We are all familiar with going to the doctor and coming away with an order for lab tests, right? The blood, urine, and imaging tests are designed to give the doctor information from which he can make recommendations.

In conjunction with lab tests, some doctors use many other ways of gathering information about a body.

They may observe such things as posture, skin color and texture, hair qualities, fingernail traits, the brightness and clarity of the eyes, the sclerae of the eyes, body temperature (overall and localized), and areas that are swollen. They may even consider looking at the tongue. These are considered to be assessment tools. While none of these give a firm diagnosis, they all provide information that add direction to a diagnosis.

Similarly, the iris (colored part of the eye) and the sclera (white of the eye) are valuable points of assessment in the practice of iridology. Medical doctors in Germany and Russia use iridology as an assessment tool.

If you are familiar with reflexology, you know the hands, feet, and ears have reflex points that correlate to other body parts, and that maps have been developed that show which reflex point corresponds to which body part. Painful points in reflexology tell us the corresponding body part is struggling in some way. The point does not tell us exactly what is wrong, only that something is out of balance.

The eyes also have maps. One significant difference is that the irides show inherent potential, while the sclerae show which areas are out of balance right now.

How does this work in a wellness assessment?

When you come in for your first wellness session, usually to address a specific problem or symptom, I’ll ask you about the problem or symptom you want to resolve.

After talking with you to learn about your diet, lifestyle, and current supplements, I will take up-close photos of your eyes and sclerae using a regular 35mm digital camera that has a special ‘eye-safe’ lighting attachment. I’ll upload the photos to my computer so you’ll be able to see the images too. Then I’ll look for colors and other iris markers in your irides that teach us about what you’ve inherited. Next, I’ll turn my attention to your sclera photos to see where they are showing ‘active’ indicators, and I’ll consider how what we’re seeing in the irides and sclera are related. Finally, I’ll ask you many more questions based on what I’ve seen in your irides and sclerae, and from there I’ll work with you to create the first edition of your very doable wellness program.

Keep in mind - the irides are inherent - they will not change because of what we do or the positive changes you make for health. The sclerae can change, but the progress is often slow.

What we really want to change as a result of what we see in your eyes and the changes you make is your health.

Iridology is a valuable assessment tool for adding depth of understanding to health issues and helping to direct the creation of individual wellness programs and lifestyles.

If you’re ready to take that next step, or if you’d like more information about how I can help you, give me a call (403-850-5503) or send me an email (judith@cobblestonehealth.com).