Simply put, Digital Infrared Thermography is a 15 minute painless and non invasive test of physiology. It is a valuable method available for visualizing pain and physiology. A special camera is used to provide instant thermal images or “thermograms” of the whole body or just areas being investigated. The digitized images are stored on a computer and sent electronically to a Medical Thermologist for interpretation and analysis.

Mary Tingaud L.Ac

Mary Tingaud, Santa Barbara Healthcare Practitioner, Certified Clinical Thermographer, and licensed acupuncturist, loves her work: “Working with each and every one of my patients is an honor that I cherish. As an acupuncturist, I have experienced great rewards through the continuous discovery of new and ancient research. I will never be bored. I appreciate the challenge and feel grateful to have chosen a profession I love.”

She has been practicing in California for over 18 years, and is currently practicing in downtown Santa Barbara, California at 1725 State Street. Phone 805.898.1804.

Well educated in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Digital Infrared Thermology Imaging, Mary offers you a treasure chest of options that will enhance ongoing health for you and your family.

She holds a post graduate degree from Shanghai, China in advanced Clinical Studies in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Tuina. She studied at the Duke University Medical Center and is a Clinical Thermographer from the American College of Clinical Thermology with additional training in Advanced Imaging Technique.

Mary also holds certificates for over 500 hours of continuing education in various modalities such as Functional Medicine and Nutrition from the Institute of Functional Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, bio-energetic medicine, and Homeopathy and Homotoxicology from Westbrook University.

She has studied with noted healers and shamans such as Maria Bartolotta and with Hank Wesselman, PhD. and Jill Kuykendall, authors of Journey To the Sacred Garden and Spirit Medicine.

Acupuncture is based on an ancient Chinese system of medicine, originating over 6,000 years ago. It is a therapeutic technique that uses fine needles that are inserted into the skin along pathways called meridians. The 12 meridians in the human body, though not visible to the eye, carry a life force called Qi (pronounced chee). This vital energy source of Qi, when functioning optimally, nourishes us and helps us maintain good health.