Lyn Craven Naturopath Bowen Therapist Herbalist Nutritionist Meditation Teacher Corporate Health Consultant


Iridology is the science and practice that reveals inflammation, where located and in what stage it is manifesting. The iris reveals body constitution, inherent weaknesses, levels of health and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way he/she lives.

Iridology is the science of analysing the delicate structures of the iris of the eye. The iris is that portion of the eye that carries the colour. The iris represents a communication system capable of handling an amazing quantity of information.

Through the application of iridology, it is possible to observe normal and abnormal reflex signs. It does not compare all people together to create a normal, but rather compares an individual’s strengths to their weaknesses; a weak organ in a strong body produces different characteristics, yet it is still a weakness for that person

The iris of the eye is the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. It is an extension of the brain, being incredibly endowed with hundreds of thousands of nerve endings, microscopic blood vessels, muscle and other tissues There are uncounted numbers of these fibers present in the iris. The combination is of various fiber characters make up an infinite variety.

The iris is connected to every organ and tissue of the body by way of the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers receive their impulses of the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers receive their impulses by way of their connections to the optic nerve, optic thalami and spinal cord.

Nerve fibers in the iris respond to changes in body tissues by manifesting a reflex physiology that corresponds to specific tissue changes and locations.

The iris reveals an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and what has been done to the body through incorrect living habits. It also reveals the wonder of one who has lived a good life according to the laws of the universe.

Iridology measures reflex tissue conditions in 4 stages: acute, sub-acute, chronic and degenerative. For example when body tissue is active, inflamed, sometimes painful and using nutrients at a high rate, the iris records this condition by being very white in the corresponding reflex area.

Iridology does not name disease; instead, it reads tissue condition. From that information, predispositions, tendencies and directions toward or away from these conditions are noted. Levels of toxic settlement and accumulation are observable.

Therefore iridology becomes a powerful tool for health improvement and tissue rejuvenation. It also reveals an individual’s constitutional makeup, which is valuable information when trying to determine a person’s response to treatment and healing ability.

Iridology’s a great asset in it’s ability to forewarn of approaching difficulties. We can see tissue changes occurring before symptoms occur.

On occasions I may inspect the iris using iridology with a small torch during your consult, on other occasions I may draw on other methods of diagnosing and testing depending on the case at hand.

Published in Options Magazine
Lyn Craven  2008