ThermographyAnd a little about us

handThermography of Wisconsin was founded in 2008, in River Falls, Wisconsin, by Ardith and Steve Tonsager. They are certified by the American College of Clinical Thermography (ACCT). The decision was made to open their office as Clinically Certified Thermographers because of their interest in holistic, non-invasive healthcare. This also supports the work of Steve Tonsager at Flowing Rivers Acupuncture. It show the patient a visual map of the areas of concern that he finds in Field Control Therapy (FCT) and acupuncture. For more information on FTC and acupuncture, visit Steve's website at flowingriversacupuncture.com.

Ardith and her husband (Steve) live in River Falls and are visited by patients from around the country, as well as internationally. They each have thriving practice and focus on helping people to achieve their ideal health by promoting active participation in their patient's overall well-being. If you are interested in making an appointment, please visit our contact us page above.

backThe practice of thermography is grounded in preventative care and the premise that, if you are able to find problems before the body's functions are impaired,health issues are more treatable and generally heal more quickly due to early detection. Many problems are present in the body long before there is an obvious, physical manifestation. When abnormalities like cancer begin, they create and draw from their own blood supply within the body to allow for faster growth. By creating a baseline of your body's own heat patterns, minor changes are able to be detected earlier with annual thermography. Thermography is a visual representation of what is happening in the body on the cellular level, and creates a color map of the body for functional comparison. Inflammation begins at the cellular level, and is indicative of an error in metabolism and growth. Mutated cells, like cancer, show in these thermograms and create a picture to pinpoint areas where a breakdown has begun, before any structural defect is observed. The heat patterns viewed in a thermography scan indicate abnormalities that may be indicative of the presence of serious diseases including cancer, fibrocystic problems, infections and a host of other health concerns.

While thermography does not diagnose these health issues, it can aid in early detection and create a clear map of the affected areas to allow for focused attention to the regions of concern. Increases in blood supply based on the color representations in a thermogram show where there is abnormal activity, whereas more common diagnostic methods are able detect existing structures such as an organ, tumor, fracture or blockage. Thermography does not show the actual structure,but instead shows the activities within the body that either precede or coincide with tumors and other diseases. Though thermography does not replace more invasive procedures or other diagnostic tests, it is a safe, pain free, radiation free approach that is both less expensive than and complementary to these other methods of examination.