Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Physical well-being and emotional well-being are intimately linked. If we have a headache, it can be difficult to be happy, joyful, and interested in connecting with other people. On the other hand, when we have had a sound night’s sleep, some exercise, and a good meal, we feel on top of things and naturally want to be sociable. This connection is well known. However, not many of us know that a nerve called the Vagus helps regulate most of the bodily functions necessary for our health and emotional well-being. This nerve must function properly in order for us to be healthy, feel good emotionally, and interact positively with family, friends, and others.
The Vagus nerve is one of the longest cranial nerves and the most versatile, starting from the brain stem and finishing in the abdominals.
It is the only cranial nerve that has both sensory and motor functions, transmitting information to and from the surface of the brain to tissues and organs elsewhere in the body.
The vagus nerve plays an important part in balancing the nervous system; it works closely with the parasympathetic nervous system to restore balance, relaxation and harmony to the organs the body.
Common problems related to the Vagus nerve dysfunction:
CHRONIC PHYSICAL TENSIONS
•Sore neck and shoulder muscles
•Tightly clenched teeth
•Grinding teeth at night
•Eye or facial tensions
•Cold hands and feet
•Lump in the throat
•Frustration, Irritability, anger
•Lack of energy
•Tendency to cry easily
•General anxiety or depression
•Difficulty sleeping, Nightmares
•Excessive worries & fearfulness
•Difficulty concentrating, Forgetfulness
•Excessive daydreaming and fantasizing
HEART AND LUNG PROBLEMS
•Shortness of breath
•High blood pressure
•Irritation of the large intestine
•Hyperacidity, ulcer, heartburn
•Loss of appetite or Excessive eating
•Frequent accidents or injuries
•Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome
Facial Reflex therapy can increase the vagal tone and restore balance to all the different systems in the body. The stimulation of the vagus nerve is achieved by working on the microsystem zones and neuro points on the face, scalp, ears and feet.
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