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May 3, 2021
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November 5, 2020
Should you try vagus nerve stimulation?

Your brain is actually the centre of a vast network of nerves - a complex system that extends throughout your body. Scientists refer to the brain and the spinal cord as the central nervous system and everything else as the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is a bi-directional information highway, sending information from […]

October 21, 2020
Invasive and Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Work in the Same Way

In previous posts we’ve pointed out that there is some evidence that the brain and body response to invasive and non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation appears to be very similar. Now scientists from Israel have added further evidence to support this idea.  In a pre-print version of the paper published in the online biology research archive […]

October 12, 2020
Blood Pressure and tVNS

Two common benefits of vagus nerve stimulation are that it usually leads to an improvement  in heart rate variability ( HRV) and a drop in blood pressure (BP). Both these ‘biomarkers’ are important indicators of your long term health.  Knowledge of the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure has been well known for a […]

October 6, 2020
The Amazing Ear - why auricular vagus nerve stimulation?

From Surgery to Skin If you are on our website, you will very likely have heard something of the vagus nerve and how important it is to general health and well being. If you haven’t, you can look through our site or read some of our older blog posts to learn more about it. Similarly, […]

September 28, 2020
Vagus nerve stimulation modulates eating behaviour

Researchers in Germany have been investigating the potential of using transcutaneous auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) to help regulate our eating habits. In a study published in the Brain Imagine and Behaviour journal, scientists administered an hour of tVNS stimulation to a cohort of healthy participants and put them in an fMRI scanner to see […]

September 17, 2020
Ten tVNS Tips

So you’ve received your kit and you’re excited about trying out your first session.  Getting started is very easy. Instructions are on screen and on the included card.  There is no one right way to do vagus nerve stimulation. As with everything, try things out to see what works best for you. Here are 10 […]

September 10, 2020
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August 14, 2020
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Could Boost Language Learning

Researchers have discovered that transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) administered to the auricular (at the left ear) branch of the vagus nerve can enhance language learning in adults.   The findings were reported this month by a team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and University of California, USA; and published in the Nature […]

August 8, 2020
A (very) Brief History of Electrical Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation has a long precedence in medicine. As early as 1880, physicians noted that compression of the vagus nerve in the neck could abort seizures. It was not fully understood at first that this was specifically actuated by compression of the nerve rather than the carotid artery, which runs alongside the nerve, but […]

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