1. Determining baseline temperature:
- Skin temperature is measured at 90 – 120 specific points involving the face, neck, chest, abdomen, lower back, and the inner elbow crease.
- Temperature readings are measured using a temperature probe, taking roughly 2 seconds at each point.
- The temperature readings are transmitted to a computer program which records them.
- This phase of testing takes approximately ten minutes
2. Temperature challenge:
- After the baseline measurements are completed, you will be asked to stand in only shorts or your underclothes for ten minutes.
- Exposing the tested skin areas to room temperature air for ten minutes will stimulate blood flow changes
3. Determining post-challenge temperature:
- After the ten minute cooling phase, the temperature of the specific points on the skin is measured again
- Again, the values are recorded by the computer and they are compiled to determine if the skin temperatures changed in a healthy pattern