Dr. Christopher Deatherage, ND
Rural Route 5,
Box 806,
Ava, Missouri 65608
Phone for Appointment: (417)683-1300

Deatherage Health Products

Deatherage Health Products was founded in 1986 by Dr. Christopher and Gloria Deatherage to provide the finest natural health products and natural foods to their patients and the public.

Dr. Deatherage realized that the quality of most nutritional herbal supplemnts sold to the public through health food stores and mail-order companies were low quality, only marginally effective, and lacked clinical data to support their use. Deatherage Health Products carries nutritional and herbal supplements that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and have solid clinical data to support their effectiveness.

About Thermography

How many times have you heard that medical tests were inconclusive or negative - even when there were symptoms? For most diseases, one test is not enough; you usually have to have a whole panel of tests to really understand the disease. This is expensive and time consuming.

If you are suffering from a chronic disease, or just want to feel better and improve your overall health, thermography will provide vital information your doctor needs to quickly understand where there is dysfunction and imbalance in your body. This allows the doctor to direct the focus of attention to the root cause of the problem or imbalance.

Think of thermography as an economical, non-invasive 120 point checkup for your whole body.

How does thermography work? By measuring temperatures at over one hundred points on the body before and after a stimulus, the thermogram records your body's functional response. By comparing temperatures right to left side of the body, imbalances can be observed. Thermography reveals vital information about the balance and functioning of your whole body, information that would require great expense and many kinds of testing to duplicate.

It is an accepted premise in natural medicine that all disease begins as a dysfunction somewhere in the body. A "dys-function" just means that some organ or vital system in the body isn't doing its job. CRT Thermography is a whole body scan that measures the balance and functional response of all your vital organs and systems. Any areas of imbalance or dysfunction can then be addressed and strengthened with specifically directed natural therapies.

You can give yourself a tremendous advantage in preventing disease and finding problems early when you and your doctor can compare annual themograms. Remember, all disease begins with a change in functional response which is clearly revealed in the thermogram. Thermography is preventative medicine at its best.

What to Expect in a Thermographic Exam

You will be asked to sit in an exam room for about 15 minutes before the exam begins. This is so your body can adapt to the temperature of the room. After 15 minutes we will then take the first measurements starting with the head and neck.

Thermographic readings are taken by a gentle, brief touch of the sensor to your skin. With each measurement you will hear two auditory 'beeps' which tell the technician that the thermal measurement has been accurately recorded by the computer.

Measurements will continue with the chest, abdomen and back. You will be asked to gradually remove your clothes as the readings progress through all 120 measurement areas. You are then asked to sit undressed from the waist up for 10 minutes before the second reading. This 10 minute "cooling off" period is the 'stress' or stimulus to the body. It is really quite simple, but it is enough to get the body to make a response.

The body's response is then measured in the second readings which follow the same procedure as the first reading. The computer will record all the measurements and the test is concluded.

The results are saved on the computer and the technician will print out a report. Then the doctor will go over the results with you. No need to make another appointment because with thermography the results of the test are available immediately. No waiting for lab results, no waiting for the doctor to get back to you.

Please Call for an Appointment: (417) 683-1300