Fickes Holistic Care Corp

Dr. Linda Fickes, D.C., Board Certified Medical Thermographer, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

824 Hahaione St.,

Honolulu, Hawaii 96821  USA

Phone:  808 395-6800      Fax:  808 396-0919

Radiation and Its Affects on the Autonomic Nervous System

as Identified and Monitored by Infrared Imaging

 

Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation

Radiation emitted from our cell phones, cordless phones, computers, wifi, even the antennas on the elementary school down the street is called non-ionizing radiation.  This form of radiation causes an excitation of the electrons in our bodies, but not enough for our atoms to release or "ionize" an electron.  Ionizing radiation, such as an x-ray or nuclear radiation, is strong enough to release or ionize an electron from an atom. 

 

Non-Ionizing Radiation and Heat

It is well-known that ionizing radiation causes severe burning and heat damage.  It is the purpose of this study to examine the heat related effects from the non-ionizing radiation we are exposed to in our homes and workplaces.

 It is known that the excitation from non-ionizing radiation, or from any electrical field, increases the rotation of oppositely charged molecules.  The increase of rotation causes heat.  There are heat receptor molecules in our cells that, according to German biophysicist, Roland Glaser, can activate a cascade of second and third messenger systems in our bodies.  He also found that the cell's thermoreceptors affect gene expression mechanisms, and activate the hypothalamus to produce Thyrotrophin Releasing Hormone (TRH). TRH causes the thyroid to release more heat and bring the body back into heat balance. The hypothalamus also affects the autonomic nervous system.  In addition, heat receptors on the cell membrane produce Heat Shock Proteins to defend the cell against the stress caused by heat.  Since nerve fibers have less blood flow than many parts of the body, they are anatomically more sensitive to damage from increases in temperature.  A cell or cordless telephone, computer or wifi can cause enough excitation, heat and autonomic stress to see it and measure it with infrared imaging.

 

What is Infrared Imaging?

Medical Infrared Imaging, also called Thermology or Thermal Imaging, is the imaging of the surface temperature of the skin by a non-contact infrared camera.  It has been used for over forty years, beginning with use in breast cancer detection, but also used to detect infections, nerve injury and reactions, microvascular circulatory disorders, organ dysfunctions such as hypothyroid  and especially problems with the autonomic nervous system such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

 

What Causes the Heat Seen in an Infrared Image?

When an infrared photo is captured of the skin emissions, it will show heat and cold patterns. Skin temperature may be influenced by many factors, both physical and physiological.  The pattern of temperature distribution across the body results from five major possibilitites.

1.  Local skin blood flow.  The autonomic nervous system is in charge of the blood flow in capillaries, arterioles and venules.  This system is called autonomic because it is out of our conscious control.  It has two branches.  The sympathetic branch makes us respond to perceived threats or stresses by increasing heat rate, respiration and decreasing blood supply to the skin and digestion.  The parasympathetic nervous system nurtures our digestive tract and a sense of calm while increasing blood supply to the skin.  Infrared imaging shows the hot and cold skin patterns that occur when the autonomic nervous system is healthy or damaged from radiation, infections, toxins, stress, shock, and/or nutritional depletion.  Infrared imaging can also identify stresses to the autonomic nervous system and also what helps heal and stabilize it. 

2.  Underlying tissue temperature.  The skin can be heated by warm underlying structures that conduct heat to the surface. Infrared imaging uses this principle to assess inflamation in joints, discs and nerves, acute injuries or spasm, detect early breast tumors, increased circulation to potential tumors, increased or decreased heat over an organ, or infections.

3.  Damage to skin that causes inflammation can show heat.  For example, a cut, recent scar or sunburn.

4.  Nerve damage can be seen in the infrared image by heat or cold patterns locally or in skin areas supplied by that nerve, called a dermatome.

5.  Heat related therapies applied to the skin surface cause heat seen in the infrared images due to increased local circulation and metabolism, such as a hot pack, infrared treatment or low level laser.

 

 Heat Patterns After Talking on an Unprotected Cell Phone

The following infrared images show a woman's face after a standard 15 minute cool down in a 72 degree room.  The image below and right shows her face after talking on an unprotected cell phone for 15 minutes.  There is an increase of heat in the cheek area of 1.9 degrees C.  An increase of more than .5 degrees C is significant.  In infrared images, it is normal to show a cold nose, symmetrical eye heat, even forehead heat and no mouth heat.

 

After Standard 15 min. cooldown at 72 degrees          

After 15 minute phone conversation on unprotected cell phone

 

 

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Maximum

31.0C

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum

33.2C

 

 

 

 

 

Average

30.5C

 

 

 

 

 

Average

32.4C

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

29.8C

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

28.5C

 

 

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.255

 

 

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.523

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About the Autonomic Nervous System

The branch of the autonomic nervous system known as the sympathetic nervous system has the job of maintaining a normal level of constriction in the blood vessels.  This is known as sympathetic tone.  A  stress to the sympathetic nervous system, such as plunging the hands in ice water, will cause additional blood vessel constriction and a cooling affect will be seen in a healthy sympathetic nervous system.  The sympathetic nervous system may be stressed and overreactive, causing more vasoconstriction than optimal for a longer period of time than usual.  The other branch of the autonomic nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system may also become damaged or stressed and be unable to overcome the sympathetic tone or overreaction and this may also contribute to excessive cooling for a long period of time or permanently.  Exhaustion of the sympathetic nervous system from repeated severe stresses (physical and/or emotional) will be seen as a dilatation of the blood vessels and a heating effect, because the sympathetic nervous system is too depleted to maintain tone.

 

Autonomic Cold Challenge

If the autonomic nervous system is stressed by radiation inducing heat, thermography can be used to test autonomic response.  The Cold Challenge has been used for many years in thermography to shock and activate the autonomic nervous system by putting the hands in ice water for one minute.  Other autonomic challenges that have been tested are:  holding ice packs for one minute, another is asking those being imaged to think about something stressful.  A normal response is sympathetically induced vasoconstriction, decreased blood supply to the skin, seen on the images as cooling.

 The following images show radiation stress followed by autonomic cold challenge.

 

After exposure to unprotected cell phone radiation for 15 minutes.

After cold challenge following the imaging at left.          

 

 

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Maximum

35.3C

 

34.4C

 

33.3C

 

Maximum

34.6C

 

34.3C

 

32.6C

 

Average

34.4C

 

33.7C

 

32.5C

 

Average

34.0C

 

33.5C

 

31.6C

 

Minimum

33.7C

 

33.0C

 

31.4C

 

Minimum

33.3C

 

32.6C

 

31.0C

 

Std. Dev

0.292

 

0.278

 

0.440

 

Std. Dev

0.294

 

0.353

 

0.329

 

                           

There is a decrease in sinus heat of .9 degrees C following the cold challenge.  The decrease in heat indicates the sympathetic nervous system is functioning, but it is a large decrease suggesting that this person's sympathetic nervous system is stressed.                                                                                     

  

After Exposure to an Unprotected Cell Phone 

 

After Cold Challenge, captured after the image at left

 

 

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Maximum

33.9C

 

34.3C

 

 

 

Maximum

33.4C

 

34.1C

 

 

 

Average

33.0C

 

33.6C

 

 

 

Average

32.4C

 

33.3C

 

 

 

Minimum

31.9C

 

32.9C

 

 

 

Minimum

31.5C

 

32.6C

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.321

 

0.284

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.356

 

0.278

 

 

 

 

In the image above and right, the area in front of the ear, the otic parasympathetic ganglion, decreases in heat by .6 degrees C after the cold challenge.  This seems to confirm that it is the irritation of the autonomic nervous system that causes the heat seen in the infrared images after radiation exposureHeat from any other cause would not change after cold challenge.

 

 The location of the radiation induced heat changes is also of interest.  No matter if it is radiation from the home electrical box, a home satellite dish, wifi, a digital clock or riding in an electrical car such as the Prius, the heat patterns seen in the thermal images are consistent.  The heat patterns seen from hundreds of radiation exposure images are heat patterns in front of the ear, the location of the otic ganglion and frequently heat in the parotid gland which receives nerve supply from the otic ganglion.  There is consistently heat in the submandibular glands and often in the submandibular ganglion.  There is heat in the nasal sinuses and lacrimal glands from the pterygopalatine ganglion and lateral eye heat especially on the favored side from cell or cordless exposure from the ciliary ganglion.  These are the major parasympathetic ganglia in the head.

 

 

After Standard Cool Down

 

After talking on an unprotected cordless telephone for 15 minutes

 

 

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Maximum

31.5C

 

32.4C

 

 

 

Maximum

32.3C

 

32.7C

 

 

 

Average

31.1C

 

31.5C

 

 

 

Average

31.9C

 

31.8C

 

 

 

Minimum

30.5C

 

30.1C

 

 

 

Minimum

31.5C

 

30.5C

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.228

 

0.457

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.194

 

0.457

 

 

 

 

Here there is a .8 degree increase in heat after talking on the cordless phone in the otic ganglion area, and a .3 degree heat increase in the submandibular glands.

 

In addition, there are typical colon heat patterns that are elicited from non-ionizing radiation (often correlating to wearing a cell phone or pager on the belt or in a pants pocket).  These may be also related to autonomic irritation, but they are nonetheless high risk, pre-cancer type patterns.

 

Ant. Breast

Post. Thoracic  Breast

 

Effects of Radiation Protection Devices that Strengthen the Autonomic Nervous System

If radiation demonstrably stresses the autonomic nervous system, can radiation protection devices that strengthen and balance the autonomic nervous system reduce the radiation caused heat seen in the thermographic images?

 

Here is the follow-up to the breast and abdominal image above after talking on the same cordless telephone with the addition of BioPro universal chip on the instrument and the base.  Now there are less high risk markings in the breasts and the colon high risk markings are no longer present.

 

After 15 minute conversation on protected cordless telephone

 

After Standard Cool Down

After 15 minute conversation on an unprotected cordless telephone

 

 

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Type

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Type

Circle

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None

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Maximum

31.5C

 

32.4C

 

 

 

Maximum

32.3C

 

32.7C

 

 

 

Average

31.1C

 

31.5C

 

 

 

Average

31.9C

 

31.8C

 

 

 

Minimum

30.5C

 

30.1C

 

 

 

Minimum

31.5C

 

30.5C

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.228

 

0.457

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.194

 

0.457

 

 

 

 

 

After a 15 minute conversation on a BioPro protected cordless telephone following the unprotected one above.

 

 

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Maximum

31.8C

 

32.1C

 

 

 

 

Average

31.2C

 

31.2C

 

 

 

 

Minimum

30.6C

 

30.2C

 

 

 

 

Std. Dev

0.237

 

0.390

 

 

 

 

 

The BioPro non-ionizing radiation protection devices do show protection against the autonomic irritation caused by the cordless telephone.

 

This is the image taken after standard cool down and cell phone exposure for 15 minutes seen earlier

 

This is the same image seen earlier after a cold challenge showing a significant response by her stressed but functional sympathetic nervous system

 

 

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Maximum

35.3C

 

34.4C

 

33.3C

 

Maximum

34.6C

 

34.3C

 

32.6C

 

Average

34.4C

 

33.7C

 

32.5C

 

Average

34.0C

 

33.5C

 

31.6C

 

Minimum

33.7C

 

33.0C

 

31.4C

 

Minimum

33.3C

 

32.6C

 

31.0C

 

Std. Dev

0.292

 

0.278

 

0.440

 

Std. Dev

0.294

 

0.353

 

0.329

 

                           

 

 

This is the same woman after adding a BioPro chip to her cell phone and having another 15 minute conversation.  She has a more optimal cooling pattern than simply from the shock of the cold challenge in the image above, by .3 degrees in the sinuses, by .7 degrees in the lymphatics under the chin

After cold challenge again following the use of the BioPro protected phone, the sympathetic nervous system has stabilized and shows a mild normal decrease in heat in the mouth area, but no large reaction from a stressed autonomic nervous system

 

 

 

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Maximum

34.0C

 

34.0C

 

32.4C

 

Maximum

34.0C

 

33.9C

 

31.9C

 

Average

33.3C

 

33.5C

 

31.3C

 

Average

33.3C

 

33.2C

 

31.4C

 

Minimum

32.5C

 

32.8C

 

29.3C

 

Minimum

32.1C

 

31.5C

 

30.8C

 

Std. Dev

0.250

 

0.262

 

0.539

 

Std. Dev

0.397

 

0.404

 

0.254

 

                           

  

The BioPro radiation protection devices seem to strengthen and balance the autonomic nervous system.

 

Mouth Heat

Mouth heat is commonly seen in post radiation images and after daily radiation exposure after the standard cool down.  Mouth heat may be caused by a dental infection (usually a single area of heat), denture irritation ( can be a single area or the entire mouth when severe), clenching (generalized heat) or temporomandibular joint heat seen in front of and close to the ear, but superior to the otic ganglion.  The heat seen after radiation exposure seems to be from radiation activated dental materials and is often seen draining into the lymph glands under the chin.

 

Documented Severe Dental Infection in lower left mouth

 

This woman has had a recent dental examination with no dental infections, dentures or tmj problem, but she is exposed at work to at least 8 hours per day of computers and wifi.  Note heat in the otic ganglion, parotid gland, submandibular glands and in mouth draining into the lymphatics under the jaw

 

Documented temporomandibular joint heat.  The temporal branch of the facial nerve is superior and more medial to the ear than the otic ganglion

 

This woman works in front of a computer for 8 hours and uses her unprotected cordless phone there.  Note heat in the otic ganglion, parotid gland, sinuses, submandibular ganglia and mild draining dental heat

  

There is excess mouth heat seen after standard cool down likely from accumulated exposures to radiation.  She has many metal fillings in her mouth

After talking on an unprotected cell phone for 15 minutes, oral heat has increased significantly

 

 

After talking on a BioPro protected cell phone for 15 minutes there is less mouth heat than that seen after her standard cool down.  BioPro devices may help calm the excitation of dental materials

 

  

Autonomic Nervous System Health is the Best Predictor of a Long Life Span

Autonomic nervous system imbalances, oversensitivities and injuries cause some of the most difficult problems in medicine.  Radiation by itself or in conjunction with other toxins or injuries can facilitate the autonomic nervous system to the point where inappropriate and excessive responses are triggered by the slightest provocation.  Dr. Freddie Ulan, D.C., states "people with "blocked autonomic regulation" are often not able to utilize even the best therapeutic interventions, so continue on their dwindling spiral or simply just "can't get well"."  According to Dr. Guy Shenker, D.C., this creates a clinical picture that can be "unpredictable with bizarre symptoms that come and go seemingly with a mind of their own..."  It is very helpful clinically to stabilize the autonomic nervous system first, so that reactions to all treatment is optimized and predictable.  According to heart variability tests, a strong autonomic nervous system is the best predictor of a healthy heart and a long life span.

 

Further Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation

The non-ionizing radiation we are exposed to on a daily basis is cumulative.  Multiple international studies show that beyond or perhaps because of autonomic stress, non-ionizing radiation can cause brain cancer (especially gliomas), acoustic neuromas, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, melanoma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, male and female breast cancer, prostate cancer and single and double stranded DNA breakage.   Additional studies show it causes hormone distress through effects on the pineal gland that decrease melatonin production and allow an increase in estrogen.  Recent Russian studies show non-ionizing radiation to cause disruption of memory, decline of attention and learning, increased epileptic readiness, sleep problems and increased sensitivity to stress.  In a collection of studies over the last thirty years from Dr. Neil Cherry, he lists increased Down's Syndrome from parental exposure, infertility, miscarriage, premature birth, heart arythymias, acute myocardial infarction, calcium ion efflux and gaba fluxuation at the cell membrane. Most of these studies have been verified by two to four independent labs.

 

I have imaged several other devices purporting to protect against radiation, but have found only the BioPro products to be reliable at protecting and helping heal radiation effects.  This is the only company that produces a suite of products that not only protect against radiation, but also heal radiation's effects on cell membranes (allowing optimal absorption and detoxification), blood brain barrier, inter-cellular communication, depletion of Heat Shock Proteins, as well as nerve repair of all kinds.

  

For more information see:

 My Websites:  www.MyBioPro.com/doctorlinda, www.HolisticCare Hawaii.com

 The Facts:  www.Bioinitiative.org, www.emfhealthsolutions.com, www.neilcherry.com

 The Technology:  www.bioenergetics institute.com