Content provided by: Barbara Meconis, RN, BS, principal owner of Holistic Care Approach
Have you considered Thermography for your next breast exam? When it comes to breast cancer, or any other type of cancer for that matter, early detection is key to successful treatment. Thermography screening is a safe and effective method of catching breast anomalies at their very earliest. Thermography uses ultra-sensitive infrared cameras alongside sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce a high-resolution mapping of your body's temperature variations. What the technician is looking for are concentrations of blood vessels that don't contract the way they're supposed to when you're cold, a natural response intended to keep vital organs warm. If abnormalities are found, there are a variety of interventions that can be taken.
Because of its extreme sensitivity, these temperature variations may provide subtle, yet vital clues to the detection of cancer or a precancerous state of the breast. There's no radiation, no compression, and the technology is supported by more than 800 peer-reviewed studies.
Did you know that men can be diagnosed with breast cancer as well? Thermography doesn't just have to be for breast screenings either, it can also detect inflammation in other parts of body so a technician can do waist up and full body readings, which can be used to glean insight on sources of pain or inflammation.
Thermography is now available in West Michigan!
About Barbara Meconis, RN, BS:
Barbara Meconis, RN, BS, is a holistic nurse consultant and health coach, and the principal owner of Holistic Care Approach, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also Vice President of the Universal Health Solutions Board of Directors.