Thermography Videos

Thermography - Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)

Thermography is the only technology that can pick up abnormalities before they become cancer. Therefore, it is the only truly preventative technology that is non-invasive, has no radiation, no compression and is painless!

Women, especially between the ages of 30-50 where mammograms are not typically indicated yet, can benefit immensely from this proactive risk assessment tool!  Please pay special attention to the section below on breast health!


Breast Thermography Articles

Thermography has been around since the 1950's. There are over 800 published studies which document the validity of using thermography as a risk assessment and screening tool as well as being FDA registered. For more information you can go to the American College of Clinical Thermography website. https://thermologyonline.org/index.html. Thermography is a physiological test that can see inflammation, injury and pathology at an early stage.

What is Thermography?

DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging) or thermography is a digital thermal imaging camera that takes infra-red pictures that measure heat and blood vessel patterns. Heat and blood vessels create patterns that can be analyzed for abnormalities which may be signs of disease in the body.


Research Studies

This is the same type of thermal imaging that police and the military use to see people inside of buildings and for various surveillance protocols, firefighters use to detect smoke and find trapped civilians, and contractors and home inspectors use to see mold and moisture in homes. Our particular camera is a medical grade piece of thermal imaging equipment.

The primary reason that thermography tests are so beneficial is that they offer an earlier, more reliable way, to detect abnormal cellular activities and suspected tumor growths compared to other tests.

Inflammation is the foundation of all chronic disease and represents itself in our body by heat. Thermal imaging captures pictures of the areas of heat (inflammation) which allows us and/or your medical provider to target and treat proactively.

Inflammation can be treated through toxic load reduction such as dietary changes, nutritional supplements, detoxification, antioxidants, stress reduction, acupuncture, massage, cranio-sacral therapy and more! Targeting specific areas of inflammation and proactively treating these areas can help reverse chronic disease states and can even help prevent negative health conditions from developing!

In addition to inflammation, thermography can pick up infections, injuries, and functional concerns in the body that are not otherwise evident. 

Thermography is:


No Compression


No Radiation


No test is perfect. Every test can miss tumors and no one test should be used as a stand-alone test for breast health. Adding thermography to your well-care plan along with yearly visits to your primary care physician and investigating any lumps or areas of concern using monthly self breast exams, ultrasound and mammograms can elevate quicker and more accurate diagnosis. 


Breast Thermography

Every cell in our body naturally gives off a small amount of metabolic heat that increases when an abnormal condition (inflammation) occurs. A thermography scan can detect these changes. Thermography makes it possible to detect abnormal activities in the breast tissue up to eight years before a lump would be detected by a mammogram.

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Full Body Thermography

The primary reason that thermography tests are so beneficial is that they offer an earlier, more reliable way, to detect abnormal cellular activities and suspected tumor growths compared to other tests.

Click here to learn more about Full Body Thermography

Please call or text 518-572-4037 to make an appointment and for questions

Gratitude for Wellness is certified with the American College of Clinical Thermography (ACCT) to offer Thermograms


Included in the price of your thermography:

  • Thermal imaging appointment with Melissa Maki, LAc, AP, DOM, CCT (5 Element Acupuncturist and Certified Clinical Thermographer).

  • Thermal Images and the Patient Intake Form will be downloaded electronically through a secure and private domain to our Interpretive Physician Group. These Physicians are also certified thermologists who review and provide an extensive report from one of their board certified MD's.

  • These board certified physicians track your thermal image yearly to ensure that your images remain consistent and stable.

  • The report of your results and all your full color thermal images will be emailed to yourself and your clinician of choice within 3-5 business days.

Chronic disease and tumors don’t happen overnight - it takes years for body tissue to organize itself enough to create a disease state - wouldn’t you want to know years ahead so you could actually do something about it through dietary changes and toxic load reduction?
— Melissa Maki, LAc, AP, DOM, CCT