Why is the vagus nerve important?
The vagus nerve is one of the cranial nerves. It comes down the side of the neck, comes down the front of the thorax, bisects through the diaphragm and supplies all the digestive organs. It plays an essential role in terms of our autonomic nervous system and specifically it helps to coordinate how the parasympathetic nervous system functions. The parasympathetic nervous system is the rest, digest and repair. It is so important that the parasympathetic nervous system is working well. It is really important that the parasympathetic nervous system works well and the way we can affect that is by supporting and stimulating the vagus nerve.
Here are the SEVEN Tactics to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve:
- Singing or humming
- Cold showers
- PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy