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HeartMath Health FAQ

Jun 21, 2018

The HeartMath technology is designed for stress education and resilience training.
HeartMath products are not medical devices and are not marketed or sold to treat specific conditions.
People with a wide variety of challenges and conditions have experienced benefits from using
HeartMath technology to reduce their stress levels.

We would appreciate hearing about your experience!
We encourage you to consult with your health professionals to get their opinion on your use of the
HeartMath technology as an adjunct to your treatment program.

Aside from helping to reduce stress, what other benefits do I get from the emWave System or Inner Balance?
Use of the emWave System and Inner Balance include more than stress management. Increasing your coherence level which is the primary goal of using the systems increases performance.

Whether or not you feel the negative effects of stress, you can use it to improve mental clarity which will have a positive effect on business communications and creativity.

Additionally, the emWave Systems and Inner Balance provide a great way to improve performance in sports. The systems entrain you to easily enter into a high performance state that athletes like to call "The Zone". With practice, this can occur within seconds and makes this system a highly valuable tool.

Pacemakers and the emWave or Inner Balance products.
People with pacemakers can usually use the emWave or Inner Balance programs.
In most cases pacemakers only take over the job of pacing the heart when the heart rate drops below or above a preset rate that is programmed in.
In some cases however, the pacemaker is always pacing the heart. In this case the program will only reflect the pacing done by the pacemaker and therefore will not be able to show change in HRV due to changes in nervous system activity. Also, if you have an arrhythmia, you will see red lines (Artifacts) in the heart rhythm graph, indicating that either an extra heartbeat occurred or a heartbeat was skipped.
(Please note that Artifacts can also be the result of poor positioning of the sensor. Re-positioning the sensor can alleviate this issue.)

If the arrhythmia is persistent and results in many red lines during the session, the program will not be able to calculate the coherence scores accurately. In this case you can use the heart rhythm display screen and look for the "sine wave like" pattern. When the heart rate is within the normal range the heart is under its own control, the program will reflect HRV just like in anyone else.

HeartMath products are used for stress reduction purposes.
The HeartMath technology is for stress education and resilience training. emWave and Inner Balance products are not medical devices and are not marketed or sold to treat specific conditions. People with a wide variety of challenges and conditions have experienced benefits from using this technology to reduce their stress levels. We would appreciate hearing about your experience!
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We encourage you to consult with your health professionals to get their opinion on your use of the HeartMath technology as an adjunct to your treatment program.
 
 
Can I be hurt by/receive electric shock from the emWave sensor?
No; the circuitry is completely isolated inside the plastic enclosure.  There is no transmission of any electrical current. Further, all internal components use low voltage and current, with a maximum potential of 3.3V. The device is powered by circuitry in the module, in turn, powered by the USB bus of the computer which employs a maximum voltage of 5V, and is voltage and current limited to low levels, which are considered safe for human contact under any circumstance. These voltages and currents are a fraction of what somebody would experience touching a 9V block battery used in smoke alarms or similar devices.

I take Beta blockers; will that interfere with the emWave software/device?
Individuals with heart irregularities such as atrial fibrillation or flutter or intense clusters of premature ventricular contractions (PVC's), or children who are unable to sit still, may be unable to use the emWave successfully. Beta/calcium channel blockers will not interfere with the emWave per se; in fact, since one of the effects of either of those medications is to widen the blood vessels, i.e. relaxing the muscle wall, etc., that will help the unit read you, ultimately. Vasoconstrictors are another story; those will interfere with the reading of the emWave. Use emWave and the exercises contained in the software as tools for individual balance, optimal performance and growth. Although this instrument and exercises are believed to be very safe and have potentially great benefit, no medical benefits or cures are expressed or implied. These programs and exercises are not to be used as, or used in lieu of, any course of medical or psychological treatment.
 
 

 




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