Thermography Defined - Hypothyroidism

Thermography Defined    

Thermography is a form of medical imaging capable of obtaining detailed infrared images of the human body. We are now in the age of incredible, detailed, digital imaging and high resolution, which enables thermography to shine. It is an accurate means (approved by the FDA) of providing you with information of a preventative nature. It evaluates tissue function and physiology looking for thermal (heat) abnormalities. Medical infrared imaging is used to evaluate whole body health issues and has the added advantage of being able to alert women of breast abnormalities up to 10 years before they manifest. See "Conditions Detected with Infrared Full Body Scanning" and "Hypothyroidism".

For a fundamental "interactive" understanding of Thermography please go to: (choose: archive, then interview with Dr. Amalu done on 4/26/08).

Conditions Detected with Infrared Full Body Scanning

FULL BODY IMAGING It Can Be Your Early Warning System

What Does It Have to Offer?

The key to maintaining your health is prevention. It is far easier to care for the first indications that something is wrong than to try and fix a problem that has caused significant damage.

Unlike other forms of imaging that detect structural changes such as a tumor or broken bone, infrared imaging looks at the body's subtle chemical and nervous system signals. These neurochemical signals may be sent far in advance of significant damage to the body, warning you of a possible health problem that may be years in advance of symptoms.

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.

The whole procedure takes about 1 hour for a full-body exam. You will be mailed a complete written report. Copies may also be sent to your health care providers at your request.

What Makes Infrared Imaging Different From Other Tests?

The greatest difference lies in the type of information you get from different forms of imaging. For example, CT, MRI and EBT excel at looking for tumors in the body. If no tumor is found, does this mean you are in good health? The vast majority of health problems that affect us, and decrease our life span, do not come in the form of tumors. Many health problems that slowly evolve and rob you of your quality of life cannot be detected by CT, MRI or EBT. Infrared imaging provides a different way of examining the body.

Who Benefits From a Full Body Scan?

Everyone, especially health conscious patients who prefer to head off possible health problems before it's too late. Infrared imaging may also give your doctor the information you need to get nearer the cause of a current problem that is not responding well to treatment. By providing an extremely early warning, or notifying you of a current problem that is going undetected, infrared body scanning has the ability to help you in preventing health problems that stop you from enjoying life.

Many patients are also confused with regard to their condition. For example, patients 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 patients get to the cause of their condition so that proper treatment can be rendered.

It can take many years for a condition to develop. Medical infrared thermography may be able to warn you of a problem years in advance of other tests.

Early Detection for Your Family

Infrared imaging aids in the early detection and prevention of disease. Your doctor may use this procedure as part of your yearly physical exam or to investigate a problem you may be experiencing. If your doctor is not currently using infrared imaging, you are free to call for an appointment without a referral. Infrared imaging may be exactly what the doctor ordered when it comes to watching your health over time or determining the cause of a current problem.

“For years I suffered from excessive heat and pain in my feet. I went in to Auburn Thermography for a breast scan and decided to have a full body scan. I learned of my circulation problems and finally understood the cause of the symptoms in my feet. I was also relieved to know that my breast exam was normal. I am grateful for the professional help I received from Auburn Thermography and would highly recommend them,” …Penny Tyler

The following list is just some of the conditions that infrared full body scanning can detect. In many cases, infrared imaging can detect an early warning years before symptoms occur.

Altered Gait Manifestations
Brachial Plexus Injury
Breast Disease
Carotid Artery Insufficiency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Compartment Syndromes
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Deep Vascular Disease
Disc Syndromes (Spinal Discogenic Pain)
Facet Syndrome
Gallbladder Disease
Headache Evaluation (Cervicogenic, Migraine, Cluster, Sinus) Herniated Disc/Ruptured Disc
Inflammatory Diseases
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Ligament Tears
Lower Motor Neuron Disease
Lumbosacral Plexus Injury
Lupus (SLE)
Muscular Spasm
Muscle Tears
Myofascial Irritation
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Neoplasia (Breast, Skin, Testicular)
Nerve Entrapment
Nerve ImpingemenUPressure
Nerve Root Irritation
Nerve Stretch Injury
Nerve Trauma
Neurovascular Compression Paresthesia
Peripheral Nerve Abnormalities Pinched Nerves
Referred Pain Syndromes
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Repetitive Strain Injuries Respiratory Conditions
Reynauds Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacroiliac Ligament Tear
Sacroiliac Syndrome
Sensory Nerve Abnormalities
Sinus Conditions
Skin Abnormalities
Soft Tissue Injury
Spinal Cord Pain/Injury
Sports Injuries
Stomach Conditions
Stroke Screening
Superficial Vascular Disease Synovitis
Temporal Arteritis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thyroid Conditions
TMJ Dysfunction
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigger Points
Whiplash Conditions
And more.....


Millions of Americans have undiagnosed hypothyroidism

- Hypothyroidism may also be a risk factor for breast cancer -

If you have some of the following symptoms you may have hypothyroidism:
Fatigue/sluggishness Weight gain
Increased sensitivity to cold
Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints . Depression
Pale, dry skin . A puffy face . Hoarse voice
Elevated blood cholesterol levels
Muscle weakness
Heavier than normal menstrual periods

Thermography may be the test that leads to a solution

By imaging physiology rather than structure, infrared imaging looks at how the body is functioning.

At Auburn Thermography we encourage full body exams and breast exams.And, we will image any area of concern.

"Thermography gave me a great alternative for monitoring breast health. I truly believe that prevention is "the cure", and thermograms can provide much earlier indicators than mammograms, with none of the risks or discomfort. Together with Judy's sincere and kind guidance, this simple, safe procedure is a positive opportunity to be proactive about my health."…Francesca Spencer of Grass Valley

Take control—Give yourself the gift of health.

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