Touch for Health Education Newsletter
Risks from Radiation if you have Full-Body Scan
December 8, 2004
-- Risks from Radiation if you have Full-Body
-- Risks are real and costs are high in dollars for the tests
-- Benefits are there if you have symptoms
-- Order your eTouch CD
-- Register for the TFH Reunion
-- 2005 Some Clinical Intensives are filled sign up early
-- Read Previous Newsletter
-- Consider being a part of our pilot study of Kinesiology Outcomes.
-- Matthew Teaching Metaphors, Basic TFH 1-4 and ITW in Puerto Rico
Read the information about full body scans, it is scary
to see the medical profession promoting this dangerous procedure for
symptomless people, when it can be so helpful when a confirmation of
a diagnosis needs to be made. It doesn't do what they imply in their
Matthew has had a very productive training trip to China,
Japan, Australia and New Zealand (he is in NZ right now). The reception
by Kinesiology advocates to the Metaphor approach has been more than
we anticipated. If you are not yet familiar with this addition to Kinesiology
think about purchasing the eTouch CD and the book Touch for Health and
the Five Element Metaphors. It is available in 6 languages. We hope
all of you will enjoy a prosperous healthy New Year.
Risks from Radiation if you
have Full-Body Scans
Here in California we are having a lot of advertising by the medical
profession for Full-Body Scans as a means of finding cancer before symptoms
appear, but a new report suggests that the radiation doses delivered
by these tests are high enough to cause cancer. A report in a recent
issue of the journal Radiology, David J. Brenner, PhD. And Carl D. Elliston,
MA, provided lifetime estimates of the risks associated with having
one or repeated full-boy scans.
"If a 45-year old adult has one screening full-body
scan, then many years down the line, one in 1,200 will die from a radiation-induced
cancer." Explained Dr Brenner to Healthfacts Newsletter in a telephone
interview. He further said, "A screening test is only going to
be useful, if it is given annually or biannually. If 45 year-old has
annual full-body scans until the age of 75 years then one in 50 will
die of a radiation-induced cancer. Dr. Brenner is a radiation biologist,
that is, a specialist in the health effects of radiation on the human
Risks are real and costs are
high in dollars for the tests
These computed tomography or CT scans for symptomless people are relatively
new and cost around $1000. Insurance companies and HMOs usually do not
pay for these as the benefit is yet to be proven. Screening cans lead
to false alarms and unnecessary, sometimes risky testing and biopsies.
The reason for the high radiation dose is that the machine
fires in beams of rays from different directions providing 3D images.
Benefits are there if you have
These modern methods often confirm a diagnosis, which would outweigh
the radiation risk. If you have lung symptoms you would only have exposure
to the lungs or if the symptoms related to the stomach then only a smaller
aspect of the body would be exposed and thus less radiation damage.
The Food and Drug Administration of the USA has information
on its site that says that one CT scan of the abdomen is equivalent
of 500 chest X-rays. This web site says that a scan will not give you
peace of mind (what the ads imply or say directly) because a normal
finding may erroneously be identified as cancer or a "clean bill
of Health" may be inaccurate. To read why the U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force is against the use of screening heart scans for calcium in
the coronary arteries, go to www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/ uspasacad.htm
Consider being a part of our
pilot study of Kinesiology Outcomes
need to discover if our hypothesis that staying in subtle energy balance
as indicated by muscle testing will prevent diseases from developing.
We are getting ready to introduce a method that we can start long-term
studies about the outcomes of using the various Kinesiology methods.
Consider being part of this project. We need the preliminary studies
before we can apply for grants from Governments and foundations.
Matthew Teaching Metaphors, Basic TFH 1-4 and ITW in Puerto Rico
Matthew who co-authored Touch for Health and the Chinese Five Element
Metaphors book with me is just finishing teaching in Australasia, now
in New Zealand. He will be in Puerto Rico in January and February. These
program will be taught by Matthew in Spanish.
For details of these programs being taught in Spanish contact Matthew
voice: 310 589 5269
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