The ESSENTIAL CHART OF IRIDOLOGY – A COMMON SENSE APPROACH FOR IRIDOLOGISTS
WHY THIS CHART IS PARTICULARLY USEFUL
This chart works well for all levels of iridologists. It allows you to focus on important organ signs and avoid iris map signs which can create confusion and have little clinical relevance even to the advanced iridologist (i.e. arm, hand, leg, ankle, foot, ribs, etc.). Identifying upper, middle or lower lung lobes or differentiating larynx/pharynx/trachea areas is not as important as is recognizing resiliency levels in these areas and constitutional factors that could negatively influence their function.
This map identifies areas that have the most important clinical significance, and includes where specific structural and pigmentation indicators most often appear. Related organ systems and zone function locations are all color coordinated. If an iris sign is identified by a particular colored area, look in the other similar colored areas for additional relevant signs. I have also included important modern chart additions such as nasal side liver & pancreas locations, temporal kidney, and the pancreas tail.
WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO USE IRIDOLOGY CHARTS?
There have been two main approaches to using iris charts. One has been to observe the position of each iris marking and then correlate it directly to a detailed map location. Given the multiple number of iris signs that can be present, it is often a painstaking process for iridologists. Uncertainty can also result, as many iris maps have different interpretations of the locations’ significance. The other main approach has been to first identify constitutional types and subtypes before looking at the map. These factors alone provide a wealth of information for the iridologist. Iris indicators are then interpreted in the general context of the constitutional information, allowing for a better understanding of the importance of each sign. Once these general patterns have been identified, then the most significant iris signs can be observed without the need for time-consuming map location review of the entire iris. The difference in the results of the two approaches is remarkable. The first is like being handed a box full of loose jigsaw puzzle pieces and the second is being handed the puzzle pieces interconnected into a picture.
CHARTS ARE JUST GUIDES, AND SHOULD BE USED AS SUCH
Many major patterns are not map-specific at all. Examples of this are the structural Connective tissue and Polyglandular subtypes, and topolabile signs such as multiple pigments dispersed throughout the iris. Designating map-significance to each sign can result in overwhelming confusion for the iridologist as well as over-diagnosis for the client. Occasionally, an iris sign may lie outside a designated field. Consider referring to maps of psychosomatic or psychological models for an interpretation in these cases.
The characteristics of iris signs often are as important as the specific location. An open lacuna that starts at the wreath and extends to the iris periphery at 15 degrees in the left eye is more likely to be a lung indicator, whereas a small closed lacuna that starts at the same location and extends only into the mid-ciliary zone is most likely to be a heart lacuna. While these signs overlap on the map, the appearance of the sign is the key factor in determining its interpretation.
Also, each person has individual variations of organ size and placement, so it makes sense that iris signs will not follow exact demarcation lines. Therefore, slight variations in location do not change the identification of the sign when guided by common iris structure and pigment patterns. You can therefore understand how iris interpretation using iris map transparencies is much more labor intensive and ultimately less effective.
All these considerations make this an extremely effective chart for all levels of practice.
Dr. Bill Caradonna