Iridology is the study of the iris and the eye including its texture as well as its color. It is gentle, noninvasive way of identifying inherited strengths and deficiencies in the body. Through iris analysis, areas of the body that lack vitality to resist illness can be determined and then supported through good nutrition or other naturopathic methods. Because Iridology shows genetic predispositions, preventive care can be introduced. This is especially valuable in working with children and young people. Iridology can be used as a valuable tool to discern potential structural and functional imbalances within the body by nutritionists, herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses, medical doctors or any trained health care practitioner and then treat the client according to their particular expertise.