Diagnostics for Better Results
by Mali Anderson
The earlier individuals can detect
dysfunction in their bodies, the better. Once dysfunction is recognized, steps
can be taken to improve an individual’s health. With this in mind, Erica Cody
is dedicated to helping people who are seeking a more holistic approach to
their healthcare. A holistic professional and the founder of Northwest Healing Center - Lake Barrington, IL
, in Lake Barrington, Cody empowers people to take control of their own
well-being with the help cutting-edge technology.
Cody’s interest in preventive wellness came
after she was paralyzed by Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in 2010, when she lost
the ability to move her body from the neck down, including breathing on her own
or even being able to talk. While in the ICU, she was very thankful to receive
When Cody had recovered enough to be
released from the ICU, she chose to go home and seek holistic treatments such
as supplements, chiropractic care and intentional healing. “I will always be
thankful for the emergency care I received, but after the emergency was over, I
knew there was a better path to wellness and healing through a more holistic
approach,” says Cody .
Cody has a background in mechanical
engineering and became more involved in the technical modes of supporting
holistic health after she married Dr. Michael Cody, a pediatric chiropractor.
Sadly, Cody and her children lost him due to a genetic defect that lead to
leukemia, and knowing that a genetic defect could exist in their children, she
was motivated more than ever to improve her and her children’s lives and the
lives of others by detecting dysfunction at the earliest stage possible.
“I understand how it feels to be in the
middle of a health emergency. I know what it means to be scared when facing a
medical concern. I started Northwest Healing to provide resources and options
for people like me seeking a more holistic approach to their health care,”
continues Cody. “We provide radiation-free solutions and alternative healing
options, providing additional knowledge to help you navigate your personal
health care choices.”
Cody launched Northwest Healing Center in
2015. The center began with thermography, a non-invasive, painless screening
tool used for detection of active breast cancer, peripheral vascular disease,
neuromusculoskeletal disorders, extracranial cerebral and facial vascular
disease, thyroid gland abnormalities and various other neoplastic, metabolic
and inflammatory conditions.
Cody brings her own experience to
thermography as she turned to the technology after discovering lumps in her breast nearly a decade ago. A
few years before that, Cody was at a gathering of chiropractors hosted by
Patrick Gentempo; over dinner, Dr. Joseph Mercola talked about thermography coming from a
holistic point of view and the benefits of
no radiation. Remembering this conversation and wanting to avoid another
mammogram because she had been exposed to an excessive amount of radiation
while battling GBS, Cody chose thermography and was able to avoid invasive
testing and learn that her lump was not cause for alarm.
“Thermography helps identify active cancer
in early stages and other dysfunction by the detection of its unique thermal
pattern. Thermal imaging makes it possible to detect abnormal activities.
Thermography, along with mammograms and ultrasounds, are all wonderful
screening tools, each with their own pros and cons. The pro that I love the
most with thermography is the ability to detect active breast cancer five to
eight years before a lump can be detected by mammography, and the scan is
non-invasive,” says Cody. She urges that if you receive a concerning report
with any of these screening tool that you seek one of the other technologies to
have a different look at your concerns.
After the loss of her husband, Cody was
introduced to the AO Scan Digital Body Analyzer. An AO Scan identifies
frequencies in the human body by analyzing disrupted oscillations due to
injury, diet, stress or emotion. When these disruptions happen, the result can
be depression, disease, fatigue and illness.
“What I realized is I’d found the perfect
team; thermography helps us find pain and dysfunction and the AO Scan helps us
to pinpoint the cause of the dysfunction. From there, we can address what our
bodies need to be healthier,” continues Cody.
Cody’s professional and personal experience
provide alternative options for others. After detecting dysfunctions, a person
can use nutrition, exercise and other care such as chiropractic to change a
health issue before it becomes an emergency. Offering practical knowledge for
your important healthcare decisions, Cody’s mission is to promote health,
relaxation and well-being.
To introduce the benefits of pairing the AO
Scan Digital Body Analyzer and thermography, Cody is offering Natural Awakenings readers $100 off of the half-body thermal
scan and the AO Scan when booked together to help individuals move their health
in a positive direction.