This month we’re shining the spotlight on the holistic wellness practice run by Dawn Belden-Hope and her daughter Amanda Scharnberg.


With nine locations across California the Thermography Center dedicates itself to making a useful contribution to proactive and preventative healthcare within the community. 

The small, experienced team offer breast imaging, women’s health check screening as well as full body screening. The 100% non-invasive and radiation free imaging is promoted as part of a proactive approach to maintaining overall health and wellness.

Owner and Level II certified thermographer Dawn Belden-Hope has been running the business since 2011 with a focus on the holistic approach, she says, “We help people see their bodies in such a way that they become proactive agents, along with their doctors support, in their healing and healthcare”.

Dawn works in partnership with daughter Amanda who qualified as a Level I thermographer in 2017.

Level I Certified Thermographer Amanda Scharnberg.

What sets the practice apart?

The Thermography Center provides a holistic consultation at the time of every patient’s appointment and thermography reports include a list of preventative and proactive health suggestions.

“We strongly encourage all clients to follow up with their doctor or holistic healthcare practitioner regarding their findings. If they don’t have a doctor, we make referrals so our clients feel very supported in regard to their findings.  We don’t want any of our clients to feel lost in terms of next steps, and offer free clarifying questions regarding their report findings.

We also offer phone consultations and Wellness Plans to the clients who prefer to receive further guidance and more support regarding their Thermography Reports.  Our comprehensive Wellness Plan includes suggestions for herbs, supplements, lifestyle changes, stress reduction support, detoxification protocols and targeted immune help.  Our clients may also choose to schedule an appointment with one of our radiologists in order to understand their report findings from the doctor who interpreted their images”, Dawn said.

The Thermography Center also welcomes patients who are financially challenged as well as collaborating with organizations that offer scholarships. Dawn has also worked closely with the United Breast Cancer Foundation, who generously offer their services on a sliding scale for those patients who most need it.

Dawn Belden-Hope CCT II

A keen advocate for alternative medicine, Dawn has a background in holistic education which included co-leading teen retreats in Mindfulness and Awareness. She’s also a certified Professional Cancer Coach and is passionate about raising awareness amongst her clients around prevention. She’s currently facilitating a monthly mindfulness group through the Intensive Practice Program, MARC at UCLA.

To find out more about the Thermography Center, their locations or their services contact the team via their website.

Dawn Belden-Hope

What’s next…

The Thermography Center plans to open two new locations in Sacramento and Newport Beach in 2023.

Dawn qualified for her CCT Level II in 2022 and she plans to add further services supporting food sensitivity testing and allergy testing to the range of services.

The Thermography Center is an independent business with no connection to the ACCT. All information provided for this article or found on their website is their own with the exception of © images used with permission.