February 13. 2010
I recently had a full body European thermogram instead of a screening mammogram. Happily, I learned that I have no tumors in my breasts, nor do I have any inflammation there, which can be an early warning sign for future atypical cells (DCIS) or various types of actual breast cancer.
The thermogram took place in the practitioner’s office, where she had me wear a long sleeved button-down- the- front shirt with no bra and had me strip to my underpants.
She then touched her electromagnetic wand to various points on my body… from head to pelvis, while the computer compiled the temperature of each point.
The worse part was having to stand fairly naked for ten minutes while my body cooled down! The practitioner again passed the wand over those same body points, as the computer took a second reading of my now cooled- off body. BRRR!!!!
Five minutes later, the computer printed off a diagram, along with an analysis of my body’s cool and hot spots!
I recently learned that there are two types of thermography, both types being safer and more accurate than screening mammograms.
The full- body European type, that I experienced, uses electromagnetic pulses, while the more common type of thermogram uses thermal imaging.
The European type offers a functional assessment of the nervous system and is more readily accepted by medical insurance companies. But both types of thermograms are usually done on the entire body, as the breasts are integrally linked to the rest of your body! duh!!
For example, if your left breast shows inflammation, but not your right breast, your full body thermogram might show a core of inflammation in your left shoulder that radiates over to your left breast; Hence as in everything in life.. it is always important to get the full picture, so you can locate the actual source of a problem.
Two clinics that offer European Thermography (also called computer regulated thermography ) in New England are : Jackie Bell Natural Health in Cambridge, MA www.naturalbell.com and Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster, VT www.sojourns.org
As more and more women use some type of thermography, instead of choosing to have an annual or biannual mammogram, I predict that breast health clinics and medical centers will complain or shout that “mammograms are safer” … until these same clinics decided to switch over to thermography as well!
But right now, many breast health clinics and medical centers need to pay off the cost of their new digital mammography machines , so they will probably continue to be huge marketing pressure put on women of various ages to have an annual screening mammogram rather than a thermogram.
For those of us who like to think for ourselves, and limit the amount of radiation that touches any part of our bodies, it is nice that some of us now have the thermography option.
Dr Mercola, America’s #1 on-line natural health MD, agrees that thermograms are safer and better than mammograms. Check out his video on thermography for breast cancer prevention)