Regulation Thermography

At Wildflower Wellness, we believe in being proactive in health. One of our diagnostic ways to do this is Regulation Thermography using the the Alfasight 9000. It is a safe, functional, accurate and non-invasive whole-body assessment. 

What is Thermography?

Infrared Regulation Thermography (using the AlfaSight 9000) is a whole-body medical procedure that is designed for men, women, and children over 6 years old, that is gentle, painless, non-toxic, and non-invasive.  It provides a comprehensive functional assessment of the neurologically controlled terrains that create or sustain a diseased environment. Infrared Regulation Thermography uses an infrared sensor to measure skin temperatures at 90 to over 120 points on the body, gathering information about the functioning health and integrity of various tissues and organs.

Grounded in the science of Regulation Thermography, the AlfaSight 9000 provides a visible measurement of the Autonomic Nervous System, often the key to knowledge regarding the mechanisms involved in the development of disease. This measures the regulation capacity of the organs, tissues and glands through the autonomic nervous system with high degree of accuracy and predictability. There is no other test that shows the dynamic changes and reactivity of the autonomic nervous system which are the basis of healthy physiology.

The AlfaSight system provides a comprehensive functional assessment of the neurologically controlled terrains that often create or sustain disease environments. It identifies multiple areas of physiological dysregulation and generates recommendations that can be used to guide therapy priorities to address the causative factors of many diseases.

How does Infrared Regulation Thermography (using the Alfasight 9000) differ from other types of testing?

MRI, CT scans and mammograms are imaging tests that look to detect a growth or lesion in the anatomy, while regulation thermometry is a physiological test that looks at the body as a dynamic system that is constantly changing, therefore it is able to evaluate the organ function, not simply providing an image of the existing underlying anatomy.   Therefore we can detect patterns of disease early. A truly preventative medicine.

How Does it Work?

With ideal regulation, when a healthy patient is subjected to a cool-room exposure, most points on the body cool as the blood is functionally re-routed to the core and head, similar to a ‘fight or flight’ reaction. In Regulation Thermography, therefore, with a normal or ideal reaction we see the head values warm in their response as the body values cool. When this normal neurologically-controlled reaction is not seen, it can be assumed (and clarified by further medical tests) that there is an “input phenomena” that originates from the regional organs and tissues underlying those abnormal points. For instance, in an acute hepatitis case (and often in chronic hepatitis) one could see increased temperature in the points over the liver (right upper abdomen) become warmer after a cool-air exposure in a paradoxical response. This can be helpful to the practitioner in that now priorities can be placed in systems where there had previously been little to no clarity.  Every doctor makes assumptions based on education and experience, which is always limited. Regulation Thermography provides visual insight into cases that have complex causes or incomplete diagnoses.

This new evolution of mathematical thermogenic analysis is the result of years of clinical case data validated with disorders such as breast disease, inflammatory disorders, and endocrine dysfunctions. 

What to Expect During Your Testing

The test involves taking two sets of temperature readings on 90 to over 120 points on your skin, which takes about 30 minutes. When you arrive you will sit fully clothed for 10-15 minutes to relax and acclimate. The test is done standing. Using a very gentle, light-weight sensor, we measure your skin’s temperature on the different points on your body, ranging from the head to the pelvic area. We take 2 sets of measurements one before and one after a brief cooling period.

You are asked to stand for the duration of the procedure and will begin with your clothing on. As the procedure proceeds through the first set of measurements we gradually ask you to disrobe, allowing access to the skin corresponding to points we need to measure. By the time we are finished the first set, you are then asked to remove all of your outer clothing and remain in a fairly cool room for 10 minutes. Doing so subjects your body to a controlled stress that does not in fact really feel stressful because the temperature in the room is not cold; it is only about 70 degrees F.

After the ten minute cooling period, the measurements are then repeated with your outer clothing still removed which then concludes the procedure.

The results are documented in a graph which reveals the reactions of the body, the functional health of your various organs, and their neurological control systems. A report will be generated and reviewed by one of the doctors. The report will offer a thorough analysis and give guidance of supportive treatments or supplementation that may be necessary. Follow up Thermograms can be used to track progress and measure improvements. Annual screening is an option as well.

 

This whole-body medical procedure is designed for men, women, and children over 6 years old and is gentle, painless, non-toxic, and non-invasive. The overall experience is pleasant and relaxing for the patient. There’s no harmful radiation, pain, or confined spaces to contend with.

The Science Behind Regulation Thermography

The body is constantly adapting to the environment to maintain a stable body temperature through a complex process called thermoregulation.  The skin is crucial element to maintaining body temperature. The autonomic nervous system regulates temperature throughout the body in response to both internal and external stress factors, and it reacts to stress factors by manipulating capillary blood flow to and from the skin.

When we expose the body to a slightly cooler temperature this leads to blood flow away from the skin to the core and head in order to maintain essential organ temperature and oxygenation. Therefore we can assess internal homeostasis by observing skin temperature behavior.

There are neuro-cutaneous pathways called viscero-cutaneous reflex arc whereby the nervous system sends impulses from the skin to the brain, then signals are sent to the capillaries including signals from the underlying organs and each organ responds based on its functional capacity and vitality influencing the impulses to capillary beds thus affecting the temperature of the skin.  It is through the viscero-cutaneous reflex arc that we can identify influences that lead to disease and disease progression.

Therefore by stimulating the body with cool air and measuring the changes in skin temperature, we can obtain exceptional insight into the body’s system wide physiological health.

 

Regulation Thermometry is a challenge test on the body which looks at differences in temperature at the surface of the skin.  When we are in warm weather, our bodies do not need extra heat inside, so the heat in the body comes to the surface. The autonomic nervous system controls and directs all of the functions that we don’t consciously tell our body to do, such as digestion, produciung new cells and breaking down old ones and our heartbeat.   The autonomic nervous system has a very direct relationship with temperature. When our body is exposed to cold, heat on surface moves internally, into the body, to protect the more delicate organs form effects of cold, ultimately helping to preserve life.  The autonomic nervous system is all about survival. Our ability to respond appropriately to a temperature change of about 10 degrees is a great indicator of overall body health.

Key Organ and Tissue Patterns Recognized by AlfaSight 9000

  • Breast

  • Prostate function

  • Intestinal Disorders

  • Endocrine function

  • Liver function

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiac function

  • Brain and Headache

  • Dental Infections

  • Neuromuscular

  • Pulmonary function

  • Viral and Bacterial disease

The AlfaSight 9000 is FDA approved for the adjunct diagnosis of the following:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders

  • Peripheral vascular disease

  • Abnormalities of the female breast

  • Extra-cranial cerebral and facial vascular disase

  • Abnormalities of the thyroid gland

  • Various neoplastic and inflammatory conditions

Other Benefits

  • Excellent first step in patient care

  • Patients gain insight into the true underlying causes of their symptoms

  • increase comprehension of dynamic physiology and its relationship to disease conditions

  • reveals severity and diagnostic criteria clearly

  • Provides empirical data to evaluate treatment efficacy and track patient progress over time

  • Its not toxic and non-invasive

 

 

This whole-body medical procedure is designed for men, women, and children over 6 years old and is gentle, painless, non-toxic, and non-invasive. The overall experience is pleasant and relaxing for the patient. There’s no harmful radiation, pain, or confined spaces to contend with.

 

 

The AlfaSight 9000 is not intended to serve as a sole diagnostic screening procedure. It is intended as an adjunct diagnostic device only. Regulation Thermometry is not a replacement for mammography or any other imaging method. Rather, it is to be used in conjunction with conventional testing to provide a holistic and integrative approach.

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Why would you want to choose Alfa 9000 thermography? Look at the chart below and see the difference for yourself in regards to breast health. 

The Alfa 9000 also shows a whole body picture of your health. It is a physiological assessment tool reflecting organ and tissue information. It is great as a part of a yearly health and prevention plan as well as for breast and prostate health. 

Preparations for Your Thermometry Appointment 

  • Come to the appointment wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily removed. Wear a long-sleeved button-up shirt and long pants, even if the weather is hot or humid. Avoid synthetic fibers and tight clothing. Do not wear a bra or remove it at least 15 minutes prior to the test.

  • Do not shower or bathe the morning of the test. However, a quick shower using only tepid water is allowable, as is a shower or bath the night before do not use body sprays, skin creams or lotions, or cosmetics the morning of the test.

  • Do not drink coffee, black tea, or caffeinated beverages, and do not smoke the morning of the test. A light breakfast is acceptable, but nothing piping hot.

  • Come to appointment hydrated; drink 12 – 16 oz of water 1/2 – 2 hours before the test.

  • Do not exercise the morning of the test. This includes running, yoga, Pilates, etc.

  • ·Stop taking all non-essential supplements and remedies 24 – 36 hours prior to the test. Continue all prescription drugs.

  • Refrain from ‘regulative’ and therapeutic practices within 36 hours prior to the test. This includes acupuncture, bio-energetic treatments, therapeutic massage, classical homeopathy, chiropractic treatments, etc.

  • Refrain from dentistry and dental cleanings at least 3 days prior to the test.

  • Women cannot be tested during the first or second day of the menstrual period. The lower abdominal points warm up and create false readings.

  • Arrive 15 – 20 minutes before your appointment so that your body has a chance to relax before you are tested.

  • Remove your glasses when you get to the office, as there are sinus points on the nose that will be tested.

  • Turn off cell phones during the appointment.

  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to the test.

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