At our Naturopathic clinics, detecting inflammation with thermography helps our practitioners locate potential problem areas in the body. It detects and monitors a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing thermal abnormalities. Inflammation is the body’s way of signaling that the immune system is busy fighting.
When inflammation is present in the body, it reacts in several ways. In general, a person may feel tired, have a fever or feel ill. Untreated inflammation can cause chronic conditions. Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease , Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriasis, Lupus.
HOW THERMOGRAPHY DETECTS INFLAMMATION
Thermography imaging, employs digital infrared thermal imaging technology to detect heat markers. These infrared markers create a thermogram, or heat map, that shows our practitioners areas of the body that may be inflamed and problematic. Detecting inflammation with thermography works well because one of the signs of inflammation is heat. Other indications that a person has acute inflammation are swelling, pain and redness. The problem occurs when inflammation symptoms are silent or more subtle. In addition, often the area of the body that’s inflamed is not apparent, making problems difficult to diagnose.
PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN ISSUES BENEFIT FROM THERMOGRAPHY
Many of the patients who come to our naturopathic clinics are frustrated by months or years of chronic illness. Detecting inflammation with thermography can help us find the source of their chronic symptoms. We look at the thermographic image, identify the areas of inflammation and continue investigating until we diagnose the problem that is causing a patient’s illness. Once we identify the problem, patients can get the treatment they need to get back to a normal quality of life.
X-ray, C.T. Ultrasound and MRI are all tests of anatomy that measure the structure of the body. In contrast, thermography is unique in its capacity to show physiological change and metabolic processes. You can actually see if your leg pain is caused by a herniated disc or by your hip arthritis. White indicates the most severe inflammation, followed by red. Black is the coldest, indicating nerve impingement.
PATIENTS FIND ANSWERS AT OUR NATUROPATHIC & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CLINICS
Our practitioners employ several diagnostic tools and exams, including detecting inflammation with thermography, to determine a patient’s medical issues. From undiagnosed lyme disease to illnesses caused by toxic mold, we are here to help patients achieve optimal wellness. Contact us for an appointment.
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While the FDA has approved breast thermography since 1982, the greatest developments in this field have emerged in just the last few years with the advent of digital photography and high-resolution digital imaging. What is extraordinary about these intricate images is that they are able to display patterns of heat and vascularity within the tissue itself. Patterns of heat and vascularity can reveal the earliest indications of disease while they are still in the formative stages. Thermography can also detect the presence of heat from an infectious process or from a pre-existing anatomical abnormality (i.e. lump) in the breast. Thermography is also the best way to detect soft tissue trauma or damage. It is a non-invasive, radiation-free, safe and painless process.Thermal imaging has been an available medical test for more than 50 years now. Thermography is a totally safe, does not expose a patient to any form of radiation, it’s non-invasive, painless test with absolutely no adverse effects and with no contraindications. It can be used at any age and provides a diagnostic tool far superior to others in early the stages of some diseases.
Thermography is an imaging procedure where infrared images of the breast or cranium, dental, thyroid, or total body scans are analyzed and rated to determine the risk of developing cancer. Thermography is non-invasive, safe and painless – no radiation or compression is used. This technology is based on the premise that before the growth of abnormal cells is possible, a constant blood supply must be circulated to the growth area.
Chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the surrounding area of a problematic area is almost always hotter than the normal breast. Since pre-cancerous and cancerous masses are highly metabolic tissues, they need an abundant supply of nutrients to maintain their growth and this can increase the surface temperatures of the breast. Breast Thermography measures the heat generated by the microcirculation of blood in the breast during this process.
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Thermography offers a non-invasive way to measure areas of inflammation in the dental, cranial and thyroid regions. Chronic sources of inflammation can compromise the immune system and lead to chronic illness, heart disease and cancer. Multiple studies have linked both dental pathology and thyroid dysfunction to breast cancer. With Thermographic imaging, we can identify areas of suspected inflammation and infection. Once an area of concern is identified, further investigation and treatment is recommended.
June 2010 Initial thermography performed.
(L)TMLAT = 0.5 ºC and Hyperthermia in the region of 1st - 2nd premolar.
Dental Exam - no abnormalities, Bite Splint was done. Patient refused any additional dental work.
February 2011 patient complained of sensitivity on chewing in the lower right side.
Exam showed gingival inflammation and furcation involvement of 7mm pocket. Extraction was performed.
Carotid Artery disease develops slowly and often unnoticed.
The first outward clue may be a stroke or TIA "mini stroke"
Identification with the use of infrared thermography is quick and non-invasive.
May involve a trigger point with a referred pain.
The actual cause or site of the injury may not be in the same location of complaint.
Left facial findings are consistent with the apperance of an oral or sinus infection.
Hands findings are consistent with the apperance of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Anterior neck coolingis consistent with the appearance of decreased thyroid function.
Facial findings are consistent with the apperance of sinus irritation.
Thoracic cooling is consistent with the appearance of stress to the lungs.
Posterior neck, upper back and posterior shoulder warming suggest muscular irritation to the neck, trapezius, infrasoinatus and suprasoinatus.
•Breast Health Evaluation (See Breast Scans)
•Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
•Chronic Low Back Pain
•Chronic Nerve Injury
•Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
•Headache / Sinus Pain
•Neck and Back Problems
•Visualization of Pain
•Repetitive Strain Injuries
•Soft Tissue Injuries/ Sports Injuries
•Stroke Risk Assessment
Left foot warming is consistent with the appearance of plantar fascitis and inflammation of the heel.
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