The latest version of the distribution package "VedaPulse Professional" is on the website https://vedapulse.com/download/
To install the program, download the installation file, run it and follow the instructions of the program.
At running the program for the first time, you'd see the "Activation" window displayed on the screen. If you have already been sent the activation code by email, you should copy it and paste it in the upper empty field, click "Accept", then wait for the program to restart. If you didn't get the activation code yet, contact the technical support.
Running the program without an activation key will provide you with an access to the demo mode only.
To activate the program:
After the restart the program will be ready for work.
The extended functionality of VedaPulse program is available under a subscription only.
The first year of usage is included in the price of the basic version. The user gets an access to the extended functionality of the program, new modules, and a free upgrade during the year. In a year, the subscription would need a renewal.
You can check the date of getting/latest renewal of the subscription in the settings of the program (Settings – My subscriptions).
30 days before expiration date, you will receive the first notification on the renewal the subscription at launching the program. You'd get another notification 10 days before the expiration date.
5 days before the expiration date, you'd start getting notifications every day once a day at launching the program.
Click the "Renew subscription" button to switch to company's website, where you can complete the renewal.
To continue working with the program, click "Continue working".
Click "Activate code" to open the activation window. If you have already purchased a subscription before and received an activation code, you can activate it by inserting it in this window.
At launching the program, you'd also see the number of days remaining before the subscription expires. Click on the underlined text to switch to the payment page. as the work on the optimization of the program never stops and we keep improving the Software, introducing innovations based on the requests made by the specialists, who actually use the program. The subscription allows you to get an access to the latest version of the Software, which is renewed annually.
After the subscription expires, the program is not getting blocked, but keeps working in a limited mode: you would be able to make recordings, see the real time ECG displayed on the screen, and save the results. Every time the program is launched, a pop-up window would remind you to renew the subscription, so you could regain the access the full functionality (the Results and Recommendations tabs). The “Renew subscription” button switches you to company's website, where you can complete the renewal. Either you could close the reminder window and start the recording.
All the recordings performed under the limited mode are automatically saved. After getting the subscription renewed, you would get the full access to the results of the assessments.
Besides, the limited functionality mode provides an access to all the reports saved before expiration with the ability to edit, save and print the texts.
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.
Meet the new structure of client ID cards and assessment files.
Due to the new option of multilevel arrangement of client cards and the assessment files, it is now possible to group the cards by folders. For example, you can put all the cards created at one particular day, month, year or event into one folder.
It is also possible to open several cards at one time, which allows browsing the list of all the assessments of each client you choose.
Drag several cards or folders into a separate root folder, or mass delete the files.
To do this, select the desired files and drag them to the folder or the Recycle bin accordingly.
Ctrl + click selects single folder, client card or assessment file. To selects several files, hold Ctrl and click the desired files.
Shift + click – multiple selection of folders/cards/assessments. Hold Shift, click the first and the last file in the list.
Deleting the files - after selecting one or several files, press Delete button to send them to the Recycle bin.
Recycle bin is now available at the end of ID card catalogue. All deleted files are located in the Recycle bin. If necessary, the contents of the Recycle bin can be permanently deleted or restored.
A cross-patient data comparison in the module "Dynamics"
Before, it was only possible to compare the assessments within one patient’s card. The updated software allows comparing the assessments across two and more patients.
Add a new patient. You can make it in several ways:
The patient card will open - the Information tab. Fill it.
Field ID displays the patient card in the list on the left.
If Privacy Law is applicable in your country, do not use ID field to enter full patient name to ensure privacy!Field Name allows you to fill in the information tab automatically Statistics and Report.
You can add a patient’s photo by pressing “Add a photo” or, if it was added earlier, you can replace it by pressing an existing photo.
Also you can add attachments in a patient card by pressing “+”. Choose file and it’ll be copied in a patient card. Later you can open it by double clicking from the list.
Menu point “Data export” allows exporting all clients’ catalog. All information (height, weight, email etc.) will be saved in Excel table.
The patient’s card
The groups of patients
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 a 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
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.
Expert extension "Flower of the heart"
It helps to reduce stress level and prevent heart diseases and can also be used to promote correct breathing in pregnant women.
Expert extension “Cycle race track”
For people who are interested in sport and fitness.
Expert extension “The Force Awakens”
For Naturopaths. It is designed to awaken the inner reserves of the body.
Expert extension “Harmony of Chaos”
For people involved in bioenergy and breathing practices.
Open the signal registration window to run the expert extension "Meditation (Biofeedback)". Adjust the ECG signal and click the button "Start meditation (biofeedback) session" to choose one of the 4 possible game scenarios.
Choose the scenario "Flower of the heart" and it will run automatically in 15 seconds. Sit quietly during these 15 seconds, don’t meditate. The program will estimate the initial stress level of the heart. Training starts after an auto switching to the mode "Dissolve a flower". Use the heart stress graph or the multimedia scenario "Flower of the heart" to do meditation and biofeedback.
Heart stress graph. We recommend to start with this simple mode. Imagine that this is a glass of water. When the heart relaxes — the glass fills with water, when there is tension — the water level decreases.
Multimedia scenario "Flower of the heart". " If the heart relaxes, the flower starts blooming. The stronger is the relaxation, the more flowers are there. The number of opened flowers is a measure of the training effectiveness.
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 video 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 goal of biofeedback is learning the art of relaxation, that stimulates self-regulation and self-healing processes in the body. In Vedapulse this is done by learning the "proper" breathing. In order to relax, to relieve stress, you need to use abdominal (diaphragmatic) breathing. The program helps to learn how to feel your breathing, the beginning of inhalation, the end of inhalation, the beginning of exhalation and the end of exhalation, the slight pauses between inhalation and exhalation. Breath is like the ocean, the inhale and exhale as the waves of the high and the low tide.
Tune the body for the breathing exercises, like a musician tunes the instrument before the concert. Remember a very simple rule, very easy way: learn slowly, gradually draw the stomach in the end of the exhale, try to extend this phase. With proper exercise one will experience relaxation, while the level of "water in the glass" will grow, the main line of its vibration will be above the "waterline". Also the flowers will bloom. While excessive haste or excessive lengthening of the expiratory phase there will be a reduction "of the level of water in the glass" and roses cease to bloom. For working with the breathing module the indicator of the breathing cycle is included:
During the session the scale of the indicator gets filled, one filling corresponds to one respiratory cycle. The respiratory cycle is divided into 4 phases:
This is followed with the sounds of the metronome and the bell indicates the completion of each phase of the respiratory cycle. The Indicator is to be used for breath control, executing the steps corresponding to a current cycle of action:
After setting the required values you can start the meditation. In order to retrain thoracic breathing into diaphragmatic one the most important thing is to learn how to pull the stomach in in the end of exhalation. Do not think about breathing in, pay no attention to it. Your "work area" — is an exhalation. After the air fills the lungs during exhalation pull your stomach in as if squeezing the air. After the air has left the lungs and you want to take a breath — the stomach would slightly go forward by itself, thus you’d get a diaphragmatic breath. During the exhalation - again pull the stomach in and stop pulling it in in the beginning of inhalation, that would be the “inhalation into your stomach." This will allow you to easily learn a proper, diaphragmatic, slow breathing and get relaxation as a result. Beside a visual observation of the oscillations of the heart rhythm, there is an additional option of insonifying the heartbeat. In order to carry it out, enable the corresponding option (sound R-wave) in the settings of the window of the signal registration check. After enabling this option we add the acoustic feedback channel to the visual one. Hearing the beats of your heart is a powerful way to impact the heart rhythm. The returned biological signal can even enter the trance state. In addition to learning diaphragmatic breathing and meditation-immersion into a trance state using audible signals, biofeedback mode can be used to study any form of anger management.. Description of anger management techniques is beyond the scope of this guide. We focus our attention only on the fact that using visual and acoustic channels of bio-feedback provided by "Vedapulse" any user can successfully study different techniques on a self-learning basis: meditation, auto-trainings, breathing exercises, etc. And in case of the usage of "Vedapulse" by a coach there appear additional tools for an objective control of dynamics of the physiological state of the patient. In the end of the session a new assessment with the icon of a flower will appear in the list of assessments:
If you select the assessment and open the tab " Results of the assessment –Academic – Statistics" - at the bottom of the report, you will see the number of breathing cycles and flowers grown during the session.
Game scenario “Cycle race track”. Degree of relaxation defines the speed of a cyclist. User’s task is to overcome the racing excitement and relax.
Racer in the red T-shirt is a participant, and racer in yellow – his opponent. The video shows that when the heart rate (HR) is higher than 60, the opponent in the yellow T-shirt leads, and when heart rate decreases, the person in the red T-shirt overtakes. Changes in the user’s heart rate are shown at the bottom of the screen. That is the biofeedback program’s basic idea: relax and decrease heart rate to win (a decrease in heart rate is one of the most important indicators for lowering the heart tension). As a rival — user’s previous result. So, compete with yourself, improve the result and achieve greater relaxation every time.
Expert extension “The Force Awakens” offers to move seven stones using “power of the mind”. This scenario reinforces the will to life and health. The fact is that modern medicine gives the patient a passive role. It requires only following the physician’s recommendations. Passive role destroys all initiative of the patient. At the same time, internal motivation to recover is a powerful force that can help in hopeless situations. Scenario “The Force Awakens” is designated to awaken the hidden reserves of the body.
Stress causes many diseases. This scenario demands to lift the stones with the power of mind, and at first user can feel even greater tense, but it won’t move the stones. The program monitors the heart rhythm and the stones will lift if there is no internal stress. Moreover, don’t try to fall into trance. The goal is to maintain a calm attention, to contemplate lifting stones, and be internally peaceful.
Software extension "Harmony of Chaos" is related to the dual pair of life and death. Life is the maintenance of internal order in the body, and chaos is the path to illness and ultimately to death. This scenario was designed to perform a meditation and "organize" the body’s proper functioning. It is necessary to harmonize the seven chakras during meditation. First observe the Muladhara chakra and imagine a harmonization of the chakras. If meditation is successful, random motioning comets will organize their flight, gather in a circle and light the supernova on the computer screen. The color of the star matches the color of the chakra. You need to light up the seven stars to adjust the seven chakras.
Expert extensions “Cycle race track”, “Harmony of Chaos” and “The Force Awakens” are paid options of "Meditation/Biofeedback".
Cardio biofeedback is an effective way to reduce the stress of the heart. It was recommended by the all-Russian scientific society of cardiologists.
"Skills of autogenic training, breathing and relaxation techniques are important methods of psycho prophylaxis in the treatment of cardiovascular pathologies. Relaxation techniques teach patients the basics of psycho physiological self-regulation. It allows to reach the state of neuromuscular relaxation, accompanied by a decrease in heart rate and BP by 5-10 Torr, decreased respiratory rate. The most frequently used relaxation techniques are:
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.
The VedaPulse Professional software has several options to import assessments recorded on the equipment of other manufacturers. All of them are accessible from the menu, which is in the upper left part of the program. When clicking on the Assessments, there will be three options for importing files in the drop-down list.
The option Import the RR-intervals data from text file allows you to import the assessment from various sports programs and devices equipped with chest sensors.
The option Import the ECG data from text file allows you to import the assessment from programs and devices capable of exporting an ECG record to a text file.
The option Import the ECG data from EDF file allows you to import an ECG record from the European Data Format (16-bit format intended for the exchange and storage of multi-channel biological and physical signals).
The VedaPulse Professional software also supports the export of assessments to text formats. To export the R-R intervals to a text file, go to Results > Academic > HRV and click on the Export Data icon, which is located in the upper-right corner of the ECG and Cardiointervalogram graphs.
The Assessment results includes several tabs: HRV (heart rate variability), Spectrum, Histogram, Indices, Balance, Meridians, Atlas, Nidana, Bioenergy, Music of the heart, Statistics.
The tab HRV contains the following graphics: ECG, Cardiointervalogram and Scattergram.
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 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 is a correlation rhythmogram consisting of points forming the cloud, where each point corresponds to one cardiointerval. 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 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.
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.
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:
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.
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".
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.
Contains two tabs: Chinese scheme, Ayurvedic scheme.
It includes a graph of the functional state of 12 vital organs as per Chinese traditional medicine (TCM).The list of 12 organs:
European medicinal system uses the term "Organ" for mere denoting the independant physiological organs, while TCM has quite a broader concept standing behind it — and the closest to European view correspondance here is "the functional system".
For example, the "Spleen" in traditional Chinese medicine is in charge of the entire digestive system, it covers: the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder and pancreas — the actual physiological organs, which gave the names for the "Organs" in traditional Chinese medicine. At the same time, the role of the spleen as a physiological organ is much narrower — fine blood purification, removal of obsolete blood cells and platelets, hemoglobin processing.
This is described in more detail in the article "Twelve main meridians in traditional Chinese medicine"..
Each channel in the program is provided with a textual description, located to the right from the graph. The description gets open by clicking on the corresponding sector on the graph.
Meridian energy is represented by two graphs - Function and Morphology.
The user can optionally enable the display of any of the two options, either independantly or together. The setting for enabling or disabling the display is located at the bottom of the screen.
You can judge upon the energy condition by the color of the circles, seen there on the backgound of the lines, as well as by the color of each sector, highlighted by the cursor touch. The colors of the sectors are bright, and the colors on the background are pale,but their meaning is the same.
The range between light green and pale pink is a wide corridor of norm, pure green represents a narrow corridor of norm.
Get more information on how to interpret the relative and absolute energy in the article "Update of Organ pulses / Chinese scheme module".
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 in the article Update of “Organ pulse/Chinese scheme” module.
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 marks the lack of energy (risk zone), red — excess (tension), and green marks 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".
The Nidana is designed for experts in Ayurveda. the
Nidana (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).
Nidana contains three tabs: Subdosha, Dhatu, Pancha-Maha-Bhuta.
Subdosha — the analysis of the subtle components of Dosha (5 types of Prana, 5 types of Fire, 5 types of Mucus).
Subdoshas are represented by the bar chart, as well as by a sector diagram, representing Subdosha projection on the corresponding fingers during palpation.
When clicking on the bar / sector in the right part of the screen you'd get a detailed textual description for each regulation system or Subdosha.
The detailed description is provided for each Subdosha within the following parameters:
Name, etymology, general description
Properties (or Gunas)
Localization – the area of origination and concentration of Subdosha in the body, its pathways of spreading
Modern view – what biophysical mechanisms and physiological processes stand for each Subdosha.
Physiological equivalent – is a complete analysis from the perspectives of clinical medicine, Ayurveda and TCM physiology, features of metabolism and common symptoms typical for the imbalance of each Subdosha.
Read more in articles:
Dhatu – energy-metabolic state of the tissues and the srotas (channels of tissues' nutrition).
For more details, read the article:
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 designed for a wide range of experts using Eastern practices. Includes two tabs: Chakras, Bioenergy field.
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
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.
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.
The module «Dynamics» has two modes and allows to track the changes of the parameters in time:
At the stage of recording ECG in the monitoring window (ECG) switch from the tab «Signal» to the tab «Indices» (1). Online Dynamics assesses the changes in the Total Power parameter, stress index, LF and HF in the form of graphs and bars. You can scale the axes of the graph «TP and stress index» by pressing the buttons «+» and «-» (2, 3).
Open the patient's card. Choose the examination tab. Choose section “Results of the test” (1). Click on the «Dynamics» tab (2).
“Dynamics” tab includes 4 methods of correlation of different representations of the tests.
Before analyzing the dynamics of the test, in the list of tests choose those recordings which are be presented in the graphs.
To carry out the analysis of tests' dynamics, choose the recordings which will be presented in graphs from the list of recordings.
The graphs are generated basing on two or more tests.
From the lists (1) and (2) choose parameters needed to generate the graphs. Graphs are generated automatically. You can use the button "Select all tests" (3). Save the graphs using the button "Save the report" (4).
In case the parameter’s name is not fully visible, hover it and the full name of the parameter will appear.
You can zoom any area of the graph by the selection click from left to right (see 1 in the image below).
A reverse selection (from right to left) (2) will bring all the graphs back to the full size. You can also use the option of shifting along the graph: hold the right mouse button at any spot in the graph and shift the image.
Besides, to be more convenient for reading the graphs the “Dynamics” tab includes two options: transmission of the scale of the graph to another axis and changing of the color of the graph. To use this option, choose the parameter by clicking on it with the left mouse button. Then click on it again but with the right mouse button.
The «Bar charts» tab allows to compare tests based on the parameters from the modules.
Select a group of the needed parameters (1). Then click on the bar (2) to know the quantity, the date and when it was registered.
If graphs allow you to compare the indices only visually, the table enables us to compare them numerically. Color spectrum from the "Index" tab remains the same on the background of the corresponding cell.
You can export the data into Excel table using the corresponding button in the "Tables" tab.
The "User profiles" tab allows You to create specific tables – profiles – to add different parameters to the existing indicators of “VedaPulse”.
The following options are available for the profiles: download the profile that is already formed (1), create a new profile (2), save the generated profile (3), naming / renaming the profile (4). To create a new profile select the records in the list of the tests which are to be included in the graphics. Then click "Create a profile".
After that a table with the tests will appear. (1). Fill in the field «Profile’s name» (2). Click twice on the blue cell of the header of the table. Type your parameter. (3).
Then a creation of the additional column on the right will follow. Here you can type the next parameter. Fill the table and click “Save the profile”.
Go to the "Graphs" tab. At the bottom of the list of the parameters the newly created profile will appear. Opening it, You will see the parameters with the numbers set in the columns. The graphs will be arranged in accordance with the numbers.
If you need to add more tests, remember that it will take insertion of the numerical data into a new line in the "User profiles" tab. Graphs are built only for a fully filled parameters’ setting.
The "Save the report" option in any of the tabs - "Graphs", "Bar charts", "Tables" - allows us to save all of the graphic data of all these sections in the Word file (rtf).
After pressing the button "Save the report" there appears a window containing all of the given graphs. There is a standard set of options for the text files in the window:
The module “VedaGenetics” allows specialists of traditional medicine to select genes for a bench testing, based on the analysis of doshas, subdoshas, state of dhatu (tissues) and channel energy (the module “Organs’ pulse”).
The module “VedaGenetics” is oriented to specialists of traditional medicine, practitioners of Ayurveda, TCM, herbal therapy, dietology, naturopathy and other traditional approaches of healing who wish to expand their diagnostic capabilities using modern methods.
The program generates the list of genes automatically and it is based on the fact that it is more likely that person of this constitution type has a high possibility of polymorphism (changes) in these genes.
You should press on a gene from the list to see its description. You can form the list of genes, ticking their names. Based on the list you can “Request a consultation” or “Order genetic test” accordingly.
To start working with the module you need to get a new assessment done. Once the recording is completed, open the assessment card (Results - Tongue diagnosis). The module "Tongue diagnosis" consists of 2 tabs - Upload and Analysis.
Upload tab is designed for photo-registering of the patient's tongue and defining the borders of the tongue for the analysis. In the tab you can chose and click "Select image" to open the window suggesting different ways for uploading the photo: you can upload the photo right from your computer - "Upload from file"
Or you can take a snapshot from a webcam on your laptop or the outside USB webcam. Select "Webcam" and you'd see "Take photo" window open, where you can chose camera (out of the available ones), resolution (it is recommended to use the highes resolution possible), or fix the camera settings. To take a picture of the tongue click "Take a snapshot".
You can also upload the photo from your smartphone.
Click "Upload from smartphone" and the program would start serching the photo for uploading.1) In the browser of your smartphone upload the webpage vedapuls.ru/lingvo (by inserting the link manually or by using QR code)
After you get the photo uploaded you need to define the borders of the tongue in the image for the analysis by outlining the tongue rims with the dashed border lines . Use the green regulation dot (to define the side and the upper borders), the pink regulation dot (for lower borders) and the purple dot (to define the width of the tongue tip), fixate the dashed border line on the rims of the tongue. If needed, click Rotate (each click rotates the image by 90 degrees).
Analysis - an automized algorithm developed for analysing the pathological stigmas of the body projected in the different zones of the tongue. The algorithm automatically puts the projections of body functional systems onto the tongue image. After that the specialist carries out the analysys of the pathological stigmas projected in the different zones of the tongue.
The program highlights in red and yellow the zones, that the specialist should pay the utmost attention to, taking into account the data on the current functional state of the body, provided by the ECG-recording (the specialist can choose different levels for the assessment - Organ pulses, Doshas, Subdoshas).
In the text field the specialist describes the patient's condition based on visual analysis, puts his reports and recommendations.
The Osteopathy module detects the functional dorsopathy in a particular vertebra or a group of vertebrae. To start working with the module, run a new assessment and go to the assessment card when the recording is complete (the Results tab - Osteopathy).
The vertebrae get specifically colored depending on the condition:
Hover the cursor over a vertebra or the caption to see the pop-up tooltips containing the name of the vertebra and its functional status. Click over to get a detailed description of the needed vertebra / a group of vertebrae with the similar structure / functional features and also the innervation zone (in the Innervation zones tab).
The description sections:
Innervation zones tab
The tab illustrates the connection of the vertebrae with nerves and plexuses. The image of a person is overlapped with innervation zones painted in one of 4 possible colors, the same as the ones used for coloring the vertebrae, except the one denoting the normal condition – the green color.
Hover the pointer over the zone to see the pop-up tooltips containing the name of the spinal nerve and the functional status of the corresponding vertebra. Click over to get a detailed description of the nerves innervating the selected area and also the corresponding vertebra / a group of vertebrae highlighted in the Spine tab.
Automatically puts all of the data from the HRV, Spectrum, Histogram tabs into one document that can be saved in RTF format.
Recommendations contains tabs: Lifestyle, Herbal Encyclopedia, Aroma Encyclopedia, Supplements Encyclopedia, Diet, Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage, Biorhythms, Auriсulotherapy, EHF, Quantum Therapy, Report. 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:
The module presents recommendations on lifestyle, taking into account constitution of the patient. It describes each of the 10 basic constitution types, including 3 monotypes (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), 6 dual types (Vata-Pitta, Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Vata, Pitta-Kapha, Kapha-Vata, Kapha-Pitta), and the 10th – balanced Tridosha type. In case of uncertainty of dual type probability, it is possible to choose lifestyle for each type. If you see several constitution types suggested by the “Heuristic analysis of the Doshas balance probability” as having the certain probability in the Balance tab, the specialist has an option of choosing constitution in the lower part of the window – “Constitutional type probability”.
Expert extension “Herbal Encyclopedia” allows to solve the following tasks:
Expert extension is located in the main menu of the program “VedaPulse Professional”, in the Recommendations tab. The module consists of the Rating and Encyclopedia tabs.
This section of the module allows you to create a personified phytotherapeutic recipe based on different nosological factors and the choice of medicine: Western, Chinese or Ayurvedic.
All plants get divided into three lists: Green, Yellow and Red.
All the plants are divided into four categories: Tridosha plants, Constitutionally suitable plants, Partially suitable, Constitutionally inappropriate plants. For each category there is a conditional color designation displayed in the legend below the list. Regardless of the category, the plants can fall into any of the lists (green, yellow or red).
Nosological system filter contains more than 250 pathological conditions – one has an option to choose up to 2 diseases at once - for example, hypertension and diabetes.
There is also an option of additional filtering of the list – it is possible to display plants used in a particular medicine or more than one medicine at the same time (the list will include plants used in both schools).
Having chosen a plant from the main list one would see the following information in the “Methods of administration” window – Botanic name, Latin name (also Sanskrit and Chinese name depending on the chosen filter), traditional and classical methods of administration (decoction, infusion, etc.).
When marked with a tick in the list the plant is placed in a separate window “Herbal composition” where you form a list of plants for the patient (from any of the lists).
In the window “Method of herbal composition’s application” the expert adds his own recommendations for use and preparation of the plants, including by copying or dragging the information from the “Methods of administration” window.
It is possible to add a new plant which is not included into encyclopedia by clicking “+” icon and filling the necessary graphs. Later on you will be able to use saved plants in other recipes by clicking “+” icon and adding the plant from the formed list. You can also edit or delete saved plants.
It is possible to save the formed herbal composition in the program by clicking “Save herbal composition” and giving it a name, for example “Herbal composition in hypertension and diabetes".
Later on you will be able to use the saved recipe for another patient by uploading it first and then choosing it in the pop-up menu “Open herbal composition”.
In the same window you can remove herbal compositions you don’t need.
The formed herbal composition can be saved in an independent file - Report for the patient that can be printed out or sent via e-mail. Report on herbal composition contains data on the patient (anamnestic card) and on the specialist conducting the assessment.
If you need to learn more about the properties of plants as part of the herbal composition go to the Encyclopedia Tab where you can read more about their action and qualities.
It consists of four subsidiary tabs: Botanics, Clinical phytotherapy, Ayurveda, TCM.
It contains a multi-parameter search and filtration system for the quality of plants, a detailed description of the constitutional properties of medicinal plants in terms of Western herbal medicine, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine.
For more convinience, the searching in Herbal Encyclopedia and Aroma Encyclopedia is provided with the “Instant search” option, allowing you to see all possible options that meet the search criteria after clicking the “Search” button or right at typing (which is handy for slow-speed computers).
Botanics tab provides botanical description of medicinal plants, it includes: botanical name of the plant, Latin name, foreign name, synonyms, as well as the ability to search for plants on the above items, description.
The tab contains: illustration of the plant, description of its structure, flowering and fruiting periods, proliferation area, as well as parts of the plants used in different recipes.
There are two filters that you can use for searching in the tab: “Search by name” (Botanical, Latin, Chinese, Sanskrit, synonyms, family), “Search by botanical description."
The tab describes the use of plants from the perspective of Western herbal medicine. It has a special filter - search by phytotherapeutic description. The main feature of this tab is the ability to find a plant by its medicinal properties. The list contains more than 90 standard properties of medicinal plants according to classical Western herbal medicine (hepatoprotector, aphrodisiac, adaptogene, etc.)
Here the properties of medicinal plants are described with classical Ayurvedic terms; the tab provides searching by such properties as: Dhatu, Rasa, Guna, Virya, etc.
The filter system allows you to sort the plants according to their qualities.
In this tab the plants are described from the perspective of Traditional Chinese medicine.
There is a number of filters in the tab allowing you to search plants according to: taste per TCM, energy per TCM, TCM syndromes, a certain direction of TCM, TCM organ syndromes.
To reset the filters chosen before click "Clear filter".
When you click “Fold filter” (an arrow icon) the filter window would disappear and a list of previously selected filters come out.
Saving of the report
Report of the Herbal Encyclopedia expert extension includes the following:- The chosen Nosology (-ies)
Aroma Encyclopedia software module allows solving the following tasks:
You can find the Aroma Encyclopedia software module in the main menu of the VedaPulse Professional program, in the Recommendations tab.
The module consists of Aroma-rating and Encyclopedia sections.
The section allows to create an individual aroma recommendation, based on a specific nosology.
All oils are divided into three groups, highlighted with three different colors: Green, Yellow and Red (“aroma traffic light”)
Green list – the list includes oils that are most effective for the patient, taking into account his constitution.
Yellow list – the list includes oils that have a partial constitutional compliance.
Red list – the oils from this list are not recommended for this particular patient, as they may worsen his condition.
All the oils are also divided into four categories: Tridosha oils, constitutionally suitable, partially suitable, and not suitable oils. For each category there is a color designation displayed in the legend below the list. Regardless of the category, oils can be included in any of the lists (green, yellow, red).
Nosological filter contains more than 250 pathological conditions – there is an option of choosing 2 diseases at the same time – for example, hypertension and diabetes.
There is an option of additional filtering of oils - by tone: upper, middle and lower tones.
When choosing oils from the main list, the user sees the following information in the “Methods of application” window - Botanical name, Latin name, traditional and classical methods of application (in the form of decoction, infusion, etc.).
When marked in the checkbox of the list – the plant is placed in a separate window “Aroma composition” where you form a list of aromatic oils for the patient (from any of the lists).
In the window “Methods of application of aroma composition” the specialist adds his own recommendations on the methods of application of aroma oils and compositions, including by copying or dragging information from the window “Methods of application”.
The formed aroma composition can be stored in the software memory, for this you need to click “Save aroma composition”, give the name to a new aroma composition, for example “Aroma Composition for ARVI”.
Later, you will be able to use the saved recipe for another patient by downloading the aroma composition and selecting it in the “Download aroma composition” pop-up menu. In the same window, you can delete aroma compositions you don’t need. The formed aroma composition can be saved as an independent report file for the patient, which can be printed or sent by e-mail. The report contains data on the patient (anamnestic card) and data on the specialist conducted the assessment.
If you need to learn more about the properties of oils included into aroma composition go to the Encyclopedia section, where you can read more about their properties and features.
The section consists of two subsidiary tabs: Description and Clinical aromatherapy.
It contains a multi-parameter search and filtration system by the medicinal properties of plants.
For more convinience, the searching in Herbal Encyclopedia and Aroma Encyclopedia is provided with the “Instant search” option, allowing you to see all possible options that meet the search criteria after clicking the “Search” button or right at typing (which is handy for slow-speed computers).
The tab provides the description of essential oils, including: the name of the plant, Latin name, foreign name. You can search for oils by the names listed above as well as by others parameters such as description of the aroma, method of obtaining and chemical composition of the oil. The tab provides: illustration, description of aroma, information about the methods of obtaining of the oil, including parts of a plant used to obtain oils, chemical composition of the oil.
In this section you can use two filters for searching: “Search by name” (Botanical, Latin), “Search by aroma description, methods of obtaining and chemical composition”.
Clinical aromatherapy tab
This tab describes the use of aromatic oils in clinical aromatherapy. There are two filters in the tab: search by medicinal properties, an independent filter – search by effects on the psycho-emotional sphere, use in cosmetology, compatibility of aromas. The main feature of this tab is the ability to search for essential oil by its medicinal properties. The list contains more than 60 classical properties of essential oils (hepatoprotector, aphrodisiac, adaptogen, etc.).
Saving of the report
Report of the Aroma Encyclopedia expert extension includes the following:- The chosen Nosology (-ies)
Supplements Encyclopedia provides an extended description of each supplement, including methods of administration and contraindications.
All the supplements get sorted into three lists according to suitability for the patient:
• The green list – an ideal suitability — supplements fully compensating the imbalance of Doshas present in the patient.
• The yellow list – optimal suitability — supplements appropriate for the dominating Dosha only, without taking into account duality of the constitution.
• The red list – contraindicated supplements — usage of these supplements would only worsen the imbalance of Doshas.
Each supplement is rated in the list by certain number in CU. The higher the rating number of the supplement the more influence it has in terms of restoration of the balance.
There is a system-nosological filter provided in the module that allows to choose up to 2 nosological groups of disorders at once (press “+” to add another group). Once nosological groups are chosen all the suitable supplements in the list get highlighted in bold type.
When clicking the name of the supplement in the list, you would see its description displayed in the field on the right.
You can create a list of drugs you choose by ticking their names in the list, thus adding the drugs to the "Description and recommendations" field. The list can be formed of different drugs provided by different companies. After forming the list, you can save the report that would include a description of each drug by clicking "Save report".
Also, you can register an online order based on the generated list. To do this, click the "Order" button. In the window appeared you specify the data on the Specialist and the Patient, check the Order data, and then click "Send".
List of the companies whose products are included in the module "Supplements Encyclopedia" in the "VedaPulse” program.
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.
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 report after clicking "Save the report". Choose a path for the file, where you want the report 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.
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).
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:
This application generates a personal calendar of effect to biologically active points, lights the preferable points and shows the detailed explanation on effect.
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 report” 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.
The tab helps to create the 5-day prescription of EHF-therapy with detailed description of points and method.
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.
Hirudotherapy is located in the Recommendations section.
To form a hirudotherapeutic prescription, set up a system-nosological filter. Choose a classification of diseases. Then select the disease.
After choosing the classification and disease, you will see the Prescription.
Click on the recipe lines to highlight the red areas where the leech is prescribed to be placed, read the comment under the recipe.
To save the report in the format of a text document, click Save report, specify the save location and click Save.
Software module ‘Thermal therapy’ is designed to provide individual recommendations on the optimal temperature and humidity mode (comfort zone) and the mode of steaming in a steaming room, based on the current psychophysiological state of a person and his constitutional features.
You can find the module in the ‘Recommendations’ tab in the main menu. The module contains two sections:
- ‘Temperature and humidity mode’
- ‘Steaming mode’
‘Temperature and humidity mode’
For choosing the optimal temperature and humidity mode, or ‘comfort zone’, there are 9 modes presented in the two-axis plane (X – temperature axis, Y- relative humidity axis) - each mode represents different combinations of humidity and temperature as well as a ‘Balanced’ mode with the sum of humidity and temperature close to 120.
Each mode has its own name, reflecting the nature of the environment you get with the mode.
The ranges of 9 modes are defined as follows:
Russian stove (30-50 °C, 20-40%)
Desert (50-70 °C, 20-40%)
Sauna (70-90 °C and higher, 20-40%)
Subtropics (30-50 °C, 40-70%)
Russian sauna (50-70 °C, 40-70%)
Extreme (70-90 °C and higher, 40-70%)
Hammam (30-50 °C, 70-90%)
Tropics (50-70 °C, 70-90%)
Superextreme (70-90 °C and higher 70-90%).
When hovering the cursor over any mode, the section would get selected and a help-window would appear, containing the characteristics and a brief description of the selected type of a steaming room or a mode.
In accordance with the type of constitution of a person identified by pulse diagnosis, one or more optimal ranges of humidity and temperature would get selected with the boundaries highlighted by points.
Thus, the selected temperature and humidity mode helps to eliminate the imbalances detected during the pulse diagnosis in the best way, as well as being the most comfortable for the patient. At the same time, you get recommendations on the duration of the exposure to different temperature and humidity modes.
For choosing the optimal steaming mode, there are 5 zones allocated in a two-axis plane (X axis – tension of the regulation systems, Y axis - level of vital energy) represented by different combinations of regulation systems indicators and the level of vital energy. The point corresponding to the patient’s condition (highlighted in a circle) falls into one of these zones.
Each zone corresponds to a certain steaming mode with the name, reflecting the nature of the steaming chosen:
- ‘Intensive steaming’
- ‘Active steaming’
- ‘Classic steaming’
- ‘Energy balancing steaming’
- 'Energy restoring steaming’
When hovering the cursor over any mode, a help-window would appear, containing the characteristics and a brief description of the steaming mode.
The recommendations offer a variety of brooming techniques, including simple movements, impact techniques, vortex movements, contact, non-contact, massaging and other complex movements, as well as their frequency, amplitude and the force of impact. In addition, recommendations on the choice of contrast procedures are given.
Tab “Report” is created for generating recommendation file.
Also it’s possible to add modules in a report one by one by pressing appropriate buttons. Press ↓ to open button menu. Every button has a help window which appears when you place a cursor on it.
You can add in a Report information about patient and copy information from tabs which are needed in expert’s opinion by pressing appropriate buttons.
When you creates Report file you can use key combination «CTRL+C» to copy, «CTRL+X» to cut and «CTRL+V» to paste. Final version of the report can be saved to pdf-file or as a Word/RTF file. Also report can be send to a patient by using a tab “Telemetry”.
Report in the expert extensions
For editing and saving the report in the expert extensions, presented in the Recommendation tab, click “Safe the report”.
After this, there will appear a window with the following icons:- Save the file - PDF, DOCX and RTF formats
The Telemetry tab is made for organizing patient-specialist distant communication — receiving assessments results from the VedaPulse Home program and sending recommendations from the VedaPulse Professional program, as well as creating a concilium - a distant communication between two specialists — sending patient cards between two VedaPulse Professional programs.
The Telemetry 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 the VedaPulse Professional program, the telemetry module is divided into four parts:
If you have some difficulty with an assessment, you can ask the client to send their assessment to you and after that you can send it to another expert and get their recommendations, add your ones and send them back to the patient.
After this, click Check client 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. The specialist cannot send other people's cards to the client. First, the specialist creates and fills in a client's card in the ""VedaPulse Professional"" program, then he gets the assessment results received from the client added to the card. At the transmission, only the assessment data leaves the client's PC, while all the confidential information contained in the client's card — the Details tab, filled in or not, remains untouched. At getting another assessment, you won't need to fill in the data card again. Go to the card you already have, and then to the Telemetry tab. Any new assessment received from the client will be added to the list of the assessments — just as if the specialist conducted a direct assessment and not a distant one.
To send recommendations from the program VedaPulse Professional formed in the tab Report to the pacient's VedaPulse Home, you need to click Send the assessment to the serverin the tabTelemetry.
To get recommendations from a specialist in the program VedaPulse Home you need to click onCheck physician's answer on the server at the tab Telemetry. Then the information sent to a specialist will be displayed in the tab Report .
In order to send recommendations from the VedaPulse Professional program, formed in the Report tab to another specialist with the VedaPulse Professional program, go to the right part of the Telemetry tab and click the Send the assessment to the server button.
In order to receive recommendations from a specialist in the VedaPulse Professional program, go to the right part of the Telemetry tab and click the Check specialist data on the server button. After that, the information sent by another specialist will appear in the Report tab.
If the form contains valid email, the recipient (a secialist or a client) would receive instant email notifications on each new assessment or reply received within the Telemetry module. Also, at launching the program, the user would get notifications on the number of new assessments received from the clients/colleagues through the Telemetry module during being offline.
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.
To edit settings of VedaPulse program, click the Settings button in the program menu (gear icon). The Settings window contains four tabs:
If there is a new version on the server, the button New version appears in the software menu.
There is no need to manually download the software and uninstall the old version before installing the new version. All these actions will be completed directly in the software interface by the software installer. The user only needs to check the installation location of the software.
The default location of the software is C:\Biokvant\VedaPulse, if you need another, then specify it.