Carla Garcia, D.O.M.
In addition to speaking at the Conference, Dr. Garcia was recognized for the amazing contributions she has made, advancing thermography screening worldwide. Dr. Garcia received this award at the recent International Conference for Clinical Thermography, held near Washington, D.C. in September, 2016.
Dr. Garcia has worked tirelessly to increase awareness of thermography throughout the world; speaking to many women’s groups, book clubs, at health fairs, in alternative medicine clinics and more. She has also appeared on a variety of TV shows including a show with Dr. Wendy Vandela in Santa Fe and KOB AM News with Marla Taez in Albuquerque. Radio shows have included those with Dr. Christine Horner (nationally known MD whose efforts are credited for insurance companies’ now covering breast reconstructive surgery for breast cancer survivors), Dr. Robyn Benson in Santa Fe, Lainie Sevante Wulkan of Cinder Cone Worldwide and others.
Over the 19 years Dr. Garcia has provided thermography screening, she and thermography screening have been credited for saving many lives. One example is of an older woman who had no symptoms. She won a certificate for a thermography screening at a local health fair. Her first thermogram was suspicious enough that Dr. Garcia recommended a follow-up mammogram. The mammogram showed a breast cancer mass (which was determined to be slow growing). After several additional thermograms, Dr. Garcia convinced this patient to include western medicine in her treatment plan. She did a blend of western and alternative medicine options, recovered and has lived many additional years now.
Another example is of a young woman who accompanied her mom and each of them had thermograms the same day. Dr. Garcia referred the young woman for a mammogram that day and this woman continued treatment for breast cancer for a couple of years before being declared “cancer free.”
A young woman with very small breasts had her first mammogram in 2015. It was a very painful experience as it took 8 compressions to obtain a clear result. The recurrent mammograms created injury to this young woman’s breasts, resulting in chronic inflammation. When she visited Dr. Garcia, she was prescribed iodine and natural anti-inflammatories, which have been helping. Unlike mammography, thermography involves no painful compression of the breast tissue or radiation.
Dr. Christiane Northrup says on her website: “…I understand that mammography has been the gold standard for years. Doctors are the most familiar with this test, and many believe that a mammogram is the best test for detecting breast cancer early. But it’s not. Studies show that a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier, produces unambiguous results — which cuts down on additional testing — and doesn’t hurt the body.” Dr. Philip Getson (Dr. Northrup’s colleague) explains thermography on Dr. Northrup’s website this way, “…heat is an indication that inflammation exists, and typically inflammation is present in precancerous and cancerous cells.” Dr. Getson further explains, “Since thermal imaging detects changes at the cellular level, studies suggest that this test can detect activity eight to ten years before any other test. This makes it unique in that it affords us the opportunity to view changes before the actual formation of the tumor. Studies have shown that by the time a tumor has grown to sufficient size to be detectable by physical examination or mammography, it has in fact been growing for about seven years achieving more than twenty-five doublings of the malignant cell colony. At 90 days there are two cells, at one year there are 16 cells, and at five years there are 1,048,576 cells—an amount that is still undetectable by a mammogram. (At 8 years, there are almost 4 billion cells.)”
Thermography is not the final word for breast cancer. Neither is mammography. Confirmation can only be made through a biopsy.
Dr. Garcia is known for her ability to successfully work with a broad spectrum of patients, including emotionally or developmentally sensitive patients and those with Down’s Syndrome. 505-271-6608, www.ThermographyNM.com.