History of Iridology
Did you now that iris markings were recorded as early as 1000 B.C.? Of course evolution has brought us a long ways from stone slabs to iris charts.
There are some pioneers who deserve mentioning in this evolutionary process. For example Dr. Ignatz von Peczely a Hungarian doctor who while doing his internship on the surgical ward of a college hospital noted that patients had similar markings in the iris as that of an owl that had broken its leg when he was just a boy. His studies, autopsies and research proved that there was a direct correlation between that of the injuries, diseases and surgeries performed, to very specific changes in the iris. His findings and the first iris chart was publicized in the 1880’s.
In 1893 A Swedish reverend, Pastor Nils Liljequist wrote a paper entitled,
‘Om Oegendiagnosen’ prompted by his illness as a child and the treatment using quinine and iodine that actually changed the colour of his irises.
Over the years there have been many other doctors from all over the world; London, Germany, Europe, Australia and the United States that have extensive scientific research corroborating their findings, including that of Dr. Bernard Jensen, a chiropractor who developed a comprehensive iris chart that is still being used today.
Another name to make note of is Adam J. Jackson from London, England who studied physical therapy at the Northern Institute of Massage in Blackpool and iridology at the International Institute of Iris Diagnosis in Germany. He was the first to establish a world renowned educational facility in Ontario, Canada called the Canadian Institute of Iridology. Dr. Agota Csekey is the President and Program Director of the school who has her Ph.D. in Iridology and Nutrition through Westbrook University, West Virginia. Dr. Csekey also studied with Dr. Bernard Jensen.