Heart Rate Variability Assessment (HRVA)
Heart Rate Variability Assessment is a non-invasive tool for measuring the state, tone and balance of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system (ANS). The length of time between consecutive heartbeats is regulated by the ANS and is changed by many factors such as pH, temperature, stress, hormones, etc. The body always strives to achieve balance or homeostasis. Thus, the amount of variability of the heart rate may indicate either challenges to homeostasis (balance) and/or the ability of the body to react to these challenges.
One’s overall degree of physical fitness, emotional state and nervous system health can be determined by this test.