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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
7. As a physician, how do I integrate ANSWatch tests into daily clinic?

Within 7 minutes, ANSWatch measures blood pressures (systolic, diastolic, and
mean), heart rate, irregular heartbeats (cardiac arrhythmias, auto detection and
reporting), heart rate variability (autonomic nervous system (ANS) total activity,
sympathetic and parasympathetic activity indexes, sympatho-vagal balance ratio, etc.),
and detailed pulse waveform analysis (mitral valve prolapse MVP, arterial hardening,
Chinese finger diagnosis, etc.).  

As a physician, you will focus on certain patient parameters that are related to your
expertise and training.  Regardless of your expertise, use ANSWatch test results as a
guide for:

  • Patient examination before treatment: an example of such application is to
    measure the ANS balance ratio.  Before you prescribe a beta-blocker to a patent
    for hypertension or anxiety, you want to be sure that his/her ANS status is indeed
    sympathetic dominance.  If not, a beta blocker can cause postural hypotension,
    dizziness, and exhaustion.  

  • Efficacy confirmation during treatment: using the above example again, if it is
    decided that a beta blocker is the right prescription for the patient, ANSWatch
    tests should be employed in follow-up visits to confirm the efficacy of the
    treatment. The sympatho-vagal balance ratio must  be shifted towards 1.0 (i.e.
    balanced).  If the ratio is way below 1.0 (such as 0.2-0.4, as seen in our
    examination of certain patients who were taking beta blockers for cardiovascular or
    anxiety/depression/panic disorder diseases), that means the dose is too high and
    needs to be re-adjusted.

  • Side effect monitoring during treatment: Treatments often come with adverse
    side effects.  For example, certain prescription drugs may suppress HRV (ANS
    total activity index) which should be avoided if possible.  Some psychotic  drugs
    may cause arrhythmias (American Medical Association has recommended that
    children taking psychotic drugs be monitored for cardiovascular parameters
    including arrhythmias).

  • Recovery status post treatment: if the treatment is effective, patient's
    physiological parameters will improve progressively.  Use ANSWatch to monitor
    such positive changes.  Printouts of ANSWatch test reports (ANS Test Report,
    Cardiovascular Test Report, and Pulse Analysis Report) can be distributed to
    patients.

In our experience, professionals have used ANSWatch tests with success for patients
having the following diseases / conditions / treatments:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases, Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Weight Reduction / Dieting
  • Cancer
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Herbal Medicine Treatment
  • Qigong, Tai Ji, Acupuncture, Massage
  • Bio-energetics
  • Integrative Medicine
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Do you have     
hypertension?
- are you monitoring   
frequently?
- are you taking
prescription drugs?
- are you aware of drug
side effects on ANS?
- self-improvement tips
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Feeling dizzy      
or even fainted?
- are you low in blood
pressure or heart rate?
- are you taking
prescription drugs?
- You may experience
Baroreflex failure
Read more......
Mitral Valve Prolapse?
- Mitral valve is the
bicuspid valve between left
atrium and ventricle
- If mitral valve is not
closed properly (called
mitral valve prolapse
MVP), the blood may
backflow during pumping
- there is a strong
connection between panic
attackes and MVP
- How to detect it?
Read more......
Am I having   
dysautonimia?
- autonomic nervous
system works to fine tune
body conditions depending
on physiological needs
- ANS consists of two
branches: sympathetic and
parasympathetic
- do you have balanced
ANS?
- what are the symptoms of
dysautonomia?
Read more......
Irregular heartbeats?
- often noticing abnormal
heartbeats (missing,
uneven, or super-fast)?
- Yo might have cardiac
arrhythmias
- Most sudden death
events are preceded by
irregular heartbeats
Read more......