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IRIDOLOGY: “The Light of the Body is the Eye”
Our eyes radiate what we are at every moment. This dynamic process changes according to our vitality, emotions and attitudes. When we are clear and balanced we radiate warmth and love, but when we are tired and depleted or have a headache we find the energy we transmit is diminished. Eyes tell us many things and we are all familiar with the exchange of information we experience with each other. We recognize the flash of anger, the ice-cold scornful look of rejection or the bored indifferent stare. We are drawn toward someone’s eyes or we turn away in fear and discomfort. Every day at every moment we use our unique and personal eyes to transmit information and decode the universe around us.
WHAT IS IRIDOLOGY? Iridology is the science and art of analyzing the markings and structures of the iris in the eye. The iris is the portion of the eye that carries the color. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology; she was also messenger of the gods in the Iliad. Under magnification, the iris reveals itself to be a world of minute details, and land of many features. Your constitution is your basic inherent physical and emotional makeup. Knowing what our constitutions are helps us to capitalize on our strengths and compensate for our weaknesses. Presently, as in the past, many health care practitioners have used this form of analysis along with other diagnostic techniques to facilitate a more complete understanding of their patients’ health care needs.
HOW IT WORKS: The iris of the eye is the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. It is an extension of the brain, being incredibly endowed with hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, microscopic blood vessels, muscles and other tissues. The iris is connected to every organ and tissue of the body by way of the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers receive their impulses by way of their connections to the optic nerve, optic thalami and spinal cord. Nerve fibers in the iris respond to changes in the body tissues by manifesting a reflex physiology that corresponds to specific tissue changes and locations. The scientific explanation of exactly how this process works neurologically is still forthcoming. Much research is being devoted to a clearer understanding of these phenomena.
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