Iridology is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents believe that patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient’s systemic health. Practitioners match their observations to iris charts which divide the iris into zones corresponding to specific parts of the human body. Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body’s state of health.

Iridologists use the charts to distinguish between healthy systems and organs in the body and those which are overactive, inflamed, or distressed. Iridologists believe this information may be used to demonstrate a patient’s susceptibility towards certain illnesses, to reflect past medical problems, or to predict later consequences of health problems which may be developing.

As it is not a method of treatment but a diagnostic tool, its practitioners often study other branches of alternative medicine, such as naturopathy.

Iridology Chart

Chi Machine Benefits

CELLULAR ACTIVATION: Massage stimulation to the sympathetic nervous system opens up the bronchioles to provide maximum oxygen access to the lungs, simultaneously the blood flow to and from the lungs is increased, enhancing oxygen exchange from the lungs to the blood and therefore to the body cells, to excite cellular metabolism.

SPINAL BALANCING: With the body relaxed in the lying position with no weight on the spine, the massage unit will influence a correction to certain conditions of misalignment. Such corrective action can in turn cure or alleviate complications arising in vertebrae joints from certain spinal misalignment.

IMPROVING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: The Sun Ancon CHI Machine stimulates globulin production which increases the immune system’s defense capacity thereby providing greater freedom from disorders and disease.

BLOOD PRODUCTION: Blood is produced in the spleen and spinal bone marrow. Reduction of spleenal blood production can arise from the spleen’s susceptibility to damage. The massager’s action on the spine stimulates the sympathetic nervous system which increases spinal ‘marrow’ blood production. Any form of anemia can be benefited by this massage action.

RESTORATION OF BALANCE TO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: If the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems fail to ensure balance of function, insomnia, excessive dreaming, digestive problems, stomach pain. palpitation, anxiety, constipation, neurasthenia and extensive forms of aches and pains as well as mental stress may surface.The influence of the massager on the sympathetic nervous system can restore the vital balance to the nervous system, resulting in restoration of health from such conditions.

EXERCISING INTERNAL ORGANS: Western medical science is beginning to consider ancient eastern traditions that focus healing and good health on a life force energy which flows in channels through all living forms. Acupuncture and associated therapies are being increasingly used by western practitioners to ‘invigorate’ the life4orce energy flow to restore health to unhealthy organs.The Chinese refer to this energy as ‘Chi’. The Sun Ancon CHI Machine will aid in unblocking the ‘Chi’ pathways and ensure a maximum flow of this heating source, through all body organs, to restore normal or improved functioning to Impaired organs and body systems related to such organs.

Chi Machine

Detox Foot Bath

Treating the Body through the Foot

Foot Detox Spa : This soak is something to talk about.This modality has a relationship to the electrical side of the body. Electrical currency conducted into the body stimulates your own interstitial fluids to move. With this electrical push a magnetic draw through the foot pores allows the body to eliminate. The presentation of an educational video explains, looking under a microscope, the cellular activity change of a person in the detox spa. Beware the water your feet soak in will turn colors as the process takes place. Remember this is a DETOX! Heavy metal detoxing has been proven successful in this treat
ment by water laboratory testing and blood testing.

The Dangers of Midsection Weight Gain

As a Natural Health Consultant, I work with clients to help find natural solutions for their health concerns. We try to discover the underlying causes for the symptoms their body is giving them, and find ways to assist their body in correcting them. There is one area that is gaining a lot of attention in regard to health; it is the symptom of being overweight. For years people have fought the scales, battled the bulge, and gotten frustrated with extra pounds. It has only been recently that people have begun to truly recognize that these extra pounds are a symptom of much bigger health problems. It is time to look at the fat building up on your waistline for what it is, dangerous unhealthy fat, and a precursor to disease.

An often overlooked culprit in heart disease and diabetes is the connection between the growing fat stores around your abdomen and these diseases. When your waist circumference reaches over 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men,  there is a very good likelihood that you are climbing the path towards diabetes. According to the national health and nutrition examination survey in 1999-2002, one third of the adults with diabetes didn’t know they had it. That’s over 6 million people.  This increased fat in your midsection is tied to a condition that carries many names… Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, or Pre-Diabetes. This condition is marked by the following symptoms: Abdominal obesity, Elevated levels of triglycerides, Low levels of HDL "good" cholesterol, High blood pressure, High blood sugar levels and a waist circumference of over 35 inches for women and over 40 inches for men 

I’m sure many of you have these symptoms or know someone who does. I would guess however that most of you are unaware they tie into the condition called insulin resistance and how dangerous this imbalance is to have. Insulin resistance is the precursor to diabetes and heart disease. It puts you at a three-fold greater risk for heart attack, and a greater risk for stroke and diabetes. Insulin resistance is an inflammatory disease and can be the trigger that causes arterial plaque to build up on the arteries. What surprises me is that so many of my clients have been diagnosed with HBP, high cholesterol and triglycerides but have never been told by their doctor anything about insulin resistance and the importance of doing something about it immediately.

If you have insulin resistance, your muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin properly. The pancreas tries to keep up with the demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas cannot keep up with the body’s need for insulin, and excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream. People with insulin resistance have high levels of blood glucose and high levels of insulin circulating in their blood at the same time. Too much insulin circulating in the blood all the time causes inflammation in the body.  This inflammation damages cells of the organs in the body. Examples of this would include the following: Damage to the artery walls triggering plaque to be deposited on them. Damage to the eyes and kidneys, as seen in those who suffer from diabetes.  The development of kidney stones, because of poor filtration of the kidneys. Damage to the brain cells, causing the blood-brain barrier to become “leaky” which allows toxins to enter the brain easier. This condition has been tied into neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Overall this inflammation accelerates aging and age-related diseases in the body.

Hopefully you are opening your eyes to why this excess weight in the mid-section is so dangerous. Now what do you do about it? To stop the progression of damage to the cells from insulin resistance you need to increase the sensitivity of your cells to insulin. This will allow your cells to take up the insulin which will lower the excess sugar in your blood that causes inflammation. To accomplish this you need to make some lifestyle changes and in most cases add in some nutritional supplements as well. Next week I will talk about some of these solutions.

For more specific information or to have your questions answered, please visit Nature’s Remedy at 18 Monroe Street, Ellicottville, NY or call 716.699.HERB (4372)

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this publication is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended to diagnose illness nor prescribe treatment.  Rather, this material is designed to be used in cooperation with your nutritionally-oriented health professional to deal with your personal health problems.