What You Need to Know About Iridology
Dr. Bernard Jensen is the creator of the original Ultimate Cleansing method. At Atmanjai, we follow Dr. Jensen’s approach to regenerative detoxification and call his method a new name: The Ultra Cleanse. But today we’d like to tell you that Dr. Jensen pioneered iridology in the United States—and you need to know more about this—since when used correctly, iridology gives you individual information concerning your health level that is not available in any other way. An iridologist’s services are an important element in any total, holistic health care program.
What is iridology?
The eyes have been proclaimed throughout the ages as the window of the soul and we now acknowledge them as the mirror of the body. Iridology is the science and practice that reveals inflammation, where located and in what stage it is manifesting. The iris of your eye reveals body constitution, inherent weaknesses, levels of health, and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way he or she lives.
Iridology is the science of analyzing the delicate structures of the iris of the eye (the iris is that portion of the eye that carries the color, but initially Iris was the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology; she was also messenger of the gods in the Iliad.) Under magnification, the iris reveals itself to be a world of minute detail, a land of many features. It represents a communication system capable of handling an amazing quantity of information.
Presently, as in the past, many primary health care doctors have used this form of analysis along with other diagnostic techniques to facilitate a more complete understanding of their patients’ health care needs. Manifestations in and about the eyes have long been used to gain insight into a person’s state of health. Today it is realized that the information revealed in the eyes is greater than was formerly imagined. A closer inspection with the tools made available by our expanding technology is revealing the iris to be a micro computer readout of bodily function and condition that truly merits every thinking man’s honest and fair-minded consideration. Through the application of iridology, it is possible to observe normal and abnormal reflex signs. It does not compare all people together to create a normal, but rather compares an individual’s strengths to their weaknesses; a weak organ in a strong body produces different characteristics, yet it is still a weakness for that person.
How it works
The iris of the eye is the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. Both sympathetic and parasympathic nervous systems are present in the iris. In this way, Nature has provided us with a miniature television screen showing the most remote portions of the body by way of nerve reflex responses. We are discovering that the eye works two ways; not only does it enable us to bring images of the outside world within, it also shows images of what is within to the outside. Nerve fibers in the iris respond to changes in body tissues by manifesting a reflex physiology that corresponds to specific tissue changes and locations. The scientific explanation of exactly how this process works neurologically is still forthcoming. Much research is being devoted to a clearer understanding of this phenomena. In the meantime, we can rest confidently in the over 150 years of collected empirical data to know that what we have learned to date is very accurate and reliable for the majority of normally organized human beings. The iris reveals an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and what has been done to the body through incorrect living habits. It also reveals the wonder of one who has lived a good life according to the laws of the universe.
What can you expect from iridology?
Because of seeming simplicity and easy access, iridology has been the study of many minds, from the devoted truth seeker to the casually curious. There have always been those who have abused a good thing by taking advantage of it for personal gain, and iridology has been no exception to this aspect of human behavior. There are those who have fathomed the great truths in iridology and endeavor to upgrade and make respectable the practice, and much progress has been made. Likewise, there are those who, having had a single course or none at all, and having read a book or two, have gone out to “practice” iridology, doing themselves and the science a disfavor. Many have made claims about iridology that are ridiculous and untrue. We owe it to ourselves and those who seek self health care to keep iridology clean and useful for everyone. We believe that iris analysis should be used with all other forms of analytical and diagnostic procedures to make as complete a diagnosis as possible. This is a partial list of what you can and cannot expect from iridology, and some questions it can answer:
> Reveals constitutional strength. Are we built strongly or weakly? How well does the body endure stress?
> Reveals the health level. What is the health potential?
> Reveals inherent strengths and weaknesses. What and where are they?
> Reveals nutritional and chemical needs. What elements are lacking and where?
> Reveals the location of environmentally obtained toxic accumulations.
> Reveals the quality of nerve force in the body. What is the condition of the nervous system?
> Reveals response to treatment; how well the body is healing itself and at what rate.
> Reveals the acid/catarrh level in the body. Where are the accumulations?
> Reveals the “whole” body as a unified structure. What is the “overall” health level?
Iridology does not…
1. Iridology does not name diseases. Often we see situations and conditions developing long before there are symptoms to which disease names are attached. Instead, we see tissue strengths and weaknesses with which we work to bring about a higher quality of health.
2. It does not reveal operations performed under anesthesia. Nerve impulses are short circuited under these conditions.
3. It does not reveal pregnancy, because such a condition is normal for the female body.
4. It does not reveal the presence of gallstones.
5. Iridology is not a psychic analysis.
6. Iridology cannot tell you what accident has occurred but can see damaged tissue.
7. Iridology cannot tell specific pathology in the body. As individuals vary greatly in their ability to endure stress, what appears to be a pathology in one may not be a bother to another.
8. Iridology cannot pinpoint the location of parasites, germlife or bacterial invasions that may exist in any part of the body. It does show, however, the condition of the tissue and the development of a host situation that may allow for these things to manifest.
Methods should be investigated for improving the performance of the body. Although a perfectly well individual may not exist, one is afforded the opportunity to prevent illness through a healthier way of living. The body is a servant to our mental leadership, discipline and discernment; it knows so little without a good leader. Truly, the body needs a good path on which to travel; and the body molds to that good path. A more natural life is the means of obtaining a cleaner body. One who has earned a clean body, has a zest for living. Life is a challenge. Greater contributions may be made to society and to the family unit by an individual who’s reaching his natural health potential. Happiness and harmony are a wonderful reflection, and an example to friends, family and professional associates. Good health allows the person to become the individual he wants to be, and to obtain the highest goals in life. Of all the earthly treasures, vibrant health is the most precious. Iridology helps us to obtain our maximum health level. It brings an awareness of how to prevent disease. It helps us to understand our weaknesses, so we can try to strengthen them for future generations. It tells us what foods we need to strengthen our bodies. Iridology is now coming of age. The need for more effective health care services has ushered in a host of alternative disciplines in an effort to stem the tide of ever-increasing disease and physical malfunctioning. The test of time will determine the truth and usefulness of all things. Those which are shown to be of lasting value will prosper while those which do not will fall away.
The true appreciation of iridology awaits those who are not tightly fastened to traditional and dogmatic views of the body and its functioning, for iridology demonstrates very well the wholeness of man.
(For all Atmanjai clients, an Iridology reading is available for purchase during their stay with us and for those Clients who are on the program 10 days or longer, the Iridology report is included free of charge.)
Edited and abridged by Tomasz Goetel from Iridology Simplified: An Introduction to the Science of Iridology and Its Relation to Nutrition, by Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C.