Human brain disperses 12 cranial nerves; all perform different functions related to our primary five senses. Vagus Nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and has unique features and functions. Unlike other cranial nerves, it controls almost all the organ of the body, including lungs, heart liver, spleen, kidneys, gastrointestinal tracks, pelvic organs, and many more.
Vagus nerve is inhibitory in nature and contains both motor and sensory nerve fibers. Vagus nerve is integral part of our parasympathetic activity of human brains. While sympathetic activation leads to “fight or flight”, Vagus nerve, instead, allow us to “rest and digest”
Vagus nerve has massive connection with our gastrointestinal track, and gut bacterial flora. Tone of Vagus nerve is controlled by certain food, and presence of gut flora and vice versa.
- Most important function of the Vagus nerve is to give deductive and critical information and solution to brain for healthy functioning of body.
- Changes in all the major organs of body are sensed and then processed by Vagus nerve and Vagus nerve through its amazing connection with brain, normalize the dysfunctions of human body.
In depression, anxiety or addiction, Vagus tone plays surprising and vital role to heal the mentioned problems. Through hippocampus, amygdala, prefrontal cortex, reward system and reticular system stabilization it helps to heal depression anxiety and the various addictions.
here are many ways to detect the vagal tone and strength, and various modalities to improve ththe vagal one.
“Vagus nerve stimulation is usually done by small pacemaker like devices placed inside skin of chest”.
Other important way to stimulate Vagus nerve is through percutaneous electric nerve stimulation (non surgical procedures).
There are many other ways to improve tone of Vagus nerve like
- Deep breathing
- Cold exposure
- Yoga, etc.
Kundilini activation is the Ancient spiritual way of mental stability and through all the seven chakras activation. There are many similarities between seven chakras and route of Vagus nerve.
Kundalini activation may be the principle behind the toning of the Vagus nerve.
Healthy functioning of Vagus nerve by improving its tone can be extremely useful in psychiatry to heal various psychiatry disorders
Vagus Nerve Connections
TENS: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is non-surgical, and safest way to stimulate Vagus nerve.
Osho Clinic is equipped with all modalities of VNS treatment
- Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has an important role in resistant Epilepsy or Seizures
- VNS has an extensive set up with gastrointestinal system, and because of extensive innervation of Vagus nerve, the enteric neuronal system is often known as secondary brain
VNS is showing promising and drug assisted and drug-free treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and addiction disorders.
Facilities for VNS and devices are with Osho Clinic (Psychiatry & Psychology)
#716 Sector 4, Panchkula (HR)