FAQs
Institute of HeartMath FAQs

Health FAQs

Question: I have hypertension/high blood pressure. What research do you have on this and what help can you offer me?

Answer: The following pages have links to HeartMath research on hypertension/high blood pressure and information about managing it: Hypertension in the Health section of our Knowledge Base, and Heart Disease and Hypertension in the Solutions for Stress section. Also, go to Managing Hypertension to learn what cardiologist Dr. Bruce C. Wilson and HeartMath founder Doc Childre say about the causes and management of hypertension/high blood pressure in their co-authored book, The HeartMath Approach to Managing Hypertension: The Proven, Natural Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure.

Question: Is there any research related to HeartMath interventions with congestive heart failure?

Answer: Stanford University conducted a study on the effects of the HeartMath program on patients with congestive heart failure. Researchers found significant improvements in functional capacity and significant reductions in stress and depression, among other improvements. Read a summary here: Stanford Study.

Question: Have HeartMath techniques been shown to help people with arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation?

Answer: Yes. You can read about these heart conditions and how HeartMath can help by going to the Cardiac arrhythmias, atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base.

Question: What can you offer to help me for stress and anxiety?

Answer: The Institute of HeartMath has been developing strategies to reduce and manage stress and anxiety for more than 23 years. The HeartMath books Transforming Stress and Transforming Anxiety focus specifically on these subjects and offer numerous solutions. Also, visit our Stress and Anxiety & Phobias pages in the Health section of our Knowledge Base for a comprehensive listing of information and resources; and the Reducing Stress and Overcoming Anxiety Solutions for Stress pages for quick overviews and tips related to these topics.

Question: Do you offer something for people with emotional issues such as anger and panic attacks, depression, etc?

Answer: Yes. Go to the Anger Management and Panic Attacks pages in the Health section of HeartMath’s Knowledge Base and HeartMath’s Overcoming Anger and Overcoming Anxiety Solutions for Stress pages for information and help. The HeartMath Transforming Series of books gives a great deal of information about anger, anxiety and panic attacks, depression and other debilitating conditions, especially stress, which healthcare providers and researchers cite as a primary cause of many of today’s health problems.

Question: I have trouble sleeping. What would you suggest?

Answer: Sleeplessness, or insomnia, is more common than many people realize. The National Sleep Foundation reports that disordered sleep stems most commonly from stress. Please go to the Sleeplessness & Insomnia page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base and our Overcoming Sleeplessness Solutions for Stress page for information and help. HeartMath’s Solving Sleeplessness e-booklet and the emWave Solution for Better Sleep are scientifically based products that can provide immediate help with your sleep problems. Learn more at relief for sleeplessness.

Question: Do you have anything for weight loss?

Answer: Yes. Visit the Weight Loss page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base and our Weight Loss Solutions for Stress page for helpful information. The following page, lose weight now, has detailed information about HeartMath’s new Stopping Emotional Eating book and The emWave Program for Stopping Emotional Eating, which features the highly acclaimed and award-winning emWave® Personal Stress Reliever, the handheld device thousands of people worldwide are using to improve the quality of their lives.

Question: Have HeartMath techniques been shown to help people improve their immune systems?

Answer: Yes. Check out the HeartMath Immune System Solutions for Stress page for information and tips on how to give your immune system a boost, and read studies and articles related to your immune system.

Question: I am fatigued, tired and burned out. What do you have to help me?

Answer: For fast information and solutions, go to our Easing Fatigue and Burnout Solutions for Stress page.

Question: Do you have anything to help me with pain management?

Answer: Yes. The HeartMath for pain management and relief for chronic pain page in our Knowledge Base and the Pain Management Solutions for Stress page have important information that can help you.

Question: I have a personal stress issue. Can you recommend a personal coach that teaches the HeartMath techniques?

Answer: For information about HeartMath programs, people who offer them and where, go to Find HeartMath Providers. HeartMath’s emWave® technology also has helped many thousands of people to personally reduce stress and improve their relationships and overall health and well-being. For details, visit the Stress page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base and our Reducing Stress Solutions for Stress page.

Question: Do you offer any help for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes?

Answer: Please visit the Help for people with diabetes page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base.

Question: Do HeartMath techniques offer medication-reduction possibilities?

Answer: Yes, but it is important that you never reduce medication without consulting your primary-care physician. For details, go to the HeartMath techniques and medication reduction page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base.

Question: Do you have any products or training that can help me with post-traumatic stress disorder?

Answer: Go to the PTSD page in the Health section of our Knowledge Base.

Question: Do you have any research on the use of HeartMath with trauma victims?

Answer: You’ll find information and help at Research on using HeartMath with trauma victims in the Health section of our Knowledge Base.

Question: Do you have any testimonials about the effectiveness of the HeartMath System and HeartMath technology?

Answer: Yes. People have, for many years, related to the Institute of HeartMath the health improvements and life-changing results they have obtained from HeartMath’s many interventions, tools, techniques and technology. Here are some of them: Testimonials for HeartMath and emWave® technology.