October 25, 2014

The Eye is the Window to the… Body?

They say the eye is the window to the soul.  But, what if I told you the eye is the window to your body?

Your eye, specifically your iris, is a map of your body.  Reading this map (the iris), can reveal disease and health weakness in different parts of your body.

Reading of the Eyes

The reading of the eyes dates back to the Chaldeans, 1000 B.C.  Even several thousand years ago, the Chinese and Japanese knew how to recognize diseased organs in the body by looking at the eyes. Its popularity began in Europe (primarily in Germany) in the 1800s.  Diagnosing eye health became well known in America in the 1930s, thanks to famed Chiropractor Dr. Bernard Jensen.

This “reading of the eyes” is called iridology.  Here is one of the more “simplified” versions of an iridology chart.

The iridology chart is arranged very similar to the structure of our body.  The head is at the top of the chart and the legs at the bottom.  The right iris is connected to the right side of the body and the left eye to the left side of the body.

Obviously, it takes training and practice to be able to read the eyes.  Those who are trained are called Iridologists.  Many Iridologists are also Naturopathic Doctors, Chiropractors, Herbalists, or Acupuncturists.  This alternative practice is, in my opinion, a highly accurate way of finding imbalances in the body.  It is fun to look at your own eyes, but please seek a professional Iridologist to get a proper reading.

What Your Eye Color May Say About You

One of the most interesting things about iridology is that even your eye color says something about you.  This is called constitutional typing.  Understanding your constitutional type can give you an understanding of the inborn health weaknesses someone may struggle with through their life.

There are three basic colors that represent the three primary constitutions.  Beyond these three primary constitutions there are many subtypes. Those are categorized by additional colors and designs of the iris.  I will stick to describing just the three primary constitutions, as it gets quite complicated beyond this.

Lymphatic Constitution (Blue Iris)