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Thermography In New York City

Thermogram of Fibromyalgia

Source: Hills Medical Group


Mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs and other structural imaging tools favored by modern medicine are used to DETECT physical tumors the body has already produced. Doctors often refer to these tools as ‘prevention’ methods but they certainly are not that.

Thermography (digital infrared imaging) takes a different approach: It measures the HEAT PATTERNS CREATED BY INFLAMMATION in pre-cancerous tissues and in areas surrounding a developing cancerous tumor and other abnormalities. Thermography is done with sensitive medical infrared cameras connected to sophisticated computers to produce high-resolution images of temperature variations in the body. And, unlike most of the more commonly used structural imaging tools, it does this without exposing us to any radiation. (Pacific Chiropractic and Research Center. 2005)

Source: Thermal Imaging of the Southwest

Thermography can detect a cancerous tumor in the breast approximately 7-10 years before any evidence of it shows up on a mammogram. (Bartlett, 2018)

Source: The Truth About Cancer

“By the time a tumor reaches the size of a pin head (approximately two years into its growth) it can no longer be sustained by the normal blood supply and so it develops its own. The development of that blood supply is called angiogenesis. Thermography is the only technology in place that can detect angiogenesis.

“Mammogram is not early detection. A cancerous tumor has been growing eight to ten years before it is big enough and dense enough to be detected by mammography. That is why the treatment at that stage is so drastic – removal of breast, underlying muscle, lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy.

 – (Bartlett, 2018)


This video, I Hate Breast Cancer – Mammography and Thermal Imaging, provides a good synopsis of the mammogram vs thermography debate:


“Doctors can also perform full-body imaging scans using thermography to predict if any areas of the body show signs of abnormality or inflammation. If thermography results appear abnormal, a patient’s doctor is alerted to changes that could indicate early stages of disease development that could lead to cancer. If a disease like breast cancer is suspected and later confirmed, a doctor can continue closely monitoring the patient’s progress and come up with the best cancer treatment plan to combat the disease before it’s able to progress.” (Axe, 2018)



Thermography for Health NYC

Source: etwellbe

Tammy Kohlschmidt, Certified Clinical Thermographer, has long been a pioneer in offering thermography in New York City. I can personally attest that her Thermography for Health NYC practice on East 56th Street on the Upper East Side offers high-quality thermography.  Tammy is also one of my favorite people in the world.

“As a Certified Clinical Thermographer, I have both witnessed and experienced the benefits of Thermography. Thermal imaging has revealed early signs of disease for myself and my clients. With these early warnings, we’ve been able to implement simple protocols to correct and change the body’s physiology to a healthier, balanced state. The keys are hormonal balance, lymphatic flow, breathing patterns, proper digestion, stress management and control and prevention of infections. We’ve observed significant changes in many of our clients’ images within just three months, as a result of lifestyle and dietary adjustments or active treatment. Thermography allows you to see now what you often may not yet feel.”  

– Tammy Kohlschmidt, RDH, CCT, CBP Thermography at The Herban Alchemist

Starting on 5/21/2018, Dr Gabrielle Francis, AKA The Herban Alchemist, will be offering medical thermography at her Soho office on Grand Street in downtown New York City.

“I am happy to be offering Thermography exams at the office for Breast Cancer prevention and for detection of inflammation that may lead to chronic diseases. We will be able to customize a nutritional and lifestyle program for you based on the Thermography results.”

 – Dr Gabrielle Francis, the Herban Alchemist

About Dr Francis:

“Dr. Gabrielle Francis has been practicing natural medicine for more than thirty years. She is a Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Massage Therapist. Dr. Francis currently practices in New York City as The Herban Alchemist. She also operates Backstage Alternative, which is her natural medicine roadshow that provides chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, nutrition and herbal remedies to performing artists on tour.

“As a holistic physician, Dr. Francis believes in the healing powers of nature. She follows the principles of naturopathic medicine, holistic and functional medicine, chiropractic, and traditional Chinese medicine, all of which place emphasis on treating the individual and preventing cause of disease, not merely treating symptoms. By restricting the size of her practice, she is able to devote more time to the customized treatment and long-term education about health maintenance to each individual patient. Her medical approach is perhaps best summed up by Sir William Osler who said, ‘It is better to know the patient that has the disease than the disease a patient has.’”

From Dr Francis’ website:

“Two major studies (1,2) have recently shown that mammograms, long thought to save lives, actually have done little to reduce late stage cancers, and that up to one-half of all “early” diagnoses have not saved a life, but has led to over diagnosis, and therefore over treatment. One study also concluded that there has been no decrease in metastatic cancers.

1. The New England Journal of Medicine, Effect of three decades of screening on breast cancer incidence, Archie Bleyer, MD and Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

2. BMJ; February 2014; Twenty-five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: randomized screening trial Twenty-five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: randomized screening trial.” Thermography Price List (5/2018):

Breast Exam                                   $260

Female/Male Profile                        $335

  • Head

  • Neck/Thyroid

  • Cerebrovascular

  • Oral Cavity

  • TMJ

  • Lymphatic System

  • Breast

  • Abdomen

  • Spine, posture, gait

Female/Male Comprehensive        $510

  • Head

  • Neck/Thyroid

  • Cerebrovascular

  • Oral Cavity

  • TMJ

  • Lymphatic System

  • Breast

  • Abdomen

  • Spine, posture, gait

  • Upper extremity

  • Lower extremity

I can also personally vouch for Dr Francis and the combination of services she offers. In the past year, she became my principal health care provider and I’m very glad to have found her.

Source: Dr Josh Axe, Thermography: Breast Cancer Detection + Better Risk Assessment


You can also check out these other posts for more information on the uses of thermography to detect serious inflammation in the body:

Axe, J. (2018). Thermography: Breast Cancer Detection + Better Risk Assessment. See:

Bartlett, E. (2018). Breast Thermography vs. Mammogram – Earlier Screenings May Save Your Life. See:

Francis, G. (2018). Breast Thermography for Breast Cancer Prevention at The Herban Alchemist. See:

Hardin, J.R. (2/16/2014). Oral Health, Thermography and Inflammation. See:

Hardin, J.R. (2/20/2014). Live Thermography Shows Cell Phone Inflammation. See:

Hardin, J.R. (8/15/2015). Malfunctioning Pyloric & Ileocecal Valves – and How To Fix Them. See:

Hardin, J.R. (8/22/2016). Root Canals & Breast Cancer. See:

Kohlschmidt, T. (2014). Thermography for Health NYC. See:

Pacific Chiropractic and Research Center. (2005). Breast Thermography. See: © Copyright 2018. Joan Rothchild Hardin. All Rights Reserved.

DISCLAIMER:  Nothing on this site or blog is intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Comments submitted prior to 8/25/2021

Very interesting information, Joan! Your posts are always good.


In reply to Sunny

Thanks, Sunny.

Joan Hardin


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