrates and Philostratus.

Early pioneers in modern day iridology recorded iris markings and changes in colour through checking their own patients, performing innumerable autopsies and research. The first iris chart was established in 1880 by Ignatz von Peczely. Other founders of iridology were Nils Liljequist, a Swede who presented his iris chart in 1893 and Dr Henry Lane from Illinois who published his book "Iridology. The Diagnosis from the Eye" in 1904.

The eyeball is actually oval, not circular as most perceive it to be. The pigmented layer is largely responsible for the colour of the eyes. There are only three basic eye colours - Blue, Grey and Brown according to the concentration of melanin pigment. Other colours are due to a genetic mix or metabolic disturbances.

Iridology is a universal language common to all living things and complements all therapeutic sciences because it provides invaluable information to establish and monitor movement towards disease, but cannot predict the form in which it will take. Iridology is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic tool that can be integrated with both orthodox and complementary medicine.

physical or traditional iridology

Physical or Traditional Iridology determines information about the body's constitutional strengths and weaknesses, levels of inflammation and toxaemia, efficiency of systems, functions of organs and the likely causes of symptoms and illnesses.

iridology map by Peter Bradbury
Iridology Map by Peter Bradbury

behavioural iridology

Behavioural Iridology determines a person's personality type. People have different ways of being and different needs, different modes of learning and different ways of expression. Behavioural iridology is used to assist clients to become aware of their emotions and beliefs to create greater self awareness to aid recovery and healing from within as many physical diseases stem from self-limiting patterns of behaviour.

primary types
primary - analytical type Analytical type - Yang / Male
  • Eyes with dot-like pigments
  • Internal thinker, analyser, verbal, mental acuity
  • Learns visually & by association with emotions
  • Fears being controlled and criticized
  • Make excellent speakers and critics
  • Likes working with detail
  • Needs to experience real feelings
primary - emotional type Emotional type - Yin / Female
  • Eyes defined by rounded openings
  • Lives life with vitality
  • Emotional, expressive, changeable, creative
  • Uses gestures and images
  • Learns through the auditory sense
  • Can become depressed and blaming
  • Artists, musicians, inventors, engineers

secondary types
secondary - motivator type Emphatic type
  • Eyes contain straight lines
  • Intuitive, hypersensitive, motherly, supportive
  • Learns by experience and doing
  • Gets overwhelmed with others needs
  • Indecisive
  • Make good healers, social workers
  • Public service
secondary - emphatic type Motivator type
  • Has both pigments & rounded openings
  • Motivators & initiators.
  • Dependable
  • Changers
  • Auditory types - must feel it!
  • Easily frustrated, can be selfish
  • Feels like the black sheep
  • Artists, politicians, clergy, leaders, business types
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