At Proactive Health & Wellness we utilize the most state-of-the-art technology to measure nerve system function and progress throughout care. We have found that a wide range of health issues and symptoms are related to areas of dysfunction in the central nervous system, which interfere with proper communication between the brain and body.
The Insight Subluxation Station™ Discovery model is a 5-technology unit that provides a comprehensive picture of your NeuroSpinal health. This technology is certified by the space foundation and was used by astronauts.
The results from these tests can now be communicated with one number on the NSFI scale from 0-100. This number provides the doctors at Proactive Health & Wellness with information that reflects the overall impression of their patient’s NeuroSpinal health.
The NSFI number is calculated by using up to 5 different technologies, Algometry, Range of Motion, Surface EMG, Thermal Scan and Pulse Wave Profiler. Using these technologies and getting your NSFI number your doctor will have a clear understanding of your body and your overall health.
Pulse Wave Profiler
The PWP or Pulse Wave profiler, helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tone of your nervous system. This exam is known as heart rate variability. Proper balance and tone are associated with better adaptability and a healthy lifestyle. Low heart rate variability is associated with aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability.
The surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves.
This test shows the pattern of how energy is distributed through these muscles. The exam helps identify areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your care progresses. First image below is an EMG scan taken before chiropractic treatment. The second EMG scan shows marked improvement after chiropractic therapy.
The thermal scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, and blood vessels, the autonomic system. The instrument works by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine.
Hippocrates, a Greek physician considered to be the Father of Modern Medicine has said, “look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” Hippocrates is said to have measured temperature differences along the spine by spreading wet clay over a person’s back and looking to see what areas dried first. Wellness technology has come a long way since then!
Since proper function of your organs, glands and blood vessels is essential to healing and living well, this test allows your chiropractor to assess your autonomic nervous system and how it is responding to care. The first thermal scan below is an initial exam showing areas of decreased nerve system function. The second scan shows the marked improvement possible with chiropractic care. The white bars are considered normal and healthy.