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Iridology: the iris, the “mirror of our health”

Iridology intrigues as much as it surprises by the accuracy of its reading of the state of health. For a well-trained iridologist, our state of health is visible in the spots, lines, dots, etc. present on the iris of our eyes. This diagnostic technique makes it possible to update the imbalances in the field that will favor this or that disease, the emotional and energetic traumas. Explanations by Patrice Ponzo, Iridologist, teacher in Iridology and lecturer.

Such are your eyes, such is the body, said Hippocrates, the father of medicine.

In antiquity, it was customary not to bring an offering to someone who had spots in his eyes, because his body was “impure” and therefore sick. It was not until the 1880s that a young Hungarian doctor, Doctor Ignaz Peczely published the first topography of the iris, with the projection of the standing man, head to the north, legs to the south.

Iridology consists of observing the anterior part of the eye, the colored disc, unlike the ophthalmologist who studies the posterior part of the eye, the retina. The examination is carried out with a binocular or slit lamp, with a magnification ranging from 8 to 40 times.

The iris examination makes it possible to establish a health check-up, a complete panorama of the organic, emotional and energetic imbalances. Iridology makes it possible to detect diseases, even before they appear. This is how it becomes a method of prevention allowing the practitioner to correct the lifestyle of his patient.

The examination also makes it possible to confirm an existing pathology and to know its cause.

The practitioner will decipher the “signs” on this one cm diameter disk called the iris.

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This is divided into 2 parts;

  • internal or sphincter area that surrounds the pupil,
  • external or radial or ciliary zone which occupies the external 2/3 of the iris.

The 2 planes are separated by a wavy and circular line, called a collar, reflecting the autonomic nervous system and emotional dynamics.

The internal plane or pupillary zone, ie the internal 1/3 of the iris, corresponds to the digestive system; stomach, small intestine and colon.

What pathologies can we see in this area?

A gray or white ring around the pupil indicates a pathology of the stomach: gastritis, hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)…

A brownish pigmentation in this same area reflects the intestinal flora, digestive fermentations, inflammations such as colitis. Dietary adjustment and taking probiotics will modify this abnormal color in the iris and allow the practitioner to assess the quality of the intestinal microbiota.

The practitioner can also observe “solar rays” also called radii solaris, present in the form of dark lines starting from the pupil. They are the sign of anxiety in the subject, which somatizes at the level of the colon realizing what is called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or irritable bowel.

In the outer zone, several signs are to be taken into consideration:

  • The basic color of the iris, which indicates a constitution with its own pathological tendencies. Thus we distinguish 3 basic constitutions according to the type of color:
  • the fibrillar lymphatic constitution for the blue irises and derivatives with its acid terrain, its inflammations, its rheumatic tendency and its allergies…
  • the hematogenous constitution or dark brown iris with its problem of blood hyperviscosity, its lipid dysmetabolism and its liver failure…
  • the mixed constitution for light brown irises and its variants, (hazelnut, orange hazelnut…) with its problems of arthritis, difficult relationship with “sugars”, hypoglycemia, diabetes…
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I have observed during my 40 years of practice that the iris constitution is related to a dominant digestive organ. Thus the blue lymphatic constitution corresponds to the stomach, the hematogenous constitution to the liver and the mixed constitution to the pancreas. This simple correlation already allows the practitioner to orient his questionnaire and his anamnesis on the food level and to orient, if necessary, towards an appropriate and personalized dietetics.

  • Another common sign in both adults and children are cramp rings or circular, concentric folds called “contraction grooves”. They indicate a neurovegetative dystonia which is expressed in the patient by a great sensitivity and translates a spasmophilic ground.
  • Finally, two iris signs known to iridologists are stains and losses of substances called “ogives”, real “holes” in the iris tissue.

Thus an orange spot will signal a disturbed pancreatic function, a brown spot a hepatic problem for example.

The loss of substance, almond-shaped, called ogive will indicate a lesion of the organic sector in question, with inflammation or necrosis of the organ concerned.

Some doctors and especially health practitioners, because iridology belongs to naturopathy like radiography to medicine.

Iridology is a method of reading, well known in Germany, Italy, England, the United States and much less in France.

If it is necessary to retain some important points, it is that ideology allows:

  • to establish a real health check, a complete overview of our trends
  • to appreciate our heritage
  • to observe our imbalances and deficiencies
  • to analyze our terrain, our deficiencies and our organic damage,

with the aim of personalizing and individualizing lifestyle counseling and treatment.

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It is in this sense that iridology is part of preventive medicine, field medicine, or predictive medicine.

Patrice PONZO ND, HP, Ir
Member of the International College of Iridology (USA)
International speaker
Director of IFSH
E-mail : [email protected]

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