We live in a toxic world. With increasing outside influences on our bodies, there are new disease patterns showing up that are difficult for even doctors to explain. While it has been said that, in many cases, early detection is the best protection, thermography offers a new approach with the potential to detect even earlier what is going on inside of our bodies, giving us more time to heal from what ails us.
Genie Fields, DC, of the Thermography Center of Dallas, practices regulation thermography (RT), a noninvasive process that involves scanning the skin twice in 114 locations with a sensitive handheld tool and measuring the temperature at those locations. Unlike mammography, there is no pain, compression or radiation.
According to Dr. Fields, “RT was developed in Germany in the 1970s and has been used throughout Europe ever since. RT was introduced to the United States in the late 90s by Dr. Daniel Beilin. The Thermography Center of Dallas has been using RT since we opened our doors in 2000. Unlike structural testing, such as an X-ray or MRI, RT focuses on function at the cellular and metabolic level.
Unlike other thermographic methods that only provide a very generalized, colorful image and are usually only looking at the chest region, regulation thermography provides a multi-page, highly detailed, analytical report on the whole body. Fields explains, “We’re basically looking at the function of all the internal organs, the glands, the breasts and the teeth.”
After the second scan, which is done on the same visit, the two readings are compared and any potential problem areas relating to an organ can be detected. Regulation thermography can reveal where the greatest priority of dysfunction lies, as well as where a disease influence may be located. In other words, it shows future disease tendencies and those that are developing. Fields notes, “If we see an organ is not functioning well, most issues related to that organ can be detected,” and adds, “RT is a very complete, overall analysis of your body, especially for breast health.”
Regulation thermography is often improperly believed to be a last resort. People want answers that their doctors cannot necessarily give them, so they look to this method as an alternative, when thermography should really be performed first, as a proactive step. Fields comments, “Lots of men and women come because they’ve tried everything else. Their doctors tell them there’s nothing wrong with them, but they know they’re not okay.” She believes that an annual thermogram should be a part of everyone’s health plan, but if a problem is being monitored, a thermogram every three to six months is suggested. RT has the potential to catch disease patterns before they become major problems. While the process does not itself treat patients, the testing is easy and can teach patients and their practitioner enough about their bodies to be able to seek proper treatment for ailments that are manifesting now, as well as those that are silently developing.
Fields made the switch to regulation thermography after experiencing a severe lack of energy and swollen lymph nodes. She had a thermogram done and found out some amazing things about her own body, including the lymphatic and immune systems. She was then able to eliminate her symptoms with diet changes and nutritional supplements as indicated by the findings of the thermograph report. It was this experience that sparked her interest in the field and the many benefits it has to offer.
Many people like Fields that utilize thermography begin by just not feeling well and/or lacking energy. After their thermogram, they are able to work with their practitioner to feel better, often within a couple of months. Fields is excited to be able to offer thermography as a part of that process. She explains that what motivates her about thermography: “It’s getting people feeling better and really living a much healthier, vibrant life.”
As for the best time to begin getting annual thermograms, Fields is quick to say, “You just need to start!” She regularly scans people of any age, from 5-yearold children to 90-year-old adults, and says that females especially are advised to begin as early as possible.
Thermography can be a first step toward preventing current and potential diseases from taking over. It can give patients a heightened awareness of their body and a proactive screening, as opposed to a last resort screening, and can work wonders for their overall health and lifestyle.
The Thermography Center of Dallas, specializing in regulation thermography, is located at 5220 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 405. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 214-352- 8758 or visit ThermographyCenter.com