Do you know where you carry your stress? These tests will show you!
Stress (aka the physical, chemical, and emotional demands we face each day) impacts us all differently. The challenge is that the effects of stress are often silent until it is too late ! Did you know that before stress impacts your heart, or your stomach, or your immune system, it is first processed by your nervous system . It is your nervous system that calls the shots and determines how your body will respond to stress. It is your nervous system that decides what changes need to be made . And it is your nervous system that "gets stuck" in the bad habit of living in stress mode from the daily pummeling of physical, chemical, and emotional overwhelm which then keeps all of the down stream organ systems and parts of your body dys-functioning. To be truly effective at restoring and maintaining your body in a state of optimal health, you cannot treat the symptoms of stress but must work upstream where the responses begin - with your nervous system!
Using technology that is endorsed by the Space Foundation and is found in the top sport performance facilities in the world, different aspects of your nervous system health, function, and performance can now quickly, easily, and painlessly be assessed! No other technology has the ability to perform such a comprehensive evaluation!
Watch this brief video that explains our cutting edge assessment technology:
The Tests of the Insight Subluxation Station™:
Surface EMG - Your Motor Nerve System
How efficiently is your body working? Why do you feel out of gas and exhausted at the end of the day? This test can help answer those questions. The surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves. This test shows the pattern of how energy is distributed through these muscles and where your body is wasting energy. The exam helps identify areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your care progresses.
Thermal Scan - Your Autonomic Nerve System
Is your internal power supply reduced? is stress silently wearing out the vital systems of your body? The thermal scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, and blood vessels -- the autonomic system. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Since proper function of your organs, glands and blood vessels is essential to healing and living well, this test gives us a ‘snapshot’ of this portion of your nervous system is working and how it is responding to care.
Algometry - Your Sensory Nerve System
If there is any tenderness felt along your spine or if you are suffering from any pain when you consult with us, an Algometry (pain mapping) exam may be performed to produce a comprehensive map of the pattern of pain along your spine. This test measures and quantifies the sensitivity of various locations to pressure.
Range of Motion - Your Motor Nerve System
How well is your body aging? Loss of flexibility and motion leads to accelerated breakdown and decay. The range of motion exam measures the amount of movement in regions of your spine. This exam identifies areas of restricted motion, and shows if one side moves better than the other. Your ranges of motion can also be compared to what is normal for your age and gender. This part of the exam helps us find areas of altered spinal mechanics.
Pulse Wave Profiler - Your Autonomic Nerve System
Do you feel stressed? How well does your body deal with stress? For years, researchers have been studying a dimension of health called Heart Rate Variability or HRV. This has been shown to be a predictor of your susceptibility to many of the leading causes of death and illness. The PWP (Pulse Wave Profiler), is used to measure your Heart Rate Variability and determine your overall ability to adapt to stressors. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tone of your nervous system. Proper balance and tone are associated with better adaptability and a healthy lifestyle. Low heart rate variability is associated with aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability.