Heart Math

 

What is Heart Math emWave 2?

It is a measure of neurocardiac function that reflects heart‐brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics.

The quality of our thoughts and emotions affect the heart’s electromagnetic field which energetically affects those in our environment —whether we are conscious of it or not. It affects each other’s moods, attitudes and feelings.

This is called: Heart Rate Variability (HRV). The amount of HRV is related to our age, with younger individuals having higher levels of HRV than older individuals. Abnormally low HRV, is a strong and independent predictor of future health problems. HRV is an important indicator of both physiological resiliency and behavioral flexibility, reflecting the individual’s capacity to adapt effectively to stress.

Low HRV is associated with: Behavior problems and difficulties with emotion regulation, depression and generalized anxiety. Additionally, low HRV reflects the effects of depletion on the autonomic nervous system and is associated with: congestive heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, weight gain, anger, eating, anxiety, arrhythmias, asthma, fibromyalgia, metabolic syndrome, ADD/ADHD, depression, PTSD, sleep disorders, burn out and fatigue among many other conditions.

High level of Heart Rate Variability
is connected with:

  • Increased caring, contentment, gratitude, peacefulness, drug and alcohol treatment, peacefulness, vitality and joy. It also assists with hormonal balance.
  • Heart Rate Variability especially HRV -coherence (harmony) can be manipulated in order to produce improvements in cognitive functions. Heart rhythms directly impact physical and mental performance. The heart has its own complex nervous system – the “Heart Brain”. The heart sends far more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.
  • Psychologically, coherence is experienced as a calm, balanced, yet energized and responsive state that is conducive to everyday functioning and interaction, including the performance of tasks requiring mental acuity, focus, problem-solving, and decision making, as well as physical activity and coordination.

Several studies have been conducted demonstrating this:

  • Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Employees (HP) 20% reduction in diastolic and systolic blood pressure
  • Diabetes (LifeScan division of J&J) 30% increase in quality of life metrics; 1.1% reduction in HbA 1c in Type 2 diabetes (1% HbA 1c reduction = 35% reduction in microvascular damage)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Stanford Hospital)
  • Heart Arrhythmias (Kaiser Permanente) 75% of the patients had significantly fewer episodes of atrial fibrillation and 20% were able to stop medication altogether
  • Asthma (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Over 50% of patients experienced a decrease in airway impedance, symptom
    severity and medication consumption. 40-71% reduction in medical errors.

The focus of the Heart Math tools is to assist the heart into a shift which results in a state of positive emotions.

This shift allows the heart to maintain this state of coherence naturally.Eventually with practice most people become able to shift into coherence by directly activating a positive emotion. An example of this is the connection of a child with its pet. Or a baby’s heartbeat detected in the mother’s brainwaves through an Electroencephalogram.

The process of shifting into a coherent state is facilitated by the assistive technology called: emWave 2.