How 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. This system is used to evaluate genetically inherited physical, emotional and mental predispositions that can be in a person’s conscious awareness or subconscious. It is a non-invasive procedure and economical to perform. Holistic Iridology® is an excellent system for preventive and integrative healthcare that can be used by a wide variety of healthcare disciplines.

What have students said about Dr. Pesek’s Holistic Iridology® program?

“These courses are the most fascinating and helpful ones I have taken since becoming interested in alternative/integrative medicine.”

“I was so excited to find an iridology teacher that integrated all aspects of our being – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. This program gave me all that I wanted and more.”

“Thanks for presenting the material so clearly and passionately in a way that facilitates learning.”
“Your program was extremely interesting. This will be a fantastic tool to integrate into my practice.”

“Dr. Pesek filled my mind, my heart and spirit full of light, love, understanding and an even greater commitment to study further. Bravo!”

How can I become a trained Holistic 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 nutritional and natural healthcare in the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico. Currently, Holistic Iridology® has students and graduates in 34 countries on 6 continents around the world.


Why 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 and educated people from other healthcare disciplines 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 and others in various healthcare fields for over a century in Germany and in Russia since the end of World War II.

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact the International Institute of Iridology®
+1 (828) 926-6100