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Computerized Regulation Thermography

The use of thermography for medical imaging began in 1962 where it was used for the early detection of breast cancer.

Between l974 and l976, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) required the use of thermography in their large-scale, breast cancer detection project. However, as complete diagnostic criteria were undeveloped at the time the NIH dropped thermography from its program and shifted all attention to mammography.

CRT Graph Printout

However, as complete diagnostic criteria were undeveloped at the time the NIH dropped thermography from its program and shifted all attention to mammography.

Computerized Regulation Thermography or CRT is based on the physiology of heat production in humans from the combination of cellular metabolism and the nervous system. When there are disease processes in the human body, the body's organs respond differently to stress. With the use of a very accurate thermal sensor, it is possible to measure and detect changes in the skin's physiological response to stress. These changes may indicate the presence of a disease even at its earliest stage before a patient shows symptoms.

The thermography device converts heat energy on the skin into electronic data signals displayed on a computer monitor. 112 different points on the body are scanned and placed into a single displayed image yielding a scan of 15 major organs and their functions.

The thermography device does not send out rays to penetrate body tissue to produce an image. It simply registers skin-surface temperature from the capillary heat conduction through the skin. While x-rays give a structural view, thermography gives us a functional perspective based on physiology and stress response.

By studying the skin temperature patterns from the patient's body, the diagnostician gains a direct index of the metabolic activity in the various parts of the body. Disturbances in the energy-conversion processes and reduced responses to the stress stimulus show up in the CRT thermographic scan as inflamed, degenerative or blocked. The information from the thermographic profile and patient evaluation assists your naturopathic practitioner in determining your level of health and helps provide them with indications of disease processes at a very early stage.

The Process

Subsequent thermographic scans can monitor and demonstrate the progress of treatments as the blocked areas become unblocked or the degenerative areas become normal. You will sit in a fairly cool, but not uncomfortable room for 15 minutes. The technician will then take the first measurements using the gentle touch of a temperature probe on particular points on the skin of the face and neck.

Taking A  Measurement

Then, you will be asked to expose the upper body, from the waist up, which will induce a physiological response by the whole body to the "stress" of the cool room air.

The technician then quickly takes the remainder of the measurements on your chest, breasts, abdomen, and back.

You are then asked to sit as you are, exposed to the room air for an additional 8 minutes, making the total exposure time about 10 minutes.

According to clinical research, it takes about 10 minutes for the body to stabilize and acclimate to the regulatory changes from the internal organs onto the skin. The measurements are then repeated and the test is concluded.

An instant computerized readout of the regulatory effects before and after the cool stress is printed out which details how your internal organs and their neurological control systems reacted. This information can be extremely helpful in determining the efficacy of your future treatments and health potential.

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