sEMG – Asymmetry Scan
Your muscles are controlled by nerves. The sEMG measures the amount of nerve activity happening in your muscles when you are sitting still, and this tells us how well these motor nerves are working. Subluxations disturb the function of the nerve, causing an abnormal pattern of activity throughout your muscles (indicated by colors and/or abnormal patterns.)
sEMG – Amplitude Scan
Muscle Balance is extremely important as the bones in your spine depend on the muscles to move properly. If one or more vertebrae are out of their normal position, it disturbs nerve function. This disturbance creates muscle imbalance caused by an abnormal amount of electrical current in the muscles on either side of the spine. As a result of this disturbance, the muscles can become weaker or stronger, tighter or fatigued. The abnormal muscle pattern on the scan reveals an increased amount of tension/pull on one side compared to the other (similar to a Tug-of-War).
EMG – Rolling Thermal Scan
If your body temperature is 98.6 degrees, then the left and right sides of your spine should also be the same temperature. The blood vessels under your skin work as your body’s thermostat. (They expand to release heat and contract to retain heat controlling the body’s temperature.)
When the communication between your nervous system and your blood vessels is disturbed, it causes the body’s thermostat to malfunction producing an imbalanced temperature reading along the spine. These blood vessels are controlled by the same part of the Central Nervous System that runs your organs and glands, known as the Autonomic Nervous System. The rolling thermal scan provides us with information about this component of the nervous system.
HRV – Heart Rate Variability
Heart Rate Variability is a tool that looks at the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Changes in the heart rate have a direct correlation to the activity of the ANS, and therefore can determine if you are in a high stress or rest state. In general, if the ANS is in a high stress state we often will see signs and symptoms such as high blood pressure, muscle cramps, nervousness, indigestion, heartburn, insomnia. Inversely if the ANS is in a below rest state we will likely see symptoms such as acid reflux disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and in severe cases the inability to mount a healing response.
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