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Heart Health Specialist


Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center is now offering Cardiovascular Assessments with the Heart Sound Recorder!


Your Heart is the Most Important Muscle in the Body

Every day, your heart beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood flowing through your body.

The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based, general wellness monitor used to listen to and observe heart sounds.  The heart’s reaction to stressors, (such as chemical, nutritional and emotional), can be measured using this type of device.

Here at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, we use the Heart Sound Recorder to help uncover hidden imbalance and discover nutritional needs, resulting in an extensive plan of action to support your heart and improve your overall health.


So what does the Heart-Sound Recorder do?

The Heart Sound Recorder provides a picture of heart sounds and analyzes heart function on a graph. We can measure the heart sound as a reflection of balanced body chemistry, nutrition, and overall function of the body’s systems.  By using this extremely accurate tool, the Heart Sound Recorder can help us detect dysfunctions and deficiencies, thereby helping you make appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes to improve health and wellness.

The Heart-Sound Recorder allows your heart sounds to be graphed and can provide us with valuable information:

  • Whether your heart function is optimal
  • If your body’s chemistry is balanced
  • If your body’s nutritional deficiencies are causing stress on your heart
  • Overall motor nerve support and blood viscosity
  • Specific nutritional support your body requires

In contrast, the electrocardiograph (EKG) records only the surface electrical impulses as it moves through the nerves of the heart tissue. The EKG primarily indicates if the heart tissue has undergone any trauma or permanent damage on an electrical basis.


Rate, Rhythm, Tone

Three Key Indicators of Heart Health and Function 

To function optimally, it is vital for the heart to have the proper nutrients to maintain its correct rate, rhythm, and tone. 

Your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls the Rate at which your heart beats.  Several bodily functions are directed by your autonomic nervous system such as digestion, heart rate, and blood pressure. These functions are strongly influenced by diet, vitamins, minerals, and other lifestyle factors.

The Rhythm of your heart is the “lub dub” sound, which pertains to how regular your heart beats. Observations using the Heart Sound Recorder can be made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough. The rhythm of your heart can be supported with proper nutrition and essential nutrients, which will help balance heart sounds and function.

The Tone of your heart refers to the strength of the ventricle contractions. This includes the opening and closing of the heart chambers. Using the Heart Sound Recorder, we can observe the tone of your heart based on the height and width of the “lub dub” sounds.


What You Can Learn About your Heart from the Heart Sound Recorder: 

  • Heart Rate – Is it too fast, too slow, or, just right?
  • Heart Rhythm
  • Heart Tone – Is it STRONG enough with no signs of weakness? Or is there need for improvement?
  • Autonomic Nervous System Balance – Are you constantly “hitting the gas pedal” or “riding the brakes”?  To determine health of your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system.
  • Nutritional Support for the Heart -Individualized nutrition counseling, supplement recommendations, and exercise considerations are provided to improve your quality of life.

Based on your heart sound analysis, we will provide you with nutritional counseling, dietary advice, supplement recommendations, and exercise considerations to improve quality of life and support the physiological processes of your body.


So, what are you waiting for?  Give us a call and get your heart checked today!




Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center
1000 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 959-600-6335
Fax: 203-345-9827

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