What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation?
Vagus Nerve Stimulation, the Latin word of Vagus means “To Wander” and it’s very true to its name. The Vagus Nerve is incredibly important, and it extends its roots throughout the body; in the brainstems it winds through your body and branches out multiple times into different major organs.
- Small Intestines
- Large Intestines
And many other places.
The Vagus nerve plays a role in your general functions such as swallowing, speech, heart rate, excretion and digestion.
The nerve is an irreplaceable part of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which is associated with physiological activities such as rest and digest.
How to stimulate the Vague Nerve?
Vagus Nerve Stimulation occurs when a device (tens machine) is linked up with a Vagus Nerve Accessory (earpiece), once the tens machine is switched on there will be electrical pulses sent through the accessory to your parasympathetic nervous system. This method creates a relaxation response to the rest of your body.
The product that we have currently offers this type of therapy or method of activating your Vague nerve. Our Med-Fit Vague Nerve Stimulator comes with both the Tens Machine and the Earpiece accessory.
What are the benefits of Vagus Nerve Stimulation?
Mentioned above, the Vagus Nerve is an incredibly important element in your body and using our Tens Machine and Vagus Nerve Stimulator work hand in hand to improve how you Vagus nerve works with your other major organs.
Improve your mental health
The Vagus Nerve affects all major organs outside of the CNS (Central Nervous System), which consists of the spinal cord and brain, but it is incredibly important to remember that the nerve is rooted in the brain stem and the cerebellum.
The optimal Vagus nerve function is associated with strong social connections, positive emotions, feeling relaxed and much more. The Optimal Vagus nerve is also called the “High vagal tone index’, individuals with a low vagal tone index experience depression, heart attacks, loneliness, strokes and very negative feeling. The Vagus Nerve stimulator taps into those areas associated with your mental health.
Reduces Stress and helps with digestion.
There are two distinct nervous systems in the body; sympathetic also know as “Fight or Flight” and the Parasympathetic normally known as “Rest and Digest”.
The Vagus Nerve forms a major part of this process, especially with the parasympathetic system. When the body is calm and not under stress, the nerve sends a command to our brain that slows our heart and breathing rates to assist in stimulating digestion and a sense of wellbeing.
The sympathetic system takes over when we feel stressed, and the body goes into fight or flight mode. This causes a completely opposite effect compared to the system above.
The Vagus Nerve Stimulator steps in to assist with stress to continue the normal bodily functions ticking along without any issues.