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One of the diagnostic tools of Biological Medicine is Contact Regulation Thermography (CRT), a non-invasive, non-radiation-emitting device that can detect the precursors to many common and serious diseases by measuring the temperature at various points on the body.
What is Regulation Thermography?
Contact Regulation Thermography (CRT) was developed in Germany where it is used in thousands of clinics and hospitals. Approved for use in the United States, it offers a wonderful addition to the methods of functional physiology evaluation. It is not designed to diagnose disease but to analytically assess organs and systems for their functional health. It is objective, non- invasive, reproducible, and reveals patterns consistent with healthy or unhealthy functions that have been documented.
In a German study, 54% of breast cancer patients were correctly diagnosed by history and physical examination. The number rose to 76% when mammography was added. However, when computerized regulation thermography was used, the accuracy of diagnosis rose to 92%.
CRT helps prioritize the areas or organs of greatest dysfunction. It can indicate whether a "focus" (localized area of unresolved infection or toxicity) is acting as a negative influence on the rest of the body. For example, the CRT can recognize dental or sinus problems that can profoundly affect one's overall health. Then, a follow-up CRT exam, often several months later, can objectively demonstrate how effective a treatment strategy has been.
What happens during a CRT measurement session?
My assistant, Aracely Kriete M.S., L.Ac. (a licensed acupuncturist and CRT technician), will lead you to a quiet room to relax and get accustomed to the room temperature for a few minutes before the procedure. The 30 minute procedure begins with 119 measurements of points on the head and torso. After the end of the first measurement, the patient disrobes to his or her underwear and waits in the room for 10 minutes. This slight cooling stimulus applies mild stress to the patient, after which a second reading of the same points is taken to monitor how the body regulates in response to stress. I will then analyze the data and write a report of the findings within one week and either send it to your doctor or yourself.
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