Dysautonomia DIY Pulse Test for Overactive Sympathetic Nervous System: Measure/Treat Your SNS Overdrive

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In this second video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz discuss dysautonomia and the DIY test for testing dysautonomia related to the overactive SNS (sympathetic nervous system). This simple and natural test is how to see the overactivity or hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system of the CNS of the brain and to define if treatment is required.

An overactive sympathetic system system is very common these days. The test looks the same as the previous test mentioned in the last video, but we are looking only at the sympathetic system. To do this DIY test for overactive SNS, one can use cell phones, finger oximeters, any heart-rate monitor, and even ordinary clocks with measuring number of heart beats for each 10 seconds.

First, the person is to lay down for about 5 minutes and get a stable heart rate. Assume that when laying down the person has about 65 beats per minute. Then upon standing the person gets 80 beats per minute. In a healthy person, there is a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The heart rate will rise steadily upon standing and then will remain steady (plus-minus 1-2 beats per minute). We considered this situation before for POTS DI testing: https://www.normalbreathing.com/s/dysautonomia-diy-pots-pulse-test.php .

For someone that has a nervous system that is hyperactive or overactive, the heart rate can increase to 80 beats per minute and then it goes even further to 90 or 85. Later on, it goes back to expected 80 beats per minute for pulse. This overshooting indicates the over activity of the SNS. This system is responsible for activating different organs. It controls the heart rate and higher blood pressure. When the system is hyperactive, it produces this overshooting resulting in blushing, sweating, poor sleep (insomnia), and other symptoms. This requires the parasympathetic system to balance it back to the norm.

Dr. Artour Rakhimov has been using this test for many years. Many of his world class athletes were doing this test every day. It is a simple and convenient test because it does not require sophisticated machines. It is a little less accurate than machines, but it gives a reasonably decent picture. Personally, for Dr. Artour Rakhimov he experienced an overactive sympathetic system about a few times. It occurred when he did not practice his traditional training but was involved in sports such as basketball and soccer. These sports include very abrupt movements. Also, sprinting and similar type of activities can overactive the nervous system. In contrast, people involved in endurance type of sports can over activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

People that are involved in computer games can also over activate the SNS. This is a mental stimulation that has physiological effects. The brain is always active and it increases the heart rate.

To decrease or treat these effects it would help to do something that is more calming. For example, meditation has some good treatment effects, but breathing retraining will solve the problem completely and naturally (better than natural supplements for overactive SNS). Breathing retraining increases body-oxygen levels and has many positive health benefits. Thus, blushing and sweating will completely disappear, while sleep can be restored with no signs of insomnia and calm mind 24/7.

This DIY test for overactive SNS can simply be done by using a timer on a cell phone. People can use it by counting their heart rate and seeing if it overshoots. If it goes up by 3 or 5 that means it is overshooting. By rising about 10 seconds it can interfere a lot with digestion and sleep.

The YouTube URL of this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR7nq_HgJKs /.

The video features an interview by Volker Schmitz (Hamburg. Germany) with Dr. Artour Rakhimov (www.NormalBreathing.com), health educator, Amazon writer, breathing teacher and trainer.

The next video will be discussing the test for the overactive parasympathetic nervous system.

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