Thermography World Needs to Be Reintroduced to Complex Homeopathic Medicine

This past weekend the Valley Integrative Physicians staff comprised of homeopathic practicioner Dr. Bruce H Shelton, MD, MD(H), Head Thermologist Cheryl Huey, and Office Manager Audrey Shelton traveled to Orlando Florida to attend the Biannual American College of Clinical Thermography Symposium. One hundred seventy-five practitioners from all over the USA and around the world were in attendance. We met fellow thermographers from far away places such as China (where thermograms are being used inside hospitals), Turkey, and Australia, to name but a few localities where thermograms are being used as part of the healthcare system.

Saturdays sessions were presented by experts in various fields such as female hormone replacement, acupuncture, biological dental care, functional medicine, and the full gamut of Integrative therapies were widely discussed. The most personal impressions were made by folks that have heard me speak at other conventions over my long career as a speaker on homotoxicology and integrative medicine. Many current customers of DesBio who have listened to the many DesBio webinars where complex homeopathy, botanical medicine, and nutrition come together as one organized modality and who came up to me and shook my hand in thanks for the information that I’ve imparted.

The Sunday sessions were put on mainly by Dr. Peter Leando, PhD, the creator/inventor of the Meditherm Thermogram systems, who gave us a review of the state of science behind thermographic imaging. He stressed the point that thermograms image the autonomic nervous system’s effects on the skin, overlying areas of health, or pathology. Inflammation, for instance, stimulates the sympathetic nerves which cause constriction of surface blood vessels and the skin in those areas appear cold (blue) whereas direct irritation can cause heat to be present which can appear red. Tumorous growth can stimulate the parasympathetic nerves to dilate blood vessels and those areas above a tumor will appear hot or red as well. It is very important to apply clinical judgement therefore when interpreting what one is seeing AND TO REMEMBER that thermograms aren’t considered diagnostic for the reason that the clinical judgement piece must be added by a trained physician who knows how to combine all the pieces of data to make a medical diagnosis.

My bottom line take-away pearl of knowledge from the weekend is that homeopathy and complex homeopathy is a perfect addition to the thermogram experience and should be used by every practitioner using digital thermography, and, when used correctly, helps solve hard to diagnose medical issues that eludes an allopathic-only oriented practitioner when dealing with complex and hard to diagnose patients.

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Doctors Getting Frustrated With The System and Retiring Prematurely

unhappy doctors

In a survey, only 720 out of 12,000 physicians could describe their attitude towards their work as positive. (Image and statistics courtesy of The Wall Street Journal Online)

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that many US medical doctors are getting so fed up with the current regulations that govern medicine that they are simply leaving their beloved profession of medical practice.

Currently, the systems that doctors have to use to document a patient visit have gotten so tedious that medical practice has become almost impossible to perform on their own.
On a recent visit to a hospital emergency room, I witnessed that the ER doctor was tailed by a scribe with a rolling computer to click off and transcribe what the doctor was doing and saying almost like a court reporter in a trial or legal deposition. The doctor stated that it was the only way to get her work done and to be able to think about the patient instead of the medical record which has become more important than medical practice itself.

This means that every hospital has to hire an extra employee to tag along with their physicians and that cost has been added to the cost of patient care.

In office practice, Medicare has invested hundreds of millions buying private physicians new computer systems so that doctors can document their visits on these new EHR systems to comply with the regulations of REASONABLE USE, which is the precursor of the new ICD 10 diagnoses codes which now number 160000 diagnoses. The old ICD 9 system only has 17,000 codes and doctors are expected to know them.

This is all at a time when reimbursement for medical care is being cut to levels approaching 30 percent less than they were in the 1990s.

Imagine that any other business can be told to lower their prices when the prices for everything else are rising.

The irony of this type of frustration is that medicine has locked itself into a system of only using EVIDENCE-BASED procedures during a time in our history where NATURAL forms of medicine such as HOMEOPATHY, acupuncture, and naturopathy, to name but a few, which can deliver better results then drug and surgery-based procedures.

Your author is an MD type physician who faced a personal health crisis 30 years ago and might have died on the 9 different drugs I was given to treat a severe lung problem. I was cured by these little drops placed under my tongue in a matter of twenty minutes after suffering with the drugs for several months.

It was at this point in my life that I went back to school to learn homeopathy, a type of medicine in existence since 1797, but which still doesn’t qualify as an EVIDENCE-BASED form of medicine to be reimbursed by our current health system.

I say thank heavens because patients see the value it gives them with their health needs and are willing to pay out of pocket outside of the record keeping monster system imposed by the government.

The joy that actually comes from being a good doctor and healing patients can once again be present in a physician’s life so that we won’t want to run away from a valuable profession that we’ve devoted our lives to heal sick people in need of care which is why all honest physicians became doctors in the first place.

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Did Prayer Help Me Lose 30 Pounds?

Hello Friends,

It’s now 4 months since I’ve been on my diet and I’ve reached the milestone of losing 30 pounds.

I had asked friends to pray for my success and its interesting how good I feel with this diet and how I have NO CRAVINGS and feel ready to push on setting ten pound goals to jump over.

My acupuncturist wants me to get my weight below 200 pounds which will represent my losing 1/3rd of my starting weight.

I’ve come to the conclusion that at my next birthday in Feb I’ll be 70 years old and if I want to get to my 80s or 90s or even beyond SO THAT I can’t be overweight any longer. I’ve never met an obese 90 year old.

Since April I’ve not eaten:

ICE CREAM (Wait, I’ll take ice cream back, I had some at a Sunday family dinner a month ago and it blocked my weight loss for two days)

Congressman Schweikert and Dr. Shelton

Dr. Shelton with Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) at the Congressional Valley Fever Open House in April

Dr. Shelton after losing 30 pounds

Dr. Shelton is now slimmer and 30 pounds lighter thanks to his “no bad carbs” diet.

I’ve given up the bad carbs and eat beef or duck for my evening meal with a good green vegetable or second salad.

I have an Omnicleanse shake for daily breakfast and occasionally have just had two scrambled eggs. I add Ribose and ASEA to the shake.

I dose my water every morning with all my DESBIO detox drops and hormone boosters from (as much as ten different ones each day).

I take the eight nutrients needed for chelation twice daily plus my DESBIO Omega Fields EFAs.

I have a plain salad for lunch based on a wedge of lettuce and good summer tomatoes and regular dressing (my wife says I use too much).

I exercise at least 5 days a week for 20 minutes on my treadmill.

I have biweekly MAHT Ozone IVs with an EDTA push.

I see my osteopath Dr. Davidson twice a month.

I see my acupuncturist Dr. Hane once a week—she says that my big mountain belly is now a small hill (she’s Korean).

My tailor (a patient who makes clothes says that I’ve lost 6 inches off my waist).

I email my weight to my energy healer Doctor Koppen and he keeps my gluttony entities away (we are actually having dinner next week).

Of GREATEST AMAZEMENT is that my reward for daily exercise is two glasses of wine with dinner. I’m enjoying wine in a new way and getting to taste from my collection that actually led to my gaining my weight. My wine tasting in the past always led to gluttonous eating (I was AZ secret spy for Travel Holiday Magazine for ten years and am still Commander Emeritus for Arizona of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, NOW RETIRED but created 160 wine dinners over the 19 years I actively served).

I will keep regular updates coming as I reach my milestones.

Love you all for your support. Please keep your good energy flowing.


Bruce Shelton

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ZYTO Testing and Homeopathy: Dr. Shelton’s Epiphany

Dr. Bruce Shelton wasn’t always aware of the benefits of homeopathy, but when he found no other answers to a sudden onset of pneumonia that developed into chronic asthma his experience with the treatment was profound. “It was like someone pushed a button and my lungs opened up,” states Shelton. This epiphany led to greater study and a journey lasting more than three decades.

In this journey, Dr. Shelton realized that in order to make proper selections of homeopathic remedies for his patients, “it would be nice to have an exacting method.” In the early years, he found that The Interro System “filled the bill” but its methods were time consuming and often required other technicians to operate in order to manage his patient load. As the technology evolved Dr. Shelton discovered the ease of the ZYTO hand cradle. “When the ZYTO came along, I’m the one that does it and I’m happier. And the patients are happier because they see me for their entire visit and that’s what they want; they want to see the doctor.”

Dr. Shelton continues to remain open to the possibilities of integrative and homeopathic medicine, helping many others like him, to experience relief and answers where none seemed to exist.

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Ebola Virus Has a Homeopathic Answer

Hi Friends,

If you Google “Ebola and Homeopathy” you find numerous websites like this link ( that says CROTALUS HORRIDUS (rattlesnake venom) is a homeopathic cure for Ebola Virus at 30C dilution.

I don’t believe that DesBio has any of our remedies that includes it as an ingredient, but thought that I should look it up if anyone asks and suggest that we might want to create a new remedy and am copying this to my colleagues.

I looked through my own library of 400 single remedies that I bought years ago and actually found a bottle of it in my closet at 12X dilution. It is obviously commercially available from homeopathic pharmacies and here in the land of the DIAMOND BACK (our AZ state reptile and namesake of our baseball team) there are obvious fresh supplies slinking around in the desert.

With the news media whipping up a new frenzy of a pending Ebola pandemic there is actually a known homeopathic answer for it and i wonder why we homeopaths aren’t issuing press releases that there are answers for the problem.

Dr. Bruce H Shelton MD MD(H) DiHom, FBIH
Homeopathic Family Physician


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