Heart Rate Variability: for real doctors. Regulation in human health. Cold tests

Yabluchansky N.I., Martynenko A.V.

Heart rate variability: for real doctors. Translation from the Russian version of the book, published at Kharkiv, 2010, 131 p.
The basics and practice of the clinical use of the technology of heart rate variability are outlined for doctors of all specialties and students of medical faculties of universities.

8. Regulation in human health

Cold tests

Cold tests carried out with the purpose of studying the sympathovagal balance by cooling the face and/or hands and/or feet to a certain fixed level, most often 100 ° C or 00 ° C.
Interestingly, face cooling is manifested by an increase in the power of HF and LF, whereas cooling is an increase in the power of LF and a decrease in the power of HF.
Cold tests are a good tip on how to train regulators. If you want to achieve an increase in regulation due to vagal activity in a patient, recommend him a morning shower with cold water. If it is necessary to increase stress readiness, add a cold shower with emphasis on the limbs. Physical factors are a powerful tool that must use. Skillfully.


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