Rest, Digest & Calm By Using the Power of Your Vagus Nerve
July 17, 2022
The vagus nerve’s role in health has been greatly overlooked.
In this recent New York Times article, the author reports that…
“The vagal nerve fibers, which run from the brain to the abdomen, have been anointed by some influencers as the key to reducing anxiety, regulating the nervous system and helping the body to relax.”
When we are in a fight-or-flight mode, our vagus nerve’s activity is suppressed. This means less capacity to rest, digest and calm our bodies. This suppression also blocks a crucial anti-inflammatory pathway.
Stimulating the vagus nerve has been shown to reduce intestinal concerns such as bloating, nausea, and constipation.
Vagus nerve stimulation can also reduce headaches, inflammation, and pain, as well as improve relaxation, sleep, gut health, brain health and more.
Click HERE to read the full New York Times article. (A paywall is present.)
Numerous patients at Minnesota Personalized Medicine report benefits from being prescribed the GammaCore™ the FDA-approved, hand-held, non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator.
We are finding that our patients are seeing significant to even profound benefits, even within a few minutes during clinic appointments.
The GammaCore™ is a remarkable tool for supporting one’s capacity for mind/body/self-care and self-development.
More than 340 clinical trials have been registered on vagus nerve stimulation at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
Shockingly, more than 11,200 articles from peer-reviewed articles on vagus nerve stimulation can be found in the National Library of Medicine.
These clinical trials include nearly every subspeciality:
- Cardiology: Heart rhythm disorders, congestive heart failure
- Endocrinology: Type II diabetes, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity
- Gastroenterology: Inflammatory bowel disease, motility disorders
- Neurology: Traumatic brain injury, dementia, neurodegenerative disorders
- Pulmonology: Asthma, emphysema, COVID-19 and ventilator requirements
- Rheumatology: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
- Psychiatry: Treatment resistant depression
It’s worth discussing with your doctor.
Call us at (612) 345-5029 to schedule a free, in-clinic trial for existing patients to see if the GammaCore™ would be meaningfully helpful. No physician appointment needed.