Leonard Mehlmauer, ND
Our eyes can reflect inherited tendencies to weakness in just about any part of the body; neuromuscular problems or stiffness in the joints; or even hearing disorders. In fact, new information suggests iridology can identify a whole range of syndromes, from simple bowel tendencies to complex glandular problems.
Not long ago, a woman heard a lecture by a Southern California iridologist on the subject ot" diabetes and other sugar metabolism dysfunctions. The man saidinat he could see the disease in the eyes and knew how to approach it naturally through diet, herbs and exercise. Convinced that he knew what he was talking about, the woman phoned her ex-husband in Texas, who was then injecting himself with 70-80 units of insulin daily!
On the strength of a call to the iridologist, he flew to Los Angeles for consultation. After an iris exam, eye photos and initial instructions, he returned to Texas. His program, with photo study and evaluation results, was mailed to him. Following it exactly, he was off his insulin completely within three and a half months. This true-life event was recounted on PBS National Educational Television.
What to Expect
Someone is looking you in the eye and suddenly she "sees something." "'What's that mark? I never saw that before."
You're wondering what she's talking about. Well, an iridologist can tell you and lots more. Our eyes can reflect inherited tendencies to weakness in just about any part of the body; neuromuscular problems or stiffness in the joints; or even hearing disorders. In fact, new information suggests iridology can identify a whole range of syndromes, from simple bowel tendencies to complex glandular problems. How can this help you? At the very least, it can tell you exactly what and where your potential health problems are so you can avoid them in the future.
Iridology is best used as a general health evaluation tool, a means of fine analysis. Strictly speaking, it is not a means of "medical diagnosis" especially involving critical disease situations. In such cases, it is rightly used as a backup to gain important details. It sees generic information, like tissue conditions, from a certain perspective. Used correctly, it (along with sclerology) can provide more information than most health evaluation modalities, especially in the hands of a well trained and experienced practitioner.
It Seems Like Magic!
The iridologist often uses only a simple flashlight held in one hand and magnifying glass in the other to perform an iridology exam. Sitting opposite the client, he touches your forehead with the magnifier hand. With the other hand, he brings the flashlight up from the side to avoid irritating your eye with direct light. With this side-lighting, he can see depths, heights, and all the various markings and colorings in the irises.
Every mark has a meaning, some several at once. The practitioner may make drawings or if he has a camera, take photos of the irises and sclera (whites of the eyes). He might even own a more extended imaging system with the ability to put your eyes up on a video or computer monitor for an instant exam and evaluation.
What can be seen seems like magic even when you learn that every organ and body part is connected to the eyes via the nervous system. If trained in natural health techniques, like a whole-foods diet and perhaps herbalism, he can also help you improve your health.
The iridologist should know college-level anatomy and physiology. They should be members of the World Eyology Guild, the new global organization now working to standardize the field, including practitioner training and evaluation.
Not all iridologists are equal. Some have had only the briefest of training. A few have been studying and practicing seriously for years, have strong medical backgrounds and regularly consult and interact accountably with their peers. It's best to ask about a practitioner's background, affiliations and training.