What is the Health Express Evaluation?
It is a Heart Rate Variability* (HRV) test which was developed originally as a screening tool to enable scientists to determine the health level and degree of functioning of the involuntary nervous system. Thousands of the healthiest athletes and others in superior health were studied over a period of two decades to identify the common denominators of health. A computer program based on this database of approximately 20,000 of the healthiest people, was developed for use in checking the health status of the general public.
The test examines the heart rhythms and its variability*, comparing resting to its response to mild stress (changing positions from lying down to standing up). The ability of the heart to compensate for and recover from this "challenge" gives a "snapshot" of the functioning of the involuntary nervous system (also called the "Autonomic Nervous System"). The computer then generates a graphic picture of this function which is useful in assessing the level of physical health compared to optimal health.
The initial graphs can then be compared to follow-up graphs as a way of monitoring the patient's progress. This helps in assessing the effectiveness of their health improvement program and how well they are implementing it. Frequency of assessment is individually determined for each patient by your personal health practitioner.
This simple, non-invasive test is performed in the office and requires only fifteen minutes to complete.
The Health Express Evaluation test is not used to diagnose or treat any disease or medical condition. It does not replace standard medical diagnosis and diagnostic procedures. It only provides an indication of overall physiological function which can assist a qualified health practitioner in making a more complete health analysis and in monitoring improvement.
*Heart Rate Variability: If your heart beats at 60 beats per minute, averaging one beat per second, some of the beats may be shorter then a second and other may be longer. This variation in length is called "heart rate variability".
Robert I. Jeffrey, D.C., L.Ac.
11611 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 605
Los Angeles, Ca 90049
Phone: (310) 826-5151
Fax: (310) 826-9152