Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Heat patterns indicate inflammation, which is a precursor to disease in the body and directly correlates with other diagnostic tests. Early detection of inflammation is critical – you can prevent or intervene in the development process before it turns into disease. Inflammation can also be reduced by dietary changes, supplements, detoxification, stress-reduction, massage, and acupuncture. Measuring inflammation through thermal imaging on a consistent basis can also be very effective at detecting the severity of a medical condition.