Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

What is Heart Rate Variability? The straightforward answer is: a measure of the beat-to-beat variations in heart rate. Elaborating a bit more: HRV is a form of biofeedback therapy training that involves feeding back beat by beat heart rate data during slow breathing so that the breathing matches heart rate patterns. A biofeedback device shows the patient when they have maximized this interaction on a computer monitor. This affects the activation and calming of our nervous system. Most patients have great results after just a few treatments with Dr Nyree Abdool.

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benefits of

HRV was the primary measure used to determine the health of Russian Cosmonauts, as this could be measured while they were in space. There is now substantial support that HRV can help a variety of disorders, as well as be used to enhance sports.

In determining the benefits of a medical intervention, there are 5 levels, with :MOST EFFICACIOUS” indicating a methods is among the best. HRV has earned the second highest level of “EFFICACIOUS” for the following:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Attention Deficit Disorder
  3. Headache- Adult
  4. Hypertension
  5. Temporomandibular Disorders
  6. Urinary Incontinence in Males

For the other areas, the research that has been conducted is very promising.

Probably efficacious (Third level):

  1. Alcoholism/Substance Abuse
  2. Arthritis
  3. Chronic Pain
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Fecal Elimination Disorders
  6. Headache- Pediatric Migraines
  7. Insomnia
  8. Traumatic Brain Injury
  9. Vulvar Vestibulitiy

Possibly Efficacious (Second level):

  1. Asthma
  2. Cancer and HIV, Effect on Immune Function
  3. Cerebral Palsy
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  5. Depressive Disorders
  6. Diabetes Mellitus
  7. Fibromyalgia
  8. Foot Ulcers
  9. Hand Dystonia
  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  11. Mechanical Ventilation
  12. Motion Sickness
  13. Myocardial Infarction
  14. Post Traumatic Stress disorder
  15. Raynaud’s Disease
  16. Repetitive Strain Injury
  17. Stroke
  18. Tinnitus
  19. Urinary Incontinence in Children
Ready to Try HRV or have a question? Our HRV specialist are here to help. Call our office to schedule a consultation today: (727) 940 5278