Visualizing the Cause of Arthritis

Thermography is useful for identifying inflammatory changes that may be related to arthritis. Thermography is also useful for monitoring whether a treatment protocol is working.


But even better is the role that thermography plays in helping to identify the cause of the inflammation. Wouldn’t you rather eliminate the cause of a problem instead of just trying to manage the symptoms?

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that can be caused by a variety of factors including bacteria, virus, toxins, allergies, stress, dental issues, poor digestive health, to name a few. So … is inflammation the root of all evil? The short answer is yes but the complete answer is that the real problem is leaving unattended the underlying issue which is contributing to the inflammation. Chronic inflammation ultimately weakens the immune system. When the immune system becomes weakened the disease process begins.

When patients come to me looking for a solution to the pain that arthritis brings, many of them are surprised I don’t just recommend another natural pain killer; instead, I work at addressing the cause. We can all follow anti-inflammatory diets and anti-inflammatory supplement protocols but if we don’t address the cause of the inflammation we can’t really get better. If you don’t get the sliver out, your finger will never heal.

So how can we “see” inflammation?
Thermography can see your body asking for help and it can identify the areas that need attention first. Thermography is the only assessment tool that can visualize inflammation. Where it is, where it is coming from and where it is heading. In a nutshell, this tool creates a high definition digital map of your body that illustrates temperature patterns — patterns that are consistent with inflammation.

Humans tend to wait until symptoms get sufficiently bad to pay attention – or until their body is really screaming for help. At that point, Prevention is no longer an option – leaving only Reactive medicine to address the situation, and leaving the patient to endure invasive testing, drugs with side effects, treatments and surgeries that often reduce quality of life.

On the Prevention and proactive side, trained practitioners can support your body’s ability to heal itself through various modalities. Seeing inflammation and the potential cause of the inflammation early allows the practitioner and the patient to design a proactive treatment plan to mitigate the process of inflammation and to work towards removing the sliver. In particular, a thermography report provides clear indications of follow-up questions that will allow the practitioner to make a more information contribution to the decision on the type of treatment plan.


Healthier is Smarter!

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