I have been practising iridology for over twenty years and have trained in both traditional and modern iridology. I became a full member of the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists (International) (GNI) in 2003 and have attended their annual symposiums ever since, enabling me to continue developing my knowledge in this field.
Over the years my expertise in naturopathic health assessment has increased through my use of this evolving science. Iridology helps me to understand the ‘blueprint’ and unique make-up of the individual client which assists me in determining their individual treatment programme. The iris may reveal physical, mental and emotional aspects of the individual as well as likely deficiencies in bulk and trace minerals, citric acid cycle components; methylation issues, endocrine (hormonal) imbalances, the digestive system, immune system, lymphatic system, the organs, mesentery, and possible emotional trauma.
No two identical irises exist in the world, even in the same person. An iridologist may determine the ‘constitutional type’ of the client and thereby support their overall health, and also draw on the unique information relevant to that client by assessing the markings in the irises and sclera.
The history of iridology is likely to have begun in ancient Greece but our current knowledge has been gradually increasing in Europe since the mid 1800’s. Modern technology has greatly aided advancement in this field. Although little used in conventional medicine in the UK, iridology is fully embraced and utilised in hospitals in some countries.
I especially use iridology in an initial consultation to help me identify the client’s constitutional type and the areas that are in most need of support. I combine my assessment with the client’s medical information.
As well as using 3 x and 15 x magnification lenses I may photograph the client’s irises as a record and to help me study them in more depth, if required. No flash is used in this photography.
Some contra-indications to examination exist but these are checked with the client prior to examination. An iridology examination requires removal of glasses or lenses, if usually worn. The examination is followed by discussion of the findings and along with the examination may take 20-30 minutes.
Please note that I only offer iridology as part of a naturopathic and nutritional consultation; not as a separate appointment. As a long-term member of the GNI (Guild of Naturopath Iridologists International) I adhere to their rules and regulations which must include therapy to support the client.