Teeth: they’re not just for mouths anymore. In fact, as these tales of dental abnormalities show, you can find them in a number of places on your body you never thought possible. As the saying goes, “the tooth is out there.” And over there. And waaay up in there.
Iridology (also known as iridodiagnosis or iridiagnosis is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents claim 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 that correspond to specific parts of the human body. Iridologists see the eyes as “windows” into the body’s state of health.
Iridologists believe they can use the charts to distinguish between healthy systems and organs in the body and those that are overactive, inflamed, or distressed. Iridologists believe this information demonstrates a patient’s susceptibility towards certain illnesses, reflects past medical problems, or predicts later health problems.
As opposed to evidence-based medicine, Iridology is not supported by quality research studies and is widely considered pseudoscience. Iris texture is a phenotypical feature which develops during gestation and remains unchanged after birth. The stability of iris structures is the foundation of the biometric technology which uses iris recognition for identification purposes.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridology