There are many methods to diagnosis changes and disease in breast tissue: X-Ray (Mammogram), CT-Scan and  MRI, Ultrasound, Infrared Camera, and Thermometry. Most women are familiar with mammography. It is estimated that 70% of all women over the age of 40 have annual mammograms. But many women are concerned about the inherent health risks of mammography and are turning to other well-established, safer methods of testing breast tissue. These safer testing methods are Breast Thermography and Regulation Thermography (also known as Regulation Thermometry).

Breast ThermographyHere is a picture from a Breast Thermography. Breast Thermography detects and records the infra-red heat radiating from the surface of the body using a heat sensitive camera. The test can detect subtle changes in breast temperature that may indicate a variety of breast diseases and abnormalities.  Once abnormal heat patterns are detected in the breast, follow-up procedures including mammography are necessary to rule out or properly diagnose cancer and a host of other breast diseases such as fibrocystic syndrome, Pagets disease, etc.

Breast Regulation ThermographyHere is a 3 dimensional depiction of the breast portion of Regulation Thermography. In Regulation Thermometry specific points are measured with a high tech thermometer, then after a simple change in room temperature the same points are measured again. How each point reacts to this change in temperature means something very important about the health of the breast tissue.

While Breast Thermography and Regulation Thermography are non invasive, there are many differences that make Regulation Thermography a more thorough test of breast and overall health. Both methods use skin temperature as the source of information. Breast Thermography is an infrared picture while Regulation Thermography uses a sophisticated thermometer to record the temperature of 116 body points.

Essentially, Breast Thermography reports temperature changes of only the skin. Breast Thermography is dependent on the “interpretation” by an expert. On the other hand, using the principles of physiological regulation, Regulation Thermography provides objective information about functional capacity of the body and its underlying organ systems. A Regulation Thermography test will assess the health of the following organ systems:




Digestive, including stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, appendix, large intestine

Urogenital, including kidney, bladder, uterus, ovaries




Cerebral (brain) circulation

Therefore, Regulation Thermography does not focus on breast tissue alone. The test is a whole body scan and assesses 12 different criteria that affect or influence the breast tissue. Regulation Thermography identifies abnormal regulation of the breast tissue which may indicate inflammation or potentially cancerous lesions. Regulation Thermometry helps to identify the underlying cause of breast tissue lesions and develops a priority for treating the root causes such as inflammation, toxicity, lymphatic drainage and focal infections.

Neither Breast Thermography nor Regulation Thermography replace the appropriate usage of mammograms. In fact, Breast Thermography and Regulation Thermography have the ability to identify patients at the highest risk and actually increase the effective usage of mammograms.

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Family and Environmental Medicine help patients with Holistic Solutions that support health and well-being.  Dr Gary Gruber provides private appointments for patients from around the country who seek health and healing  with Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The majority of patients are from the local area of southern Fairfield County (including Greenwich CT, Stamford CT, Darien CT, Norwalk CT, New Canaan CT, Wilton CT), Westchester County, NY, NYC, and Northern NJ. For personal questions about Regulation Thermography testing, please contact us at (203) 966-6360.