How it Works
Thermal imaging is done in a private setting. Imaging is done by a professionally certified technician.
While it is necessary to remove clothing to ascertain images properly, draping is utilized throughout the procedure. The Technician takes the images with their back toward you throughout the entire process.
Imaging time takes anywhere from 20-60 minutes depending on the number of images being collected/the service being requested.
Thermography is a highly sensitive study of the largest, most intelligent and most available organ of the body: the skin. Thermography analyzes skin temperature changes on the surface of the body. The skin is like the body’s central processing unit and a communication hub. It functions as an interactive, bi-directional network of interconnections, sharing information between all the neurological, immune and endocrine systems. The skin has the information, and thermography functions as the monitor, measuring and evaluating metabolic signaling.
The skin offers information that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The color changes can indicate a lack of oxygen, trauma, exposure to chemicals, radiation, hot and cold conditions, embarrassment and stress. These signs, along with visible skin disorders are often a sign of morbidity or advanced damage and sometimes even psychological disorders.
The skin is constantly experiencing dynamic changes as subtle voltage variations. Not only is the skin a recipient of signals, it also produces hormones.
Even before the patient or provider is aware, the skin is already shouting: “There are issues here!” The value of thermography is that what otherwise would be invisible, can be detected using an infrared device.
Thermal imaging is very helpful in narrowing the area of focus because it has the ability to predict the direction that the body is going. Are you heading for a problem down the road or do you want to know that the efforts you are making are improving your health?
Thermography is like having a detective that can give you and your health care practitioner useful information to put together a strategy to reach your goals.