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The validity of iridology as a contemporary evidenced- based assessment tool continues to grow. The ongoing advancement of iris biometrics research continues to provide a deeper understanding of the iris and the iris markings that have been observed since ancient Babylonian times.

The iris is the most complex organ in the body and has a reflex connection to every organ and tissue in the body via the central nervous system. The iris is connected to the dura mater of the brain via the optic nerve which is part of the central nervous system. In this way the iris is also connected to the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system via the spinal cord.

Spinal innervation via the trigeminal nerve and arterial blood supply also means that the iris and the iris musculature has significant nervous and blood supply. This supply then moves through the stroma of the iris and into each iris fibre. Each iris fibre, or trabecula, is made up of a blood vessel enmeshed by connective tissue.

Due to the ongoing feedback between the brain and the body, the iris also receives metabolic, hormonal and structural feedback which is registered as a reflex physiological response in the iris fibres. As such the iris is directly and indirectly connected to each organ, gland and tissue throughout the body due to its association with the brain and nervous system.

Careful attention to physical, mental, emotional, psychological and environmental factors can determine if genetically inherited predispositions remain latent or become activated. The goal of naturopathic medicine is preventative care and the aim is always to empower the person to take responsibility for caring for themselves in every aspect of their lives. It all depends on the way that you eat, drink, live, love and think!



“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”

- Hippocrates

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