First Aid: Iridology

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by Jeni Schraisuhm, RM, and Kathy Sincere from the “Iridology” chapter in the Complementary Healing eGuide

Self-sufficiency will be the hallmark of the Year 2000 in most aspects of our lives, but especially healthcare. On or before January 1st, access to healthcare facilities and practitioners may be interrupted. This will be due to likely disruptions in the conventional healthcare system, or unknown infrastructure failures – manufacturing, transportation or communications – restricting access to all healthcare practitioners, supplies and services.

Complementary First Aid goes beyond basic First Aid – see Red Cross as well as many schools, non-profit organizations and government agencies. It includes remedies such asAcupressureAromatherapy, and Herbal and Homeopathic, Bodywork modalities and Reflexology (see our online eGuide).

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This issue features a diagnostic technique, Iridology – using the iris – for short and long term indications of internal problems: damaged or weak organs and body systems.

Correlate Iridology analysis with perceived conditions and felt symptoms to better apply Complementary Healthcare methods described in previous articlesand more fully explored in our online online eGuide.

Iridology is the practice of looking at the fiber, color, texture and pattern in the iris of the eye to determine whether a person is exhibiting any inflammation, stress or inherent weaknesses in the overall body constitution. It was discovered by two European doctors in the 1860′s. Since that time, Iridology has been used widely in Europe and Asia, as a single tool for determining a person’s health or in conjunction with other diagnostic modalities.

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Dr. Bernard Jensen brought Iridology to the United States around 1935. As a Chiropractor and Herbalist, Dr. Jensen has documented thousands of case histories and therapies using Iridology as part of his routine examination of a client. From his work we find that the eye truly is the window of the soul. The eye chart he developed is the one used worldwide today. See the following “Chart to Iridology.” This chart is used as an example only; it has been updated regularly by Bernard Jensen International.

Some Iridologists take a photograph of the eye and compare it to the eye chart. Other Iridologists use a penlight and magnifying glass to look into a client’s eyes while seated comfortably in a chair.

Have someone else do this for you if an Iridologist is not available. Use a strong, but not bright light on one or, if possible, both sides – do not use your camera flash. – KJ

In either case, the eye analysis will show whether a client has a generally good constitution or a poor one.

We know from research using electron microscopes, that each fiber in the iris is actually a nerve sheath containing more than 20,000 nerve fibers. Each of the nerve fibers travels through the central nervous system to every organ, system and area of the body. As such, each region of the iris represents an area of the body.

The patterns, structures, colors and degree of lightness and darkness in the iris will reveal the health of that particular area, including: irritation, injury or degeneration of the tissues and organs.

Iridologists [and you] can use herbs known to feed a particular organ or system, as well as vitamins and minerals, to enhance the body’s own healing mechanisms. Even people with hopeless conditions have found relief using the information discovered through an Iridology exam.

Iridology is a simple, painless and non-intrusive tool for assessing health and well-being. It can be an integral part of preventative healthcare, [and helps clarify your particular conditions on your own].

More Information and Commercial Charts may be found at your local health food market, enlightened bookstores, and from:

Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) and other healthcare professionals know Iridology and can help you learn some of its subtleties. See the CompWellness Network Members list and the Life Enrichment Network list.

Sources: Jeni Schraisuhm, RM, Longmont CO,303-772-9003 and Kathy Sincere, Lakewood CO, 303-205-1403 from the “Iridology” chapter in the Complementary Healing eGuide