Thermographic Pattern Analysis
Persons free of neurological interference tend to display skin temperature readings which continually change, but when spinal misalignment and interference to normal neurological function appear, these changing differentials become static. They no longer display normal adaptability, and the patient is said to be “in pattern”, requiring an adjustment.
The new Tytron 2.0 software we use at Spinewave now allows us to accurately assess an individual’s pattern from visit to visit, or even immediately after an adjustment to see what effect it has had on the nervous system.
Patterns are like earthquakes erupting through the spine. The objective is to not only change the pattern (below) but also affect the symmetry of the pattern. Symmetry refers to the “spikes” on the graph from left to right. These spikes are temperature differences, and temperature is controlled by your nervous system. If irregular spikes repeatedly appear on the scans, it means the nervous system is not working properly and ill health ensues.
Pattern analysis is extremely important in dictating how specific adjustments need to be delivered. Marrying modern day neuroscience and traditional upper cervical care means assessing dysfunctional output from the brain and devising strategies to create positive input to the nervous system to allow the body to work better.
Heart Rate Variability
Stress and different emotional states affect the heart and brain. The health implications are easy to understand: Disharmony in the nervous system leads to inefficiency and increased stress on the heart and other organs, while harmonious rhythms are more efficient and less stressful to the body’s systems.
The heart’s nervous system contains around 40,000 neurons, which detect circulating hormones and chemicals, sensing heart rate and pressure information. Hormonal, chemical, rate and pressure information is translated into neurological impulses by the heart’s nervous system and sent to the brain via several pathways. These nerve pathways also transmit pain signals and other feelings to the brain. They enter the brain in an area called the medulla, located in the brainstem. These signals regulate many functions of the brain, heart, organs, glands and blood vessels. However, they also cascade up into the higher centres of the brain, influencing perception, decision making and important cognitive processes.
This quick and easy check tests to see how these pathways between your heart and brain are communicating with each other. By ECG, we can see in real-time how distressed your nervous system is and how this may be impacting your health. It is also a useful gauge for how your chiropractic care is improving the performance of your body’s software!
With the emWave technology one can see how thoughts and emotions affect the heart and nervous system, which in turn impacts cognitive performance, learning ability, mental clarity and overall health and wellness. One can objectively monitor heart rhythms and confirm when coherence or harmony has been achieved. It acts as a mirror of the emotional state and this real-time information enables a client to more effectively reduce stress and the impact of negative emotions.
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