The one thing we can’t take for granted in life, especially as parents, is our health. I am reminded of this each time I’m knocked off my feet by a bad cold or stomach bug and all the ‘balls’ that I am constantly juggling tumble down around me. Because women’s health and wellness is the core of their business, my friends at The Wise Women’s Sanctuary encouraged me to get a full body thermography scan to ensure my peace of mind.
What is a Thermography Scan, you ask?
Thermography is a radiation-free, state of the art screening procedure that uses heat detection (via thermographic camera) to locate areas of temperature differences in the body that could represent potential or current health issues. The most common scans are of the breasts or entire body.
Thermography has been used for breast cancer detection since 1956. It was cleared by the FDA in 1982 as an adjunctive procedure for breast cancer screening. There are over 800 studies published in peer-reviewed journals about thermography of the breast alone.
The closest thing I can think of to describe the thermography scan process is getting a spray tan without the spray tan. In fact, many of the poses that Connie at The Wise Women’s Sanctuary put me in to take my thermograms were totally familiar…plus you’re either nude or in a G-string, so there you go.
I went with the full body thermal imaging, including the breast health screening, which can help detect early signs of the following:
- Abdominal Inflammation
- Lymphatic Congestion
- Nervous System Disorders
- Vascular System Analysis
- Muscular Disorders
- Other Pathologies
You can also request a:
- Vascular Screening
- Thyroid Screening
Your thermographic scan images are then sent off to a company called Breast Thermography International (BTI) AND your physician. You can choose to send your report to your PCP or OB. You are encouraged to go over your results with your physician first and then BTI will set up a conference call to discuss ways to improve any areas of concern.
My issues? Check out this spine/neck/back. I would have to attribute most of that redness to lifting a 30 lb three year-old (which I have now tried to stop doing by the way).
The Wise Women’s Sanctuary recommended that I see a chiropractor and get some massage therapy stat. I scheduled appointments immediately and am consciously working on my posture (especially when sitting at my computer).
Another area where I need to pay attention? My feet. Apparently flip flops and ballet flats aren’t doing much for the ol’ arch support. Time to pick up some shoe inserts at CVS!
My breast scan also noted some areas to keep an eye on and I’ll need to schedule an ultrasound in a few months. Since I’m not scheduled to have a mammogram for several years to come, I’m so glad I found a screening that can help me identify potential problems before they become…well a problem.
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