Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Testing


Doing the initial HRV scan and BrainTap session gives patients tangible, visual measurements, and objective data for what would normally be intangible physiological concepts concerning how their health may be suffering. The HRV shows how stress has major downstream effects on the body. It can serve as a motivator for patients, and a practical tool for the practitioner to monitor and resolve underlying issues at the root cause level. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

When used consistently, BrainTap can retrain the stress response at a deep subconscious level. The HRV serves as an assessment of a patient’s health status as well as a determination of treatment efficiency. It is able to objectively measure the impact of integrative healing modalities that may include dietary, supplement, exercise, sleep, detoxification, and emotional/psychological rebalancing. The use of BrainTap and HRV provides a visual representation of the body’s response to implemented treatment efforts and provides feedback, serving as a guide to gauge the success of or make changes to a treatment plan for improved results.

How Does the HRV Scan Decode the Heartbeat?

The FFT, or Fast Fourier Transform, is a digital tool that analyzes the Heart Rate Signal using time and frequency algorithms, measuring periodic oscillations of the heart rate signal’s different frequencies and amplitudes. This provides information on the amount of their relative intensity (termed variance of power) in the heart’s sinus rhythm as seen in the ECG.

The Fast Fourier Transform breaks down the ECG into its frequency-component bandwidths that correspond to specific parts of the nervous system, which regulates the body

  • Low frequency (LF) corresponds to sympathetic nervous system regulation, or acute stress/fight or flight mode
  • High frequency (HF) corresponds to parasympathetic regulation, or rest/digest/heal/detoxify mode
  • Very low frequency (VLF) reflects the central nervous system (CNS) and its regulation through its downstream hormones accessed through HPA axis, as seen in “burn out” mode and a state of adrenal fatigue/exhaustion

What Does the HRV Scan Measure?

  • ECG recording with real-time monitoring of functional state in the body
  • Stress Index (is stress low or high)
  • Assessment of the state of the cardiovascular and nervous system (is the body in fight or flight, exhausted, or balanced)
  • Assessment of the body’s neurohumoral regulation (energy and metabolism)
  • Assessment of the body’s current psycho-emotional state using the method of brain biorhythm mapping (is the brain stressed or balanced)
  • Assessment of the body’s adaptation level and level of harmonization of biological rhythms  
  • Determination of the patient’s biological age, determination of premature aging or reversed aging
  • Simultaneous representation of two surveys’ results with a view of comparative analysis