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The Scans: How We Measure Stress

We have 3 scans that we use to measure stress and how it’s affecting our bodies.

Heart Rate Variability:the scans preview

This helps us to determine how your body is currently adapting to your environment and all the stresses that come with it. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse and determining the balance and the tension within your nervous system. Stressful lifestyle habits including poor dietary choices and emotional aggravation and even sitting at a desk all day are some examples of things that put our bodies in the fight or flight response.

A score within the green box on the graph is indicative as a healthy lifestyle. Low heart rate variability is associated with accelerated aging and poor lifestyle choices. Published research has recently shown that chiropractic benefits and increases heart rate variability.


Surface EMG:the scans p2

This exam evaluates the function of muscles that support and move your spine. This test measures how much energy is needed to maintain your posture and how it is distributed throughout the muscles. Overtime, daily stress can continue to over work these muscles causing them to lose their support and mobility. Muscle fatigue and poor energy distribution are signs that a person’s entire health is under stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your spine releases tension and you regain more control.


The Thermal Scan:the scans p3

This scan is used to assess the parts in your nervous system that helps control your organs, glands, and blood vessels. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Temperature is an accurate indicator as to where stress is building up and how deeply it affects bodily function. Nerve interference that is detected by this sensor is valuable in understanding and planning health and wellness strategies.

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