About the Tech
In our office, we use three incredible technologies to objectively measure how you are functioning. Originally developed by Nasa, our Insight Subluxation Station consists of thermography, surface EMG, and a Pulse Wave Profiler measuring HVR, or Heart Rate Variability.
- Our Digital Thermography scan picks up temperature imbalances from one side of the spine to the other, and from one segment to another. This is an indication of inflammation and an imbalance in neurovascular tone.
- Like an EKG measures the electrical activity of your heart, Surface EMG or sEMG measurers the electrical activity of the nerves and muscles surrounding your spine. Increases or decreases in electrical activity is an indication of neurological interference.
- Heart Rate Variability is a measure of your autonomic nervous system – this is the more “automatic” system that runs the body processes you don’t think about. You want your heart rate to vary. If you run up a flight of stairs, it has to beat faster right?! Well that process is under the control of the autonomic nervous system, or ANS. The ANS is divided into two parts – the “fight or flight” sympathetics, and the “rest or digest” parasympathetics. Our body is designed to swing back and forth between these two divisions as we go throughout our day. However, in our world today, we never get out of the “stressed out” sympathetics. Chronic sympathetic state has been shown to lead to chronic disease. Our bodies just aren’t designed to be in “immediate survival” mode ALL the time. However, specific chiropractic adjustments have been shown to actually turn down the sympathetics and increase the parasympathetics. This helps bring you back to a balance of the two and gives your body a chance to heal and recover. Heart Rate Variability allows us to measure where you are on that spectrum and track your progress throughout your care plan.