Device for vagus nerve stimulation. Get rid of pain, depression, inflammation and epilepsy.
The vagus nerve is the 10th and longest of our 12 cranial nerves. It regulates pretty much all of our bodily functions and provides a 2-way connection from the brain to the gut. It is also called the "wandering nerve" (derived from vagabond) because it travels from the brain, through the sternum and our organs, and into the intestines.
It even travels through our ear which can make the use of a TENS unit very effective for external stimulation (VNS) of the vagus.
The vagus nerve is involved in:
- The digestion
- Hormone release
- Heart regulation
The vagus belongs to our parasympathetic nervous system, which ensures the "rest" and regenerative function of our body.
The counterpart to this is the sympathetic nervous system, which sets us up for fight or flight during a dangerous situation.
Small hint: Most people in the western world have a too active sympathetic nervous system.
There is the dorsal and the ventral vagus
The ventral one activates our regeneration and relaxation, while the dorsal one can activate permanently during permanent stress, making us apathetic and sick.
PS: The older we get, the more sympathetic we become.
So the activation of the dorsal vagus nerve metaphorically reflects the slamming on the brakes of your stress response.
Vagus nerve stimulation has already been shown in electroencephalogram (EEG) experiments to release serotonin, norephidrine, and endogenous opioids during stimulation, which elevate mood and relieve depression and anxiety.
Neuroplasticity, memory and cognitive performance are also positively affected by opioids, which are controlled by our nervous system.
The use of TENS
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) is a device that is actually used to reduce pain and is attached to the skin with electrodes that can stimulate your vagus.
The left tragus (the lump in front of the ear hole), wet a little and then put the clamp.
Then stick the pad on the left shoulder muscle.
- Set the mode of the device to normal
- Pulse width to 200 milliseconds
- Set the pulse rate to 15-30 hertz (you can increase the Hz number from there on).
Do not use TENS more than 10-20 minutes, 1-3 times a day or more than 30 minutes at a time.
- TENS can effectively reduce stress in the body
- Positively influence the brain-gut communication
- aid digestion
- inhibit inflammation
- lighten the mood
Safety note: Do not use the TENS if you have a pacemaker or are not completely comfortable.
Can the vagus nerve cause pain?
Definitely! The vagus nerve is a nerve, after all. Most of the time, however, it causes jokes, if it is pinched or inactive, then it can cause pain to different parts of the body.
What happens during the vagus stimulus?
Mechanical stress, usually on the neck, causes activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a decrease in heart rate and easier breathing of the patient.
What does the vagus nerve innervate?
In short. He innervates all human organs.
What does Vagal mean?
The word vagal always indicates the vagus nerve.
Additional note: If you are not comfortable with the idea of stimulating your body with electrical impulses. Then type in the word "vagus" in the search box above and you will find many other stimulation methods that activate your vagus without devices or drugs.
Marvin is a health expert in holistic therapy for empowering self-healing. With his deep understanding of the biochemical processes in the human body necessary for healing, he reads health articles on Vital Generation Correction and writes new articles himself on topics such as rejuvenation, self-healing, sleep and the nervous system. He is in close contact with other doctors, scientists and editors of cutting-edge health topics presented to over 60,000 visitors a month on Vital Generation.