Advanced Chiropractic Technology - Thermal Scan
The patented Insight Thermal Scanner is used to assess the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which controls your organs, glands, and blood vessels. The vitally important ANS regulates such functions as digestion, hormone balance, immune system performance, blood pressure, and body temperature. Since proper function of your organs, glands, and blood vessels is essential for optimal health and living well, this test gives your chiropractor a “snapshot” of how this portion of your nervous system is working and how it is responding to care. A patented, breakthrough aspect of the Insight’s thermal scanner design is that the sensor array can be adjusted to accommodate the three different sized spines (adult, adolescent, and infant) so results are more accurate than ever before.
The colors that you see on the scans below indicate an abnormal thermal pattern. This state-of-the-art test can detect if stress in your life is adversely affecting your nervous system.
The Thermal Scan assesses autonomic nervous system function by measuring skin temperature differentials. Thermography has long been acknowledged in the scientific community as being an accurate and reproducible technology. In fact, there are over 5000 references to thermography on Medline. The normative study used by the Insight Thermal Scanner is based on scientific research performed by a group of neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins University in 1988, who used thermal scanning technology to determine temperature asymmetry protocols and their relationship to nervous system dysfunction. Their findings were published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. In the abstract from the article, the authors state “thermal values can be used as a standard in assessment of nerve function, and the degree of asymmetry is a quantifiable indicator of dysfunction.”
Hippocrates, a Greek physician considered to be the Father of Modern Medicine has said, "Look well to the spine for the cause of disease." Hippocrates is said to have measured temperature differences along the spine by spreading wet clay over a person's back and looking to see what areas dried first. Health and wellness technology has come a long way since then!