Stimulating the Vagus Nerve is key on your Healing Journey
Why Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve
The vagus nerve wanders from the brain into organs in the neck, chest, and abdomen. It governs:
- Fear management: The vagus nerve sends information from the gut to the brain, which is linked to dealing with stress, anxiety and fear – hence the saying, “gut feeling.” These signals help you recover from stressful and scary situations.
- Communication between the brain and the gut: The vagus nerve sends information from the gut to the brain.
- Relaxation with deep breathing: The vagus nerve communicates with the diaphragm. With deep breaths, you'll feel more relaxed.
- Decreasing inflammation: The vagus nerve sends an anti-inflammatory signal to other parts of your body.
- Lowering the heart rate and blood pressure: If your vagus nerve is overactive, it can lead to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. In some cases, excessive vagus nerve activity can cause loss of consciousness and organ damage.
Healthy vagal tone means emotional regulation, greater connection, and better physical health as well. You are more resilient and able to pull yourself through trauma and difficult situations.
Find out how to strengthen yours in the video below.