The world of medicine, which is supported by the wonders of specialized imagery, is moving toward what might be the difference in discovering a disease well before it has advanced to life threatening situations.
Abby Appelt was a woman diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia Syndromes. She went from doctor to doctor, undergoing multiple examinations, tests, blood draws and consultations. With no results or improvement in her condition, she found herself spending 95% of her time in bed, too sick on most days to cope with the combinations of prescribed medications, blinding migraines, vomiting and constant pain.
One day she decided she had to go beyond traditional methods and seek out alternative medicine. With this new perspective of alternate pathways, she told me she began by making healthier choices. First, she stopped all the pills, changed her diet and began slowly to exercise. She then began to read everything she could on diseases that had been diagnosed for her. “I didn’t find the answer right away and had to try several things before I found something that worked for me,” Abby said.
“Eventually my search led me to the Internet for alternative medical practitioners who were involved in the FDA approved, digital infrared thermal imaging commonly known as Thermography, which is a brief, non-invasive, radiation-free, pain free, clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries, by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body,” she added.
“This discovery and the proper medical diagnois and life changing nutritional habits led me back to school where I received my certification (CNHP,CCT) and opened a business, Thermography of Indianapolis, to provide these FDA approved imaging services to the public,” she said. “Today, I work with many doctors and receive referrals from other medical specialists who are also invested in providing alternative methods of early detection. I also work with companies whose employees have had injuries. The process allows clear information about whether a person is truly ready to resume normal activities. Thermography saved my life and changed my life. I know the happiness of feeling well each and every day and that is my blessing in this journey,” she said with a smile.
A brief history of Thermography…
Thermography is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis as well as monitoring therapy progress for an array of conditions and injuries. The list of diseases and conditions includes back injuries, arthritis, headache, nerve damage, unexplained pain, Fibromyalgia, RSP (CRPS), dental and TMJ, artery inflammation, vascular disease, breast disease, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, disc disease, inflammatory pain, skin cancer, referred pain syndrome, sprain/strain, whiplash and digestive disorders.
Hippocrates, the Greek physician, wrote, “In whatever part of the body excess of heat or cold is felt, the disease is there to be discovered.” Hippocrates wrote this in 400 AD. This history of Thermography is fascinating and now documented. In 1982, the FDA approved thermography as an adjunctive tool in breast cancer screening. Thermography’s role in breast health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures, the best possible evaluation of breast health is made.
With full disclosure, I know Abby Appelt. She was a very involved person in many charity functions and our paths crossed many times. I saw her descend into chronic illness and the toll it took on her body. When I walked into her office this week, I found a vibrant woman who was the picture of health. Smiling brightly, she sat me down and proceeded to do a Thermo image of my face and neck. No pain, no discomfort. The report showed my inflamed sinus areas and in my jaw, it showed more than the normal heat reading. As it turns out, I am having dental work done to replace all the old silver fillings that are now infected and causing me additional discomfort aside from my sinus issues.
There is so much more to this subject. It is indeed exciting. I encourage you to go to www.IndyTherm.com for extensive information on this new technology. Or you can call Abby Appelt at (317) 370-5111. Her story is living proof that medicine of the future is changing and Thermography will definitely be part of this evolution.