Thermography’s growth in popularity has been mostly due to the increase of thermographic breast health screenings in the alternative healthcare field. What most people don’t know is that thermography can be a useful screening tool for detecting the causes or locations of multiple ailments and illnesses ranging from back issues and fibromyalgia to lymphatic dysfunctions and dental problems.
How Thermography Works
Thermography works by reading the heat your body naturally emits. A specially-trained technician uses thermal-imaging equipment and infra-red cameras to register your body’s heat and reflects these measurements in grayscale for vascular patterns and rainbow scale for heat patterns. After a careful analysis, areas of concern are determined and examined based on blood flow and assymetrical temperature fluctuations.
Alternative Healthcare Solutions' thermographic health screenings are also entirely private. The technician sits behind a curtain and operates the equipment robotically so each patient can be screened comfortably and in complete privacy.
Uses for Thermography
Breast Health: The most common application for medical thermography is for the detection of breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, and mastitis. By studying the flow of blood to a specific tumor or area of the breast, a thermologist can determine whether the area of concern is benign or dangerous.
Thyroid Disorders: By tracking temperature fluctuations, thermographic medical imaging can reveal hypo and hyperthyroidism. Metabolic activity is reflected in the heat signatures picked up by infrared cameras, so depending on the infrared heat emitted, the function of the thyroid can be classified as hypoactive, hyperactive, or healthy.
Dental Problems: Many dentists are adding thermography as a screening tool for dental problems such as infections and oral inflammation. For example, the site of an infection produces more heat than its surroundings, so thermography can easily detect areas of concern for dentists before the patient even opens his or her mouth.
Torn Muscles and Nerve Damage: Thermography is an effective method for detecting nerve damage and muscle injuries. Strained or torn muscles release heat-increasing chemicals that can be quickly detected through thermographic medical imaging. On the other hand, cooled nerve tracts could be a sign of severe nerve damage or vascular problems.
and many more... Thermography can also be used to screen for the following:
- Digestive problems
- Skin Cancer
- Liver Toxicity
- Carotid Artery Blockage
- Bruxism/ TMJ Dysfunction
- Spinal Disk injury
- Gynecological problems
- Skin cancer
- Carpel Tunnel
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Neurological Pathology
- Body Alignment Issues
- and more...
Thermography can be incorporated as a meaningful and effective addition to your yearly clinical health check-ups. For more information on thermography or to set up your own thermographic health screening, contact Jared at Alternative Healthcare Solutions at 203-427-8803.