I have made up my mind and I currently decided to find a medical practitioner/dentist/chiro who understands the benefits of thermographic imaging.
Does anyone know of a dental practitioner and/or a chiropractor currently using this in their practice?
Can I simply walk in to a thermogaphic imaging office (such as Total Thermal Imaging in Encinitas) to request a full body thermal scanning, myself? Or must I have a licensed medical practitioner determine if that is something I want to have done, or not?
I have had circulatory issues since childhood, and would like to find out if this is myogenic contraction or some internal innervation issue.
I've always had chronic low blood pressure, and, in the past hypoglycemia (which I have all but eliminated) and these circulatory issues which are really getting to me, now.
I cannot stand it, anymore. Plus, I know I can get a breast cancer screening at the same time. It's about $550 USD, which is exceptionally worth it, to me.
I've read up on and watched the youtube videos of Dr. Roger Titone, I've gone to the site, as well as the spectronir and IACT (International Association of Certified Thermographers) websites. FDA 510(k) allows for screening for the detection of breast cancer, peripheral vascular disease, neuromuscular skeletal disorders, extracranial cerebral cerebral and vascular disease, thyroid gland abnormalites, so forth .... including TMJ and, more importantly, paraspinal imaging.
The test described below sounds painful, yet it is similar to what I live with, everyday. I cannot chop cold vegetables from the fridge, nor hold cold drinks without my fingers turning ghost white from touching a cold object. Same thing goes with minor drops in weather temperature.
Accurate information is of use. Thank you.
Additional Studies: Stress studies involving symptom exacerbation, thermoregulatory challenge, or alcohol spray (e.g. thyroid studies) may be performed following a baseline thermographic series.
The use of a thermoregulatory challenge (a.k.a. cold challenge) is defined as dynamic thermography. The procedure entails the use of a cold stimulus (ice water or equivalent temperature stimulus) applied to the hands, feet, or lower half of the central thoracic spine. The test is commonly performed via hand or feet immersion in an ice water bath for a minimum of 45 seconds (or until pain tolerance) followed by repeated imaging (a single duplicate study or a timed cooling/warming series may be used) of the body area(s) under study. Warmer water (e.g. tap water in temperate climate zones) may not provide a strong enough stimulus to the sympathetic nervous system and is considered questionable as to its reliability. The thermoregulatory challenge may be added to an examination to clarify the extent of the nervous system's involvement in a suspected pathologic process. The addition of this test is up to the discretion of the interpreting doctor and not the technician.