In iridology, the irises of the eyes are seen as a map through which and observer can determine the health or weakness of the various systems of the body. Areas of the iris correspond to inner organs and functions of the body. Many healthcare professionals use iridology as an additional tool for diagnosis. Iridology is based on the premise that every organ has a corresponding location within the iris of the eye, which can serve as an indicator of the individual organ’s health or disease.

The practitioner studies the eye, its textures, pigmentation and changes in the iris structure as it pertains to your health. The iris reveals inherent characteristics of tissues, metabolic and nutritional imbalances, various stages of inflammation and general health level. Nerve filaments in the iris receive impressions from every organ of the body via the autonomic and cerebrospinal nervous systems. Changes in the body chemistry disturb the process by which iris color is maintained. Discoloration appears as a sign before any clinical change in the blood or urine chemistry. Iridology is used by natruopaths and other practitioners, particularly when diagnosis achieved through standard methods is unclear.


No contraindications noted. Iridology can assist in addressing existing and underlying problems and treating appropriately.


Certification programs in iridology are reviewed and approved by national and international associations. Most are designed for healthcare professionals.