Thermography: Understanding Your Body’s Needs

By Heather Caldwell and Deb Martin, Holistic Health Educators

Imagine being able to have a sneak-peak of what is going on inside your body so that it can inform you of areas that need more love and care. Thermography is a non-invasive way to do just that!

The purpose of integrative health and functional medicine is to care for every aspect of your body. That’s why we make an effort to offer a variety of services for our clients. We want everyone who enters our Chinese Medicine clinic to have hope that they can move beyond pain and into a life of invigorating enthusiasm, no matter their ailment. It’s also one of the reasons we offer many preventative modalities to address your health before it even becomes a concern. Thermography provides a window into your body in order to make important health discoveries, and it’s our newest offering here at the Lotus Blossom Clinic.

The feedback received from a Thermography screening can change your life. One client came to see if her body could give her clues about a recent breast cancer diagnosis. When the thermal imaging info was reviewed, it was evident she also had an infected root canal that she was unaware of! In the images, the client could actually see the lymphatic system reacting to the infection and carrying it to the breast. In order to see real relief from her breast cancer, she had to address the root of the problem, an infected tooth!

What is Thermography?

Thermography is a diagnostic thermal imaging system that informs you of inflammation in the body. It can shine a light on problems related to:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sinus Issues and Headaches
  • Immune Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Digestive Disorders
  • AND is an FDA-cleared adjunct to mammography!

Many patients are happy to note that the process makes no contact with your body, emits no radiation, and involves ZERO pain!

How does it work?

When you make a thermography appointment, you will sit in a temperature-controlled room for a few minutes before a Thermal Imaging Camera takes pictures of your body. According to a recent patient, “The environment during a Thermography service is private, comfortable, and kind.”

During this non-invasive process, you’ll be able to see the heat-sensing imaging in real-time. Afterwards, the Thermographer will send your results to Dr. David Martin, the Acupuncture Physician here at the Lotus Blossom Clinic, who will contact you with the results shortly after the appointment. Once you learn about your body, our clinician, Lisa Mack will help you create a plan of action to make sure you receive the best care possible.

What are the benefits?

Because this service provides breast imaging, diagnosis, and inflammatory patterns, many people are able to understand cellular changes in the body that can prevent disease, neurological dysfunction, and musculoskeletal injury.

Exploring blood profusion using thermal imaging helps clue you in to possible organs that are malfunctioning or if more specific nutrients are required to allow the systems of your body to function more smoothly. Exploring blood temperatures can also be helpful for those who need sports medicine or are concerned about preventing an injury before it becomes a major issue. Another benefit is exploring the skin temperature because that will let you know more about your endocrine system and its response to hormonal processes.

How trustworthy is the thermography service?

Lisa Mack, CCT, HHC, the Thermography technician, is deeply connected to her work. When she was younger, she had early symptoms of heart disease that no doctor would diagnose until she started having heart-attack symptoms. Although she improved, doctors said her disease was incurable and that she would never have children. Against all odds, she was able to regain her health and give birth to three healthy children. Now it’s her mission to support others who would like to take control of their own health as well. Imagine if she had been able to take a thermal image of her body to her doctors right away! She could have prevented all that turmoil.

By now you understand that Lisa, along with every other practitioner here at the clinic conscientiously puts the client first. Lisa’s equipment is calibrated to measure 100th of a degree centigrade, and she has been trained to exact standards with precision based on intense training and continuing education. And again, all scans are analyzed by our Acupuncture Physician, Dr. David Martin, and sent out to other medical doctors specialized in thermography when necessary.

Once you are able to better to understand what your body needs to be in optimum health, you have the option to engage in a plethora of classes, programs, and events here at the Lotus Blossom Clinic that can enhance your recovery or preventative measures.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the support we provide at the clinic, please call 239-277-1399 and Follow this link to schedule an appointment! And feel free to visit our website for more info.

With a Clear Mind,
Dr. David Martin, Deb Martin & Heather Caldwell
Lotus Blossom Clinic

Serving the Greater Fort Myers area with Natural and Holistic Medicine, including Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage, Science-backed Food as Medicine, Energy & Transformational Sessions…and Community Classes & Events both Virtual and In-Person!

We are not MD’s, Nutritionists, or Dieticians.  Vickie Gelardi and Deb Martín are certified in the Conquering Any Disease, a High-Phytochemical Food Healing System, and they work under Dr. David Martín’s directions with his patients, helping them incorporate his dietary guidelines into their lives to improve health.