Stress Assessment

Patient with electrode sites attached to hand.

The stress assessment is an hour in length. The psychophysiological measures include EEG (brainwaves), breathing rate, heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension and skin conductivity (sweat gland activity). These modalities are measured continuously as the individual is psychologically stressed. When a person remains constantly in a stress response, whether from internal or external stressors, this can appear as various physical manifestations including (but not limited to) hypertension, asthma, back pain, arrhythmias, fatigue, headaches, inability to concentrate, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and a suppressed immune system. Chronic stress can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke, increase your vulnerability to anxiety and depression, contribute to infertility, and hasten the aging process. Once we understand how great an impact stress is imposing on your body, we are able to teach you techniques (EmWave, Inner Balance, meditation) to use in your daily life that will reset the stress response, allowing your nervous system to recover to its natural state, promoting healing and regeneration of your body and mind.