Heart Rate Variability
When at rest, a healthy heart beat speeds up as you inhale, and slows down as you exhale. These moment-to-moment changes between successive heart beats are a telling measurement of nervous system health in terms of physical, emotional, and mental function. Studies show high heart rate variability is associated with better recovery following exertion, higher resilience to psychophysiological disorders, as well as positive feelings and outlooks on life. Stress, especially when prolonged, decreases heart rate variability. Training to increase heart rate variability by following slow, relaxed paced breathing decreases the effects of stress on the nervous system, leading to diminished negative psychophysiological issues.
Emotional arousal affects the pores on the surface of our skin, which in turn affects the subtle changes in sweating. The measure of conductance across the skin’s surface is a telling biometric for our mental engagement and perception of stress.
Cold hands are not simply due to winter weather, but an indication of the body’s response to anxiety and elevated stress. As a response to the pressure of a stressful moment, the body shunts blood flow away from the finger. The logic behind this is that the blood will be needed in more essential systems related to the fight-or-flight response. Repeated and sustained stress can lead the body to maintain the fight-or-flight state, keeping heat-rich blood away from the hands and thereby lowering finger temperature. When the body finally engages the relaxation response, blood flow is allowed to return to the peripheral parts of the hands, results in the warming up of the fingers.
What “should” happen to your heart rate, your breathing rate and your muscles tension if the fire alarm in your office building went off right now? Now what “should” happen to your heart rate, your breathing rate, your muscle tension if you were lying down in your bed getting ready to take a nap?
We all know the answers to these questions. Your patients even know the answers which is whymaking it about the brain is so easy. The reason I say “should” in the earlier questions is because for most of our patients, their brain and nervous system gets stuck in either sympathetic engagement or parasympathetic engagement due to the patterns they have developed over the course of their life in dealing with stress. This is obviously a problem and according to research is the CAUSE of over 90% of all disease today.
This is why it is so vital to measure the function of the brains of our patients. Not only to determine IF their brain and nervous system is adapting to stress and recovering properly but also to find out where it is stuck leading you to the best care plan possible for each patient based on their brain type.
The Neuroinfiniti is the ONLY instrument on the market today that does this. The test is called the Stress Response Evaluation or SRE and this is what the report can do for your practice, your patients, and your confidence as a chiropractor.
Please first note that the report is quite extensive. In fact so much so it is currently used for research purposes. Most chiropractors however will only need bits and pieces of this information.
The report gives you the objective measurements of 7 different areas of brain and nervous system function both during stress and then also during recovery. These areas include brain wave pattens, an EEG, but also TRUE heart rate variability, heart rate, respiration rate, hand temperature, skin conductance, and sEMG of the trapezius muscles. This is shared in an easy to read chart system that any chiropractor can learn to read in just a matter of a few minutes. In addition a patient portion is available as well. This portion, should you choose to give it to the patient, shares the details of each specific measurement and then also shows them in an easy to read gauge format their Health Resiliency Index (HRI) score for each measurement plus theiroverall score. This allows the patient and the doctor to very easily see where they are as compared to where they should be. This simple gauge format motivates patients to not only accept care to move in the right direction but to continue care once symptoms are gone and to keep a high score once the high score has been reached. It also encourages patients to bring in loved ones to find out their scores.
To learn more about how this amazing instrument and SRE is helping chiropractors all over the world explode their practices and save more lives schedule a FREE discovery call today so we can design a package to best suit you based on your goals and budget.
Are you tired about patients dropping out of care early? Tired of patients only accepting care based on what their insurance will pay? Tired of simply just seeing neck and low back pain patients when you know chiropractic is about so much more? Are you worried about where and when the next new patient will come from or how long they will stay? If so then let me take a couple of minutes to share with you how we are helping docs all over the world change their practices for the better.
The NeuroInfiniti is an absolute state of the art neurophysiological instrument that measures, at the highest level, the brain and nervous system’s ability to adapt to and recover from stress. The term is called Allostasis and it is ultimately the foundation of health.
The reason this is important is because more and more research is leading to more and more experts concluding that over 90% of all disease is caused from chronic stress levels effecting the brain’s ability to adapt to and recover from stress. The public is seeing this everywhere they go. And it is going to become more and more prominent.
With all that going on…wouldn’t it be a no brainer for a practitioner to be able to measure the effects of stress on the brain and nervous system. And wouldn’t it be a no brainer for the public to want to seek help from a practitioner who can not only objectively measure their brain function but then also know how to care for it properly?
In a 12-minute non-invasive, pain free assessment, the specifically designed software program that comes with the NeuroInfiniti will walk your patient through a brain based assessment that will measure, both during stress and recovery, brain waves patterns at the cortex of the brain, an EEG as well as TRUE Heart Rate Variability, Heart Rate, Respiration Rate, Hand Temperature, Skin Conductance (GSR), and sEMG of the trapezius muscles all during stress and recovery.
It will then give you a detailed report that you can use to not only build trust and confidence with your patient so they are more likely to accept care BUT also give YOU the confidence and knowledge to know exactly how to develop a specific detailed care plan for your patient ultimately leading to better patient outcomes. These outcomes, along with the added trust and confidence in you as their provider, then also leads to increased retention, increased referrals and increased case averages just to name a few benefits.
This instrument can then be used to measure progress to keep your patients engaged and active in their care. It can even be involved in some of the care for your patients and add an additional revenue stream by assisting your chiropractic adjustments with amazingly effective biofeedback and neurofeedback sessions as you work towards restoring their brain’s ability to function properly.
We even have packages that include all the training you will need to change the conversation from pain to brain, conduct a brain-based day 1, a brain-based ROF and brain-based education PLUS we teach you how to create care plans and financial packages that get accepted so patients not only follow through with care but are also willing to pay you, even if that means out of their own pockets. You can even use our patient finance partner with a 100% approval rate of up to $20,000 for care at your office, if your patient would like to use it.
No more patients dropping out of care early.
No more patients dropping out of care because their insurance no longer pays.
No more wishing for more referrals.
If you are ready to change your practice for the better contact us today to schedule a FREE introductory call to find out how the NeuroInfiniti can help explode your practice and help you save more lives. We will help design a package to best suit your goals and fit your budget.