The eyes are not only the window to the soul but also to the health and wellbeing. We inherit the eye colours and patterns from three generations behind us; parents, grandparents and great grandparents and each iris is unique similar to a finger print. The development of the eye dispositions depending on the way we eat, drink, think, live and love (Miller & Dixon, 2016, p. 14-15).
Iris is the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow similar to eyes which come in many colours and ology means study in Greek. Hence, iridology (iris analysis) means the study of the eye coloration. Iridology can guide an individual on over or under activity in particular areas of the body (Jones, 2018).
In addition, iris analysis is a screening tool to examine inherent predisposition and the colour and structure of the iris which reflects to organs and tissues through the optic nerves. For this reason, iris analysis helps identify areas for nourishment to prevent illness and optimise wellbeing (Miller & Dixon, 2016, p. 14-15).
Would like to find out more on you wellness from the iris? Make an appointment at one of Naturo Potion clinics for an iris analysis session.
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Miller, T. & Dixon, S. (2016). The Integrated Iridology Textbook (2nd Ed.). Lake Munmorah, NSW: Inter Health Aust.
A naturopath supports a person wellness holistically and treats the whole person by looking at the person’s diet, lifestyle, stressors, background and medical history. The naturopath uses screening tools such as iris, blood, stool, urine and hair analysis and functional testing to assist in the treatment. Nutritional and herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle recommendation and therapies such as massage, acupressure or Bowen therapy maybe integrated in the treatment (Better Health Channel, 2018).
Naturopathic principle is based on the body can heal itself with support from the healing power of nature to the body, mind and emotion. The naturopath can relieve numerous conditions in all ages and some naturopaths are also qualified in emotional healing utilising flower essences. Both well and unwell person can benefit from naturopathy in enhancing the body to healing itself naturally and preventing from illness (Australian Natural Therapists Association, 2018).
The seven core principles of naturopathic medicine are:
- The healing power of nature (vis medicarix naturae). The body is believed to have an ability to heal itself.
- First do no harm (primum non nocere). Naturopaths favour noninvasive treatments to reduce risks of side effects and refer to other health care practitioners when necessary.
- Find the cause (tolle causam). Naturopaths find and eliminate the underlying cause(s) of disease.
- Treat the whole person (holism). Naturopaths treat the whole person by taking mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors into account.
- Preventive medicine. Following a healthy lifestyle recommending by naturopaths can help prevent disease and retain minor illness from developing into a serious or chronic condition.
- Wellness and health promotion. Naturopaths promotes positive emotion, thought, intention and action which will help healing the disease quicker than the treatment alone.
- Doctor as teacher (Docere). Naturopaths educate the patient to be responsible in their own health.
(Micozzi, 2006, p. 307-309)
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