Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

HRV is another device that evaluates the body’s autonomic regulatory functioning ability. This instrument, which has been used for years in major medical centers and hospitals, is a device that listens to the frequency sounds of the heart in order to monitor the subtle changes in the vibratory rates of the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities.

This simple 15-minute test accurately measures a person’s fitness and wellness levels. The readings are taken first in a supine position and then in a standing position, comparing the frequencies of the two.

In observing these subtle rhythmic patterns of the heart rate, this test is useful in comparing several different pre- and post- situations such as different treatment protocols and detoxification programs, allowing the practitioner to determine the effectiveness of any given treatment.