Study of the human iris
In-class and Online
The human iris, with its endless array of different colours, fibres and topographical features is genetically determined evidence of an individual’s uniqueness. In fact, no two irises are exactly the same — much like a fingerprint.
The iris is connected to every organ and tissue of the body by way of the brain and nervous system. There are 72,000 nerve endings in each iris and when a change appears in one of the organs or tissues due to it malfunctioning, the electric impulses that are sent through the body cause changes of colour and small markings on specific locations within the iris.
Iridology — A Valuable Tool For Natural Health Practitioners
Iridology is the study of the patterns on the iris, one of the most intricate and fascinating tissue structures in the human body. Though it should never be used as a stand-alone diagnostic technique, iridology is an incredibly useful, completely non-invasive screening tool for holistic and natural health practitioners. Used alongside thorough case-taking, iridology can detect inherent individual predispositions, underlying constitutional factors and genetic traits, and potential health vulnerabilities of clients in their earliest stages. It can highlight pathways to ill-health, disclose hidden threats, and reveal strengths and true potential for self-healing.
Using iridology a practitioner can also:
- Identify areas in the body that have an accumulation of toxins and are over-acidic; injury; inflammation; or degeneration.
- Spot nutrient deficiencies, the quality and condition of the nervous system, patterns of personality, and how a client endures stress.
- Recognise under-activity or sluggishness of the bowel and adrenal suppression.
Become a Qualified Iridologist
Iridology Study Programme
Iridology is a postgraduate study and consists of two levels:
- Certificate Course in Iridology (in-class/online)
- Advanced Course in Iridology (in-class)
The Certificate Course in Iridology is open to anyone who has a recognised qualification (at least Level 3) in anatomy, physiology and pathology. Upon completion, students are awarded a Certificate in Iridology.
The Advanced Course in Iridology is open only to students who have achieved (or are in the process of studying for) the relevant qualifications to practise as natural therapists and qualified practitioners regardless of therapy, e.g., nutritionists, herbalists, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, acupuncturists, osteopaths, chiropractors, homeopaths, medical doctors, etc, (excludes Health Coach diploma). Upon completion, graduates are awarded a Diploma in Iridology.
What do the Certificate and Advanced Iridology courses cover?
Certificate Course in Iridology – 3 weekends or online:
- Theory and history of iridology.
- Anatomy of the eye and iris.
- Iris topography and iris map.
- Iris constitutions, physiological implications and therapeutic strategies.
- Recognition and interpretation of different signs and markings in the iris, pupil and sclera.
- Contraindications of iridology and treatment principles.
- Dynamics of one-to-one consultation and case taking.
Advanced Course in Iridology – 3 weekends:
- Detailed, advanced constitutional iridology.
- Quick recognition of pathological portraits and therapeutic interventions.
- Subtypes and syndromes.
- Clinic and case management.
- Ethical aspects of iridology.
- Reporting and communicating with other medical professionals.
- Photography and equipment review.
- Clinical practice and empowering the client.
About the lecturer
Peter Jackson-Main mANP rGNC
Qualifications: Master of Herbal Medicine. Diplomas in Herbal Medicine and Natural Healing, Naturopathy, Iridology and Polarity Therapy.
Background: Peter has been teaching at CNM since 2003 and is the Course Director for Herbal Medicine, the Academic Director, and the Head of Research at the College. He also teaches Iridology and has been in practice in Natural Medicine since 1980. Peter is the author of the popular book Practical Iridology, which is a core text for the CNM Naturopathy course.
Who should take the Certificate and Advanced Course in Iridology?
Iridology certification may be useful to traditional health care practitioners as well as holistic and naturopathic health professionals, especially those interested in preventative, environmental and functional medicine. Iridology reveals the nutritional and biochemical needs of the body, the location of environmentally obtained toxins, over-acidity, the condition of the nervous system and the patient’s response to treatment.
It provides an opportunity to create highly personalised cleansing and health-building programmes.
Upcoming in-class courses
Certificate Course: 22nd and 23rd April; 6th and 7th May; 10th and 11th June 2023 (from 10 am to 6 pm)
Advanced Course: 17th and 18th September; 29th and 30th October; 26th and 27th November 2022 (from 10 am to 6 pm)
Location: CNM London, 25 Percy Circus, WC1X 9EU
How to Apply
- Download and return the Post-Graduate Courses enrolment form.
- If you have questions, or for more information on pricing, discounts and other conditions, please phone +44 (0)1342 410 505, use contact form or email ShortCourses@naturopathy-uk.com.
- CNM Certificate in Iridology
- CNM Diploma in Iridology