Stimulate the Vagus Nerve via the innervation in the left ear. Attach auricular clip to the tragus.
Innovative neurostimulation via the afferent channels of the Vagus nerve.
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The vagus nerve projects from your brain to all your major organs. It plays a primary role in the control and regulation of a range of unconscious bodily functions, such as heart rate, digestion, sleep and immune response.
Daily stimulation of the vagus nerve using micro electrical pulses has been shown to have a positive effect on health and wellbeing.
Decline in the activity of the nerve, particularly as we age, is linked to many minor health issues, such as mood changes, disruption of sleep patterns, problems with digestion and immune system strength, and reduced capacity for exercise.
Recent studies have shown that directly stimulating the nerve via one of its branches in the ear, can help increase vagal tone (the level of activity in the nerve) and slow the onset of age related changes, helping to maintain quality of life and promote healthy ageing.
The vagus nerve emerges from the base of the brain and branches up into the ear (the auricular branch) and down along the neck into the rest of the body, connecting to the major organs.
The auricular branch of the nerve can be targeted at the tragus of the ear; it presents an ideal location to stimulate the nerve.
Severe deterioration in the activity of the vagus nerve can require medical intervention. In such cases, medics will implant an electrical simulator to target the vagus nerve in the neck. But recent studies have shown that minor health issues can be addressed by non-invasive stimulation through the ear.
We all need to take better care of our health and take responsibility for our own wellbeing. This means healthier eating, regular exercise and more sleep. But as we age, this gets inevitably harder, so we may need all the support we can get.
At Vagus.net we believe the science indicates that daily stimulation of the vagus nerve can help support healthier living. We are on a mission to make this as easy as possible.
Nerves are your body’s sensing and control system. They are formed from long chains of neurons, the same cells that make up your brain. Some nerves pass down your spinal column, but others exit the brain directly into parts of the body; these are called cranial nerves, of which your vagus nerve is the longest and most complex.
Parts of your nervous system are responsible for voluntary control, such as the moving of an arm. But other parts are responsible for controlling involuntary functions, such as the heart beating. Medics refer to the voluntary networks as the somatic nervous system (SNS) and involuntary networks as the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
The ANS is split into two branches, the sympathetic branch and parasympathetic branch, which work in opposition to one another acting as an accelerator and a brake to shift the body between states of excitation and relaxation. The vagus nerve is part of the braking system -- the parasympathetic branch. It attempts to slow your body down and promote relaxation and healing.
When we are working or under stress, the sympathetic branch works to increase bodily functions such as heart rate and oxygen exchange while suppressing processes such as digestion. It is often referred to as the ‘fight of flight’ branch. The parasympathetic branch works in the opposite direction, working to reduce heart rate, relax energy production and increase the function of the digestive system. It is therefore often referred to as the ‘rest and digest’ branch.
The two branches are complementary and constantly work together to maintain balance in your body whatever the situation. So even in an action as simple as standing up, the sympathetic branch will initially accelerate your heart rate, but almost immediately, the parasympathetic branch will become active and try to bring your heart rate back down. If one of these branches becomes dysfunctional the body is less able to maintain healthy balance.
This delicate balance is pervasive and interconnected. Many feedback loops from all the nervous systems of the body interact continuously and dysfunction in major branches of nerves can greatly impact health.
Vagal tone refers to the health and activity of the vagus nerve. Vagal tone has been shown to decline greatly in the over 55s and correlates with a marked increase in age related problems.
Vagal tone can be improved using a range of techniques such as meditation, massages and mindfulness as well as good eating and exercise regimes. But recent studies have shown that direct stimulation of the vagus nerve can both improve vagal tone directly and make it easier to follow the exercise and mindful regimes which also aid in the strengthening of tone.
Scientists and medics are increasingly recommending the use of vagal nerve stimulation as a path to healthier ageing.
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Rebalance Your Autonomic Nervous System,
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