The NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation

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What is the NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation

NeuroInfiniti is the absolute state of the art neurophysiological measurement instrument. This is the most advanced technology of its type in the world and we are now lucky enough to have this equipment in the practice for the benefit of our practice members. NeuroInfiniti will allow us to see the state of imbalance in the nervous system and know when your care is moving it back into balance.

How we measure your stress levels:
The NeuroInfiniti Stress Test is a very effective and accurate method of measuring your physiological stress response. It is a 12 minute computerized test, which is a totally non-invasive exam using an instrument found in research facilities around the world. Sensors are attached to your skin in areas such as your shoulder muscles, the top of your head and your hands. There are no needles or any form of skin penetration.

What is measured?

Brain Waves

This portion of the exam concerns the ability of the brain to be busy when necessary and to rest when necessary. Stress events like the math test, noises and breathing execise require brain activity (increased Beta) and when relaxed, increased Alpha/Theta.

Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability is an effective method of measuring stress effects in your patient's life. Research has established that HRV is also a good method of measuring the effectiveness of Chiropractic care.

Heart Rate

We have long been aware of the importance of heart rate in maintaining good health responses; however, just taking a person's pulse isn't enough information to tell us what happens during stress situations. The stress test gives us a chance to see what speeds up the heart rate, and how quickly it can return to normal. There is a direct relationship between breathing and heart rates.

Skin Conductance

The amount of moisture produced by the sweat glands in the hands is a direct result of stress. More hand moisture means a higher stress response. We can measure your ability to reduce the effects of your stressors. This means improved neurological responses.


The normal response to stress is for the body to withdraw blood volume from the extremities and pool it in the organs. This action reduces the temperature in the hands and feet.

Respiration Rate

While we are aware of changes in respiration rate during exertion, we seldom use it as a measurement of health. As there is a relationship between stress and oxygen requirement, the respiratory rate is very important. The pattern of breathing is equally as important, such as chest elevation versus diaphragmatic breathing.

Muscle Activity

We can measure muscle activity throughout the body in both relaxed resting mode or in active motion mode. The trapezius and the muscles of the face are good indicators of over-tightened muscles due to stress responses.

So how do we know if your nervous system is functioning normally?
From this computerized interactive test, we can compare your neurological response and recovery to three different types of stress challenges. Then we can offer you choices to enhance your life.

What else is Neuroinfiniti used for?
NeuroInfiniti is also used for biofeedback and neurofeedback training. This is where people can learn to change these neurological responses, such as learning how to relax their muscles or how to reach a calm, focused mental state.