Autonomic Nervous System Testing

Measures how well or badly your nervous system regulates itself

What does the autonomic nervous system (ANS) do?

  • The ANS controls virtually every organ in the body by supplying nervous system impulses that stimulate tissues and organ systems to perform their functions.

  • What diseases can result from problems with the ANS? Hypertension, stress and tension, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, muscle spasms heart disease and cancer among others.

  • How can the autonomic nervous system (ANS) be tested? There is a simple test of the ANS that involves placing a strap around the waist and a receiver close to the body to pick up ANS electrical impulses that are then interpreted by a computer.

  • Why do you need an autonomic nervous system evaluation/test? To find out if your nervous system is properly balanced to manage, depression, anxiety, blood pressure, stress response, digestion, sleep and overall wellbeing.

6. Autonomic Nervous System copy

A pictorial of the autonomic nervous system showing both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Want to know if your dietary, nutritional supplement, exercise and other lifestyle efforts are benefiting your nervous system? Then consider having your Autonomic Nervous System evaluated completely non-invasively. As part of our comprehensive and cutting-edge technologies, Integrated Medicine offers this cutting-edge test. As a biomarker test, this Autonomic Test helps determines your risk of these and other health problems.


Treatments for these or other health problems should be specific and corrected:

  • Bronchial conditions

  • Diabetes, memory loss

  • Dizzy and light-headedness and literally hundreds of other signs and symptoms

  • Fatigue

  • Heart and vessel disease

  • Hypertension

  • Hypo-tension

  • Impotence

  • Muscle tone and spasm, pain

In short, your nervous system controls all functions in the body. Nerves go to virtually all tissues in the body providing essential signals necessary for the heart to beat, the stomach to secrete stomach acid, the thyroid to produce thyroid hormone, the muscles to contract, the blood vessels to change their caliper and literally thousands of other essential life functions.

These systems control the functioning and “energetics” of almost all cells, tissues and organs in the body. This test measures the function of your autonomic nervous system which is composed of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Furthermore, this test allows for practical adjustments to lifestyle and nutrition that may not be accurately appreciated using other methods. For example, even if your cholesterol is normal this test can potentially detect an increased risk of heart attack, or damage to the nervous system from blood sugar excess and other problems.

Excessive stress causes disease by adversely affecting the autonomic nervous system and its peripheral connections (a.k.a, the cells, tissues and organs it reaches). IF YOUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE FUNCTION OF YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM THEN YOU MUST SEE YOUR TEST RESULT IMPROVE. FEELING BETTER IS NOT ENOUGH.

Problems with your nervous system can affect virtually any aspect of your health and wellbeing because the nervous system is invariably related to all changes in the body whether they involve the digestive system, immune system, endocrine or hormone system, detoxification systems and others. Below are more detailed and scientific explanations of this test. Lastly, this test should be considered in context with a careful medical, nutritional and health history and other appropriate assessments. Only a holistic view of the ANS can provide a full picture of disease states, dis-ease states and wellness in an individual.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*DISCLAIMER: Dr. Michael Wald is a doctor of chiropractic with a masters degree in nutrition. He is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Nutritional Specialist and Sports Nutritionist. Dr. Wald is certified to provide acupuncture in several states, but not New York. Dr. Wald has two board certifications in nutrition. Dr. Michael Wald earned his MD diploma, but did not complete a residency and is thus not licensed to practice medicine. The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not to substitute for sound medical or health advice. Information contained within this website may change at any time without prior notice. The information on this website is under copyright, 2021.