What is Iridology?


The birth of iridology is said to have been around 1861 by Ignatz von Peczely, known as the father of iridology, from Budapest, Hungary. Bernard Jenson D.C., N.D., bringing its awareness to the United States, began in the early1930’s. For over 60 years, Dr. Jenson educated and treated thousands of doctors and patients in the science of Iridology.

Iridology is not a therapy in itself, but an alternative diagnostic tool, which is used by some practitioners to identify the underlying weaknesses in the human body. The markings and changes on the iris of the eye are studied for indications of any health problems, and bringing an awareness of the state of one’s health. As in the mapping of reflexology or auricular therapy, the iris is yet another hologram of the human body. Every organ and system is detailed in the iris. It represents a communication system capable of handling an amazing quantity of information. It helps us to understand our inherent weaknesses so that we may strengthen them, restoring harmony throughout the human body.

As a personal note from Dr. Jenson, written in Dr. Frisch’s copy of his book titled, Iridology, The Science and Practice in the Healing Arts, Dr. Jenson wrote, “Wisdom is the ability to discover an alternative.” Taking this message to heart, Dr. Todd feels there is no information too peculiar to potentially learn something that might help to identify cause and effect in a patient.

Iridology is a specialty that works well with any other technique that is open-minded enough to see the information it has to offer and work with it. It is a holistic tool, in that it does not deal specifically with one segment of the body, but realizes the trinity of body, mind, and spirit as having interrelated functions.

Interpreting iris signs into terms of meaningful information takes practice, skill, knowledge of the body in respect to its anatomy, physiology, biochemical activities, and certainly wisdom; wisdom to decide which information is immediately useful and fits the individual from the standpoint of where the status of their health lies at the present moment. Used correctly,and in conjunction with other diagnostic techniques, iridology gives a view into the big picture of ones health level that is not available through any other diagnostic method.