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Viva Vegas Nerve

What's the longest of the cranial nerves and is also  great at overseeing a vast range of crucial functions , communicating nerve impulses to every organ in your body ? Turns out new research has revealed it may also be the missing link in treating chronic inflammation.

 

Yes

 

It's your Vagus Nerve.

 

 

Here are eight facts about this powerful nerve bundle.

 

 

  1.      THE VAGUS NERVE PREVENTS INFLAMMATION. 

 

With a vast network of fibers stationed like transmitter towers around all your organs, when the vagus nerve gets wind of the hallmarks of inflammation—cytokines or the inflammatory substance tumor necrosis factor (TNF)—it alerts the brain and elicits anti-inflammatory neurotransmitters via the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. A certain amount of inflammation after injury or illness is normal. But an overabundance is linked to many diseases and conditions, from sepsis to the autoimmune condition rheumatoid arthritis.

 

 

2. IT HELPS YOU MAKE MEMORIES.

 

A University of Virginia study showed success in strengthening memory in rats by stimulating the vagus nerve, which releases the neurotransmitter norepinephrine into the amygdala, consolidating memories. Related studies were done on humans, opening promising treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

 

3. IT HELPS YOU BREATHE.

 

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine, elicited by the vagus nerve, literally gives you the breath of life by telling your lungs to breathe. It’s one of the reasons that botox—often used cosmetically—can be potentially dangerous, because it interrupts your acetylcholine production.

You can, however, also manually stimulate your vagus nerve by doing abdominal breathing or holding your breath for four to eight counts.

 

4. IT’S INTIMATELY INVOLVED WITH YOUR HEART.

 

The vagus nerve is responsible for controlling the heart rate via electrical impulses to the sinoatrial node of the heart, where acetylcholine release slows the pulse. The way doctors determine the “tone” or “strength” of your vagus nerve (and your cardiac health) is by measuring the time between your individual heart beats, and then plotting this on a chart over time. This is your “heart rate variability.” Possibly the most influential player  in HRV research  is the HeartMath Institute.

The Magnesphere has shown to be a powerful autonomic regulator and improves heart rate variability.

 

5. IT INITIATES YOUR BODY’S RELAXATION RESPONSE.

 

When your ever-vigilant sympathetic nervous system revs up the fight or flight responses—pouring the stress hormone cortisol and adrenaline into your body—the vagus nerve tells your body to chill out by releasing acetylcholine. Its tendrils extend to many organs, acting like fiberoptic cables that send instructions to release enzymes and proteins like prolactin, vasopressin, and oxytocin, which calm you down. People with a stronger vagus response may be more likely to recover more quickly after stress, injury, or illness.

 

6. IT TRANSLATES BETWEEN YOUR GUT AND YOUR BRAIN.

 

We've all experienced a gut feeling about something...perhaps it's time to listen to it more.Your gut uses the vagus nerve like a direct cable connection to tell your brain how you’re feeling via electric signals. Your gut feelings are very real.

 

7. OVERSTIMULATION OF THE VAGUS NERVE IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF FAINTING. 

 

If you tremble or get queasy at the sight of blood or while watching a scary movie you’re not weak; you’re experiencing “vagal syncope" . An overstimulated vagus nerve causes your blood pressure and heart rate to drop. During extreme syncope, blood flow is restricted to your brain, and you lose consciousness. But most of the time you just have to sit or lie down for the symptoms to subside.

 

 

8. MAGNETIC RESONANCE THERAPY HAS SHOWN GREAT PROMISE  IN IMPROVING  VAGUS NERVE FUNCTION AND REDUCING  INFLAMMATION.   

 

Truly breaking new medical ground, neurosurgeon Kevin Tracey was the first to prove that electronically stimulating the vagus nerve can significantly reduce inflammation. Results on rats were so successful, he reproduced the experiment in humans with stunning results.

 

A less invasive process , the Magnesphere can provide a resonant magnetic field to initiate signal strengthening within the molecular and cellular milieu of the Vagus Nerve.

 

 

 

Acknowledgements:

 

Jason Rosenfeld, 9 Nervy Facts About the Vagus Nerve, mentalfloss.com, July 2, 2015

Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Keith L. Moore, 1983

Google Images, helenpapas.wordpress.com

 

 

 


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