Healers can shift Heartwaves
left: The author with Dr. Richard Bartlett, creator of Matrix Energetics (;
center: after  finishing a QEEG and HRV recording session. At right: Dr. Bartlett performing matrix
energetic healing (MEH) on a subject hooked up to QEEG and HRV equipment. We recorded robust
shifts in her brainwaves and heartwaves as she experienced a deep healing state. Data from a session
designed to measure MEH on HRV analysis is shown.
HRV analysis of client in a sitting resting state before receiving Matrix Activation Healing* (MAH).
The tachogram record (upper, showing 3 min. sample) appeared  fairly regular (mean 67.3 BPM,
SDNN 53.7). Power-frequency spectrum (below) revealed dominant peak in HF zone, centered
ca. 0.3 Hz, indicating parasympathetic dominance (vagal activation). The LF/HF ratio was 0.32.
Note calibration scale at 75.  *
During MEH
At the end of first 5 min. trial the tachogram pattern (top, 3 min. sample) showed striking change:
a slowing and robust increase in amplitude (mean 66 BPM, SDNN 106). Power-frequency spectrum
(below) revealed peak shifted to LF zone, indicating high level of sympathetic activation, LF/HF ratio
6.1. Note calibration scale now at 650 and no significant change in mean heartrate.
Five min. later the effects of MAH persisted and appeared enhanced.Tachogram (upper) now
revealed regular large amplitude pattern (mean 66.7 BPM, SDNN 129). Power-frequency
spectrum (below) revealed same dominant peak in LF zone; LF/HF ratio now at 20.
Note calibration scale now at 1500 and still no significant change in mean heartrate.
During MEH
Heart Rate Variability Analysis (HRV) has provided a useful tool to explore the spiritual-emotional
component of the physiologic energetic transactions detected between healer and client.
Refer to:
Energy Transaction Between Healer and Client Measured by Heart Rate Variability
(HRV) Analysis. Acosta-Urquidi, J. and Trechak, A.  JACM, 2004,Vol. 10, no. 4, p. 728.
For an excellent detailed description of HRV methodology and interpretation in this research context refer
to the publications of the Institute of HeartMath (