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How Skin Temperature Reveals Health

After more than 35 years of research in Europe it has been established that there are specific thermal "reflex" areas on the skin that are directly linked to organ response. It's just like feeling someone's forehead to see if they have a fever, the difference is we measure known areas associated with specific vital organs and systems.

The 120 measurement areas used in this particular form of thermography are based on a scientific principle called the cutaneous-visceral reflex. The principle describes the link between specific areas on the skin and the internal organs. Some of these areas are familiar. For example, the measurement points for the heart are similar to those used for an EKG.

In the illustration above, if someone has acute appendicitis, you would expect to feel heat when placing your hand on their abdomen over the appendix area. Scientifically we know that the actual heat from the organ is dispersed within the body; the heat that you can feel on the skin is from the body's cutaneous-visceral reflex.

Why Thermography is Important for You

Most tests performed in conventional medicine are like a snapshot and further limited because they cover just one area of the body. Regulation thermography is more like a panoramic moving picture because it looks at the whole body's response to stress.

It is well known in medicine that all disease begins as a lack of functional response. Before you can have cancer, you have to create the conditions for a cancer to grow. Changes in functional response to stress are clear indications that there is a change in your body's condition.

When you have a blood test, or give a urine sample, your results are compared to a 'norm' based on that one sample - overlooking the fact that your body's chemistry is constantly affected by what you eat, sleep patterns, exercise, and your level of emotional stress.

How many times have you heard that tests were inconclusive or negative - even when there were symptoms? For most diseases, one test is not enough; you usually have to have a whole panel of tests to really understand the disease. This is expensive and time consuming. Think of CRT thermography as an economical, non-invasive 120 point checkup for your whole body. By measuring temperature before and after a stimulus, thermography reveals information to your doctor about the functional health of your whole body. For that reason it is highly recommended that you have a Thermogram at least once a year.

You can give yourself a tremendous advantage in preventing disease and finding problems early when you and your doctor can compare annual themograms. Remember, all disease begins with a change in functional response. Thermography is preventative medicine at its best.

What to Expect in a Thermographic Exam

You will be asked to sit in an exam room for about 15 minutes before the exam begins. This is so your body can adapt to the temperature of the room. After 15 minutes we will then take the first measurements starting with the head and neck.

Thermographic readings are taken by a gentle, brief touch of the sensor to your skin. With each measurement you will hear two auditory 'beeps' which tell the technician that the thermal measurement has been accurately recorded by the computer.

Measurements will continue with the chest, abdomen and back. You will be asked to gradually remove your clothes as the readings progress through all 120 measurement areas. You are then asked to sit undressed for 10 minutes before the second reading. This 10 minute period is the 'stress' or stimulus to the body. It is really quite simple, but it is enough to get the body to make a response.

The body's response is then measured in the second readings which follow the same procedure as the first reading. The computer will record all the measurements and the test is concluded.

The results are saved on the computer and the technician will print out a report. CRT is a stress-response test that indicates the functional health of your whole body and vital organ systems.