Wholistics is proud to be one of only a few places in P.A. where Whole Body Thermography is offered. It is estimated 1 in 8 women will encounter breast cancer in their lifetime. “By the time breast cancer is detected by a mammogram, a woman will have already had the disease for an average of 6 to 8 years,” (American Cancer Society 2001). Whole Body Thermography provides the earliest possible detection and is a true holistic approach to women’s health, particularly for the breasts. It is an adjunct diagnostic screening technique that has evolved over the last 40 years in Europe. Developed by Prof. Arno Rost, it is able to measure the capacity for regulation of the autonomic nervous system and thus identify areas, or foci, of inappropriate functioning. Unlike other methods of thermography based upon infrared sensors, Whole Body Thermography measures the skin-surface temperature, inputting 119 data-points to a computer memory, which your practitioner then interprets.
Most tests performed by allopathic medicine look at a static, non-dynamic nature of the body. For instance, when you take a blood test, the cells are counted and evaluated at that second, no matter if you have just been in a car accident, had a cold, or are emotionally distressed. In Whole Body Thermography, we are seeing how the body deals with stress. A sick person is not one who has a fever, sweats at night, or gets a rash. A sick person is one who does not react to stressful events or toxins, and this is what shows clearly in Whole Body Thermography. Fevers are healthy; they are the body’s way of killing disease-causing organisms. NOT having a fever could be lethal, however, in that the bacteria or toxins can penetrate in or transform into a far more serious disease. Whole Body Thermography looks directly at those bodily abilities and shows where interferences are disturbing your body’s natural defenses. This can guide you and your practitioner to either other studies for a closer look at the problem area(s) or to therapies to begin addressing these interferences.
Advances in thermography research have shown that breast cancer is not a local disease, but a sign of failing or failed regional and global homeostatic regulation. Twelve criteria have been identified for suspicion of breast cancer. By simultaneously looking at temperature data from the chest, ovaries, liver, pancreas, stomach, tonsils, teeth and jaws, Whole Body Thermography offers a truly integrative approach to breast health maintenance and treatment of breast pathology. By monitoring self-regulation capability, Whole Body Thermography can “foresee degenerative disease coming” up to 10 years in advance, whereas conventional medicine can detect breast cancer only after it has materialized. Compared to mammography, Whole Body Thermography has the advantages of being non-invasive, without radiation, and not painful, which makes it ideal for breast health screening.
While breast health assessment has been used to illustrate the advantages of Whole Body Thermography, it has also been approved by the FDA as a functional test for inflammatory conditions, peripheral circulation, cancer, thyroid, and neuromuscular disorders. It is equally useful in the adjunctive assessment of the prostate, colon, heart, respiratory and digestive tracts.
We’re located in North Wales, near Lansdale, Blue Bell, Harleysville, Gwynedd, Skippack, Doyelstown and surrounding areas in Montgomery and Bucks county
You will be asked to sit in a fairly cool, but not uncomfortable, room for 20-30 minutes. The first skin temperature measurements, of the head and teeth, are done by gentle touch of a temperature-sensing probe to the skin of the face and neck. Then you are asked to partially remove your clothes, which subjects your whole body to a controlled “stress.” The remainder of the measurements are quickly and efficiently made, mostly on the chest, abdomen and back. You are then asked to stand as you are, exposed to the room air for 10 more minutes. According to clinical research, it takes 10 minutes for your body to stabilize and effect the reactions of the internal organs upon the skin. The measurements are then repeated and the test is concluded.
How To Prepare For Your Whole Body Thermography Test:
You should plan to be at the center 2hrs. This test can only be performed in the morning/early afternoon. We offer appointments as early as 8AM and some Saturday mornings as well. You will receive a confirmation phone call to go over all your prep instructions and to answer any questions you might have.
Prior to your test:
24 hours prior – No tanning or air travel
If you have a cold starting or lingering, please call to discuss possibly rescheduling
No dental procedures 3 days prior to your test
Women can not be tested during the first or second day of their menstrual cycle
Refrain from acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, bio-energetic and homeopathy treatments
Morning of the Thermography test:
Avoid foods, drinks and activities that evoke a strong reaction from your nervous system.
This means :
No shower or bath
No smoking or alcohol at least 24 hours prior to appt.
No make-up, lotions, creams, perfumes, colognes, after-shave
No very hot or cold drinks, no caffeine or soda
Take only medication that you cannot go without
Eat a light breakfast and come to your appointment well hydrated (12- 16 oz water morning of appt.)
Tooth brushing is ok – use room temperature water and non-mint toothpaste or baking soda
Turn off cell phone or leave in car during test
Wear long-sleeve shirt or blouse that covers your chest and has sleeves that can be pushed up over elbow during test; no turtlenecks (long-sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt is good)
Long pants and closed shoes and socks
In hot weather, you can bring the warm clothes to change into at the office
Avoid tight waist band or bra. Do not wear bra or remove 15 min prior to appointment.
Remove eyeglasses 15 minutes before exam
Tie back long hair
Understanding your test results:
Once your test is complete your practitioner will analyze the results and make recommendations as to how you can go about bringing your body back into balance and prevent further dysfunction.