Mindful Wellness

Are you kicking around a new way to look at your health?

July 31, 2017

Are you kicking around a new way to look at your health?  Well, thermography isn’t new but it may be a new approach to how you think about monitoring your health.  Medical thermography can be used as a whole body approach to wellness with the understanding that there is no “normal” asymmetrical heat in the body. Thermal cameras can detect heat on the skin surface that may show underlying pathologies. Thermography is an excellent tool that your doctor can use to assess your health.

Don’t lose me yet.  Thermography as a whole body approach to wellness is a NO Contact, NO Compression, NO Radiation screening.  A thermography scan uses a special camera to detect heat.  You may have seen similar technology used to detect heat loss in your home, thermal temperatures in the earth and monitoring your health just to name a couple of uses.    

Let me give you some examples of how thermography can help you monitor your health:

  1. Thermography is a non-invasive way to detect variations in your skins temperature.  It looks for both hot and cold variations.  The skins temperature is important because variations may indicate symptomatic conditions of other underlying issues. 
  2. It can help detect Circulation Problems like the presence of deep vein thromboses and other circulatory disorders.
  3. It is very common that a thermography scan identifies Musculoskeletal problems like disorders of the back, neck and limbs. 
  4. Another common issue identified on a thermography scan is Inflammation.  Inflammation is your body telling you something may be wrong.  There have been many studies that show inflammation in the body may be the precursor to many diseases.  Inflammation may be a result of a poor diet rich in processed foods.  One of the many uses of thermography is tracking how a healthy lifestyle reduces inflammation.
  5. Monitoring your breast health.  Early Detection is KEY!  Thermography can alert a woman’s doctor to breast changes that can indicate early-stage breast disease, according to the American College of Clinical Thermography. Heat patterns on the images can detect physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic breast syndrome, an infection or vascular disease. A 1984 University of Wisconsin study showed that 70 percent of tumors can be detected on a thermogram eight to 10 years prior to detection on a mammogram.

It’s important to know you do not need a referral to be tested.  Call me to make your appointment for your first scan or a follow-up scan!



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