Clinician and patient, working together, can use thermal imaging to monitor for improvements in treatment to evaluate for changed/improved thermal patterns.
Sequential recording at 5 minute intervals with needles in place.
Very objective monitoring of the effects of treatment can be recorded. In this comparative study over time, (30 minutes) a significant change in the temperature differentials in the medial left leg is due to the acupuncture treatment. The entire region of interest is seen to cool but the local area of inflammation in the medial knee changes and reduces at a much greater rate.