Case Studies

HRV Stress Levels in Migraine:Sa.Be edition

Kristen Sparrow • June 10, 2018

This data is from a patient we’ve discussed before.  She was a profound responder with almost immediate resolution of her headaches with acupuncture.   This is her summarized Sympathetic Activity or Flight/Fight activity during acupuncture minutes 6 to 12.  This prolonged decrease in sympathetic activity over time is one of the things I find so compelling about acupuncture and using HRV to chronicle autonomic change.  Not every patient has this same degree of decrease, of course, but it’s nice to see. A decrease of over 1/2 over months.