Thermography is considered a somewhat controversial test. The function and purpose of the test was explained to me this way:
Once upon a time the FDA wanted to determine the best diagnostic detecting for breast cancer. Ultra sound, mammography, thermography, and other diagnostic measures were in the running. Mammography won the contest because it appeared, within the time frame allotted by the study, that it was the superior devise for detecting breast cancer. HOWEVER, as data came in after the study, thermography was determined to be able to find breast cancer earlier-especially the inflammatory type of breast cancer which is particularly aggressive and targets young women.
Thermography offers an entirely different perspective on breast cancer detection. This is due to its focus on blood flow. Thermography can detect inflammation and circulatory changes consistent with cancer development, sports injuries, autoimmune issues, and more.
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We are proud to offer thermography to our patients by hosting an experienced thermographer, Debbie Martini, to deliver thermography tests and expand our compass of laboratory testing. Debbie will be available for thermograms on Wednesday, January 14, 2018. To book an appointment, or make a reservation on the waiting list, email us or call our office. We would love to hear from you!
Anecdotal stories from my practice are interesting, and they really bring the point home (forgive the fun” that Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is an amazing medical system that can be used for so much more than pain syndromes.
Brian is a wonderful, polite, markedly intelligent 6 year-old boy. He struggled with pronouncing words that contained the letter “L”. For example, “light” became “night” and “life” sounded like “knife”. Brian went to a speech therapist, but his Dad wanted to support him in every way possible. A patient of mine for many years, Brain’s Dad had become accustomed to being surprised by the many applications of Oriental Medicine. He felt, Read more
Breast cancer is only one of the many breast issues facing women today. Fibrocystic breasts, breast pain that waxes and wanes with the menstrual cycle, as well as a suspicious mammogram or thermogram, we women have a lot to worry about when it comes to breast health!
One of the ways women can lessen breast pain and lower cancer rates is by limiting several environmental pollutants: Read more
Since the publication of the first research trials demonstrating dramatically higher pregnancy rates when acupuncture is combined with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) more than a decade ago, the demand for highly trained Oriental medicine practitioners knowledgable in the field of reproductive medicine has drastically escalated. Unfortunately, the demand for fertility specialists has outpaced available training in this specialty.
One consequence of this is that there are several licensed acupuncturists who boast a “Reproductive Medicine” or “Fertility” specialty with very little formal education in this field. Perhaps they attended a seminar or two… It makes me sad because I think it is misleading to the public to claim a specialty without the solid education to back it up. Additionally, on the whole, fertility patients are very vulnerable group. Over and over again I’ve seen them choose practitioners who claim a specialty in this area-usually-but not always based on price point of treatments only to waist time and money. Then a year or two later, they end up at my door. This is why I teach Reproductive Medicine in Five Branches University’s Doctoral Program. And we need YOU! Read more
Prescriptions for testosterone creams, injections and patches have risen dramatically over the last decade. Why? Because it works! That’s right. Testosterone supplementation makes many men have more energy, increased libido and muscle mass, in addition to feeling more positive about life. Having the right amount of testosterone is Read more
In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we are giving a free, signed copy of my book, Your Fertility Program to anyone who requests it. Simply come to the office for your paperback copy while supplies last.
Struggling to get pregnant (or stay pregnant)? Feeling alone?
You are NOT alone! One in eight couples in the United States struggles to build a family. They are your friends, coworkers, neighbors and family members.They are lesbian couples, heterosexual couples and single women, People struggling with infertility can feel so much shame, they can feel like failures, and the constant question they ask is “Why me?”.
What is functional medicine? This question always makes me laugh. It implies that those who do not profess to practice “functional medicine” by default, practice “dysfunctional medicine”. But that little joke aside, Functional Medicine refers to a way of incorporating sophisticated Western diagnostics with natural therapeutics such as Western herbs, diet and nutritional supplementation. Functional Medicine also denotes a deeper understanding of how different organ systems relate to each other. For example, sub-par thyroid function can cause increased cholesterol and infertility, even if commonly ordered blood tests show the thyroid hormones to be in the normal range.
As a doctor who practices Functional Medicine, a key aspect of my practice is incorporating Western laboratory results and imaging reports with Western and Chinese herbal therapy, Western and Eastern dietary guidelines, nutritional supplements and acupuncture treatments.
“Prior to being under Dr. Rozenn’s care, I had only been to community acupuncture. I now liken that to getting a chair massage in the mall, and then realizing how life-changing a full-on spa massage is! The way she gets to the root of the problem and then continues to delve on each visit until symptoms clear up is so amazing to me.” Lisa Marie, G. ~ Felton
I have been asked several times about my experience with community acupuncture. People want to know if it really works that way in China, if I have ever provided it, and my thoughts on its efficacy.
Treating patients along side my adviser in China in what is called a “community acupuncture” setting was an invaluable experience. The room was about 200 sq. ft. There were tables lined up along all sides, chairs in the middle and semi-private partitions were available to 4 people at a time. Patients were in various stages of undress. There was no privacy, no HIPPA, no informed consent. The whole room would listen to patients discuss their miscarriages, back pain and bowel movements. Most patients received electro-stimulation. I remember one patient with trigeminal neuralgia enduring deep facial needles with electricity. My adviser would laugh at the thin Japanese needles and gentle techniques I use in the United States! No dietary advice was given. Very rarely were herbal formulas prescribed or laboratory testing requisitioned. No lifestyle counseling was considered. It was eye opening to me–seeing patients treated in this manner and I realized it could never, ever be duplicated in the United States. Even in Santa Cruz, most people are not willing to be half naked and discuss their bladder pain in front of strangers (or friends for that matter!). But China has a different culture, and there this model works. Read more