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HeartQuest HRV

An advanced health assessment system that monitors heart rate variability (HRV) and analyzes the human biorhythms and regulatory systems.

Other Names:

Heart Rate Variability



Helpful for:

Brain, Fatigue, Sleep, Energy Imbalances

Created by:

Dr. Michael Kessler

What is HeartQuest HRV

HeartQuest (HQ) is an advanced, non-invasive, evaluation system that monitors the heart rate (heart rate variability or HRV) and analyzes the human biorhythms and regulatory systems. This computerized system allows healthcare practitioners of any field to quickly monitor the rhythmic patterns of the heart rate by extracting data from an electro-cardio signal in the broadband frequency. It also enables practitioners to objectively look into the many regulatory systems of the body and see firsthand the effects of their therapies and treatment.

Today, more patients struggle with complex, chronic conditions that are very difficult to treat. Practitioners often have to use multiple modalities to improve their patients’ health. It is extremely difficult to measure the progress, and the HeartQuest system helps to measure if the patients’ conditions are improving or not.

HQ is used to follow indices of the autonomic nervous system, neurohormonal system, psycho-emotional state, brain electrical activity, meridians, and chakras in relation to the endocrine system. It analyzes the intricate web of interconnections regulating our highly complex physiology.

Benefits of HeartQuest

Clinical experience has shown that HeartQuest may be used to review a number of health parameters and that the benefits include assessment of the following:

  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Neuro-hormonal system
  • Psycho-emotional state
  • Biorhythmic activity
  • Brain electrical activity
  • Meridians, chakras in relation to the endocrine system

How HeartQuest HRV Analysis Works

Heart rate variability (HRV) is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats. It is measured by the variation in the beat to beat intervals. A healthy heart rate variability is reflected by lots of variation in the time domain between successive heartbeats. This would indicate a very robust autonomic nervous system. Someone with less variation between one heartbeat to the next has low heart rate variability and indicates decreased autonomic nervous system regulation. The importance of heart rate variability is that it is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and therefore is a window into its function. The autonomic nervous system (composed of the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system) automatically influences the visceral organs, smooth muscle such as the blood vessels and glands and obviously a big influence on the heart.

The second component of heart rate variability besides the time domain is the spectral analysis. The ECG is broken down into very specific frequency bandwidths that correspond to specific functions. Low frequency, for example, has to do with the sympathetic nervous system and high frequency has to do with parasympathetic nervous system function. Within these various frequencies, bandwidths are the proprietary information unique to the HeartQuest that can inform practitioner information about meridians and other systems of the body that other heart rate variability technologies lack.

As the creator of HeartQuest, Dr. Michael Kessler, states: “HRV is a reflection of the autonomic nervous system, which controls 90% of the body’s functions…advanced HRV can reflect our evolutionary biology and where we are today, in terms of our ability to adapt to multiple stressors. This specialized HRV gives us a quantitative view of our adaptive capabilities and predicts how all of our regulatory systems are working inside or outside a specific zone.”

The HeartQuest assessment system analyzes the intricate web of interconnections regulating our highly complex physiology. It also has an educational biofeedback balancing program that is customized for the patient. In other words, with HeartQuest heart rate variability monitoring, one can discover how stress may be affecting the nervous system or cardiovascular system, and by extension-specific individual markers as well as overall health. In addition, the HeartQuest system goes beyond measuring only heart rate variability – it also determines the status of the neuro-hormonal system, brain waves, biorhythms and circadian rhythms, meridians and chakras, and overall vital force. Finely detailed and designed data displays are able to be shared with the patient in a simple to read manner, and HeartQuest is often utilized along with other evaluation methods as a supplemental analysis for the patient.

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Behind the Science

Science & Safety

For centuries, physicians have used the pulse as a diagnostic tool to measure the functions of various organs. Now, after 25 years of research by Russian scientists, HeartQuest can analyze the changes in HRV by measuring the duration of each heart cycle, which ultimately provides important data on how well an individual’s internal organs and bodily systems are functioning.

While significant clinical research is lacking for HeartQuest specifically, the importance of monitoring Heart rate variability (HRV) has been well established. The last 4 decades have witnessed the recognition of a significant relationship between the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular mortality.

Research coming out of Russia includes some very provocative studies on the use of HRV to assess thyroid balance or imbalance, to indirectly evaluate brain function, to obtain very accurate information about Chinese meridians, and more.


Where does HeartQuest HRV fall on the medical spectrum?

HeartQuest falls under the ‘Alternative Medicine’ section of the medical spectrum and is method of analysis.

Alternative Medicine

Also known as holistic medicine, it is the study and application of nature, botany, energy, and technology to bring the body back to balance and address the root causes of disease without detrimental side effects, toxins and chemicals, or a lifetime of intervention.

Biological Medicine

Also known as European Biological Medicine, this modality, popular in Germany and Switzerland, applies numerous therapies that aim to restore the body’s regulatory and self-healing capacity by promoting proper regeneration on a cellular and organ level.

Conventional Medicine

Conventional medicine is the most recognized and practiced section of the medical spectrum that includes pharmacological drugs, surgical procedures, lab testing, and more in an attempt to reduce symptoms and manage disease. 

Conventional Therapies

The Innovative Medicine approach considers all conventional options and appropriately prescribes or refers patients to specialists in which this approach would be most suited.

Emotional Therapies

Mental health and the study of mind-body medicine is an integral part of the medical spectrum that can often go overlooked and unaddressed.

Psycho-Emotional Intervention

The study of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) has shown how our thoughts and psychological state impact our biochemistry and can lead to disease. Any comprehensive treatment plan must address psychological stress to be successful.

Spiritual Practices & Therapies

We often confuse spiritual practices with religion, but the role of spirituality, consciousness, awareness, purpose, and information on a quantum level is incredibly important in healing.

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Receiving HeartQuest HRV Analysis

We are pleased to offer HeartQuestion HRV analysis at our clinic, the New York Center for Innovative Medicine (NYCIM). It is a part of our in-depth health evaluation process along with other advanced analysis methods that provide a complete picture of all root causes and underlying dysfunctions of disease.

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HeartQuest is an advanced HRV (heart rate variability) system that is able to accurately assess the autonomic nervous system, thyroid balance or imbalance, biological age, brain and neurotransmitter function, mitochondrial efficiency, circadian rhythms, Chinese meridians, and much more.

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