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The Power of Your Vagus Nerve for Health

The Power of Your Vagus Nerve for Health

When you are feeling happy and healthy, you can thank the power of your Vagus Nerve!

 

Our Nervous System is the greatest community organizer in history! It is responsible for coordinating all of the functions of our body as well as directing hormone production and creating our thoughts and emotions.

The Autonomic Nervous System is constantly performing a balancing act between states of stress and activity, and rest and digestion. It essentially either speeds us up or slows us down.

The Autonomic Nervous System is made of two opposing parts, called the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic. The Sympathetic is the speedy stress side and the Parasympathetic is the calming down side that allows us to feel peaceful and balanced.

 

Most of the Parasympathetic Nervous System is comprised of the Vagus Nerve. It our largest most complex nerve, and connects the brain stem to most of the organs in the body.

Increased activity of the Vagus Nerve has been shown to be essential in bringing our body and mind into a healing state.  

 

All of the following health problems can be improved by a higher “Vagal Tone”; heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma and many digestive disorders. The Vagus Nerve is a major player in the “Gut-Brain Connection” and is the reason why Vagal activity can decrease anxiety and depression, PTSD, improve sleep and concentration, and create a higher overall experience of balanced energy and wellbeing.

Our Non-Force Chiropractic approach is able to communicate with the Parasympathetic Nervous System, including the Vagus Nerve, using just a whisper of a touch.

 

Keeping your Autonomic Nervous System balanced and your Vagus Nerve functioning optimally is the primary goal of our work. This is the reason why our patients experience the power of natural healing and all of its holistic positive effects including increased spinal stability, flexibility and longevity.

The way we see it is we are helping you become best friends with your Vagus Nerve, so you can stay on a path to greater health, well-being and happiness!

Cool References: 

How Does the Vagus Nerve Convey Gut Instincts to the Brain? 

Psychology Today Breaking down the barriers: the gut microbiome, intestinal permeability and stress-related psychiatric disorders (nih.gov)

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