Through research and testing, DyAnsys has found that cranial electrical stimulation (CES) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) monitoring can work very well together due to the fact that chronic pain is directly associated with the ANS. Monitoring of the ANS while treating the patient with CES provides a quantitative indication of the baseline pain prevalence and its improvement with the CES treatment.
People with chronic pain may have a malfunction that skews their autonomic nervous system towards the sympathetic and creates overstimulation of the nerves as though the body were still under attack. Until the development of the ANSiscope® device, it has not been easy to measure the health of the autonomic nervous system and patient’s response to treatment in a clinical setting.
The ANSiscope® Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Monitor provides an objective, scientific, and easy way to monitor point stimulation (P-stim) treatment. Electrodes are placed on the patient’s inner wrists and ankles and results are obtained in under 15 minutes. Based on the ANSiscope® device results, it is possible to objectively monitor and measure the health of the patient’s autonomic nervous system and improvements as a result of successful treatment.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
HRV is an established marker of overall health involving the autonomic nervous system (ANS). It is an indicator for cardiovascular disease, and underlies a number of other diseases involving the ANS such as chronic pain and diabetic neuropathy, and psychological disorders such as depression. Heart rate variability also reflects ANS responses to internal cues from the immune, endocrine, and cardiorespiratory systems, among others.7
7. Utzinger-Wheeler, ML. Enhancing Heart Rate Variability.
Integrative Medicine, Second Edition, Editor David Rakel, Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences, (2007), pg 1024