Clinical Thermography: A Blend of Pink and Green Technology
by Jo Vaccarino
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons will appear en masse on packages and advertising and it will be impossible to miss the message that you should get checked.
While getting checked with a mammogram could lead to early detection, many women feel like something is still missing from the conventional screening programs. Is an annual yes or no test really the best we can do? Isn’t there a program for prevention? How could we become more proactive about our breast health? In conjunction with the growing field of functional medicine, doctors and holistic practitioners who work to find our deficiencies teach us to eat better and help us live healthier lifestyles. Thermography provides information that could help us become ambassadors for our breasts.
Somebody needs to do a better job looking out for the girls.
While tests of structure provide a picture of the physical appearance of tissues, thermography (also known as thermal imaging) provides physiological clues to help determine how those tissues are acting. Physiology is the study of function and activity and it is a way to improved communication with the body. Tests of physiology help us to essentially see “the messages” the body is sending.