We are thrilled to be collaborating with ERLY Wellness, a mobile Thermography and Ultrasound company, who will be offering monthly screenings at Advanced Wellness starting October 25!
What is Thermography? Why would you use it? Why is it important to learn about during Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Answer these questions and more by reading our Guest Blog written by ERLY Wellness.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so many women have breast screenings and detection on their mind. Let’s discuss how thermography works and how it can benefit you.
Thermography is an FDA cleared, clinical imaging procedure used to detect and monitor a number of diseases and physical injuries. Thermal patterns indicate areas of reduced or increased activity, signifying changes of inflammatory activity or abnormal blood flow, which can indicate disease or dysfunction. By visualizing thermal abnormalities present in the body, such as lymphatic congestion, pain, metabolic processes and physiological (or functional) changes over time, thermography can help detect these abnormalities at their earliest stages.
Thermal images are taken using a digital thermal infrared camera without contact to the body; making screenings safe, comfortable, painless and free of harmful radiation.
Clinical trials have shown that thermography significantly augments the long-term survival rates of its recipients by as much as 61%. And when used as part of a multimodal approach, 95% of all early-stage cancers may be detected. No one breast test is 100% accurate, so it is important to consider a multimodal approach (used along with clinical examination, mammography or ultrasound).
Breast thermography’s ability to detect a precancerous state, or signs of cancer in the breast at an early stage, lies in its unique capability of monitoring the temperature variations and blood vessel alterations produced by the earliest changes in tissue physiology. This often occurs before a lump even presents itself and is detectable by other structural tests.
When a cancer is forming, it develops its own blood supply to feed its growth. This increased blood supply causes abnormal inflammatory patterns in the breasts. Thermography can detect these patterns, which are some of the earliest signs of a forming cancer.
All women can benefit from thermography and it can be especially helpful for women with dense breast tissue. Unlike mammograms, which have a difficult time seeing through dense tissue, it poses no issue for thermography since it is not a structural screening. It can also help identify fibrocystic activity and lymph congestion, both very common in women. It takes years for tumors to grow large enough to be seen on a structural test or to be palpable, hence the earliest possible indication of abnormality is essential to early intervention.
Our Women’s Health Check Thermography was designed with women’s needs in mind. By providing thermal findings related to breast, OB-GYN, thyroid, endocrine, visceral and autonomic (nerve) status, it provides a holistic view of your overall health and future risk levels.
The easy-to-understand report specifically identifies findings related to estrogen dominance, symptoms of adrenal fatigue or insufficiency, thyroid dysfunction and hormone imbalance. Using a color-coded slider, indicating associated risk levels, your report will assist you and your practitioner in taking positive action to improve ‘women’s wellness’ whether through lifestyle changes, holistic treatments or medical intervention.
Full body thermography offers a comprehensive head-to-toe view of the entire body, which will provide you with abundant information. Thermography has many applications for full-body imaging, such as detecting and monitoring a number of diseases, physical injuries and overall inflammation in the body. It can help to visualize your pain when other tests fail to find the cause.
Full-body imaging may provide you with new health information and/or help monitor illnesses you may be dealing with. It’s an excellent first screening step that may help you decide if further investigation or treatments may be warranted. Not only are we looking for areas of concern, but the screening can also help confirm your healthy lifestyle habits are benefiting you.
Take advantage of our best specials of the year! Schedule Tuesday, October 25 at Advanced Health and Wellness.
New Client Breast Thermography | $180 ($15 off)
Women’s Health Check | $299 ($36 off)
Full Body | $379 ($20 off)
Please visit ERLYWellness.com for abundant information on thermography, studies, research and benefits.
Please note breast thermography is not a replacement or alternative for mammography or any other form of breast imaging. Breast thermography is meant to be used in addition to mammography and other tests. Breast thermography and mammography are complementary procedures, one does not replace the other.