Iridology is the analysis of the iris, the coloured section of the eye, in order to determine inherited health traits and possible system, or organ, challenges. I use it as a quick and non-invasive diagnostic tool because it can highlight strengths and susceptibilities in your health.
As a nutritional therapist, it's vital for me to listen to your health concerns, take a detailed case history and discuss dietary and lifestyle habits. Looking at your iris can give me that important cross-check to all the information you’ve given during the consultation, a way of fine-tuning your individual health plan.
The study of the eye has in fact a long history in our civilisation. It was used in most ancient Asian medicines then taken up in the late 1700s and 1800s by European physicians and naturopaths who saw strong connections between markings in the iris and the illnesses they were encountering.
With the advent of modern medicine, iridology took a back seat, however, like so many complementary therapies today, it is once again being seen as a valuable diagnostic tool in clinic.
A short analysis of your iris is part of my 90 minute nutritional therapy consultation (however, please note that if the consultation has taken more time to talk through, this part will just be a quick cross-check for me).