How Healthy is Your Heart?

Do you ever wish you could see, and I mean really “see” and visualize, what is going on with your health?
Do you wish that you could see changes that are occurring before a problem develops?

February is heart month and, unfortunately, too many people find out they have a heart problem only after they have a cardiovascular event. For some, this one-time event is deadly. For others, those fortunate enough to survive a cardiovascular event, it is a wake-up call.

The Heart, according to Chinese medicine, is the king of all organs. It is the Heart of your being. This means that all the other organs will sacrifice for the Heart. In other words, they will always give their energy to help the Heart maintain its balance. Let’s face it, if your heart stops beating you stop living.

The Heart is responsible, along with your Liver, for controlling blood circulation. Blood moistens and nourishes your entire body. The health of your arteries is essential to blood circulation as well. If your arteries are rigid and plugged up, I can bet you that not much blood will be getting to all the parts of your body and this places extra stress and strain on the heart.

The health of your Heart can be affected by your level of inflammation, lifestyle and dietary habits, weight, physical activity level, stress level, amongst other factors.

Thermography is useful for identifying early signs of cardiovascular changes. It is a non-contact, non-invasive procedure, that provides a reliable means of graphically mapping and displaying the skin’s surface temperature.  One of the functions of the skin is autonomic temperature regulation by means of complex interactions controlled by the nervous system. By analyzing thermal patterns and the temperatures of those thermal pattern’s thermography is a useful predictor of cardiovascular changes.

Along with cardiac (chest) imaging, other regions of the body can be (and should be) imaged to corroborate findings that may be an indication of a risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Early signs of inflammation along the carotid arteries may suggest a person’s risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is greatly increased. Besides carotid screening, dental health has now been determined to play a critical role in cardiac health. Assessing the whole body can help not only assess if there are early signs of CVD but can assist with determining the cause.

Thermography “sees” body function, or physiology, and detects changes in real time. By detecting subtle variations in blood flow (increase or decrease), specially trained interpreting experts can identify thermal patterns that could suggest a pre-disease state. Thermography allows us to see the effect of increased or decreased blood flow associated with inflammation or a deficiency in function of associated organ systems. With this knowledge, we can identify early signs of heart disease. This information allows us to take corrective action before a devastating heart attack or stroke occurs.

Using this non-invasive screening method can offer men and women an opportunity for pro-active health monitoring and risk assessment.

Don’t wait until it’s too late, schedule your thermography health assessment today.

Healthier is Smarter!

Sharon Edwards – BA, R(Hom), DNM, RNCP, CTT