Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Do you suffer with ongoing gut issues, chronic pain, depression, anxiety or poor sleep?
Perhaps you’re an athlete looking to speed up your recovery from training or injury? Vagus Nerve Stim can help with these and more …
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is a new evidence-based, pain-free intervention designed to naturally improve your brain & body function. It involves using TENS to stimulate specific points on your ears that are innervated by your 10th Cranial Nerve, called your Vagus Nerve.
Why focus on the Vagus Nerve?
Great question … healthy Vagus Nerve function is key to maintaining optimal health and wellbeing. Stimulating it enhances the “chilled out”, “rest and digest” parasympathetic side of your automatic (autonomic) nervous system. It has a direct effect on our heart, lungs, gut, oesophagus and voicebox, and also has a positive impact on our brain health (think boost in happy hormones and improved connection between brain cells!!).
Let’s talk benefits & suitability …
Research to date shows that VNS can help us deal with and overcome so many issues that it almost sounds too good to be true!
In general terms, if your Vagus Nerve is working well your cells will have a greater capacity to produce energy and so will repair faster. You’ll be more resilient and more capable of dealing with mental and physical stress, you’ll be able to switch on and off efficiently when needed, and your whole system will just work better!! Sound good??
On the other hand, if you’re highly stressed, constantly struggling with aches, pains and niggles, tired all the time, not recovering well from training, or even just struggling to switch off, VNS would be a great option for you.
Some of the benefits of VNS:
- Global pain relief, anti-inflammatory effect and immune system boost.
- Accelerated recovery and tissue healing (think muscle tears & training-induced soreness .. perfect for athletes!!)
Specific conditions that VNS can help with:
- depression, anxiety, stress management & PTSD
- poor memory and brain fog
- gut & skin issues like SIBO, Leaky Gut Syndrome or Eczema
- reflux / heartburn
- autoimmune issues
- asthma and other COPD
- recovery from head injury
- poor sleep
Depending on what part of the Vagus Nerve and therefore which condition/result is being targeted, the TENS protocol is adjusted accordingly. As an added bonus, at No More Niggles, we can combine it with other Remedial Massage / Myotherapy techniques to give your body an even greater boost.
Interested and want to enquire or make a booking?
Each VNS session will generally take just over 30mins, and the protocol used will be specifically tailored for you.
If it’s your first consult at NMN book an initial consultation. If you’re rebooking specifically for VNS then book a 45min follow-up appt, and if you want to combine it with your Standard 1h consult then book a VNS plus std appt.
We are more than happy to answer your questions. Please get in touch via our Contact Us page.