Regulation thermography is a safe, noninvasive procedure that reveals worrisome changes in your body before disease develops. Stephen Atkins, PhD, CHHP, at Atkins Wellness Solutions is dedicated to delivering the highest quality preventive care for each patient. With regulation thermography as one of his innovative tools, you can count on comprehensive screening and truly individualized care. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Huntington, New York, or use the online booking feature.
Thermography uses a heat-sensing infrared camera to detect and record your skin temperature. When Dr. Atkins takes the skin’s temperature at numerous points before and after it’s exposed to the cold, the change in surface temperature reflects how organs and tissues responded to the cold.
The information is sent to a computer, which interprets the data and displays an image depicting the surface heat in the form of graphs and diagrams. Each person has a unique biochemical profile that emerges in their regulation thermography, revealing information about the health and function of the vital structures beneath the points where the skin’s temperature was measured.
Before mammography was developed, computerized regulation thermography was used to detect breast cancer. Blood flow is higher in tumors compared to the surrounding tissues, which causes a temperature difference at the surface of your skin. As a result, thermography reveals the presence of the disease.
The interesting thing about thermography is that it can assess the functional health of organs and systems and reveal subtle changes that occur before disease takes hold. For this reason, Dr. Atkins often uses it for preventive care.
The computerized system analyzes the information by comparing it to more than 30,000 regulation thermograms, giving Dr. Atkins a wealth of information on your body organs, lymph system, toxic metals, and intestinal dysfunction. It can also be used to detect vascular dysfunction, inflammatory conditions, thyroid problems, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Your digitized scan is saved on the computer. Down the road, another thermographic scan can be compared to earlier scans to show the progress of treatments.
When you have regulation thermography, your temperature is taken using a probe that’s touched to specific points on your skin. Dr. Atkins measure the skin’s temperature twice.
The first time it’s taken is after your body acclimates to the cool room temperature. Then it’s done a second time after your skin is directly exposed to the cool air. You’ll need to stay in the cool air just long enough for the temperature change in the underlying structures to reach your skin.
Computerized regulation thermography is one of many techniques used at Atkins Wellness Solutions to help patients prevent disease and maintain optimal wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online.