Your Heart is the Most Important Muscle in the Body. Every day, your heart beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood flowing through your body.
The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based, general wellness monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds. The heart’s reaction to stressors, (such as chemical, nutritional and emotional), can be measured using this type of device. Certain types of heart stressor can be monitored by seeing the rate, rhythm, and tone of the heart cycle.
We use the Heart Sound Recorder, in combination with Dr. Thaik’s cardiovascular assessment, to uncover hidden imbalance and discover nutritional needs, resulting in an extensive plan of action to support your heart and improve overall health.
Based on heart sound analysis we will provide you with nutritional counseling, dietary advice, supplement recommendations, and exercise considerations to improve quality of life and support the physiological processes of your body.
Why the Heart Sound Recorder?
The Heart Sound Recorder (HSR) was developed in 1937 by Dr. Royal Lee, founder of Standard Process. Dr. Lee recognized the significance of the heart as a diagnostic indicator when he designed the Endocardiograph, an earlier version of the Heart Sound Recorder. This cardiovascular assessment tool allows the heart sounds to be graphed and provides us with valuable information:• Whether your heart function is optimal• If your body’s chemistry is balanced• If your body’s nutritional deficiencies are causing stress on your heart• Overall motor nerve support and blood viscosity• Specific nutritional support your body is requiring
In contrast, the electrocardiograph (EKG) records only the surface electrical impulses as it moves through the nerves of the heart tissue. The EKG primarily indicates if the heart tissue has undergone any trauma or permanent damage on an electrical basis. The EKG does not analyze valvular function, muscle efficiency, motor nerve function, and blood viscosity. The EKG’s sole purpose is to diagnose disease, while the HSR looks at your heart function to analyze nutrient deficiency and improve health and longevity.
The Heart Sound Recorder provides a picture of heart sounds and analyzes heart function on a graph. We can measure the heart sound as a reflection of balanced body chemistry, nutrition, and overall function of the body’s systems.
The Heart Sound Recorder analysis can be affected by many of our systems, including the circulatory, adrenals, kidney function, liver, and gallbladder. Heart function and sound are also affected by vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and toxins. It is important to emphasize that HSR reflects the efficiency and deficiencies of heart function.
By using this extremely accurate tool, the Heart Sound Recorder, can help us detect dysfunctions and deficiencies, thereby helping you make appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes to improve health and wellness.
Rate, Rhythm, Tone
Three Key Indicators of Heart Health and Function
Rate Your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls the RATE at which your heart beats. The heart rate of your heart is how fast or slow your heart beats. Optimal resting heart rate is 60-80 beats per minutes. Several bodily functions are directed by your autonomic nervous system such as digestion, heart rate, and blood pressure. These functions are strongly influenced by diet, vitamins, minerals, and other lifestyle factors.
One side of your nervous system, sympathetic, controls your “fight or flight” response and can accelerate your heart rate. Meanwhile, the parasympathetic nervous system manages your “rest and digest” response and can slow your heart rate. You need to have a healthy balance between both nervous systems.
Using another valuable tool, Max Pulse, in our office we are also able to determine your personal balance or imbalance between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
Rhythm The rhythm of your heart is the “lub dub” sound, which pertains to how regular your heart beats. The “lub” sound is associated with S1 and “dub” (S2) should beat in a steady and consistent rhythm. The sounds of the heart should have a specific work to rest ratio. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations using the Heart Sound Recorder can be made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.
The rhythm of your heart can be supported with proper nutrition and essential nutrients, which will help balance heart sounds and function.
Tone The tone of your heart refers to the strength of the ventricle contractions. This includes the opening and closing of the heart chambers. Using the Heart Sound Recorder we can observe the tone of your heart based on the height and width of the “lub dub” sounds.
What You Can Learn About your Heart from the Heart Sound Recorder:
• Heart Rate – Is it too fast, too slow, or, just right?• Heart Rhythm• Heart Tone – Is it STRONG enough with no signs of weakness? Or is there need for improvement?• Autonomic Nervous System Balance – Are you constantly “hitting the gas pedal” or “riding the brakes”? To determine health of your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system.• Nutritional Support for the Heart -Individualized nutrition counseling, supplement recommendations, and exercise considerations are provided to improve your quality of life.
Get your heart checked today!Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients for Heart Sound Recorder Treatment in these towns and surrounding areas: Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Monroe, Fairfield, Milford, and Orange. If you’d like to learn more, contact Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. You can book your visit by phone or online.