11 Feb Heart Rate Variability
Heart rate variability allows us to measure the power of the chiropractic adjustment in a tangible and objective way.
The normal variability in heart rate is due to the synergistic action of the two branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)—the part of the nervous system that regulates most of the body’s internal functions. The sympathetic nerves act to accelerate heart rate, while the parasympathetic (vagus) nerves slow it down. The sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the ANS are continually interacting to maintain cardiovascular activity in its optimal range and to permit appropriate reactions to changing external and internal conditions.
The analysis of Heart Rate Variability serves as a dynamic window into the function and balance of the autonomic nervous system. Heart Rate Variability reflects our ability to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands.
By reducing stress-induced wear and tear on the nervous system and facilitating the body’s natural regenerative processes, regular practice of coherence-building techniques and chiropractic care can help restore physiological resilience.
During each chiropractic visit with Dr Judith, you will benefit from both an adjustment and a nervous system coherence building technique that will allow you to better adapt to your internal and external environment. A double win.
Interested in having your Heart Rate Variability evaluated? Simply contact the clinic to schedule this service.
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