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1Who should join ICI?

The International College of Iridology is the premier, worldwide, professional association for iridology practitioners, researchers and educators. We are open to accepting people into membership at any level of experience and expertise. Please read our mission statement on the home page. Join us and help us advance the science and practice of iris analysis around the world.

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2How is Holistic Iridology® used?

Holistic Iridology® is not used for diagnosis of diseases; rather, it is used as a means of assessment for conditions and levels of health. It is used to evaluate genetically inherited physical, emotional and mental predispositions that can be in conscious awareness or subconscious. Holistic Iridology® is an excellent system for preventive and integrative healthcare.

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3What makes this organization different from any others in this field?

We are proud to be leading the way, internationally, with providing the Annual International Integrative Healthcare and Holistic Iridology Congress™ over almost two decades. This is the premier event of its kind in the world for natural and integrative healthcare practitioners. It is presented in English and we provide simultaneous translation into Spanish for our Latin American colleagues.

We publish the International Journal of Iridology and Integrative Healthcare™ in an interactive CD format to bring you the leading edge information and advancements throughout the year.

Please see the list of the many Benefits of Membership shown on our ICI Membership page.

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4How can I become a trained iridologist?

Professional iridology education can be received through the International Institute of Iridology®. Live and distance education courses are available, which lead to earning a Diploma of Holistic Iridology™. This diploma program is part of the curriculum of several institutions of higher education in nutrition and natural healthcare in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico. You may contact them at

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5Why do some people say that iridology is invalid or does not work?

Some form of iris analysis has been practiced for 3,000 years. It is utilized in the healthcare practices in technologically developed nations as well as developing nations worldwide.

In the early part of the 20th century, iridology was practiced and advanced by medical doctors. Please read the following quote:

“The ‘regular’ school of medicine, as a body, has ignored and will ignore this science, because it discloses the fallacy of their favorite theories and practices and because it reveals unmistakably the direful results of chronic drug poisoning and ill-advised operations.” — Henry Lindlahr, M.D. ~ Circa 1919

Attempts to discredit iridology have been made by trying to fit it into the conventional allopathic medical model. In this biased attempt, the fundamental principles of iridology have been ignored. Proper clinical use of iridology is for the assessment of predispositions from genetic factors. As an example, a trained professional iridologist can see a weak kidney or heart in that iris reflex area long before the individual ever has any signs of a health issue. This is a naturopathic approach to health, and thus, illness prevention. The present day, mainstream, conventional, allopathic medical system is based on treating and suppressing symptoms, not prevention.

The good news is that many open-minded, caring and intelligent medical doctors are beginning to realize the benefits of iridology and preventive healthcare.

Two nations that are well known for their science and technology are Germany and Russia. Iridology has been openly researched and practiced by medical doctors for over a century in Germany and since the end of World War II in Russia.

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