Iridology is the study of the iris to determine potential health problems. Patterns and markings in the iris are used to detect any ‘tendencies’ in the body, for example a tendency to headaches, stomach complaints etc.,

Drug deposits residing in specific areas, any inherent weaknesses together with current living habits are identified which all help to form an overall picture of health. It is a preventative practice that helps people to understand their basic health issues in order that they can seek treatment, if necessary, from the appropriate specialist. If a health problem is detected at an early stage something can then be done to prevent it from becoming a full blown disease.

For example, a Lacuna (oval shaped structure marking) seen at 30 degrees can indicate that a genetic weakness has been passed to the kidney.


The basis of iridology is a holistic concept well accepted in other fields of alternative medicine, namely that when examined correctly, each part of the body contains information about other parts of the body.

In chiropractic medicine for example, misalignments of the spine are used to diagnose and treat diseases of the internal organs, in Chinese medicine examinations of the pulse and tongue are regularly included in the diagnostic process.

Iridologists believe that as a degenerative disease slowly develops, the iris will reflect the changes. Doctors also routinely examine the eye for evidence of internal disease. Using an opthalmascope to look at the retina of the eye, they can see how diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure are affecting blood vessels. Likewise, a close examination of the iris can give information about high cholesterol and certain metabolic ailments.


Using high tech computer software a specially designed camera will take a photograph of the eyes, considerably enlarged, so that the complexities of the iris are visible with their numerous fibres and colours which are unique to every individual.

The Iridologist will look for subtle signs of developing illness and discuss the findings with you during the consultation.

You will be informed about any risk factors and given preventative health care suggestions to follow. Herbal Medicines or Nutritional Supplements may be prescribed after the Consultation and a Report of the findings sent to the Patient. A full report of the findings will be mailed to you a couple of days after the consultation.

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