Using a device called the Heart Sound Recorder, all 4 valves of the heart can be scanned. The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based low risk general wellness monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to acquire, display, record and save heart sounds. Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by visualizing the rate, rhythm and tone of the heart cycle. As a result, the heart's reaction to certain stressors, i.e. chemical, nutritional and emotional, can be observed using this type of device.
Based on the findings, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations can be made. The response to these suggestions can be monitored by observing changes of the frequency, ratio, amplitude and characteristics of the heart waveform. Comparison graphs can help determine the effectiveness of actions taken to improve overall health.