Certified Thermographic Technician
Ann Barker graduated in 1980 from Iowa Wesleyan College. She worked in a variety of nursing specialties in IA, NC, NH and Massachusetts until 1995 when she decided to turn her focus to wellness rather than dis-ease. In 1996 she graduated from North East Institute of Whole Health and became licensed in Massage Therapy.
In 2007 she returned to nursing, specializing in home care, only to realize her desire to remain focused on wellness and prevention. In 2010, Ann trained at the Thermographic Wellness Academy to become a Certified Thermographic Technician. She started Breast Awareness Imaging, LLC and is a member of the Breast Thermography International to provide early detection breast cancer screening that can save lives and promote health and wellness.
Hi Ann, I hope this finds you well and enjoying the day… despite the weather. I wanted to thank you and also share some good news.
First, thank you for seeing me recently. And so quickly! You are such a bright light and you always make my appointments easy and relaxed. And thank you for the meditation app. I have been using it every day since I saw you and it’s awesome! I’m finally meditating again (and sometimes I just listen and fall asleep). It’s been wonderful. Thank you for that and for all the positive vibes. I also started reading the book ‘The Truth about Cancer’. Not sure if you recommended it, but others have. If you’re not familiar, look it up as it resonates with so much of what you do and share. Great information!
Now my good news… I went to Beth Israel last week for a mammogram and an ultrasound. I refused the mammogram and only did the ultrasound. I have to tell you that everyone there was super respectful of my choice to forgo the mammo. I did have to listen to two doctors highly recommend the mammo and tell me how minimal the radiation is, blah blah blah, but in the end, they understood my position and respected it. The good news is that the ultrasound showed NOTHING! The tech did the ultrasound first, found nothing, and had the radiologist/Dr. come in to review. The doctor then did her own ultrasound and still saw nothing. Then a 2nd radiologist and doctor came in and she did a third ultrasound and still nothing. They believe what I’m feeling (and they all felt it too) is just dense breast tissue. YAY! The 2nd doctor did say that even though she felt all was clear, she still recommended the mammogram as 1. it is their protocol to do both, and 2. to check for any calcification. I denied the mammogram and they seemed okay with that.
I still need to schedule an appt with Dr. Nordin Evans at Groton Wellness and will ask her opinion about the heat in my lower right mouth. I feel hugely relieved, however, I know the thermogram showed some increase in heat in the area of concern on the breast.
By the way, I brought all 5 past thermograms to my ultrasound appointment and no one was interested in reading them. Oh well.
I’m feeling super grateful and am ‘cleaning up’ a bit. I’ve tightened up my diet, eating more veggies, I’m still exercising almost daily and I’m now meditating. I’ve also pulled out my rebounder and will start with that again.
Thanks for reading and thanks for ALL you do! For ALL women!!!!!