Posted by: wellness training services | July 31, 2012

Taking a Step to a Healthier Future By D

Taking a Step to a Healthier Future
By Danielle Gault
In our last blog, we looked at Reflexology as a natural healing art and in today’s blog, we’re going to look at Iridology, a method of determining the health of the body through the iris of the eye. The eye has been proclaimed through the ages as the mirror of the soul, and now we also can acknowledge it as the window to the body, enabling us to visualize normal and abnormal states within the body and its organs.
A Brief Description
Iridology does not identify diseases in the body. It does, however, determine, from an external vantage point, what is transpiring within the body. We look for indications in the fibres in the eye, which are associated ‘reflexly’ to a particular body part. The further apart the fibres are, for example, the weaker the inherent structure of the associated area. The inherently weaker tissues of the body are less able than stronger tissues to hold on to the body-building minerals.

Looking at the eye facing you, think of the eye as a clock with 12 o’clock at the top of the eye, 3 o’clock , 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock going around the eye ball clockwise just as you would look at a wall clock. Between 11, 12 and 1 at the top of the eye ball indicates the brain area. From 1 to 2, we are looking at the neck/shoulder areas. Between 3 and 6 we are looking at the chest breast lungs and abdominal areas. From 6 to 9 are the pelvic, lower and upper back areas. And from 9 to 11 are the throat, face and temple areas. The colon reflex area is located close to the pupil with the stomach reflex area circling the pupil itself.

What to Look For
Sometimes you will see white dots circling the outer rim of the eye ball which can indicate circulatory disorders. And if there is a white arch at the top of the eye, it indicates poor circulation in the brain area. Supposedly, any white in the iris corresponds to acute inflammation in the body. Sub acute, chronic, and degenerative stages are represented by grey to almost black fibres. Lesions in the iris indicate areas in the body where toxic materials can accumulate and further weaken the body’s ability to function.

Diet Can Help
According to my training many years ago with Dr. Bernard Jensen, the person who brought forward much of the work people draw on today regarding diet and health, an Iridologist may suggest what foods to avoid and what foods to add to your diet in order to help bring the body back to normal. Basically, the foods to eat are the ones closest to their natural state. Beware of foods that do not spoil. The suggested eating habits are to eat three or four different vegetables a day, two fruits, one protein, and one starch to maintain good health. Some people suggest starting a healthier approach to life with an elimination fast. However, before fasting, you should consult with your doctor to be on the safe side. It is also a good idea to find a doctor who supports your new approach to health – natural health – and these days, unlike when I started exploring alternative approaches to health, more doctors are educated about complementary health care approaches and many of them recommend these approaches to their patients. If considering a fast, be very careful as anything drastic can upset the body’s balance and for me, I’d say never do more than a 1 or 3-day fasts; if you do more than take, it should be under the care of a trained health-care practitioner.

Have you ever gone to an Iridologist? If so, what did you think? Did it surprise you? Did you learn something that could help you in maintaining wellness in your life? We would love to hear from you.

Stay awake, aware, and alert and strive to lead a well-tempered life – a life that possesses both hardiness and flexibility. The good news is that once you are awake, you can never go to sleep again, but if you do, do it on purpose and prepare yourself for the consequences.

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