The vagus nerve is a nerve arising from the lower brainstem that is now being called the “key to health.” This nerve connects to the lungs, heart, gut, and higher centers in the brain and is designed to “relax,” the body and brain by reducing heart rate, increasing digestion, decreasing inflammation, and much more. (See vagus nerve blog for more info)
Stimulation of this nerve through transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation, is an exciting innovative therapy that has been shown to decrease depression, pain, anxiety, systemic inflammation, and migraines, and increase the process of neuroplasticity. The combination of this therapy with our other modalities has greatly helped many of our patients.
Who is Vagal Nerve Stimulation For?
- Mood disorders
- Inflammatory conditions
- Gastrointestinal Problems