Are you suffering from headaches, chronic pain or depression? If you know how to activate your vagus nerve you can actively support your wellbeing through neurological healing.
Neurological healing is a new way of easing symptoms such as fears, headaches and sleepless nights solely via stimulating the nervous system, or more specific the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve runs through the entire body and is responsible for rest, regeneration and wellbeing. If we stimulate this nerve the result on our organism can be compared to the feeling of a hot lavender bath after a 60 hours working week. The body starts to relax, give in.
There are studies that claim that depression can be eased when the vagus nerve is stimulated with special methods.
But why does the calming vagus nerve hardly gets to play these days?
The worst that we can do for him is not breath properly. And that happens all the time. When we get upset, when we bump into an irritating neighbour, when we binge on Netflix or when a virus such as Corona hits planet earth. Then we breath shallow and we take less oxygen into our body. We produce less of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholin.
However Acetylcholin becomes very quickly available; it just needs 0,15 seconds to work. This ignition of the parasympathetic nervous system and the vagus nerve can already be addressed by taking a couple of deep breaths in and out.
So, how can I myself stimulate the vagus nerve?
There are various ways to do so. You probably already use some of these strategies; plenty of restful sleep, moderate exercise and frequent escapes on little islands of relaxation during the day. However we can also use certain breathing techniques to stimulate the vagus nerve. These have been proven extremely effective in activating the vagus nerve as explained above.
Watch my video below to see how this works in action.
The nervous system is truly fascinating and once in balance can help reduce the suffering from stress tremendously. Using the breathing technique that I explained above a couple of times a day will help you improve your overall wellbeing and overtime you might be feeling more relaxed and at ease.
I would love to have your feedback! So please send me a message and let me know what you think or how you get on with the magical vagus nerve!