Updated: Jul 3
Sign: Indentations in the iris structure that radiate outward like spokes in a wheel are commonly referred to as Radii Solaris (rays of the sun) and are most commonly seen in the upper sector of the iris. (cerebral reflex zone).
Significance: The impact of radial furrows is determined by their size and location. There are two types; minor and major radials, the latter interrupting the structure and dynamics of the collarette.
Minor Radial Furrows
Small examples that are confined inside the collarette are referred to as minor radials. (Blue arrow) These indicate potential intestinal or stomach disorders including increased gastric tension and intestinal colic. The client could have a history of eating disorders and complain of gastric pain associated with anxiety.
Minor Radial Furrows that commence outside the collarette and protrude via the humoral zone into the ciliary zone (yellow arrow) are specific to the topographical area, suggesting the tendency for spastic conditions in the reflex organ or tissue. These are permanent features in the iris and the conditions represented will be part of this person’s personal pattern. It is useful for you to discuss ways of dealing with times of stress and anxiety, so the client can be less symptomatic at such times.
Major Radial Furrows
Radial Furrows that commence inside the pupillary zone, extending through the collarette into the ciliary zone (Red arrow) have the most significance as they suggest disturbed autonomic nervous system regulation and altered circulation of the blood and deep lymph in the adjacent tissues. This can be associated with irritable bowel symptoms in addition to autonomic nervous system disturbance for the organs and tissues in which they terminate.
Major Radial Furrows located in the head zone indicate an increased likelihood for the client to experience headaches. They are considered to be a dark sign and can be psychologically significant according to their location.
Extract from (page 140) The Integrated Iridology Textbook 2016 by Toni Miller ND DHM
For further information on Radial Furrows located in the cerebral sector, see Chapter 18 Integrated Iridology Textbook