Examples of
ANS analyses

Good Regulation

Usually, only the simplified patient view will be discussed with the patient. 

You can say at one glance that everything is alright.

You can explain the patient that we did a measurement of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system consists of two main nerves, the sympathetic (SI, red) nervous system and the parasympathetic (RMSSD, blue) nervous system. They control and regulate our entire body (heart rate, blood pressure, immune system, endocrine system, digestive system, sexual organs, tonicity, etc.

This patient's auronomic regulation is in balance.

Analyses like this can be found when:

- patients feel stressed but the stress has not become persistent in the body
- patients exercise and do relaxation exercises to counterbalance the stress
- patients are not stressed
- patient's high blood pressure is regulated well with drugs
- ...

Highly Impaired Regulation (Blocked Regulation)

Usually, only the simplified patient view will be discussed with the patient. 

You can say at one glance that there is need for action. In case this highly impaired regulation continues to persist, it might eventually lead to different diseases - if they do not already exist.

The therapist view shows highly decreased values for both, the SDNN as well as the Alpha 1. Here, the SDNN indicates a lack of variabilty and total power. The Alpha 1 indicates a collapse of communication in the control system (chaos within the system).

This patient should see a cardiologist immediately.

Analyses like this can be found when:

- patients that have a profound burnout syndrome
- patient's high blood pressure could be regulated well with drugs - a visit to the cardiologist is then highly recommended
- patient is diabetic and close to a cardiac diabetic neuropathy
- ...

Hypertension Patient with BETA-Blocker Overdose

Therapie monitoring via the ANS Analysis can immediately show impacts of therapeutic procedures to the autonomic nervous system. In general, it is not necessary to stop one's medication prior the measurement. ANS Analysis is the perfect therapie monitoring for therapies - naturopathy or conventional medicine.

The extreme increased parasympathetic nerve (RMSSD, blue) is instantly noticeable. The sympathetic nervous system (SI, red) is barely active. If you see such measurements, you should double check the charts of the rhythmogram, histogram and scatter plot to rule out potential heart rhythm disturbances.

In this case, there are no heart rhythm disturbances. This becomes clear when looking at the histogram and scatter plot:

The distribution of bars within the histpogram should resemble a bell curve, which is the case here. The scatter plot should look like an ellipse. This is also the case. It is important for the rhythmogram that you can recognize a continious recording. There should not be random spikes going up and down without any structure. Here it is clearly visible that the curve is moving up and down with a certain structure.

Ths patient is taking BETA-blocker. They are overdosed for him. The patient is also not feeling well and complains about a lack of energy. The BETA-blocker should be reduced slowly and the dosage should be double checked with the ANS Analysis.

Measurement Before and After Guided Respiration

In the first measurement you can see an increased activity level of the sympathetic nervous system (SI, red) and a decreased one of parasympathetic nervous system (RMSSD, blue) . The SDNN is slightly impaired but the Alpha 1 is still in the green normal range.

In the pratice, usually the doctor's assitant will conduct the measurement. She will see that the red bar is higher than the blue bar. She explains to the patient that there will be another measurement directly following the first one.

The ANS Analysis Professional offers an integrated respiratory therapy, which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system immediately. The are simple instruction as when the patient has to inhale and when to exhale. 

The doctor's assistant can explain the patient that the respiratory therapie stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Therefore, we are able see how fast it is able to restart.

Comparing the bars in the below example, we can see that the sympathetic nervous system has clearly decreased and the parasympathetic nervous system has more than doubled from 10.60 to 22.62.

The parasympathetic nervous system is not just yet in the green area. But we are able to recognize that the patient is able to regulate. Simple regulatory therapies should show great effects for this patients.

If the patient does not show any symptoms and only complains about stress, you can offer the respiratory therapie with Vagusvit© Respiratory Trainer as an exclusive therapie. In case of existing diseases, the respiratory therapie should come along with other therapies.

If the respiratory therapie brings none or only minimal improvements, you can assume that the condition of the impaired regulation is already persistent. You should try to revoke the blocked regulation. An exclusive respiratory therapie is unsubscripted.

The rythmogram shows that the variability adapts to the respiration. The respiratory sinus arrhythmia is taking place, which majorly caused by the parasympathetic nervous system. This means that a respiratory sinus arrhythmia is a sign that the parasympathetic nervous system is able to restart its functionality.

The illustration also show that the SDNN has increased as the variability increases.

The Alpha 1 generally increases during the guided respiration as a coherence in the systems is created. The Alpha 1 is calculated by the structure of the signal. During the guided respiration, there is a uniformity in the signal so the value increaes. There is more stabilty, which is indicated by the steady up and down movement of the signal. No random singals are visible that remind you of chaos. 

Measurement With Necessary Correction

For this measurement, the system will automatically tell you that conspicuous values have been recorded. The autocorrection will be activated automatically.

The first measurement clearly shows a small peak in the rhythmogram. The ANS parameters, especially the parasympathetic nervous system are being calculated on the basis of the variabilty from one heart beat to the other. That is why in this case they are falsified postively.

After the autocorrection you can see that the peak has vanished and the parameters have changed.

So it is important to look at the recording of the data. If the error rate is below 10%, you can utilize the measurement without hesitation. Othwerwise, you should repeat the measurement or conduct an ECG recording to double check for potential heart rhythm disturbances.

For more information click here and see the video of the automatic correction function.

Cardiac Arrhythmia - Measurement Not Analyzable

This measurement shows conspicuous spikes in the rhythmogram. The histogram does not resemble a bell curve and there is not only one scatter cloud looking like an ellipse but rather four smaller scatter clouds.

The ANS parameters show a parasympathetic nerve that is in the red area at the top. Such values are normally not physiological. An ECG recording is recommended in case of those striking values.

This measurement represents a profound cardiac arrhythmia and is therefore not analyzable.

The therapy should be based on the elimination of the cardiac arrhythmia.