Detecting the Beginnings of Disease

Fact: Inflammation (is characterized by several familiar signs, redness, swelling, heat and pain) is the first sign – the earliest stage — of serious diseases like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and others.

Good news is: There is a heat-seeking technology that gives you up to a TEN year warning!

Read on to find out how Thermography works…

Thermography — or more accurately referred to as — Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is an industry technique to capture remotely objects’ surface temperatures. It works just like in the movies, when somebody holds a “binocular” and “sees” people in the darkness of the night. Those binocular-looking devices are nothing but an Infrared Camera that detects different surface temperatures of objects (being a human, an animal or any other object). Objects in nature are exposed to sun infrared radiation and emit themselves at different rates the infrared energy.

The human body constantly emits infrared energy from the skin surface. The skin is in “communication” with every part of our body through our Nervous System. The “abnormalities” of the body translate into different skin temperatures.

The thermography principle is based on the fact that our Sympathetic Nervous System responds to “physiological” changes anywhere in the body. Unlike other screening methods that target “structural” changes — such as formation of a tumour which has to be large enough to be detected, requiring several years up to a decade — thermography targets the “path” the tumour has to go from a few cells to a large detectable tumour, i.e. the physiological changes in the body that appear parallel to the abnormality formation. (‘Physiological’ changes precede the ‘structural’ changes/ physical tumour.)

For example, if you have heart disease, you’re apt to feel sensitivity on the skin of your neck, left arm and left chest wall. If your appendix is inflamed or diseased, you’ll feel skin tenderness over the site of that organ, among other symptoms. The regulatory pattern of your skin reflects the condition of the corresponding internal organ.

Your skin temperature patterns are indicators of metabolic activity in different parts of your body. Disturbances in your body’s metabolic processes appear via thermal imaging as areas of inflammation, degeneration and/or blockage. Left untreated, these metabolic and cellular stresses often show up in the form of anatomical damage years later.

Thermography detects patterns of blood flow, vascular changes, inflammation and asymmetries. Some very practical areas of application include:

  • Early breast cancer detection.
  • Back. Thermal imaging detects and illustrates nerve root involvement and soft tissue damage often associated with back problems.
  • Thyroid. Warm or cold patterns can indicate a problem with thyroid gland function.
  • Carotid artery. Inflammation (occlusion) in this artery may indicate an upcoming problem with blood clots or stroke. Thermal imaging quickly detects an inflammatory condition.
  • Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid). The inflammation of arthritis appears as a ‘hot’ area when imaged.
  • Muscular-skeletal. Thermography can detect and differentiate among conditions such as pinched nerves, muscle spasms, hairline fractures, inflammations, radiculopathy, referred pain, etc.
  • Sinus. Thermal imaging reveals drainage patterns in the ethmoid sinuses into lymphatic pathways.
  • Nerve irritation or damage. Shows up on thermal imaging as an abnormal cold pattern.
  • Clinical experience has also shown that cold spot just around the heart area can be reflective of early coronary disease. Hence it is best to make an early visit to the cardiologist.

Thermography, or thermal imaging, creates images called thermograms. These images are what illustrate the unique heat patterns in your body.

The benefits of themography are:

  • Absolutely painless and risk-free.
  • non-invasive, and emit no radiation
  • no use of chemical/ dye (that may damage the kidneys)
  • can be done in young women, nursing mothers and those with breast implants
  • a test that can ‘see’ pain through thermal mapping
  • highly sensitive
  • high specificity
  • Alert you to deviations, and best of all — give you time to pursue natural, conservative treatment options to slow or halt potential disease processes.

Think of thermography as preventive medicine which can be used to detect, control and even prevent serious illness or disease that otherwise would not be diagnosed until it is well-advanced. Your body will have enough time to self-heal and self-regulate –it has ability to heal itself.

Most diseases are preventable if detected early, don’t wait until the symptoms start to affect your lifestyle or threaten your lives. Just like achieving good results in an exam, consistency and early preparation is the key. For more information about DITI or to make an appointment, contact us at +603-62030980 or at +603-62040160.

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