In addition to physical exam, we may use the Insight Millennium which is used by Cardiologists, professional athletes and trainers recording progress during care. This innovative device allows us to make sure we address anything that may eventually show up as a problem. It is completely painless, non-invasive, safe with no side effects. This Machine examines your spinal health, muscle patterns and Heart Rate Variability. This helps us see where you are now and track your progress.
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Monitoring variation in time between heart beats can allow us to determine how your body is responding to stress and analyze your Autonomic Nervous System which regulates sleep, digestion, breathing, blood pressure and other functions that we do not control consciously. This system regulates everything! We examine your heart rate, skin temperature, blood flow, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. It also determines the balance and tension within your nervous system which connects to your organs, muscles, tissues and even your immune system.
This device allows us to measure your muscular energy and balance. Messages are sent from the brain to the muscles. The muscles then send back messages to the brain letting it know if they are functioning properly. EMG can show nerve to muscle disfunction. Motor neurons will send electrical signals to the muscles to tell them to contract or release. If there are too many signals sent by the motor neurons, muscles will be tight. If signals are decreased, muscles will be weak. If these signals are off, the brain thinks you are stressed or "in danger". If the brain thinks your body is in danger it will lock up or send pain signals. We want to prevent this from happening.
This test allows us to assess the part of your body that controls your organs, glands and blood vessels. Monitoring heat patterns next to the spine, allows us to detect areas that may be damaged and healing. Spinal nerves branch out to other systems and organs in the body so understanding where injured or stressed areas are help us focus on areas that may be stressed leading to symptoms. We can track these areas of your body that may be affiliated with symptoms that you may not have even known were related to your spine.
Dr. Amie Gregory, DC, CCEP has been helping patients with their health goals in San Francisco and Redwood City for over 14 years. She has gentle, effective methods that help your body heal fast and stay well. Contact us today!
Here is a great video explaining how this innovative system works: