A. Anyone experiencing the effects of stress. This is likely to be 99% of the population! Those who may experience higher levels of the effects of stress include astronauts, pilots, cabin crew and frequent flyers. Anyone who has been diagnosed with a degenerative disease such as heart disease, joint and bone diseases, allergies, and other diseases of the immune system should consider being measured.
Those who are overweight and who have difficulty losing weight may wish to be measured in order to determine their fat-burning efficiency. If their test indicates that this function is impaired, then a weight loss diet alone is likely to be ineffective, even with regular exercise.
A. You will be given a summary of your current status on a scale of 1-10.
1-3 is normal and indicates ideal regulatory control efficiency and adaptive capacity. Between 4-7 suggest varying degrees of maladaptation of the regulatory control systems. Those who have readings between 8-10 indicate an impaired capacity to adapt.
The test reading result will also indicate how efficiently your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system are functioning, and which side is prevailing. This system is also known as the master regulator of metabolism. It controls all the involuntary activities that we are not consciously in control of, such as heart rate, breathing, and digestion. Your body is designed to always maintain homeostasis (balance) and this is achieved by a complex series of signals sent from the hypothalamus in the brain to the organs, glands and systems of the body. If the receptor sites become de-sensitised, or the stress load is too great for the capacity of the body to manage and adapt to, then the natural homeostasis rhythm, and a subsequent failure to adapt can result. We cannot control the actions of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) with thought, and even if we could, we couldn’t know with certainty what the body requires at any given time.
Your test result will also provide information about your cardiovascular centre, mitochondrial energy, the efficiency of your immune and hormonal systems, and your ability to adapt to all stressors, together with the total power of these regulatory control systems that is available to the body. This measurement of ‘total power’ is useful information for those who may feel depleted of energy, or those who have struggled to lose weight. Your resting heart rate, and stress index is also measured. All of your readings can be compared to a large number of readings collected over many years that are generally accepted as normal, which will help to increase your understanding.
A. Just use the contact link to request information to be sent to you about reserving an appointment with a HRV practitioner. You will be sent a health profile questionnaire to complete and return prior to reserving your appointment.
A. The initial HRV test and consultation at the clinic takes up to 30 minutes and the cost is £90.00 (excl vat). Follow up appointments take up to 20 minutes and the cost is £60.00 (excl.vat)
An optional personalised dietary support programme can be designed for you, based on your HRV test readings.
A. Telephone consultations can sometimes be arranged by taking a Heart Rate Variability test with a HRV practitioner who is closer to your location and then sending your results report prior to a telephone consultation. Please use the contact link to request details of a local HRV practitioner.
A. Only a few supplements are used in the practice of mitochondrial therapy. These are diet supplements and are not used to treat any diseases. Diet supplements help to support the body’s fundamental regulatory control systems that enable us to maintain and even optimise our natural state of health. Not everyone is offered supplements, but if they are indicated, based on the results of your HRV readings, then there will be an additional charge.
A. Follow-up re-testing and consultations are usually indicated every 8-weeks during the first 20 weeks. The diet supplement dosages may be adjusted +/- in line with your current HRV reading results. Once your HRV reading is stable in the green zone, you may wish to test 1-2 times per year.
A. You must not alter medications prescribed by your doctor, and it is important to inform your doctor of any diet supplements you are taking so that he is kept fully informed.Additional supplements are not required with this programme and some may even be contraindicated. Please check at the time of your appointment.
A. Yes. The methods of evaluation and support offered are based on large-scale Russian studies conducted over the last 30 years on diverse groups of 20,000 people. The HRV test was established as a medical test in Russia in 1966 and in the USA in 1996
A. No. Heart rate variability testing does not diagnose any medical conditions.
A. Yes. Please use the link on the contact page to request a referral.