Heart Rate Variability
What is Heart Rate Variability?
The Science Book Version: Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a quantitative analysis of autonomic nervous system function. It’s a window to look at the control and coordination of the autonomic nervous system by observing that control directly on the heart rate under various states of stress. This technology is based on the assessment of the RR wave interval derived from ECG.
The Translation: HRV technology is a time-lapse picture of how your nervous system is functioning. It compares the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and analyzes how well they balance.
The sympathetic nervous system is your “survival mode.”
Let’s say you’re walking down the street and you see a rabid dog. Your natural reaction is to turn and run. Running takes a lot of energy. You don’t really want your body to be focusing energy on digestion and keeping your blood pressure low, do you? What you really want your body to focus energy on is your muscles and respiratory system so you can run away, hopefully a little faster than the dog. That’s what the sympathetic nervous system does. It detects threats through your five senses and puts your body in survival mode. Your body is focusing all its resources on running away. When your sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, your digestion is inhibited, liver, kidney, and gall bladder function decrease, your strength increases, and your lungs dilate.
The parasympathetic nervous system does the opposite. The parasympathetic nervous system is your body’s “recovery mode.” When your body doesn’t detect danger, you relax and parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated. This slows down the heart rate, stimulates digestion, as well as liver, bladder, and kidney function. The body begins to restore itself.
What Do You Learn By Measuring The Nervous System?
People with optimal health (like athletes) normally transition effortlessly between “survival mode” and “recovery mode.” However, when something is wrong with the body, like poor nutrition, injury, over-training in athletes, or even severe diseases like cancer, the transition becomes more difficult.
By using HRV technology to view the balance between these two systems before and after different types of treatment, a trained individual can measure very quickly and accurately how well the balance has been restored which is a major indicator of how well the treatment is working.*
Watch this video excerpt of Dr. Marrongelle speaking to a group of practitioners about what
Heart Rate Variability technology does and how it’s used in his practice.
The BioEnergiMed Heart Rate Variability Assessment System
Here’s What You Get:
– hrv2Latest Software Edition.
– Single Lead USB Data Pickup or Bluetooth Data Pickup.
– 2 Sizes of Polar Data Collection Straps.
– USB Software Protection Key.
– Online Instruction from Dr. Jeffrey Marrongelle.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration). This device is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any diseases and should only be administered by qualified individuals.