Medical ASMR

Medical ASMR Tests, Examinations, Clinic & Physical

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  1. What is Medical ASMR?
  2. Medical ASMR Triggers
  3. Medical ASMR – the most popular style of ASMR
  4. Key Features & Triggers of Medical ASMR
  5. Patient Examinations
  6. Unintentional Medical ASMR
  7. Specific Medical Examinations
  8. Spine Examination
  9. Cranial Nerve Exam
  10. Medical Role Play
  11. Other specialist Medical ASMR examinations
  12. Before you go here is a handpicked article just for you!

What is Medical ASMR?

Medical ASMR covers many different types of Doctor and Patient close personal interaction such as cranial nerve examinations and roleplay.

This ensures that viewers of videos experience ASMR triggers and tingles.

The reason that Medical video’s are effective for ASMR is that it is a very one on one personal attention situation.

And there is a lot of physical contact between the Doctor and patient.

Medical ASMR Triggers

There are so may good good triggers from palpation, massage, manipulation, percussion, brushing and tapping.

And also soft spoken sounds, caressing, hands on, use of tools. All conducted at a relaxed and steady pace in a safe environment.

We look at some of the main areas that medical ASMR cover and give some examples of each.

And show the types of triggers that are associated with each of these.

In our 2023 survey ‘Medical ASMR’ was he most popular type of ASMR chosen.

With 25% of people voting this as their number 1 favourite type of ASMR

Knee check and manipulation for ASMR
Knee check and manipulation for ASMR

Key Features & Triggers of Medical ASMR

Patient Examinations

Patient Examinations are super popular ASMR Videos. The one on one Doctor and Patient relationship and interaction create the perfect environment for ASMR triggers.

Typically these will start with introductions, washing of hands. And then move on to discussing what the issue is. These examinations fall into two types.

Either a more general check up on the individual. Or Head to Toe. Or a more specific injury or condition led consultation.

The repetitive nature of some of the questions and movements are a key feature of the medical videos.

One of the most popular video series is those featuring Dr Hollie Berry. In a series of examinations she checks patients for various ailments including Lymph Glands, Cardiac, Respiratory and Cranial Nerve.

Trigger types: soft talking, hand movements, manipulation, close contact, skin on skin contact, feet touching, hand touching, sensation checks, close up views, speech repetition

Patient Examination Series featuring Dr Hollie Berry by Aidan Blunt
Patient Examination Series featuring Dr Hollie Berry by Aidan Blunt

Unintentional Medical ASMR

There are so many unintentional medical ASMR videos. And often these are from student nurses practising for their exams or from college or university tutorials.

These are typically more general full physicals, which, as many people note, are more thorough than you get in real life!

The examination tend to cover a check on all parts of the body such as head, hearing, hands, shoulders, chest, back, legs, feet as well as eye function.

And also cover node checking, gag reflex (I always skip through that one!) knee jerk reflex, walking and balancing.

One of the best known examples of an Unintentional ASMR general physical examination is featured below.

Trigger types: whispering, measuring, touching, feeling, pressing, manipulation, close contact, skin on skin contact, soft sounds, tapping, brushing

Physical Medical Exam Unintentional ASMR by ASMR Sandwich Breath
Physical Medical Exam Unintentional ASMR by ASMR Sandwich Breath

Specific Medical Examinations

Many of the medical examinations are much more specific. And this in it’s own cerates opportunities for ASMR triggers.

The nature of these medical videos tend to be very up close and personal. And there is a lot of touching, feeling, manipulation.

Many of the Doctors and Nurses that feature on these videos will be softly spoken, with a calm reassuring presence that aligns really well with classic ASMR traits.

We have picked a few of these specific medical examinations to give you a flavour of what works really well for ASMR purposes.

Spine Examination

Typically the spinal examinations will be a shorter video, usually around 10 to 15 minutes.

The process will start with introductions, checking date of birth and asking about the issue, real or imagined depending on if its a role play or not.

A check is made on the walking action and then we move into the actual spine check.

This involves an overarching check on the body before checking the spine itself. And this means checking each are of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar regions of the spine.

There is a visual and then a hands on manipulation and palpation to see how the body and spine responds to this stimulus.

A big ASMR trigger area is the palpation of the spine, so working down both sides of the spine itself. Feeling for any movements or deviation from what would be expected.

The shoulders and trapezius are checked before moving onto looking for evidence of sciatica. This is done by stretching out the legs. And then looking at the reflexes in the arms, legs, ankles and feet.

Trigger types: body manipulation, palpation, percussion, tapping, skin on skin contact, brushing, whispering, soft spoken, prodding, stretching

Spine Examination from the Dr James Gill channel
Spine Examination from the Dr James Gill channel

Cranial Nerve Exam

Perhaps one of the most famous ASMR videos is the one where Dr James Kelly works with his patient, ex ice hockey player, Pat LaFontaine with a cranial nerve exam.

So in this video he is conducting a cranial nerve exam which many other ASMR artists have also created their own version.

A typical Cranial Nerve examination process is where the patient is assessed through a series of tests, mainly physical, to ensure the Cranial nerves are working correctly.

So these would be small manipulations, seeing how the reflexes work or how the body reacts when stimulated.

The Cranial Nerves (12 of them) send electrical signals between your brain, face, neck and torso and are there to help you taste, smell, hear and feel sensations. They also help you control your facial expressions, eyes and tongue.

By the way, this is the video that mentions ‘Sandwich Breath’ at 7:54 when The doctor is examining his eyes. If you watch enough ASMR videos you will understand!

Trigger types: whispering, palpation, manipulation, close contact, tuning forks, humming, buzzing, patting, rubbing, reflexes, temperature check, eye checks

Cranial Nerve Test James Kelly with Pat LaFontaine by the brainline channel
Cranial Nerve Test James Kelly with Pat LaFontaine by the brainline channel

Medical Role Play

Role play in medical situations is increasingly popular. These pretty much follow real the process in medical examinations.

So a typical Head to Toe Assessment would follow the process of getting the medical history. And then checking vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate, checking the head and scalp and then moving to the ears, sinuses and lymphatic system.

The eyes would be assessed, and then nose and mouth followed by range of motion of limbs, reflex actions of arms and legs and then checking out the skin. Heart and lungs would follow.

And then the abdominal examination, often with percussion and palpation of the abdomen to check for abnormalities.

The feet are then examined along with reflexes before moving into a final check of the spine for scoliosis, that is not curved in any way.

However, there are many variations on this process, with some differing in what is included or the order in which they are examined.

So for example, the HEENT exam, (Head, Ears Eyes and Throat) is a shorter version of the full body Head to Toe Examination. So, you will often see the HEENT exam performed by Student Nurses.

Trigger types: body manipulation, palpation, percussion, manipulation, rubbing, close contact, skin on skin contact, whispering, scratching, light brushing, sensory checks, close up images, repetition

Head to Toe Assessment (Full Body Physical) role Play by Mad P ASMR
Head to Toe Assessment (Full Body Physical) role Play by Mad P ASMR

Other specialist Medical ASMR examinations

There are a lot of other specialist medical ASMR examinations that will also offer triggers for those tingles or relaxing, sleep inducing times you are looking for.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Thyroid Clinical Examination – by Warwick Medical School
A short, 6:10, examination by Dr Gill on Lucy Brown. Lots of palpations and tapping. And he also has a soft, relaxing voice as well. A classic!

The Neuro-ophthalmology Exam: Neuro by Moran Core
Only 16:43, but soft voiced Doctor has some great ASMR moves such as tickling with a cotton swab, scratching & palpation. And dont forget the tuning for a sensory check!

Respiratory Examination – OSCE Guide by Geeky Medics
Lots of tests packed into this 9:31 video. Really easy going manner, lots of contact, touches, close ups, palpations, tapping and deep breathing.

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