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How do you measure up? Thermography (also known as European Regulation Thermography) is a holistic method of diagnosis that uses changes in skin temperature to detect disease. By examining body temperature, practitioners of thermography can identify underlying problems and suggest appropriate methods of treatment. Who knew that having your temperature taken could reveal so much?

How does it work?

During a thermographic consultation, the practitioner will use a thermal sensor to measure the temperature of your skin at 110 different points. Each of these points corresponds with an underlying organ, gland or other part of the body. Measurements will be taken before and after asking you to undress, in order to assess the body’s reaction to cold – so make sure you wear clothes that are easy to take off.

The measurements taken will be recorded and then analysed, often using a computer-based diagnostic system. The practitioner will then be able to identify any anomalies in the body’s thermoregulatory system and to pinpoint the underlying problem responsible for these anomalies. This enables them to suggest appropriate therapies to help you treat the problem, allowing you to get on with a happier, healthier life.

Is it for me?

Practitioners claim that thermography can detect problems in the breast area much earlier than mammography or even self-examination, so it could be an effective way of catching breast cancer early.

This treatment may not be suitable for the very bashful, as you will be required to undress in order for it to work.

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European Thermography was originally invented by German doctors.

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