Heart rate variability study and the Adjustment

We are in the final process of designing and implementing this study.  The study will be done by Chiropractors who use a system of analysis and parameters which will be strictly followed.  This will be a specific location and removal of the vertebral subluxation.  Due to the current stage of the study, we are not allowed to give great detail at this time.

Complexity and the Chiropractic Adjustment

The Center proudly funded the creation and implementation of a site that allows researchers around the world to upload data.  Three separate calculations are then made instantaneously that provide a picture of the level of the complexity of coordination of all human physiology.  Data—such as ECG, HRV, fMRI, or any time-series data—can be uploaded and used.

For example, ECG-derived HRV is considered the gold standard for parasympathetic mental impulse supply information.  While it is quite valuable as a research tool, it can only inform us about control of the heart via the conduit of the vagus nerves.  This is what is called “cardiovagal” data.  By running very complex algorithms on this data, we can now extrapolate how complex the coordination of the entire body is changing before and after a specific Chiropractic adjustment.  Yes, the entire body.

These three algorithms are quite new and fill a need via the funded website  The best part—it is 100% FREE TO USE.  Researchers around the world have been making use of the site since its inception.

Of course, we have been using it to run Chiropractic data as well.  We have been able to show an increased complexity in medically-diagnosed cases of everything from nocturnal enuresis, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, and even COVID-19 after determining these individuals were subluxated and providing a specific adjustment.

Curious to read a bit more about this amazing work?  Read some great detailed information at

Nocturnal Enuresis

These are interesting subjects to study.  You have likely heard people say that increasing HRV is a “good thing.”  Well, it is simply not true.  Yes, we know, you’ve heard it over and over from “experts.”

Here is the problem with that thinking.  Many manifestations of incoordination in the body actually have been shown to have HIGHER HRV than people free of these medically-diagnosed issues.  Nocturnal enuresis is just one of many such manifestations.  These children have HIGHER HRV than children in control groups who are not bed-wetters.  So how can higher HRV be healthy as a rule?  Simple, it can’t.

Our pilot studies have shown that the HRV goes DOWN when these children are adjusted for vertebral subluxation.  Given kids without enuresis are LOWER in HRV, it made sense.  But, now that we have completed the site to calculate complexity of coordinative physiology of the entire body, we have been able to see that while their HRV went down (as anticipated), the complexity of their entire coordinative physiology improved post-adjustment.  This is a very big deal.

We currently have six separate sites compiling ECG data from pre/post-adjustment medically-diagnosed enuretics.  While the COVID era caused the process to halt a few months after it started, we are near ready to resume data collection.  An acclaimed PhD researcher specializing in neuroimmunology and cancer research is heading the project.

Vertebral Subluxation is not a “Magic Word”

While there is a feeling today that as long as a study uses the term “vertebral subluxation” in their published work, it is a “good study.”  We may understand the need to include our unique lexicon, it is not a magic word that makes a study valuable.

This is why we here at The Center do not accept “the words” without an established meaning.  What this means to you is that The Center will ONLY back research that shows the methodology used to determine the presence of the vertebral subluxation, as well as quantifiable means to show a change in these findings post-adjustment.  How did the research team determine the need for an adjustment to be given?  What methods were used to determine each of the components of the vertebral subuluxation?  These are basic questions that, until now, have been largely ignored.

Yes, you can choose to support whatever research organization you like.  But, wouldn’t you rather have a group working for you and what you do that knows what the vertebral subluxation IS, and will only back philosophically-sound efforts in the name of the profession?  Yep, me too.

What you do as a Chiropractor every day is amazing.  We are out to prove it!

Will you help us pave the path to the future of the profession?

On this page is a button to make a simple donation to continue our work to answer DD Palmer’s original question of “WHY?”  He stated, “I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench was not.  Why?  What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped?” In this simple statement is the riddle that has confused the medical world for centuries, yet you certainly see the answer to this daily in practice.

The Center is committed to pushing the cutting-edge science now available to finally answer this question in the pages of scientific journals.  We uniquely offer a research methodology designed to do just that.  We already have research underway RIGHT NOW that is a fantastic start to showing the brilliance within DD’s question.  Further funding will speed up this process.  Of course, all donations to our nonprofit are tax-deductible as an added bonus.

In full disclosure, NOBODY at The Center receives payment for their work here.  They are ALL volunteers.  Not a single salary is taken from our funding.  Yes, we are THAT committed.  Our goal is the same as yours—showing the amazing work you do each and every day to the world!

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