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Detecting Inflammation with Thermography: A Proactive Approach to Health

Apr 29, 2019 11:29PM ● By Sue Saari

Heat pattern between the breasts identifies lower esophageal inflammation that over time can develop into Barrett’s Esophagus or esophageal cancer.

Acute inflammation is the body’s natural immune response, generally a positive reaction to an irritant or damage. It may show up as redness, swelling, heat, pain and or loss of function, like cystitis, a cold, or infected finger. It is how our body communicates that something is wrong, and it fixes itself.

Chronic inflammation can develop from acute inflammation or build slowly over time and have devastating effects as in leaky gut, esophageal cancer, or diabetes. People don’t just wake up one morning in a diseased state; it most often develops slowly over time throwing off one’s body chemistry and even sometimes changing our DNA. If not looking for it, it often goes undetected. Most chronic, low-grade inflammation cannot be detected with conventional testing.

Thermography is a way to detect that something may be brewing, that our health gyroscope is off. Thermography is a tool used to look for physiological changes in the breast and body that are compatible for cancer and disease. This information is valuable. Thermal images can show if the breast and/ or body is physiologically malfunctioning and needs to be corrected. Like a car that is making noise, we bring it in for diagnosis; we don’t ignore it.

When a patient comes in for thermal imaging, they may have symptoms or not. A health history is recorded and then pictures are taken. These are then sent off to medical doctors that are thermologists. The doctor then creates a report of their impressions. Reviewing the report allows the patient to identify where their inflammation may be and work to correct it.

Taking a proactive approach to health, thermal imaging gives individuals the map for potential triggers and for making lifestyle changes that can help fix the physiology of the body.

Thermography allows for gaining knowledge and making informed choices. By making just a few changes, we can live healthier and longer lives.

Following is a list of practices that can significantly reduce inflammation and reverse the risk for disease and cancer:

Let Food and Supplements Be Your Medicine

Eat organic as much as possible; juice or smoothie raw foods, broccoli and broccoli sprouts, seaweeds for iodine, pure water, probiotics, sunlight or Vitamin D3 and K2 if low, krill oil or ground flax seed for Omega 3s, organic coconut oil and olive oil, mushrooms of all types but especially maitake and reishi, blueberries, cherries, ginger, turmeric, holy basil, pineapple, papaya, miso, chia seeds, liposomal Vitamin C, resveratrol and melatonin for sleep if low.

Eliminate Toxic Exposure

Reduce daily exposure to environmental toxins in the home and in the body: sinus rinsing; brush your teeth with baking soda; if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin; throw out the plastic and use glass; use a corded telephone as much as possible; do not use dryer sheets; turn off the modem at night; and remove mercury amalgams safely.

Balance Your Energy and Move Your Body

Take part in healing arts and practices that balance the body: massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, reiki, reflexology, meditation, positive self-speak and breath work. Exercise daily: walk, swim, swing the arms. Decongest breast tissue with self-breast massage.

Heal the Emotional Hurts

Clear the body of toxic emotions that have created stress and disease in the body.


Stop and examine life’s priorities and remember to name yourself as one of those priorities. Do something good and relaxing for yourself.

A Must Do

Remove sugar from your diet; it causes inflammation, and cancer loves sugar.

Adopt Very Early Detection with Thermography

The silent causes of aging and disease are silent no longer when we monitor our health with thermography and address the imbalances.

Sue Saari is co-owner of Metrowest Thermal Imaging, located at 364 Boston Turnpike Rd., Shrewsbury and 15 mobile locations. She is a licensed acupuncturist and a certified thermographer. For more information, call 508-425-3300 or visit