INSiGHT Nervous System Scans
The nervous system transmits signals between the brain and the entire body. It can be divided into three main categories; motor, autonomic, and sensory. The motor portion of the nervous system gives us the ability to move. The autonomic portion of the nervous system is responsible for the functions that we do not consciously perform, like breathing and digesting food. The sensory portion of the nervous system allows us to feel different sensations like pain, temperature, and vibrations.
Assessing the Impact of Stress
At Backed by Blackmon, we utilize the INSiGHT technology. This technology assesses the function of the nervous system. By testing the function of the nervous system, we are able to see how the body is adapting to stress. There are three types of stress that can affect the body; trauma (physical stress), toxins (chemical stress), and thoughts (emotional/mental stress). Stress is a normal part of life, but when our nervous system is not functioning at the optimal level that it was designed to, then that can affect our muscles, organs, glands, energy levels and the ability to properly heal.
How Does the Test Work?
The INSiGHT Nervous System Scan is painless and is even safe for infants, children, pregnant women, and adults. The scan consists of three parts: heart rate variability, surface electromyography, and thermal. The entire scan takes only 8-10 minutes and is performed while seated.
We utilize Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to look at the body's ability to adapt to changing situations. People with a higher HRV are typically less stressed and happier. While a lower HRV can be considered a sign of current or future health problems. Research shows that there are three things that have been shown to increase HRV: diet, exercise, and chiropractic care.
We utilize Surface Electromyography (sEMG) to measure how much energy is needed to maintain an individual's upright posture and how the energy is distributed throughout the muscles. A lower test score is given when too much or too little energy is being used to support a spine that is out of balance. Research shows that chiropractic care can help to free nervous system tension between the brain and postural muscles.
We utilize Thermal to assess the autonomic nervous system by measuring the temperature differences along the spine. A study at John Hopkins University shows that the body temperature on the left and right sides of the spine should be the same. A difference in body temperature on either side can indicate stress or blockage to your autonomic nerves. Each organ and gland relies on clear nerve signals to function efficiently. Chiropractic care has been shown to release nervous system stress that is associated with a blockage in communication.
Your three scans create what is called a COREscore. The COREscore is a numerical value to represent how your nervous system is functioning. We use the score as a measurable reference for how your nervous system is adapting to care. Are you wanting to see how well your nervous system is functioning? Contact Backed by Blackmon!