This is how vagus nerve stimulation benefits the body particularly any dystonia conditions and inflammatory diseases.
What is dystonia?
Dystonia (also called “vegetative diseases) is a whole umbrella of inflammatory diseases that range from palpitations, sweating, arthritis, IBS, tremors and more.
Another simplified way to explain what happens with dystonia:
When a system or organ, or a muscle group (involuntary, smooth muscles), gets overburdened, it can turn into too sluggish, or overactive and tensed up, to the extent that it disturbs the whole rhythm of the other vital functions, compromising the whole body and showing up in a wide variety of ailments. The VAGUS nerve is involved to a great extent when there is dystonia.
So, if you have any of the following: palpitations, sweating, and shortness of breath, wheezing, tremor, hiccups, cough, abdominal distension, diarrhea or frequent urination, weakness, lethargy, fatigue, low efficiency, dizziness, headaches, sleep disorders, fainting, decreased sexual activity, and panic attacks are all controlled by the vagus nerve.
The phenomenal wanderer – vagus nerve
The Vagus nerve is the largest bundle of nerve fibers in the parasympathetic network within the autonomous nervous system. The vagus nerve (from Latin: “wanderer”), “wanders” all over the body, innervating nearly all of the vital organs through the different plexuses of the autonomous nervous system. It looks surprisingly similar to the pic below.
Arising from the tenth pair of cranial nerves, exiting from either side of the medulla oblongata part of the brain stem, it branches down the body through external ear, pharynx, larynx, trachea, esophagus, the pulse point of the heart and all the way into the viscera. It controls many functions additionally to the respiratory and digestive function. For example, it slows the heartbeat and breathing rate, and it stimulates the secretion of stomach acid and the peristaltic movement.
The vagus controls homeostasis and all the functions of the vital internal organs.
Vagus nerve stimulation vs Hollyweird Frankenstein
Hollywood has the power to influence our minds and our perception of reality. One of the shocking portrayals done by the film industry is immortalizing Frankenstein as the ultimate science experiment gone mad.
Imagine this: crashing cymbals magnetic music in the background stomping feet of some Frankenstein monster that’s been associated with electricity.
It gives all the creeps! No wonder people have horror kind of imagination when it comes to using electricity in healing the body.
It creates fear for all the wrong reasons.
To make matters worse, the people behind electrical medicine have created this vagus nerve pacemaker.
People undergo surgery to implant the vagus nerve pacemaker. They rely on this alien thing in their body. It’s so unnatural!
Techniques for vagus nerve stimulation
When the vagus nerve is disconnected all the energy coming down it isn’t sufficient then you get dystonia conditions.
Sunlight helps activate the vagus nerve. Laying in the sunlight you get electrical charges all of the body that are feeding into the nervous system. One of its immediate benefits is stimulating your melatonin to help you sleep better at night. And when you sleep well, it helps you recharge your body for next day’s work.
Yoga breathing is also an excellent activity to stimulate the vagus nerve. Yogic breath called the ujjayi breath. You close off the roof of the mouth a little bit and you create that snorting sound.
Singing, believe it or not, is a nice exercise that helps activate the vagus nerve. Singing is a wonderful way of vibrating all of these molecules and more of the nervous system in the chest.
Sound therapy helps activate the vagus nerve. The sound resonates thru the body and tingles nerves.
Exercise is also another important technique to stimulate the vagus nerve and release energy to rejuvenate the body.
Learn how to turn back on the “parasympathetics” so you can disconnect from the “flight or fight” rat race.
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