How Does Thermography Work?
- Registers skin surface temperature from 112 different points on the body.
- Displays an image of 25 organs, tissues or systems and their function.
- Gives a functional perspective based on physiology and cold stress response.
- Gains a direct index of metabolic activity in various parts of the body.
- Shows inflammation, degeneration and overactive organs and tissues.
Who Should be Tested?
Anyone over 25 years of age should be tested annually. There is an ever-increasing incidence of asthma, ADD, dermatitis, cancer, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. We all know that prevention is best, but how do you prevent what you don’t know is about to happen? Prevention of serious illness is made more realistic via periodic testing and subsequent treatment. The Thermography offers reproducible and scientifically valid information that can be crucial to the development and tracking of a successful treatment strategy.
List of Organs, Tissues and Body Functions Analyzed by Thermography
Breasts, Teeth, Stomach, Liver, Kidneys, Circulation, Gallbladder, Spine, Thyroid, Pancreas, Sinuses, Brain, Sm. Intestine, Tonsils, Lymph, Prostate, Uterus, Ovaries, Colon, Bronchi, and Heart.
Thermography is an FDA approved non- invasive method of evaluating your body’s organ systems. Testing is performed by measuring body temperature at many different points on the skin which correspond to specific internal organs and tissues. By measuring the temperature of many different points on the skin before and after a cold stimulus, we can monitor changes in circulation. The actual temperature, as well as how it changes in response to the cold stimulus, provides information about how well the organs and tissues are functioning and how they deal with physiological stress. Thermography can display the beginnings of disease in focal areas that other diagnostic methods may miss.
How does the Thermography Gather Information From Testing Skin Temperature?
How well the body maintains an optimum skin temperature is determined by the integrity or health of the organ or tissue directly under the point being measured. Blood vessels in a healthy body will constrict when exposed to cold temperatures. This reaction diverts blood away from the skin and organs causing a cooling effect. When the organ underlying the point being tested is not functioning properly, your skin temperature will show the type of dysfunction by the difference in the first and second temperature readings.
What to Expect
A professional technician will perform the test. You will be asked to sit in a cool room, about 68 degrees. The first measurements of the head, neck, chest and lower abdomen will be taken. This is performed by a gentle touch of the probe to the skin. You will then be asked to remove your clothes, except for your underwear, thereby subjecting your body to the controlled “stress”. You will sit exposed to the air for ten minutes. After this time the measurements are repeated and the test is concluded.
- Discontinue all non-essential medication 48 hours prior to your test.
- Do not have any energetic therapy such as acupuncture, a few days prior to the exam.
On the day of your exam
- Do not smoke.
- Do not drink coffee or black/green tea.
- Do not take a hot or cold shower.
- Do not use cosmetics or lotion on your face or body.
- Do not exercise the morning of the test.
- Wear long sleeves and long pants, as loose fitting as possible.
- Women should not wear a bra.