What Does an SRE Measure?
This portion of the exam concerns the ability of the brain to be busy when necessary
and to rest when necessary. Stress events like the math test , noises and
breathing execise require brain activity (increased Beta) and when relaxed,
Heart Rate Variability
Heart rate variability is an effective method of measuring stress effects in your
patient's life. Research has established that HRV is also a good methosd of measuring
the effectiveness of Chiropractic care.
We have long been aware of the importance of heart rate in maintaining good health responses;
however, just taking a person's pulse isn't enough information to tell us what happens during
stress situations. The stress test gives us a chance to see what speeds up the heart rate, and
how quickly it can return to normal. There is a direct relationship between breathing and heart
The amount of moisture produced by the sweat glands in the hands is a direct result of
stress. More hand moisture means a higher stress response. We can measure your ability to
reduce the effects of your stressors. This means improved neurological responses.
The normal response to stress is for the body to withdraw blood volume from the extremities
and pool it in the organs. This action reduces the temperature in the hands and feet.
While we are aware of changes in respiration rate during exertion, we seldom use it as a
measurement of health. As there is a relationship between stress and oxygen requirement,
the respiratory rate is very important. The pattern of breathing is equally as important
such as chest elevation versus diaphragmatic breathing.
We can measure muscle activity throughout the body in both relaxed resting mode or in
active motion mode. The trapezius and the muscles of the face are good indicators of
over-tightened muscles due to stress responses.
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Videos and Webinars
Dr. Richard Barwell discusses the scientific verification of Neurologically Based Chiropractic. He delves into the
Law of Hormesis and why it is essential to have more than one adjusting technique in your chiropractic tool kit. He shows you
how changing the Frequency, Duration, and Intensity of your adjustment can forever change the outcomes of your patients.
Dr. Joe Demyen discusses the effects of the NeuroInfiniti on communication in his practice.
Collection of previously recorded CEO Call Series Webinars.
A list of suggested reading for those looking to expand their knowledge in areas
related to stress, the stress response, neurologically based chiropractic, biofeedback, neurofeedback, or the
future of health care.