In researching background material for my upcoming presentation at the AAMA (American Academy of Medical Acupuncture) conference in Anaheim, I came across this study. It has so many interesting aspects to it, but I will confine myself to this excerpt.
“Consistent with our hypothesis HRV is a more inclusive and integrative index than other frequently investigated biomarkers. There are several compelling reasons why this might be the case. First, it has been shown consistently that measures of vagally-mediated HRV have strong independent associations with mortality and morbidity