Proactive Health Screenings, from Breast to Full Body
Aug 29, 2014 07:55AM
● By Gisele Siebold
Dr. Pamela Howard, a chiropractor and the certified clinical thermographer at Advanced Thermal Imaging, with locations in Mechanicsburg and Columbia, cares about the individuals that seek out thermal imaging as a screening tool. Thermal imaging offers a safe, non-invasive way to visualize potential health concerns for a proactive approach to health, including breast health and monitoring. The physiological tool can be used for a study of the full body or for particular areas to assist in determining where problem areas may lie.
Howard believes in empowering her clients with an in-depth understanding, so she devotes time and personal attention to each client. Before she takes the images, she describes the imaging process and obtains the individual’s history.
She explains, “The body needs to regulate its own temperature and uses the sympathetic nervous system to send messages about health through the skin’s surface.” Therefore, during a thermal imaging session, there is no body contact or radiation; rather, a thermal camera measures and captures an image of the body temperatures throughout the body to locate abnormal temperatures that would indicate areas of concern.
After the screening, the images are reviewed by a medical doctor specially trained in thermal imaging who writes a thorough report. Howard reviews the results with the client in a detailed consultation.
Howard earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, graduated from New York College of Chiropractic, and has been a certified clinical thermographer since 2005. In addition, she is a certified cancer support educator, answering questions and providing resources for cancer patients. Supporting her special interest in holistic health issues, she regularly attends continuing education seminars, particularly those provided by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, one of the leading experts in non-pharmaceutical applications to autoimmune disorders, chronic illnesses and complex neurological disorders. She is affiliated with the American College of Clinical Thermology, Electronic Medical Interpretation, Inc. and Natural Alliance.
Locations: 550 Coventry Dr., Mechanicsburg, and 259 N. 6th St., Columbia. For more information, call 866-522-3484, or visit AThermalImage.com.
Gisele Siebold is a contributing writer for Natural Awakenings magazine, Lancaster-Berks edition, who lives in Lancaster.