User manual for a hardware and software kit "VedaPulse Professional"

VedaPulse Professional
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    The latest version of the distribution package "VedaPulse Professional" is on the website http://vedapulse.com/download/
    To install the program, download the installation file, run it and follow the instructions of the program.

    Minimum system requirements:

    Getting started with a hardware and software kit "VedaPulse Professional"

    Insert the USB security key into the USB port of the computer.

    Connect the device to PC using USB cable and run the program "VedaPulse Professional" on the computer.
    After starting the program the USB key can be removed. It was only needed to run the program.
    Add a new patient. This can be done in two ways:

    The patient card will open - the Informationtab. Fill it.
    Field ID displays the patient card in the list on the left.
    Field Name allows you to fill in the information tab automatically Statistics and Conclusion.
    Fields: Sex, Age, Height, Weight are used by the program to calculate the integral index Health level in the Results/Indices tab.
    The remaining fields are optional.

    Conducting assessment

    Connect the electrodes to the wires of the signal cable. Look at the color of the plastic tips located at the ends of the wires.
    Note. Previously released devices were staffed with red and black wires.
    Connect the wire with the red tip (or red wire) to the red electrode.
    Connect the wire with black tip (or black wire) to the black electrode. Secure the cable with the screw.
    Note. The devices of the first issue is partially staffed with yellow and green electrodes. In this case, the color of the electrodes is not important.

    Connect the signal cable to the device.
    Note. Devices of the first edition were packaged with a non-detachable signal cable, which has always been connected to the appliance. Modern devices are equipped with replaceable signal cable with Lemo-connector, Swiss made.

    Connect the device to the USB port. Do not use any USB hub. Only direct connection to an USB port on the computer is Valid. We remind you that after downloading the program you can disable the USB key and use a vacant USB port for connecting the device.

    Put the electrodes-pins on the wrists of the patient. Electrode of the red color for the right hand, and the black - for the left. Or focus on the color of the wire or plastic tip, depending on what set you have. In electrocardiography the electrode location, when they are placed on the wrists, is usually called the first lead. Hereinafter goes another scheme - the second lead - it is described when it should be used.

    To improve the conductivity of the metal contact pads of the electrodes apply a special gel for ECG or simply moisten wrists with water in areas that will fit these contacts. Do not use distilled water - it is a poor conductor. It is better to take normal water from the tap.

    The best position of the patient during the record is lying on the back on the couch. Also valid position is sitting in a comfortable chair. Make sure that nothing impede the quality of contact of the electrodes and the skin surface. For example, if the wrist is too close to the body, the contact can be broken by the slight hand movement. We recommend placing small pads under the forearm so that the electrode does not contact anything: couch, chair arms, body, etc.

    Click Assessment/New assessment or click the button «>» (blue triangle).

    Monitoring

    The window Monitoring parameters opens, it is designed to adjust time of recording. By default, the program offers 5 min. This time is optimal for the analysis of Hearth rate variability (HRV). Less time will not allow to calculate the LF-range with spectral analysis correctly, and more time could increase the risk of registration of transient effects on heart rhythm. It is recommended to accept this time, if there is no particular meaningful reasons to install a different time. But remember that it is correct to compare results only of the assessments of one duration.

    After pressing the button Continue the window of the ECG signal registration appears.

    Some time keep watching of the ECG signal on the monitor screen. Ensure quality signal. When the signal is low, check the quality of the gel or moisture. By the way, if after working the gel is not removed, then he dries out and forms a crust, which subsequently degrades the electrical contact. It is therefore important to wash off the gel with a wet sponge and wipe the contacts of the electrodes dry after working.

    If the signal contains a lot of noise, then disconnect the laptop from the network and use only battery of the laptop. In any case, do not proceed to the next step until you are sure in the quality of the signal.

    If the signal is low and contains a strong noise, we use the second lead: the red electrode on the right wrist, and the black on the left ankle. In this case, you may again need to use gel or additional wetting for the contact points at the ankle.

    Strong pollution of the signal with noise happens when working in areas with large numbers of working appliances, bad wiring in the room, proximity to power cables, power lines, or when working on a computer with low level of protection against power line disturbances. Also the dry air in a room, the use of synthetic or wool clothing, as the patient, and the specialist conducting the examination - all this creates an electrostatic field, which becomes a source of interference.

    Usage of a second lead usually increases a signal thrice. And together with the using of the laptop on the battery allows you to conduct a qualitative assessment even with very high noise level.

    Use of the second lead (the red electrode on the right wrist, and the black on the left ankle) and passing power on the laptop battery is recommended always when there is a doubt in the quality of the signal. This way you will avoid an appearance of artifacts on the record and the need of manual editing after recording.

    Please, note, the program automatically adjusts the scale. You can wait for optimal display scale, and uncheck the Automatically. This will lock the scale and simplify visual inspection of the signal. You can also manually adjust the scale, putting the maximum and the minimum. After adjusting the zoom level of the signal on the screen, go to setup of the allocation of R-waves. For this purpose, adjust the Threshold. This is the top-most window in the settings located on the right side of the screen. On the axis of ordinates define the R-wave amplitude in mkv and roughly divide it into two. The resulting figure should be filled in the Threshold. Watch the program recognizing R-wave. At each R-wave an icon-heart should appear.

    The program has two modes of signal recognition: Automatic and Manual. By default, the Automatic mode is set. Typically, in just a few seconds after receiving the signal, the program automatically configures and starts to recognize R-waves. Each peak will be marked with a heart-shaped icon. Keep an eye on this process for a few seconds. Make sure R-waves are detected correctly. There should be no omitted R-waves. Heart-shaped icons should not appear on other waves – P and T.

    If no errors are seen within 10-15 seconds of recognition of R-waves, you can start to record the signal. In case it is not possible to receive good quality of R-waves detection, switch to the Manual mode. The switch between the modes is in the upper right corner of the window.

    After switching to the Manual mode, adjust the Threshold value. For this purpose, configure the Threshold value. This is the top-most window in the Settings located on the right side of the screen. On the axis of ordinates, define the R-wave amplitude in μv and roughly divide it in two. Insert this number in the Threshold window and press Enter. Watch how the program detects R-waves - each R-wave should be marked with a heart-shaped icon.

    To start the record, you need to click the “Start monitoring” button. By doing so, you will initialize the timer under the “Start monitoring” button.

    Carefully review the scheme and learn how to identify R-wave on ECG signal visually.

    When the gaps - if the icon-heart skips a separate R-wave - reduce the value of the threshold.

    If the icon-heart appears on other waves, except R-wave, one should increase the value of the threshold voltage.

    The R-wave amplitude depends on the individual electrophysiological parameters of the patient. If the threshold value has to be reduced below 25 mkv to achieve the allocation of R-waves, it's a compelling argument to the second lead, as this indicates a low signal level and increases the risk of artifacts. But, of course, the main reason for the decision about the need to move on to the second lead is the fact that it is not possible to achieve a stable allocation of R-waves by setting the threshold voltage. If, despite all efforts artefacts appear, then proceed to the second lead. It often happens that it is easier to increase the useful signal than to fight the noises that lead to the appearance of artifacts. Important: it is not necessary to eliminate the noise completely, it's only important that this noise is not scored useful signal and does not interfere with the stable allocation of R-waves.

    Take your time. Adjust quietly, so as not to affect the emotional state of the patient. Before starting recording, the participant has to give a few minutes to sit quietly to calm down the heartbeat. But if the specialist hastes and is nervous in preparation for the beginning of the assessment, then his mood can be transmitted to the patient. It is important for the specialist to act confidently and calmly to minimize the impact on the patient. But don't fall in to another extreme - no need to enable slow meditative music to immerse the patient in relaxation artificially. The music has a great influence on people and can considerably change the normal functional state. If the task is to estimate the normal functional state, then eliminate all the factors that can change it. The best time for assessment is the first half of the day, it is undesirable for the patient to experience a severe famine. It is also important that the patient the day before the survey did not take alcoholic drinks, did not feel any strong emotional and physical exhaustion in the previous days. But if the patient has violated any of these terms of preparation for the assessment, but did come, it makes sense to conduct a survey and repeat it in future to be able to compare the results of the assessment in the normal state and under the influence of the corresponding stress factor. This will give additional information to assess the impact of the lifestyle that leads the patient, its functional state.

    After achieving quality settings of R-wave, you can save the settings by clicking on the button Save settings. Thereby you will simplify configuration when the survey is conducted in this patient next time. After saving settings, you can go to the assessment's record.

    To start recording you need to click on the Start recording. Then at the bottom of the screen will turn on a timer that displays the recording duration. Simultaneously with the timer a graph of Cardiointervalogram will start and display, it shows in real-time mode changing of the cardiac cycle's duration.

    Observing this graph, a specialist in the process of recording can assess the stationarity of the recording, that is, to assess how stable the functional status of the patient is. The monitoring of the recording allows to stop the assessment to eliminate the cause of changes in the functional state of the patient. Also, on the graph one can dynamically track the result of any impact on the patient. Use this in the case when the purpose of the assessment is not an estimation of the functional condition of the patient, but the evaluation of the degree of influencing factor. But remember that if you operate on the patient during the recording and change its functional state, these entries will be suitable mainly for visual assessment of the dynamics of cardiointervalogram, but not for automatic HRV-analysis by the program. Because the algorithms of HRV-analysis work only on stationary records, when the patient does not change the functional state during the test.

    During the recording the patient should not talk, sneeze, cough, take deep breaths, experiment with the rhythm of breathing or eating, chewing gum, swallowing saliva, making any mental effort - that is, you must not perform any actions that may affect the heart rhythm. In case of violation of these rules, stop recording, delete it and re-assess this patient.

    In the case when the aim of the assessment is to examine the effect of any factor, these rules can be changed according to the task.

    Note. To delete an entry, use the command Assessment/Delete assessment.

    Meditation (biofeedback)

    After adjusting the ECG signal, click on Start meditation (biofeedback), the timer will start in the same way as in the monitoring mode, but after 15 seconds you will be redirected to the Flower tab automatically. It is important for a participant to stay in a normal, relaxed state during these 15 seconds, because this is the period for recording of a basic state (the training will be based on this data). If you hasten and do not take time for preparation, the state of tension, which the participant felt during preparation stage, will be registered. Before clicking the Start the meditation (biofeedback) button, it is important to ensure that the average heart rate (HR) is relatively stable. Heart rate can be monitored at the top of the screen, as well as on the cardiointervalogram graph at the bottom of the screen.

    The Flower tab is the basic mode of meditation (biofeedback). There is a picture of a rose flower in the left part of the screen. Right part of the screen shows a graph with changes in the heart rhythm. Bright blue horizontal line in the center of the graph indicates the average heart rate (HR), calculated by the program during the first 15 seconds of the recording. This graph is somewhat similar to a glass of water. During the meditation session (biofeedback), the level of "water" is constantly changing, reflecting the change in the duration of cardiac contractions. With increased duration of the cardiac cycle, the level goes up, and with reduced duration - it drops down. Lower level indicates mobilization (tension), and the increased level indicates relaxation. With the relaxation the flower starts to blossom.

    The more flowers participant will be able to dissolve, the better your result will be. There is a counter of opened flowers at the top of the screen. During the training, one may look at the flower or at the fluctuations of the "water" level, all up to the person’s preference.

    The aim of the training is to learn the art of relaxation and to start the process of self-regulation that leads to the self-healing of the body. In “VedaPulse", it is done by learning "proper" breathing technique. In order to relax and relieve stress, you need to use abdominal (diaphragmatic) breathing.

    The program helps to learn how to feel your breath, the beginning of the inhalation, the end of the inhalation, the beginning of exhalation, the end of exhalation, small pauses between inhalation and exhalation. Breath is like an ocean, inhale and exhale – like waves of high and low tide.

    Tune the body for breathing exercises, as a musician tunes his instrument before a concert. Remember a very simple rule, a very simple method: learn to draw your abdomen in slowly and gently at the end of exhalation and try to prolong this phase.
    While doing the exercises in the right way, a person will feel relaxation and the level of “water” in the glass will rise, the top line of its fluctuation will be above the "water line". The flowers will be opening one after another.

    In the result of haste or too long exhalation, the rose stops blooming. To switch from the chest breathing to diaphragmatic one, the key factor is to learn how to draw the abdomen in at the end of exhalation. Do not think about the inhale; do not pay attention to it. Your "area of work" is exhalation. After the air fills the lungs, exhale calmly and slowly and start drawing your belly in just like squeezing the air out. When lungs empty and you are ready to take a next breath, the stomach expands and moves forward to make a diaphragmatic breath. This will allow you mastering the correct diaphragmatic breathing nice and easy, slow breathing and get the effect of relaxation.

    In addition, control respiratory waves on the cardiointervalogram chart. To do this, click on the Signal tab. The switch between the Signal — Flower tabs is located in the left bottom corner of the screen.

    If you plan to spend the entire training watching the breathing waves on cardiointervalogram without moving over to the Flower tab, turn off the Biofeedback function Signal/Flower in Settings. Regardless of the settings, user always has the ability to switch manually between the windows of the Signal and the Flower tabs during the training. Choose the most convenient option for you.

    In addition to visualization of fluctuations of the heart rate, there is an opportunity to sound your heartbeat. To activate this function, you should enable the option “Sound R-wave” in the Settings of the Signal registration window. Hearing the beating of your heart is a powerful way of influencing the heart rhythm. This biological signal may even lead to entering the state of trance.

    Besides learning the diaphragmatic breathing and ability to enter the state of trance by using the sound signal, Biofeedback mode can be used to learn any form of auto-training. Description of auto-training techniques is beyond the scope of this guide. Focus your attention only on the fact that using visual and acoustic channels of biofeedback provided by the VedaPulse software, the user can successfully combine a variety of techniques: meditation, auto-training, breathing exercises, etc. If used by coaches, VedaPulse software also offers tools for the objective monitoring the dynamics of the physiological state of a patient.

    Assessment results

    The Assessment results includes several tabs: HRV (heart rate variability), Spectrum, Histogram, Indices, Balance, Meridians, Atlas, Nidan, Bioenergy, Music of the heart, Statistics.

    HRV (heart rate variability)

    The tab HRV contains the following graphics: ECG, Cardiointervalogram and Scattergram.

    ECG

    The graph ECG contains the initial electrocardiographic signal of the heart,here the program automatically puts the markers on the peaks of the R-waves. Those places on the ECG that during the recording are indicated by the icon-hearts, after the recording are highlighted with markers - black vertical lines. Right on top of each marker are number and duration of RR-interval in milliseconds (MS).

    Cardiointervalogram

    Cardiointervalogram it is a chart showing the successive changes in the duration of R-R intervals, i.e. it is a graph showing a sequential process of changing heart rhythm measured in milliseconds (MS) - tachogram of the heart. When the heart rate is declining (slowing of heart rate), then the graph is growing up, and increased heart rate leads to the decrease of the curve.

    This chart clearly shows both - places of arrhythmias and artifacts - zones where the program was unable to find R-waves automatically due to the presence of high noise level, or a temporary loss of contact caused by the patient's movements.

    The program automatically finds zones of arrhythmias and artifacts, highlights them in yellow. To do this, it compares the duration of adjacent RR-intervals and if the length differs by more than 20%, then highlights them in yellow.

    In "VedaPulse Professional" we use manual editing of artifacts. With proper training to conduct the assessment, the number of artifacts is minimal and there is no a great difficulty editing it if you acquire some experience.

    Click with the left mouse button on the found artifact on cardiointervalogram, it brings you to a segment on the ECG record in the appropriate places for a quick way to edit markers.

    A search of the zone requiring editing is easy to make on cardiointervalogram, and editing of markers is made on ECG.

    In order to change the position of the marker hover over the item, press the left mouse button and move the cursor. Then release the left mouse button.
    In order to remove the marker, hover over the cursor, press the right mouse button, click "Remove marker". To insert a new marker, click "Insert new marker"
    In order to eliminate the interval from processing (for example, with arrhythmia), hover over the item, press the right mouse button, select "Exclude".

    Scatterogram

    Scatterogram is a correlation rhythmogram consisting of points forming the cloud, where each point corresponds to one cardiosterol. The distance from the center of the "cloud" and the origin of coordinates corresponds to the mode (most frequently occurring of the duration of RR-interval in the record). The deviation of points from the bisector to the left shows how the cardiac interval is shorter than the previous one, to the right of the bisecting line - as it is longer than the previous one. Thus, consistently estimating the duration of adjacent RR-intervals we form the "cloud".

    To understand the physiological meaning of this graph is necessary to proceed from dual models of cardiac rhythm regulation proposed by R. M. Baevsky. This model is based on a cybernetic approach, in which the system of regulation of the sinus node may be represented in the form of two interconnected levels (contours): Central and Autonomous with direct connect and feedback. Working independent circuit structures of regulation are: sinus node, vagus nerves and their nuclei in an oblong brain (circuit parasympathetic regulation). The respiratory system is considered as an element of feedback in the Autonomous regulation of heart rhythm.

    The activities of the Central contour of regulation is identified with sympathoadrenal effects on heart rhythm, is associated with respiratory sinus arrhythmia and is characterized by a different low frequency components of heart rate. A direct link between the Central and Autonomous nervous circuits is performed through (mostly sympathetic) and humoral communication. Feedback is provided by afferent impulses from the baroreceptors of the heart and blood vessels, chemoreceptor and extensive receptor zones of various organs and tissues.

    The Central contour of regulation of heart rhythm is a complex multilevel system of neurohumoral regulation of physiological functions, which includes numerous links from subcortical centers of the medulla oblongata to the hypothalamic-pituitary level of autonomic regulation and cerebral cortex. The structure of the Central loop can schematically be presented as consisting of three levels. These levels correspond not so much anatomical and morphological structure of the brain as certain functional systems or levels of regulation:

    The 1st level provides the organization of interaction of the organism with the external environment (adaptation of the organism to external influences). This includes the Central nervous system, including cortical mechanisms of regulation, coordinating the functional operation of all systems of the organism under the influence of environmental factors. the

    The 2nd level organizes the equilibrium of various systems of the body between itself and provides inter-system homeostasis. The main role at this level play higher autonomic centers (including the hypothalamic-pituitary system), providing hormonal and autonomic homeostasis.

    The 3rd level provides in-system homeostasis in various body systems, in particular in the cardiorespiratory system (the circulatory system and the respiratory system can be considered as a single functional system). Here the leading role is played by subcortical nerve centers, in particular vasomotor center as part of a subcortical cardiovascular center providing a stimulating or depressing effect on the heart through the fibers of the sympathetic nerves.

    In the analysis of scatterogram we estimate the length and width of the core (without extrasystoles and artifacts) of "clouds". The length of the "cloud" reflects the influence of Central regulation, and width - of Autonomous one.

    The normal form of scatterogram is an ellipse elongated along the bisecting line (see Example No. 4 in the demo program). This location of the ellipse means that the respiratory added some values non-respiratory arrhythmia.

    Scatterogram in the form of a circle means the absence of respiratory components of arrhythmia (see Example No. 5 in the demo program).

    Narrow, long oval corresponds to the prevalence of respiratory components in the overall rate variability, which indicates a strong mobilization.

    The cloud huddled into a small circle (see Example No. 3 in the demo program.) shows the reduction of rate variability, which corresponds to strong exhaustion.

    At points spaced away from the main group, it is possible to judge about the presence of arrhythmias. The study of scatterogram is particularly informative in cases when the background of normal cardiac rhythm encountered a sudden disruption and "loss" of individual heart rate. Graph Scatterogram allows to control the presence of artifacts and ectopic foci of rhythm.

    Spectrum

    The tab Spectrum reflects the influence of different systems of regulation, modulating the amplitude-frequency characteristics of heart rate. It allows you to evaluate the various frequency components of fluctuations in heart rhythm. There are three main spectral components: HF, LF, VLF.
    HF - respiratory waves, or fast wave (T=2,5-6,6 s, v=0.4-0.15 Hz) reflect the processes of breathing and other types of parasympathetic activity on the spectrogram shown in green color.
    LF - medium waves (T=6,6-25 C, v=is 0.15-0.04 Hz) are associated with sympathetic activity (primarily vasomotor center), on the spectrogram marked in red.
    VLF - slow waves (T=25-300 C, v=0,04-0,0033 Hz), various slow humoral-metabolic effects on the spectrogram are shown in blue.
    TP - total power of all components of the spectrum, reflects the body's ability to adapt under stressful load. In a healthy person it is usually in the range of 2000-3000 units.
    The graph Spectral power of ranges displays the relative magnitude of the ranges of HF/LF/VLF. It assesses the equity of all components forming the heart rhythm. It is convenient to estimate the share of the Central influences on the heart rate - VLF. And schedule "HF/LF" - shows the ratio of the influence of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system on the heart. It is possible to assess the autonomic balance - the ratio of the processes of mobilization and recovery of energy.

    Histogram

    The histogram displays the frequency of distribution of RR-intervals. The histogram estimate the height and width of the base.
    1. The height of the histogram indicates the most common duration of RR-interval. It corresponds the amplitude of the mode (AMO). The physiological meaning of this indicator is the price of adaptation, i.e. how many resources the body mobilizes to maintain homeostasis. In a healthy person AMO is in the range of 30-50%. The increase in the value of the AMO indicates that the body has to increase the cost of energy to maintain homeostasis.
    2. The width of the histogram shows the corridor of variability of cardiac cycle (RR-interval). In a healthy person, a narrow corridor of variability of cardiac cycle - 750-850, wide - 650-1000 MS. Narrowing within the specified limits of the range of durations of the cycles of heart rate causes the heart begins to wear out, not having time to recover your energy.

    In more detail the physiological significance of indicators of spectral analysis and Histogram were examined in the article:

    Indices

    This tab contains:
    The index of the morpho-functional status (Health level) is an integral index that takes into account the other major indexes.
    Cost of adaptation - measure of the ability of an organism to adapt to changing external and internal conditions.
    Rate of biological aging of the hearth — the rate of deterioration of the heart muscle at the moment (at the time of inspection!!!, and not the General level of deterioration of the heart). This value depends on the ratio of the processes of mobilization and recovery.
    The stress level of stressful tension (stress Index) reflects the degree of influence of stress on the body.
    All indexes have pop-up tips explaining their physiological significance.
    This tab is useful for demonstration to the patient. If the previous tabs: HRV, Spectrum, Histogram - require special knowledge, Indexes had been adapted for the perception of the layman. Use this tab every time you want to convey information about patient's condition and about the dynamics of rehabilitation to him. Consistently review the survey made in the process of rehabilitation together with patient.

    Balance

    The pulse characteristics

    Includes the following indices:
    Vega - frequency/speed
    Tala - balance of heart rate
    Bala - power of pulse
    Tamana - fire of digestion

    These indicators of heart rate are important for Ayurvedic specialists. The use of authentic terms makes computer diagnostics more comprehensible to specialists mastered the traditional palpation and pulse diagnosis. Also, these pulse indicators are taken into account when designing "Physiological trends in the regulation of body functions".

    Graph "Physiological trends in the regulation of body functions"

    Indicator was introduced by the developers of the program "VedaPulse" to assess the current physiological state of the person's constitution. The choice of treatment, which will be offered by the program when compiling Recommendations,also largely depends on it.

    The concept of human Constitution includes many factors: body type, psychological and physiological manifestations. Computer pulse diagnosis "VedaPulse" defines physiological manifestations of each constitutional type. They are crucial for the selection of treats. Defined type, which comes in the form of the ratio of VATA, PITTA, KAPHA (VPK), may be modified in the case of re-assessment. This is normal. We all are humans, and these modifications reflect the natural fluctuations and changes in the activity of different physiological systems of regulation. But if you look closely at the results of measurements made on different days, in most cases, it will reflect the same tendency, peculiar to this man at this stage of his life. That is the dominant one of the three or two factors will be found. Of course, it is advisable for each patient to be observed for some time and, only after ensuring of the stability of the result, proceed to use herbs, aromatherapy, diet and dietary Supplements. If repeated measurements of a small percentage of the results will show a different dominant VPK factors, then these results can be neglected, as they are likely to reflect the effect of any short-term factor. So don't worry when you discover that repeated measurements are different. It is important to identify the most frequently recurring trend. But having identified this trend, the most typical for the individual measurement results should be taken as a basis. Then one should follow the recommendations on therapy for the most typical option.

    After regular intake by the person individually balanced for him therapeutics, current constitutional type is being modified gradually, and this will be reflected in smoothing of the contrast as a dominant factor on the chart. A more detailed presentation of topics concerning constitutionally balanced nutrition and therapy are contained in our seminars and webinars.

    Meridians (Organs'pulse)

    Contains two tabs: Chinese scheme, Ayurvedic scheme.

    Chinese scheme

    Displays a graph of the functional state of the 12 vital organs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

    A list of 12 organs:
    1. Lungs
    2. Colon
    3. Spleen
    4. Stomach
    5. Heart
    6. Small intestine
    7. Bladder
    8. Kidney
    9. Pericardium
    10. Triple heater
    11. Gall bladder
    12. Liver

    If in European medicine, the term "ORGAN" refers only to the physiological organ itself, in TCM, this term has a much more sense — the closest corresponding European concept — functional system.
    For example, the "spleen" in traditional Chinese medicine is in charge of the entire digestive system, that is it is responsible for stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas — physiological organs, that gave the name of "organs" in traditional Chinese medicine. The role of the spleen as a physiological organ is much more modest — thin cleaning of the blood, removing dead blood cells and platelets, plus recycling of hemoglobin.
    More details are described in the article "Twelve main meridians in traditional Chinese medicine".

    Ayurvedic scheme

    12 vital organs are located in accordance with the points to determine the pulse of the organs on the hands, observing the deep and superficial pulse.
    In different schools of traditional medicine there are different arrangements of points to determine the pulse of the bodies. The program uses the scheme of Dr. vasant Lad, the author of "Diagnosis by the pulse."

    On both diagrams (Chinese and Ayurvedic): red stands stress syndrome (completeness), and yellow – the energy depletion syndrome (void); orange – light tension, yellow-green – slight depletion; green indicates the area of standards.

    Pay attention! “Organ pulse/Chinese scheme” module was updated recently.

    1. Now the distribution of energy through meridians is shown as a flexible line;
    2. Text description of every channel was added;
    3. The energy of meridians is shown in two graphs: of relative and absolute values of energy;
    4. Paid subscription to the module was introduced.

    Organ pulse/Chinese scheme
    Detailed explanation of all changes and benefits of the new interface is presented by our expert Leonid Doroshenko, in his article Update of “Organ pulse/Chinese scheme” module.

    Atlas

    This tab duplicates the information displayed on the chart "Meridians", but it is presented not as graphs, but as a scheme of arrangement of organs and systems in the human body. This diagram shows the current disorders in the mechanisms of regulation in a particular system or a particular organ. Around organs there is a pulsing glow that shows the state of energy in the body. Yellow markes the lack of energy (risk zone), red — excess (tension), and green markes the normal level of energy. The zone of slight exhaustion and tension, used in the "Meridians", are summarized in the standards in the "Atlas" tab. The Atlas is useful for demonstration to patients their functional status, and for professionals it is recommended to work with the tab "Meridians".

    Nidan

    The Nidan is designed for experts in Ayurveda. the
    Nidan (SKT. Nidānam) – in a broad sense, the root cause of something; in Ayurveda-sastra – the cause of the disease, or the doctrine of causation (etiology).
    Nidan contains three tabs: Subdosha, Dhatu, Pancha-Maha-Bhuta.

    Subdosha

    Subdosha – analysis of thin components of Dosha (5 types of prana, 5 types of fire, 5 types of mucus).
    Read more in articles:

    Dhatu (tissue)

    Dhatu – energy-metabolic state of the tissues and the srotas (channels of tissues' nutrition).
    For more details, read the article:

    Pancha-Maha-Bhuta (basic elements)

    Pancha-Maha-Bhuta – assessment of the status of the elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth) and their relationship (the wheel support and destruction) as an equivalent of regulation mechanisms.
    For more details, read the article:

    Bioenergy

    Bioenergy designed for a wide range of experts using Eastern practices. Includes two tabs: Chakras, Bioenergy field.

    Chakras

    The schematic figure of a yogi shows the seven chakras:
    Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna, Sahasrara.
    The energy of the chakras is represented by a diameter of the circle of chakra in the body of a yogi and presented in the table on the right on the screen.
    0-1,5 points — the lack of energy
    1,5–5 points — norm
    5-10 points — tension

    Energy field

    The program draws the field structure around a full-length figure of a man in schematic form. The size of this field shows resources of adaptation. Failures in the configuration of the field illustrate the lack of functional resources in one of the systems of the body. For clarity, they are highlighted in yellow.
    Green represents areas associated with the functional state of organs with sufficient resources.
    Accordingly, the parts of the field, beyond the boundaries of the norm, denote the systems of the body with a highly mobilized resources. They are highlighted in red. When you put the cursor to any area of the field, a window with the name of the functional systems of the body pops up.
    Additionally the power of the energy field in general and the share of each of the systems are calculated.
    Power of energy field is greater than 100% indicates increased resources of adaptation.

    This tab allows to assess the overall condition of resources of the adaptation, and its local distribution between systems of the body. With this tab, it is convenient to study the dynamics of the functional state of the organism after any impact. Also, it is possible to see the whole process of body recovery, if one conducts regular assessments during rehabilitation, and then sequentially scrolls through all these tests.

    Music of the heart

    Designed to transform the recording of the heart rhythm in a piece of music that you can listen, save as an audio file or in the form of notes. One can use musical analysis here: to determine the percentage of consonant and dissonant harmonies, and a ratio of major and minor tonalities in the melody of the heart.

    The fact that the laws of musical harmony and the laws of human health are United, has been known since ancient times (the Gandharva Vidya in Ayurveda, the doctrine of the Harmony of the spheres of Pythagoras and Aristotle in antiquity). This idea dates back to global philosophical principle — to the idea of the unity of the laws of the universe. So, the application of mathematical laws of musical harmony to assess heart rhythm looks quite naturally.

    Statistics

    Automatically puts all of the data from the HRV, Spectrum, Histogram tabs into one document that can be saved in RTF format.

    Recommendations

    Recommendations contains tabs: Lifestyle, Herbs, Aroma, Supplements, Diet, Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage, Biorithm, Aurikulotherapy, EHF, Quantum Therapy, Conclusion. The General rule for all tabs in the Recommendations is that the recommendations are generated according to the constitution (VATA, PITTA, KAPHA), which is calculated on the basis of the assessment results. Therefore it is very important to use a properly conducted assessment, which reflects not the immediate reaction to any short-term factors, but long-term functional status. In more detail the question of the constitution was considered in the article:

    Lifestyle

    Lifestyle recommendations according to the leading dosha.

    Herbs

    Tab Herbs is used to select herbal medicine according to the individual constitution. It allows you to select medicinal plants used in both Western and eastern medicine.
    All funds are divided into three columns:
    Perfect match — herbal remedies available to offset the imbalance of the doshas.
    Optimal matching of the herbal remedies that take into account only one dominant dosha, but do not take into account the duality of the constitution.
    Not recommended — the use of these herbs will lead to strengthening of the existing imbalance of the doshas.
    Next to each plant its rank is indicated in arbitrary units. The higher the number, the stronger its impact on restoring the imbalance.
    When the nosological filter is off, the program generates a list of medicinal plants according to this ranking. When the patient has no disease and the aim is the prevention and health promotion, you must not specify in the drop down menu any of the disease and must choose the position of the filter— Off.
    When the user selects from the drop-down list of the group of diseases, and then the disease itself, the program highlights the items that are recommended in this disease.

    Aroma

    The Aroma tab is designed for selection of aromatherapy and essential oils for Panchakarma (deep cleansing of the body) and Rasayana (rejuvenation). This tab is organized as well as the tab Herbs — all treats are distributed in three columns: a perfect fit, optimum, not recommended.

    Supplements

    The Supplements tab is designed for the selection of dietary Supplements according to individual constitution.

    Diet

    The Diet tab is designed for generating of detailed recommendations on constitutional balanced diet. This tab is organized like the Herbs tab — all treats are distributed in three columns: a perfect fit, optimum, not recommended.

    Yoga

    After conducting assessment, open record (1) and select Recommendations section (2). Then go to Yoga (3) module.

    Let’s take a look at module.

    Select the most preferred exercises from the list (1) by clicking left mouse button on them while holding Ctrl or Shift keys. Rating to the right of each asana indicates the most appropriate exercises. Three degrees of compliance to the patient's constitution are located under the list of asanas (1). They help to understand what exercises suit a certain patient best. Exercise from the green list are always more preferable than exercises from the yellow one. Exercises from the red list are not recommended. After selecting an exercise in the list, it is illustrated at the left (2). By choosing several exercises, you can see their description in the list of asanas (3) below. They will be saved to the conclusion after clicking "Save the conclusion". Choose a path for the file, where you want the conclusion to be saved.

    VedaPulse Team expresses gratitude to the great Yoga illustrator and Yoga instructor Lucia López GarciCrespo (Mexico) for creation of images in the updated Yoga module.

    TCM

    Acupuncture

    Open assessment (1). Go the Recommendations section (2). Open TCM tab (3). After that choose Acupuncture tab (4).

    Select Zhen or Jiu type of the Chinese therapy.

    Specify date and time of the first session.

    Select disease or normalization of the functional state from the drop-down nosological filter menu.

    Activate a point (2) by clicking on it in the prescription (1).

    Massage

    The tab Massage is designed to generate recommendations for conducting Wellness massage of reflex zones of the feet. After the assessment, the program automatically creates a recipe that includes:

    Biorithm

    This application generates a personal calendar of effect to biologically active points, lights the preferable points and shows the detailed explanation on effect.
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    Aurikulotherapy

    Auriculotherapy can be found in the TCM tab of the Recommendations section.
    Then you open Auriculotherapy module, run a test to identify the “master ear”, to which the "master prescription" of the first day will be applied. To start the test, please click on the highlighted area.

    This test includes several variable steps. If you or your client has unilateral pain, painful side should be chosen. When you select the painful side, the test is finished and you can proceed to the nosological filter.

    If no unilateral pain is identified, 3 more questions will be asked. After answering all the questions, master ear is chosen automatically and you can start working with the nosological filter (1 and 2).

    You can choose either "Recovery of the functional state" or specific nosological group (1). Next, choose a specific disease in the nosological group (2).

    Prescription is displayed for 2 days and consists of 2 parts.

    Prescription is aimed at correcting the pathological condition. Supporting points, located on the opposite ear, provide correction according to the patient’s constitution (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and energy distribution in the channels according to TCM.

    It is recommended to use the prescription for 4 days. The first and third sessions should be preformed according to the "Day 1" prescription, and the second and fourth sessions – according to the "Day 2" receipt. Further, if necessary, repeated assessment can be conducted to correct the variable part of the prescription.

    Graphic prescription is interactive - by clicking on a point (1), you can see its description at the bottom of the window (2). Area of the auricle and selected point are also highlighted (3).

    There is a “Save conclusion” button available in the software.

    Expert extension has the BAP atlas, which describes 128 points of the ear auricle. Points can be found in the anatomic zone (1) of the ear or by their numbers (2).

    Some points have several locations. Thus, the point 72 is presented in six locations. When searching by number, the software will automatically offer you to choose from available options. When looking for a point by the anatomic area of the auricle, you will see all points located in this area and the selected area of the auricle will be highlighted.

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    Physiotherapy

    EHF

    Tab helps creats 5-day prescribtion of EHF-therapy with detailed description of points and method.
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    Quantum Therapy

    Expert extension Quantum Therapy is designed for professionals working in the field of traditional (complementary, integrative) medicine. It allows creating individual physiotherapeutic recommendations for the quantum treatment based on the VedaPulse assessment.
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    Conclusion

    The tab Conclusion is designed to create a file of recommendations to the patient. For the formation of Conclusions there are special buttons. Each button is provided with the hint that appears when you move the cursor.

    By clicking on the appropriate button one can insert in the Conclusion information about patients and copy information that the specialist considers to be necessary.

    When you create the file Conclusions you can use keyboard combinations such as Ctrl+c (copy), Ctrl+x (cut), Ctrl+v (paste). The final version of the "Conclusion" can be saved to a file in RTF format and be edited later in other programs, such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. If the patient has the program VedaPulse Home, you can send him Conclusion using the tab Sync.

    Synchronization of «VedaPulse Professional» with «VedaPulse home»

    The synchronization tab is designed for distant communication of the patient and the specialist — the patient sends assessment results from the program VedaPulse Home and gets recommendations from the program VedaPulse Professional.

    The Syncronization tab is included into VedaPulse Professional and VedaPulse Home.

    In VedaPulse Home to configure the connection, you need to fill in:

    After this, click Send the assessment to the server.

    In VedaPulse Professional a specialist who needs to send an assessment to the patient, must first create a card of new patient, then go to the tab Sync and fill in the following fields:

    After this, click on Check patient's data on the server.

    After receiving the assessment, the specialist can work with it in the program VedaPulse Professional the same way, like with any other assessment, whether it was held directly in the program VedaPulse Professional or made by the patient in the program VedaPulse Home and sent via the Internet.

    Note. Email is used only as an identifier, the mail server is not used. Only the test is passed via the Internet, all confidential information contained in the tab Details, even if it was filled by a patient in the program VedaPulse Home, is not transmitted to the program VedaPulse Professional. The patient's data stays empty. After receiving the assessment, the expert should independently fill in the patient card. And when getting the next assessment of this patient, one needs to go to his previously created card, and then switch to the tab Sync. Each new assessment from this patient will be added at the top of the list of assessments — the same way like when the specialist directly conducts the assessment using VedaPulse Professional.

    To send recommendations from the program VedaPulse Professional formed in the tab Conclusion, you need in the tab Sync click Send patient's data to the server.

    To get recommendations from a specialis in the program VedaPulse Home, you need in the tab Sync click on Check the answer of the physician. Then the information sent to a specialist will be displayed in the tab Conclusion.

    Demo

    While selecting Assessment/New assessment/Start in Demo mode, you will be able to see the ECG registration window, on which the program will simulate ECG signal. This record will not be saved upon completion. Its purpose is to show users the process of signal registration.

    If you run the program using your USB security key, but do not connect the device to the PC, you will see a warning label, which will offer you to run the program in Demo mode.

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