Thermography is also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging is an extremely accurate heat sensitive imaging device that uses definitive variation of colors to represent actual temperature variations for that specific region of the body. The primary view held by thermographers and doctors is that our bodies should have corresponding heat patterns for both sides of the body mid line on both sides. A standard deviation that is considered significant is a variation of 0.3 C degree or greater.
How skin temperature renders a health status of the body is shown below:
- In fetal development, the skin, brain, and spinal cord originate from the same cellular tissue. Skin temperature control is directly “hotwired” to the brain and spinal cord so as to constantly regulate the body core temperature and thus maintain the health of the entire system.
- The skin temperature is regulated by that part of the brain that also controls the blood flow to every muscle, organ, and gland.
- Any changes in the internal issues and environment of the body tend to produce a reflexive and corresponding change in skin temperatures that show very graphically in a thermographic image. Heat imaging gives visual points of reference regarding the body’s ability to work correctly. We thus can see the functional, physiological, and biological pattern of the blood flow within the body. Heat patterns, either higher or lower, tend to take on the color patterns of that part of a body being affected by an outside influence that is different from the norm
Our focus on breast health is related to breast cancer precursors–those heat markers and areas that no x-ray or mammogram could ever show, such as:
(1) Chronic (prolonged) inflammation
(2) Chronic lymphatic congestion (the systems that feed breast tissues and carry waste away)
(3) Estrogen inflammatory influences (frequently, blood test results show normal prognosis)
Thermography is not considered an independent (solely used) diagnostic tool. There are other considerations such as breast lesions that must be considered beyond the scope of thermography. But on the other hand, common disorders like strains are not even noticed by X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Neither can issues such as sciatica or neuropathies such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) be detected with any method besides thermography. The limitations of x-ray and the numerous other scan methods are enhanced with thermography. It is realized that only a biopsy can give a definitive diagnosis of cancers.