SureTouch Digital Breast Exam
A radiation-free, pain-free, FDA-cleared healthy alternative to mammograms.
By Brenda B. Smith, L.Ac., L.Est., CMT
I have been an acupuncturist in practice for 14 years in Pasadena specializing in Women’s Health and Stress Management. I have never supported the pink movement because I know, as a natural health care practitioner, that there are ways to prevent breast cancer, improve breast health and support women going through the breast cancer treatment. We all know our bodies are designed to address any challenge if given the proper instructions and support. So the model of waiting until we develop breast cancer then removing them and poisoning the body as a form a treatment made no sense to me. When I found the SureTouch Digital Breast Exam (via TNH member Pina De Rosa, by the way) I was so excited that I immediately acquired one for my practice thinking it would make a great addition. Little did I know the statistics, facts and highly emotional conversation going on about this very important topic. It has been an amazing education and these are some of the things I have learned:
1 ) 50% of women of mammogram age are refusing to get them. I understand their reluctance but doing nothing is not wise. SureTouch is a non-compression, no radiation (which is carcinogenic), no waiting for results, FDA-cleared option that is proving to be more accurate and more informative than a mammogram. Mammogram sees “something”, SureTouch sees and identifies the exact location, size and hardness of what we find. That is HUGE because cancer is very hard, so if we find a lump that is soft we know we need to address it but we know it’s not cancer. That not only gives you peace of mind but we now have options to treat your dense tissue or cystic breasts (which is not the case with mammograms).
2) I can’t get a firm percentage because the data is all over the place but we know that at least half the breast cancers are found by a physical exam either the woman herself or her medical professional performing a clinical breast exam. SureTouch uses that same technology as it “feels” for changes in breast density. Remember the princess and the pea? It’s the same concept so we have no false positives.
3) FYI – Cancer cells CANNOT SURVIVE in the presence of iodine. Seaweed in your daily diet is a good idea.
4) YOU are your primary healthcare provider. You choose how you want to check yourself. Don’t ever let anyone tell you how to care for yourself. Ask questions, get second opinions and keep an open mind.
As TNH Member Pina De Rosa puts it:
“The breast exam that you have is your choice. This is not a mammogram; it is not an ultrasound; nor a thermography (you can see the actual differences here).
My friends and I have been doing this pain-free, radiation-free SureTouch Digital exam instead of the painful radiation-filled mammograms for several years now. It makes no sense to me to do mammograms for two main reasons:
1) traditional mammograms are only 40% accurate
2) they are not only painful, but they add radiations into your body, to find our if you have cancer – to me that seems oxymoronic at best!!
I strongly voice this to all my health-conscious friends, to women readers and the men who love them:
Ladies, do not do mammograms. Instead do the pain-free radiation-free FDA-cleared SureTouch Digital Breast exam instead. Start in your early 20’s and take your health in your hands!”
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Brenda B. Smith, L.Ac., L.Est., CMT is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist specializing in Stress Management and Women’s Health. She uses acupuncture along with herbs, diet, supplements & lifestyle counseling to help her patients achieve improved health & quality of life. Brenda has over 30 years of health and beauty experience. She brings that background into her acupuncture practice & stress relieving treatments which combines the best of both worlds. Her extensive post-graduate training in nutrition has made Brenda one of Pasadena’s most sought after practitioners.
SureTouch has taken her to the next level of care for women. After years of not supporting the current standard of care for breast health, this technology fits perfectly into her philosophy of being as natural and wholistic as possible. She has begun a journey of learning about breast cancer and is excited about the knowledge she can know share with women of all ages. “Knowledge is power. We cannot make educated choices of we don’t know what our options are. I am so happy to be able to help women get back into their bodies and make choices that make sense with regard to their health. SureTouch has been a blessing to my practice.”
*Please note that not all experiences, beliefs and ideas are shared by each member of the “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.