Full Body Thermography
Get to know the potential life saving capabilities of this cornerstone to gaining comprehensive knowledge about your own body’s risks. Be Empowered - Know Your Risk.
Thermography is medical infrared thermal imaging - a cutting edge technology that provides physiological information you can not achieve anywhere else.
What this imaging does is detect infrared - in other words, heat - markers that reflect your body’s subtle underlying signals, like chemicals and nervous system signals. This gives a look at how your body is functioning. These subtle signals could be the only sign a problem currently exists, or may likely manifest. In a remnant of injury, it can indicate if healing has not finished. Or a signal can be sent in advance of damage to the body.
You go to the doctor when you have a problem. What if you could get to the root of the problem rather than treating symptoms? What if you could prevent it altogether? Change the direction of your wellness?
The clients who come to Core Health Thermography & Wellness are looking for more. If you want valuable, personal information, if you want to be empowered to take charge of the direction of your wellness journey, this is the place for you.
“Empowering you with knowledge about your body, information to take your health into your own hands, to drive your wellness in the best direction… that’s my passion.” Cindy Stillwell Chronister, founder, Core Health Thermography & Wellness.
How Thermography Changes Lives
Getting a baseline thermogram for your body can be useful as young as age 20 and as we age, imaging becomes increasingly valuable.
Prevention of Issues You Don’t Know About
In 2011, a client came in describing and appearing to have good health. The report came back with information on his (yes, this is an excellent tool for men also) thyroid. He had no previous thyroid symptoms! This is more common than you might expect.
His report showed possible viscerocutaneous feedback reflex from the thyroid. Following up with his doctor, they found two complex nodules on the thyroid which would have remained undetected without the thermogram.
This is the power of preventative imaging. Take initiative to get the best knowledge about the status and risks of your body.
Is Your Injury Fully Healed?
For those who have undergone physical therapy for an injury, how do you know it is truly healed? Are you leaving yourself vulnerable to another injury? Thermography has shown where there continues to be significant inflammation after someone is released from therapy. Understanding this keeps them from putting themselves at risk for the same injury.
Frustrated by Undiagnosed Issues, or Only Treating Symptoms?
Many people are confused with regard to the real condition of their body. For example, individuals with chronic pain who have had treatment with little or no relief may have been treated for the wrong condition. Infrared imaging has helped many get to the root cause of their condition so that proper treatment can be rendered.
How Thermography Works
Thermography, approved as an adjunctive imaging procedure by the FDA in 1982, is totally painless and totally non invasive - with no intravenous access or radiation. It is used as an aid in the diagnostic process and for the thermal analysis of patients with various conditions in acute, chronic, and preventative health care.
When we think of medical imaging, most of us are accustomed to the use of X-ray, CT, MRI, or ultrasound. All of these imaging tools are considered structural imaging; they look inside the body for structural changes such as broken bones, tumors, damage to organs, etc.
What separates these technologies from infrared imaging is the infrared (heat) markers our imaging detects that reflect the body’s subtle underlying chemical and nervous system signals.
Structural tests may say whether or not a tumor is present. Infrared imaging may offer a warning for many of the health problems that currently ruin our quality of life or may have serious likelihood in the future.
With this information in hand, you and your health care provider can outline a method for treating a current problem or possibly preventing future problems before they cause irreversible damage.
Are You Listening to What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You?
There are so many conditions that can be detected by associated infrared thermal emission markers. Here are just a few:
Herniated Disc/Ruptured Disc
Referred Pain Syndromes
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Soft Tissue Injury
Top Reasons to Schedule A Thermogram Today
- Early warning signs - even when you are asymptomatic
- Finding the root cause - not just covering the pain
- Information no other technology or examination can provide
- Possible confirmation of status of soft tissue or other injury
Understanding what is happening in our bodies is a great gift. It gives us the control to direct our health journey and impact the quality of our life - which impacts those we love. We can’t take care of others if we don’t know what we need in order to take care of ourselves.
A Warning to Do Your Homework On Thermography Practitioners
Due to the sensitivity of thermal imaging, it is critical to find a qualified center that follows all the proper protocols. Climate control is imperative when taking a thermal (heat) image. The room should have no direct sunlight, should be carpeted, have no airflow on the person being imaged, only fluorescent lighting (regular light bulbs put off heat), and size that the room can easily be maintained at the appropriate temperature.
There are also pre-imaging guidelines which must be followed closely to ensure the most accurate imaging possible. Including:
- No prolonged sun exposure (especially sunburn) to the body areas being imaged 5 days prior to the exam.
- No use of deodorants, lotions, creams, powders, or makeup (no facial makeup for full body or upper body scans) the day of the exam (facial makeup is fine for breast only imaging, but please not on chest area).
- No shaving of the areas to be imaged the day of the exam.
- No treatment (chiropractic, acupuncture, TENS, physical therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot or cold pack use) or physical stimulation of the areas to be imaged for 24 hours before the exam.
- No exercise 4 hours prior to the exam.
- If bathing, it must be no closer than 1 hour before the exam.
- If you are using pain medications, please avoid taking them for 4 hours prior to the examination. You must consult with the prescribing physician for his or her consent prior to any change in medication use such as this.
- You must wait at least 4 weeks after having a mammogram, fine needle or core biopsy of the breast before a thermogram can be performed.
- You must wait at least 8 weeks after having a lumpectomy or surgical biopsy of the breast before a thermogram can be performed.
- If you have had any surgical procedure within the last 12 weeks, please notify our office before coming in for your appointment.
- If you are scheduled for a breast thermogram, the same protocols above applies along with no physical stimulation of the breasts for 24 hours before the exam, and if you are nursing please try to nurse as far from 1 hour prior to the exam as possible.
The applications of MIR are broad and range from simple soft tissue injury to a risk assessment marker for breast cancer. It is important to note that infrared imaging, like other imaging procedures (e.g. CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound) does not provide a diagnosis. Infrared imaging cannot be used as a "body scan" to search for metastasis (the spread of cancer). Infrared imaging is an additional procedure that your doctor can use along with other tests to evaluate your health. Only your physician can provide you with a diagnosis.