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Iridology can also predict much more. Just like fingerprints, no two irises are alike, and they maintain their unique characteristics for life. “Basically, it’s what you’re born with,” says Murphy. The iris reflects what’s going on in your body and provides clues about what might happen to you in the future.

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By Phyllis Hanlon

You’ve heard the saying: The eyes provide a window to the soul. According to iridology—the study of the iris to detect disease or illness—the eyes may also provide a window to your health. Annie L. had her doubts, though, as she sat up straight in a hard-backed chair while Kathy Murphy, certified iridologist and owner of The Little Shop of Herbs in Rutland, Massachusetts, gently touched a small, lighted magnifying glass to the skin around her left eye. Murphy peered through the lens for approximately two minutes before consulting a color sketch. The drawing resembled a wheel with an eye at the hub and spokes labeled with organs and systems in the body. After repeating the process on the other eye, Murphy sat back and asked a series of questions related to family medical history. To Annie’s surprise, most of the questions hit squarely upon several personal health issues.

According to Ellen Tart-Jensen, PhD, DSc, president of the nonprofit International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), the Chinese and Japanese have used iridology for thousands of years to detect disease in the body. She notes, too, that the tomb of Tutankhamen, which dates to 1400 BC, contained writings on iridology, and that Hippocrates looked in the eyes for clues to health in 460 BC.

Current-day iridology springs from Europe, where the practice has been popular since the 1800s. In the latter half of that century, Hungarian-born Ignatz von Peczely developed some of the earliest eye charts to describe health weaknesses and strengths and genetic tendencies based on iris analysis. Bernard Jensen, considered the father of iridology in the US according to Tart-Jensen, taught others the technique and eventually became known internationally.

Tart-Jensen says that during IIPA’s 25-year history, researchers have made valuable additions to existing iris charts. Today, color charts help iridologists distinguish better between, say, the digestive zone and respiratory systems. Also, some iridologists now take digital photos of the iris, which they can transmit in seconds to another iridologist, who might collaborate on an assessment. The newer, more nuanced charts can lead to greater insight into the connection between the eye and various body functions. A recent study in Iridology Review found that iridology holds promise in screening for stress tolerance and energy depletion in those going into aviation, aerospace, and the military.

Iridology can also predict much more. Just like fingerprints, no two irises are alike, and they maintain their unique characteristics for life. “Basically, it’s what you’re born with,” says Murphy. The iris reflects what’s going on in your body and provides clues about what might happen to you in the future. You can change your destiny, however. For example, if your eyes reveal a strong family history of heart disease, you could ward off a heart attack by eating heart-healthy foods.

Author: Phyllis Hanlon

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