Are you tired of Mammogram? Breast thermograms can show you inflammatory conditions prior to disease. Worried about blood clots, stroke and heart disease?
Do not miss these highlights:
00:19 What is Thermography and how it works in our body.
02:44 Thermography allows us to see changes in breast tissue much sooner than Mammogram.
05:17 If you do not want to follow conventional standards, Thermograms can guide how natural therapies are working and help to determine the changes in those treatment plans.
05:29 How thermograms can be used to detect disease early.
06:55 How Dental Thermography works.
07:47 Some of the most common signs and symptoms of a disease.
09:15 Thermography uses the body’s sympathetic nervous system. So it’s a reliable way of monitoring immune function, as well as a reliable way to monitor the response of treatment and rehab over days.
10:47 Thermography can be used to determine exactly where to place the needles to reduce the pain and can be used to identify problems with stiffness, pain and inflammation.
11:26 Stress fractures can be identified by seeing a hypothalamic pattern on the bones, even long-term fractures or tears can be seen by Thermography.
12:33 The indication that there is a regional pain syndrome going on.
16:33 Thermography is a great tool to detect disease. It should be our first-line therapy, not the last resort.
17:18 Find a thermography practice or practitioner in your area and make sure they only use a medical grade Thermography camera.
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Transcript of Episode 187
Welcome to Let’s Talk Wellness Now, I’m your host, Dr. Deb. This is where we talk about everything wellness, and learn to defy aging and live our lives on our own terms. Welcome back to Let’s Talk Wellness Now I’m your host, Dr. Deb and today I want to talk about Thermography. Thermography is a non-invasive pain and radiation-free monitoring of the body for various conditions. It’s best known for use and it’s breast management. And some related disorders we can monitor are things like arthritis, dental inflammation or infection, thyroid conditions, chronic nerve injury complex regional pain syndrome, also known as RSD, fibromyalgia thrombosis, which is a blood clot, fractures, pain, referred pain, soft tissue injuries, Fortune injuries, muscle-skeletal syndromes and diabetes. Thermography is used to identify inflammatory conditions prior to disease, and it can be used to assess treatment outcomes, assessing and staging of various dysfunctions. It is unique in its qualitative and quantitative assessment and helps to monitor the progression of disease. You see, the human body is thermally symmetrical, and our normal heat or thermal patterns are constant and repeatable topology, which will cause synthetic change in most instances. And these thermal differences can be seen on digital infrared thermal imaging, also known as DITI D I T I. And it’s a highly sensitive and totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for objectively detecting and monitoring many injuries and conditions in the human body. Because the human body is thermally symmetrical meaning the same, we can use comparative views left to right to detect physiological dysfunction. Clinical thermography is just a simple test of physiology that lies on the sympathetic nervous system to breathe out the bad skin, and blood vessels and the ability of the sympathetic system to respond and react to pathology anywhere in the body. It is controlled by the central nervous system and pathology is seen in long strips of skin called Dermatoids, and digital thermography of the breast takes only about five minutes and is a valuable tool for alerting your healthcare practitioner to changing conditions in your breast way before it becomes apparent on film or on a mammogram. It notices those symmetrical colors and the breast images change.
It’s possible to see active cancer cells double in the patient under the age of 50. We noticed that cancer cells may be present for eight years prior to the mammogram, detecting it thermography allows this visualization of changes much sooner than that. So typically, you will see changes in thermography. Seven to 10 years sooner than what you’ll be able to detect in mammogram. Mammogram has gotten very good at detecting very small conditions. But with thermography, what we’re actually detecting is that inflammatory change underneath the breast tissue that occurs long before tumors set in, so we can see those changes relatively quickly by using thermography. If we monitor the breasts that have a condition present, every three to six months, we’ll be able to see that change much faster, and it’ll look like a hot or a warm area. Oftentimes breast cancer loves to develop in that upper outer quadrant of the breast. So when we see those changes, and they’re different from side to side, and it’s warm, it’s it’s orange or red or white, white is our hottest color. We already know that there’s something going on in that area. Now, by using thermography. We can start mammograms earlier or if the mammogram doesn’t detect anything, we can push for breast MRI, which can detect things even sooner and smaller areas than mammogram can. Typically, breast MRIs are not covered by insurance unless there’s a very strong family history or a personal history of breast cancer. However using demography See if we could push to get that covered sooner if there was something that was going on that we were concerned about, and we could prove that it was happening multiple times over. So, once the something can be identified, it can be biopsied and then it can be addressed. If people do not want to follow conventional standards thermograms can guide how natural therapies are working and help to determine that change in those treatment plans. demography can show indicators several months before any clinical changes are seen, like I had mentioned, especially in inflammatory breast disease, we will see split discoloration, swelling or pain and inflammatory breast disease cannot be detected by mammogram. And it’s most commonly seen in younger women. The prognosis is very poor because it can’t have early detection in mammogram, like other breast cancers can and 1% of the breast cancers are found in men, the survival rate is much lower in men than there is in women simply because of early detection. And by the time male breast cancer is identified, it’s already in an advanced stage. Now the skin is an organ and has specific regions called dermatomes. That through the autonomic nervous system relate to every internal organ and structure and images can be seen showing hyperthermic asymmetry over the left lower chest indicating coronary artery disease even. And if there’s a decreased blood flow to the heart, it typically reflects in a blue circle. So as we’re doing breast thermography, we can see some of these cardiac stages as well. When we’re looking at dental thermography abscess teeth can be seen via a red and white inflammation around the mouth or the gum tissue. And it’s possible to see dental inflammation that even your dentist cannot detect by visualization or X ray. I’ve sent many patients to the dentist for things that we’ve seen on thermography. And the dentist takes an x ray and they can’t find anything. When the patient shows them their thermography the dentist confirms that there is something going on in that tooth, even though they can’t see it. We typically see a lot of this when there’s root canals involved. And oftentimes there can be infection underneath the root canal harboring, which can cause problems, you might not even feel pain, but that’s low grade infection that is infecting your body and causing you to be ill.
In the case of low back pain, this is really interesting because there can be referred pain that comes from different areas, we can see inflammation in the abdomen, indicating that there might be kidney dermatomes that are infected, which can cause refer back pain. We can also see neuropathy that is due to pinched off nerves in the spine. Those are also common things that we can see. Now the legs are really interesting to look at too because we see varicose veins, nerve and circulatory issues from our thermal imaging. And when these are identified, vascular interventions can be done with minimally non invasive procedures and when people have had pain for many years, and other methods of testing have not identified the reason for their discomfort. Oftentimes, the thermogram can indicate something different because it detects that inflammatory condition that appears seven to 10 years before disease can actually set in and our traditional imaging can see it. I had a patient who had knee and leg pain for over three years, but had a full range of conventional testing. And nothing was found they even did a nerve conduction study Wait, mg could not find anything wrong with the leg that was causing the pain. thermographic study confirmed the diagnosis of phlebitis. And you know thermal thermography uses body’s sympathetic nervous system. So we can see all of these different things. It’s the control of the skin’s blood flow is a window into that autonomic nervous system. And a compromised immune system can also be seen on thermography by looking at a distinct area over the spine called T1 and T2 which is at the top of the spine or at the base of the neck, and it’ll look like a giant big blue bullseye. And that indicates to us that there’s an underactive immune system, and this is typically seen in 100% of the positively diagnosed autoimmune-related conditions. Um, we see this in people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. And also you can see this in people who have allergies or who have a compromised immune system. So it’s a reliable way of monitoring that immune function, as well as a reliable way to monitor the response of treatment and rehab over days, weeks and even months. thyroid conditions can be identified by showing hyperthermia over both lobes of the thyroid, even when laboratory tests are normal. When you’re doing trigger point injections, thermography can be used to determine exactly where to place the needles to reduce the pain. Athletes can use tomography to identify problems with stiffness, pain and inflammation. When combined with trigger point injection therapy and myofascial release, stem cell injections, exosomes massage and other alternative modalities. These problems can be resolved with using thermography because you can see exactly where you need to work on that person. Stress fractures can be identified by seeing a hypothalamic pattern on the bones even long term fractures or tears can be seen by demography. Objective monitoring of the effects of various treatments can be recorded with demography by monitoring temperature differentials in the body. For example, an entire region of interest such as the leg, the breasts, the back shoulders, any area of the body can be visualized and can appear cool in the local areas of inflammation, and the surrounding areas can be warm, causing problems in their pain points. We can do the same monitoring whether we’re using skin patches or pain, acupuncture, or other medical treatments. Even vascular damage can be identified on thermography, which can be missed by conventional diagnostic monitoring. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome occurs when an injury to a limb
treatment when it when there’s an injury to the limb. And treatment options and successes depend on early detection, usually in the first three months. And so if you have an injury and you go longer than that, you could be left with this complex regional pain syndrome. And the sympathetic nervous system shuts down the nerves in very severe cases, and tomography photos of the feet and the toes can look like they’re completely amputated, they look like they’re missing. And that is an indication that there is a regional pain syndrome going on, we can see it in the toes, and we can see it in the fingers. Sometimes we’ll see it in an elbow wherever that injury had occurred. And this can lead to permanent disability and pain if not treated early. These temperature differentials are important when reporting in the results. And objective evidence of demography supports a subjective opinion and can help in that decision-making process. In some cases, neuropathy can be visualized as well in a variety of areas of the body, Hands, fingers, feet, knees, back any of those areas, and it’ll appear like a dark blue color versus a green or a light blue color. In carpal tunnel syndrome that can also be identified by seeing the digits of the fingers, which are cooler than the rest of the hands. Sometimes they will look like they’re amputated as well. Depending on how much nerve inflammation is there, the inflammation in the wrist will actually appear red and white. So it’ll look harder compared to the fingers. When there’s been chronic nerve damage, these changes will be seen throughout the entire hand, sometimes in the arm, with the fingers being the coolest. And the hand will oftentimes up here like a glove. It’ll be like a blue dark dark blue glove. And this is what we call hypothermia. And this is telling us that there’s that nerve impingement happening there. After treatment of the carpal tunnel, the hand should return to its normal function. It’s normal sympathetic state and the thermal imaging pattern should change unless there’s still damage that’s that’s happening there or impingement that’s happening. Now we can also see occlusion of the carotid arteries and this can be seen as a red and white inflammatory condition. We identify this quite often. One of our patients presented for a breast thermography and we happen to catch the tail end of the carotid artery. And so we moved our thermography camera up a little bit to really get a closer look at those carotid arteries. And the discoloration of the artery is red and outlined with white in the center, we immediately sent her to the cardiologist, and she had surgically surgery immediately to repair a 90% blockage. This saved her from having a heart attack or a stroke. And it was simply by accident because we were doing the breast thermography and happen to catch that tail. Now if there’s a strong family history of coronary artery disease, this is something that you’d want to look at on a regular basis to make sure that you’re not developing those kinds of injuries. Certainly today with the concern of stroke and heart attack secondary to COVID would encourage people to use thermography for early detection, not just for the the carotid arteries, the heart, but also to find blood clots and people that may have the elevated D dimer levels from the shots or from the infection themselves. Because we can identify things much easier and quicker than we can on conventional.
So thermography is a great tool to detect disease. And it’s not used everywhere, but it should be used in a lot of areas in integrative and alternative medicine, it’s used quite often, it’s a great tool to narrow down to detect further workup when nonspecific symptoms are present. When we can’t find the answers for things, thermography is great. I really believe that it should be our first line therapy, not our last line therapy, we shouldn’t use it as the last resort to find what’s going on, we should use it as the beginning resort to find what’s going on. And we should use it to monitor treatment over time to know if what we’re doing is actually changing the patterns and changing the issues that we have. Because then we know that what we’re doing is working well. If we don’t know what we’re doing is working, then we keep doing something and we may waste a lot of time, money and energy by not confirming what we’re doing and making those changes along the way. So I would really encourage you to find a thermography practice or practitioner in your area that’s very good and very knowledgeable. Make sure they only use a medical-grade thermography camera. There are practices that are out using cameras that we typically use for looking at homes and problems there. Those are not the same. They don’t detect things exactly the same. And medical grade cameras are much more specific and are going to be a bigger help for you in the long run. Hey, it has been really great sharing this time with you guys on the let’s talk wellness now podcast. If this episode has helped you or you feel as though this episode would help someone else we’d love for you to leave us a review, share this podcast and if you don’t want to miss the most exciting episodes we have coming. We’d love for you to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play. Until next time, live every day to the fullest
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