Thermal Bio-Scan (computerized regulation thermography), provided by Kirsten Ward, BA, CHS, CNHP, at Mor Wellness Concepts, is a state-of-the-art, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared, non-invasive method of evaluating the body’s organ systems and identifying physiological dysfunction very early in the disease process.
Testing is performed by measuring body temperature at over 100 points on the skin that correspond to specific internal organs and tissues to monitor changes in circulation. The actual temperature, as well as how it changes in response to a cold stimulus, provides information about how well the organs and tissues are functioning and how they deal with physiological stress. Thermal Bio-Scan can display the beginnings of disease in focal areas that other diagnostic methods may miss.
The technology was developed in Germany in the 1950s for the military and then the general public. It was brought to the U.S. by Daniel Beilin, OMD, LAc, in 1997. Information provided by the Thermal Bio-Scan allows physicians to make more accurate real-time assessments of the root cause of disease and its accompanying factors. Further focused laboratory or imaging tests can then be prescribed for a more efficient and cost-effective approach to diagnosis.
The system also recognizes trends in the body that can assist in the practice of preventive medicine. Specific areas of physiological dysfunction that can be identified include abnormalities of the female breast; peripheral vascular disease; musculoskeletal disorders; extracranial cerebral and facial vascular disease; abnormalities of the thyroid gland; and neoplastic and inflammatory conditions. Parallel disease factors accompanying many conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cognitive disorders and viral diseases are also identified. Early stage detection of these factors is critical for effective treatment and faster recoveries.
More than 800 peer-reviewed studies in the Index Medicus on 300,000 women followed for up to 12 years show that breast thermography, when properly interpreted and regarded as a dynamic physiological measurement, achieves 90 percent accuracy and sensitivity in detecting changes in breast tissue necessary for prevention and assessment regarding cancer suspicion.
The value of this technology is explored in the book Complementary Oncology, by Dr. Josef Beuth, of the University of Cologne, Germany. He is an emeritus professor of internal medicine who surveyed 35 medical devices that claimed clinically verified results.
While this technology is most often associated with breast screening evaluations for women, it is also a preventative strategy for men, women and children to find out what’s going on inside the body before symptoms appear. If there are symptoms, it can reveal possible underlying causes of the disease.
“We can successfully scan both women, men and children 5 years old and up,” says Ward. “Anyone over 25 years of age should be tested annually. There is an ever-increasing incidence of asthma, ADD, dermatitis, cancer, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. We all know that prevention is best, but how do you prevent what you don’t know is about to happen? Prevention of serious illness is made more realistic via periodic testing and subsequent treatment. Thermal BioScan offers reproducible and scientifically valid information that can be crucial to the development and tracking of a successful treatment strategy.”
Ward recommends getting a Thermal Bio-Scan yearly as part of the annual check-up. Because there is no pain or radiation, it can be done as frequently as every three to six months as a means to determine the efficacy of any treatment plans.
“Recent studies indicate that mammograms could be doing more harm than good for some women that receive increased exposure to the cancer-causing effects of ionizing radiation,” says Ward. “Furthermore, it can take five to 10 years for breast cancer cells to propagate enough to be detectable by a mammogram. The compression used in the procedure could rupture an existing tumor and cause it to spread. Such risks can be avoided with a noninvasive, radiation-free technology to observe the physiological health of organs and systems.”
Mor Wellness Concepts is located at 17480 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 110, in Dallas. For appointments, call 817-832-2618. For more info, visit MorConcepts.com.