Heart Variability and Heart Quest


Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the basis of a new science that is built on a breakthrough in the understanding of autonomic nervous system balance and its relationship to subtle heart and breathing rhythms.

EKG showing heart rate variability

HRV reflects the variation in the time interval between heartbeats. It is measured by the changes in the beat-to-beat interval during breathing. HRV monitors coherence which is a state of internal synchronization between the heart, breath and brain. Many people experience coherence as a sense of inner calm and balance and increased focus, while others experience coherence as a relaxed state.

There is a growing acceptance within the broad medical community that HRV amplitude is a key indicator of overall health status. This is based on research that also shows the heart, rather than the brain, to be the master organ of the body.

Heart Rate Variability, as developed by Heart Math, is one of the biofeedback measures used at New Hope For The Brain to teach people to manage their stress.



Heart Quest (HQ) is an advanced, non-invasive, diagnostic system that analyzes the intricate web of interconnections that regulate our highly complex physiology.  It measures human biorhythms and internal regulatory systems such as the autonomic nervous system, neuro-hormonal system, psycho-emotional state, brain electrical activity, meridians and chakras in relation to the endocrine system.

Heart Quest screen shot Heart Quest
Heart Quest Screens

This highly complex information is then correlated with the rhythmic patterns of the heart rate known as Heart Rate Variability or HRV.

This system provides a snapshot of the many internal stress factors that affect our health. At New Hope For The Brain, these “snapshots” are taken at the beginning, at points along the way and at the end of training or therapy to measure and document a client’s progress.

For more information, visit www.hrvhq.com