Nerve Express Testing
Heart Rate Variability Assessment
One of the most important internal regulating systems within our bodies is
the autonomic nervous system. This neurological system controls all of the
“unconscious” processes of our physiology such as digestion, sleep, wakefulness,
sexual arousal, ability to concentrate, pupil dilation and heart rate.
The Sympathetic portion rules the active, “fight or flight” mechanism. This is the
accelerated response to stress that is left over from our reptilian brain function that
helped us react when we were under attack.
The opposite effect is generated by the Parasympathetic nervous system. Examples of
this, in our physiology, are the promotion of digestion, cellular repair and the ability
Understanding of the general “tone” of the autonomic nervous system is extremely
helpful in assessing whether someone is in a catabolic (breaking down) or anabolic
(building up) state and this would then determine the nature and effectiveness of any
The Nerve Express Test is a diagnostic device that quickly and easily indicates
the balance between our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous function by
measuring the heart rate in supine and standing positions. This type of testing is also
called heart rate variability and response. It also assesses how your health changes in
response to different circumstances or therapeutics as well as your overall physical
fitness as indicated by your response to stress.
The technology behind this device has been tested over the past twenty years and
involved more than 15,000 patients with a resulting objectivity and reproducibility
that recognizes and classifies the 49 states of the Autonomic nervous system with a
corresponding qualitative description of each one.
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