Heart Rate Variability Test
HRV gives a snapshot of an individual’s accumulated stress and overall health.
HRV measures the Autonomic Nervous System specifically looking at the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. It also indicates how your heart is adapting to the physiological demands of your body.
The Sympathetic Nervous System is like the “gas pedal” in your car.
The Parasympathetic Nervous System is like the “brake pedal” in your car. Both the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous system are important and should be balanced at all times for optimum health.
The body requires a way to cope with the stress load placed on it at all times. Stress in the form of poor diet, fear, life stress and lack of sleep accumulate and lead to the development of degenerative conditions and premature aging. This test is re-administered over time to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
This test is currently being used in health centers and hospitals across the country.