The Vagus Nerve

Research has also shown that vagus nerve stimulation could be effective for treating psychiatric conditions that don’t respond to medication. The FDA has approved vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression and for cluster headaches. A 2008 study published in the journal Brain Stimulation(opens in new tab)found that vagus nerve stimulation resulted in an improvement in symptoms for patients with treatment-resistant anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder

More recently, researchers have been investigating the vagus nerve’s role in treating chronic inflammatory disorders such as sepsis, lung injury, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and diabetes, according to a 2018 review in the Journal of Inflammation Research(opens in new tab). Because the vagus nerve influences the immune system, damage to the nerve may have a role in autoimmune and other disorders.

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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