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SENSORY RESONANCE AND HRV

A New Model of the Autonomic Nervous System
 
The major indicator of biological status is called Metabolism, which is a Chronobiological [1] measurement of the frequency and timing (periodicity) of various life cycles such as breath-rate, heartbeat, and other circadian, ultradian, annular, and generational repeating spirals. [2] The "first response" of metabolism to physical, physiological, or psychological intervention (sensory input) is well known to be the autonomic response of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). [3] The ANS consists of a two-way cycle basically determined by whether the ANS is speeding up (Sympathetic Nervous System -SNS) or slowing down (Parasympathetic Nervous System - PSNS). [4] The condition of complete and total ANS balance of both the SNS and PSNS is known as Homeostasis.
 
The ANS cycle of these two extremes is regulated by a large network of nerves called the Reticular Activating System (RAS), that lies at the base of the brain, but is directly connected to all of the major brain centers (Diagram 1). [5] The function of the RAS appears to be related to the prioritizing of sensory input and overall security of the organism, but it has also been shown to regulate the frequency and amplitude of brainwaves and perhaps all metabolic processes. [6] The source of all RAS information is the network of sensory receptors that serve as the surface membranes (integuments) of the body. [7] The sensory mechanisms are the only connection the RAS has with the external (learned) and internal (genetic) environments. [8]
 
Modern civilization has created environments that tend to significantly shift the ANS balance towards a sharp increase in SNS response with a corresponding decrease in the tone of the PSNS. The RAS is the chief regulator of this process, so to balance the RAS is the equivalent of Homeostasis. Balance of the RAS has reportedly been achieved through a process called Sensory Resonance [9] : a mind state wherein everything being experienced adds up, fits the picture, makes sense, and presents no threat to the safety or security of the organism.
 
Sensory Resonance is achieved by synchronizing all of the major sensory mechanisms with a total sensory integration device. VibraSound is a state of the art Sensory Resonance Vehicle currently in use in many professional applications all over the world. [10] As such, it provides the perfect tool to assist one in achieving Sensory Resonance in a quick, easy, and non-traumatic manner, which could lead to overall improvements in the ANS cycle and faster return to Homeostasis after being stressed.
 
The science of measuring Homeostasis is called Biometrics. [11] There are many different forms of biometrics mostly based on the different signal input and output mechanisms of the human body like the brain, voice, skin, etc. Some of the more known ones are:
 
        EEG - Brainwaves
        EKG - Heartrate
        GSR - Skin Resistance
        ST - Skin Temperature
        O2 Saturation - Oxygen Uptake
        VA - Voice Analysis
        PAS - Power Absorption Signature [12]
 
Each of these biometrics is a measurement of the ANS and provides a limited view of the overall balance of the ANS system. However, with the exception of the PAS, none of these methods provide reliable, repeatable, and qualitative, as opposed to just quantitative, measurements of the dual simultaneous status of both SNS and PSNS components. Unfortunately, the PAS methodology is new, time consuming, and medically unproven as yet. [13]
 
However, a new method called Heart Rate Variability [14] (HRV) does provide the sensitivity, selectivity, repeatability, and ease of sampling required to give results reliable enough to be useful in accessing the before and after efficacy of any therapy. HRV is a measurement of the wave components of the heartbeat over time and therefore includes both time and frequency components into its analysis. In addition, it provides a simultaneous status of the tones of both the SNS and PSNS systems. As such, it could be the perfect measurement to perform before and after therapies to access their efficacy.
 
 

RESEARCH GOALS

 
The mission objectives of this project are to:
 
1.      Show that synchronization of the RAS can be achieved through the process of Sensory Resonance (SR), and that this can provide safe, quick, easy, and non-traumatic improvement in the tone of the ANS system.
2.      Show that the HRV is a state of the art measurement to access the before and after efficacy of therapeutic interventions.
3.      Show that VibraSound is an ideal Sensory Resonance vehicle.
 
 

METHODOLOGY

To achieve our goals, a method is required that:
 
        Provides a reliable, reproducible, simple, quick, qualitative and quantitative simultaneous evaluation of the tone of both the SNS and PSNS. For this reason we have chosen the HRV as our testing standard.
        Provides a quick, easy, and non-traumatic access to states of Sensory Resonance. For this reason we have chosen the VibraSound Sensory Resonance Vehicle as our instrument of therapy.
 
Since the VibraSound System is based on a special form of music therapy, part of the procedure requires the use of music to achieve the state of Sensory Resonance. To limit variables as much as possible, we have elected to use the same music for all participants. Music that has been shown to have a positive effect on most people has been identified and recorded onto the same CD so that the program material will be identical for each participant. However, for the record, most people have very specific music tastes, and therefore all participants may not respond to the chosen music. It will be another interesting outcome of the research to see if these "non-responders" have physical improvement in spite of not particularly liking the music.
 
 

PROCEDURE

 
1.      Identify study participants: Thirty participants will be utilized in the study:
 
        15 test subjects with medical conditions from Michael Galitzer's medical practice.
        15 control subjects without apparent medical conditions.
 
2.      Obtain pre-therapeutic HRV baseline reading - reveals the current status of the ANS.
3.      Provide a 30 minute Sensory Resonance Session on the VibraSound System for each participant.
4. Obtain a post-therapeutic HRV baseline reading - reveals the after-session condition of the
ANS.
5. Compare the pre and post therapeutic HRV readings - reveals any changes or improvements
in the status of the ANS.
6. Publish results.
 
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
 
        The major indicator of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual status is called Metabolism.
        Metabolism is a measurement of the Autonomic Nervous System.
        The ANS is actually a cycle of two oppositely spinning components called the SNS & PSNS.
        Balance of the ANS cycle is called Homeostasis.
        Quick, easy, and non-traumatic access to Homeostasis can be achieved by Sensory Resonance.
        Sensory Resonance requires a balancing of the RAS system that regulates the ANS.
        Sensory Resonance is achieved by synchronizing all sensory mechanisms simultaneously with the same input.
        VibraSound is a state of the art Sensory Resonance Device.
        Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the perfect biometric measurement to determine the before and after therapy effects of Sensory Resonance by providing a qualitative measurement of the simultaneous status of both the SNS and PSNS.
        HRV can be used to show that Sensory Resonance balances the ANS and returns the subject to a state closer to Homeostasis.
        Sensory Resonance has many useful medical applications.

 

FUTURE APPLICATIONS

 
A fuller understanding of the ANS system could lead to a new model of the ANS revealing:

 

        The ANS as a cyclical rather than linear system that wraps around and overlaps itself at the extreme limits of both the SNS and PSNS oppositely revolving cycles.
        What Homeostasis looks like on an HRV analysis.
        The Time Domain components of the ANS system.
        Both the SNS and PSNS have a Resonance and Dissonance cycle.
        The SNS represents the Real (time domain amplitude) part of nerve signals, whereas the PSNS represents the Imaginary (spectral frequency) components.
        The connection between the ANS cycle, Homeostasis and the Hedonism/Anti-hedonism pleasure cycle (the organism's ability to experience healthy forms of pleasure).
        How Relaxation (Satisfaction/Pleasure) is achieved at both ends of the ANS cycle, not just the slower one.
        How chronic Pleasure Freeze (an-hedonism) is the same as Sympathetic Dissonance and Pleasure License (hedonism) is the same as Parasympathetic Dissonance.
        The nutritional factors of Homeostasis.
        The neuropeptide signature of Homeostasis, and how Sensory Resonance can modify brain chemistry
        How Sensory Resonance leads to "Peak Experience" and Homeostasis.
        The benefits of Peak Experience.
        Easy methods by which one can determine where they are in the ANS cycle.
        Where ADD and other timing pathologies fit in the cycle.
        The medical benefits of Sensory Resonance and VibraSound Therapy.


[1] Chronobiology Manual
[2] Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration, Don Estes, Harmonic Law Publications, Los Angeles, Ca.., 2001.
[3] "Heart Rate Variability Analysis", Alexander Riftine, Ph.D., Heart Rhythm Instruments, Inc. New York, NY.
[4] Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration, Don Estes, Harmonic Law Publications, Los Angeles, Ca.., 2001.
[5] The Brain: A Users Manual, The Charter Group
[6] Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration, Don Estes, Harmonic Law Publications, Los Angeles, Ca.., 2001.
[7] Harmonic Law: The Science of Vibration, Don Estes, Harmonic Law Publications, Los Angeles, Ca.., 2001.
[8] "Sensory Resonance", Don Estes, InnerSense, Inc., 1992
[9] "Sensory Resonance", Don Estes, InnerSense, Inc., 1992
[10] VibraSound Literature and Manuals, InnerSense, Inc, 1053 17th St. Santa Monica, Ca.
[11] Principles of Harmonic Law, Don Estes, Celestial Publication, Los Angeles, Ca., 1999.
[12] Ibid
[13] Ibid
[14] "Clinical Applications and Practical Use of Fully Automatic System for Quantitative Assessment of Autonomic
Nervous System Condition Based On Heart Rate Variability Analysis", Alexander Riftine, Ph.D., Heart Rhythm
Instruments, Inc., New York, NY.

 

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