What to Expect in a Thermographic Exam

A gentle light weight sensor measures your skin’s temperature on 120 different points on your body between the head and the pelvis.

You are then asked to remove your outer clothing and remain in a room temperature of around 72 degrees for 10 minutes, thereby subjecting your whole body to a controlled “stress”.  It does not really feel like a stress, however, since the temperature is not cold, only about 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to clinical research, it takes 10 minutes for the responses from the internal organs to reach the skin.  After the 10 minute cooling phase the measurements are then repeated and the test is concluded.

The results are documented in a graph, which reveals the reactions of the body, the functional health of your various organs and their neurological control systems. This graph is sent to our licensed thermography interpretor. He will read the graph and send a completed written report to our office to forward to your health practitioner.


For 24-36 hours prior to your appointment:  please stop all homeopathic remedies or herbal supplements because these can affect the results. Continue taking prescription meds. Please feel free to talk to us if you feel you have special needs in this area. No alcohol 24 hours prior to appointment.

Do not have regulative therapy (acupuncture, bio-energetic treatments, electro neural diagnosis) within 24 hours prior to the measurements. Please reschedule your appointment if you have an infection (fever or flu). We will also need to reschedule you appointment (but not necessarily) if you have a hot flash at the time of your appointment. Please let us know if you do experience a hot flash so we may take the appropriate steps for a successful scan. Women should not have their thermogram on the first two days of their cycle.

On the day of your thermogram: a light breakfast is appropriate one hour before appointment. You may drink room temperature water. You may brush your teeth and wear deodorant.

No smoking, coffee or black tea.
Avoid extremely hot or cold drinks.  Hydrating yourself the morning of the scan with at least 16 ounces of room temperature water is preferred.
Do not take a shower or bathe (ok to shower the night before).
No cosmetics or body lotions with the exception of mascara and lipstick.
No exercise, sauna or meditation.
Men – do not shave.  If you have a beard or mustache, please trim around the mouth and jaw areas as much as possible.

Please wear socks, underwear, long loose fitting pants and long-sleeved shirt. Do not wear tight clothing (reddened places will affect the measurement). Women should not wear a bra, or remove it 30 minutes prior to the thermograms.