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Why The Vagus Nerve Is Important


The name “vagus” comes from the Latin term for “wandering.” This is because the vagus nerve wanders from the brain into organs in the neck, chest, and abdomen.

The vagus nerve is the tenth, the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from the surface of the brain to tissues and organs elsewhere in the body. Essentially, it is part of a circuit that links the neck, heart, lungs, and the abdomen to the brain.

The vagus nerve has a number of different functions. The four key functions of the vagus nerve are:

  • Sensory: From the throat, heart, lungs, and abdomen.

  • Special sensory: Provides taste sensation behind the tongue.

  • Motor: Provides movement functions for the muscles in the neck responsible for swallowing and speech.

  • Parasympathetic: Responsible for the digestive tract, respiration, and heart rate functioning.

Its functions can be broken down even further into seven categories. One of these is balancing the nervous system.

The nervous system can be divided into two areas: sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic side ("Flight or Fight") increases alertness, energy, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate.

The parasympathetic side, ("Rest and Restore") which the vagus nerve is heavily involved in, decreases alertness, blood pressure, and heart rate, and helps with calmness, relaxation, and digestion. As a result, the vagus nerve also helps with defecation, urination, and sexual arousal.

Other vagus nerve effects include:

  • Communication between the brain and the gut: The vagus nerve delivers information from the gut to the brain.

  • Relaxation with deep breathing: The vagus nerve communicates with the diaphragm. With deep breaths, a person feels more relaxed.

  • Decreasing inflammation: The vagus nerve sends an anti-inflammatory signal to other parts of the body.

  • Lowering the heart rate and blood pressure: If the vagus nerve is overactive, it can lead to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. In some cases, excessive vagus nerve activity can cause loss of consciousness and organ damage.

  • Fear management: The vagus nerve sends information from the gut to the brain, which is linked to dealing with stressanxiety, and fear – hence the saying, “gut feeling.” These signals help a person to recover from stressful and scary situations.

A toned vagus nerve is crucial for health and well being

Vagus Nerve Rejuvenation (VNR)

The VNR technique was developed in 20016 by Nicola Farmer, a gifted and talented spiritual consultant in the UK.  

Nicola's intention is to share this healing with many people around the World and to train Practitioners to assist in the quest for health and well being. 

I was very fortunate to learn this Vagus Nerve Rejuvenation (VNR) technique from Nicola herself.

The Vagus Nerve could very well be what sages of old saw "light up" and referred to as the fiery serpent (Kundalini) running up the spine to the brain, for yoga helps to regulate the nervous system and therefore activate the wonders and health of this vital nerve.  With a healthy Vagus Nerve one feels relaxed, centered, able to navigate life with a sense of trust and feelings of empowerment.

The Vagus Nerve connection to                  Kundalini.

VNR is a high vibrational energy healing, which not only stimulates the Vagus Nerve, but all your other senses as well.

VNR uses a combination of sound vibration, energy, touch and many more therapeutic tools.

VNR is proving to be a powerful and effective healing modality for children and adults.

There are many symptoms and disorders that can present with Vagus Nerve Dysfunction, the following list offers some of them:

Stress, Anxiety, Brain Problems, Depression, Chronic Fatigue, IBS, Heartburn, Acid reflux, Difficulty Swallowing, Dizziness, Fainting, Chronic Inflammation, High or Low Heart Rate, B12 deficiency,

Since the Vagus Nerve is associated with many different functions and brain regions, research shows positive effects of vagal stimulation on a variety of conditions, including but not limited to the following:

Memory Disorders, Anxiety/Mood Disorders, Heart Disease/Failure, OCD, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Leaky Gut, GERD, Tinnitus, Eating Disorders. 

VNR can assist you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

VNR is relaxing, restorative, regenerative, refreshing and renewing.

VNR sessions can last up to one hour, depending on response to treatment.

In a session you will be invited to lay down in a zero gravity chair during the treatment and encouraged to feel relaxed and comfortable.

                                                                                       VNR sessions are $85

It is recommended that you complete three sessions no more than one week apart as part of your initial assessment.              Follow up sessions can be scheduled as needed depending on your personal response to treatment.



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