Founded in 1990 by Jocelyne Eberstein, L.Ac., O.M.D. and conveniently located in West Los Angeles, the eCenter offers personalized health management programs that combine therapeutic treatments using a scientifically based systems biology approach to match a person's lifestyle and personal challenges. Patients receive the best possible treatment combinations to achieve optimal results. It is all done with care, compassion and an outstanding knowledge of the health needs of the total person.
Jocelyne has created one of the most respected and effective wellness practices in Southern California. She uses her proficiency in combination with her intuitive spirit to effectively treat the whole person with remarkable and sustainable effectiveness.
At the eCenter, we partner with you to regain your health. We explore the internal and environmental factors which may be adversely affecting your health and vitality, and develop a wellness plan tailored to your needs. This enables you to get onto the path of health and wellness and enjoy a better quality of life.
Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback
The Heart-Brain Relationship
• The heart has its own complex
nervous system -- the "Heart-Brain"
• The heart sends far more information
to the brain than the brain sends to
• The heart signals especially affect
the brain centers involved in
strategic thinking, reaction times,
The Central Role of the Heart
As the most powerful and consistent generator of rhythmic information patterns in the body, the heart is in continuous communication with the brain and body through multiple pathways:
The magnetic component of the hearts field is approximately 5,000 times stronger than that produced by the brain. Electromagnetic fields generated by the heart penetrate every cell and may act as a synchronizing signal for the body in a manner analogous to information carried by radio waves.The heart is uniquely well positioned to act as the global coordinator in the bodys symphony of functions to bind and synchronize the system as a whole.
Heart Rate Variability
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a non-invasive measure of neurocardiac function that reflects heart-brain interactions and autonomic nervous system dynamics.
(Source: McCraty & Singer, 2002)
It is a measure of the naturally occurring beat-to-beat changes in heart rate.
Low HRV reflects the effects of depletion on the autonomic nervous system and is associated with:
•Congestive Heart Failure
Additionally, low HRV is associated with behavior problems and difficulties with emotion regulation, depression and generalized anxiety.