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Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

The Heart Rate Variability Test/Analysis (HRV), takes ten minutes to complete. It depicts a visual representation of the heart rhythm called rhythmography. This graphs the relationship between the two components of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), the fight or flight system, as opposed to the rest and digest system.

The HRV is your own unique response. It gives the doctors at The American Center for Biologic Medicine vital information about your heart’s electrical activity and how your ANS is functioning to control that activity at rest, and under stress. The more ‘stressed’ your system is, the more imbalance we will see between the Sympathetic Nervous System (fight or flight) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest).

Why do I need this test? Will everyone in my family benefit from a test like this?

The data for evaluation is gathered through computer monitoring of the R-R intervals using a chest strap sensor applied to the subject’s body. First the patient lies down (supine position) for several minutes. Then, after a computer-generated signal (beep), the subject stands up and remains standing.This takes about 7-10 minutes and the results can be viewed immediately either on screen or as a print out. Then, one of our doctors will be able to analyze and explain these results. It allows an overall view into the functioning of your nervous system. When used in conjunction with Computerized Regulation Thermography and other tests such as Zyto Scan, it confirms which system or tissue is compensating the most for the imbalance detected by HRV. When we repeat this test in the future we will be able to monitor improvement in your body’s ability to self-regulate in response to stress.

Over time, yes, this test can be an invaluable tool for you and your family. Are you unsure how to handle your own stress? Are you overwhelmed by the stress that your family members experience? It is common to become overwhelmed by stress and this is exactly the reason our team at ACBM wants to add this tool to your repertoire.

The body is in a continual state of breakdown and repair and needs to manage both efficiently for health maintenance. This test reflects the body’s regulating process, and can help determine one’s overall degree of physical fitness, plus current psychological and emotional states.  Your nervous system must have strength in both the stressed and regenerative divisions to maintain optimal health.

Do you believe that assessing your stress levels is a key factor in promoting optimal health? ACBM does! The HRV test can detect early developmental signs of pathological processes. It can detect the presence of some functional disorder that may not be revealed by an ordinary physical examination.

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