Dolphin Vagus Nerve Stimulation activates Vagal Tone

The vagus nerve is called the “wandering nerve.” It is the longest nerve in the body, and it travels from the brain to the vital organs, and controls 80% of our parasympathetic responses. It serves as “the brakes” of the autonomic nervous system, normalizes an elevated HPA axis, and reduces the killer stress hormones (ie. cortisol) and subsequent inflammation. Decreased vagal tone is associated with increased stress, vulnerability, and poor health.

The concept of passive or active electrical stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN) is now gaining recognition in literature. (Barone L et al; 2007, De Couck M et al; 2012). Non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation has been reported to improve Heart Rate Variability (HRV) (Constantinescu V et al., 2019, Levin C et al.), activate the parasympathetic pathways, (Clancy JA et al., 2014) reduce inflammation (Kaniusas et al., 2019), improve respiratory dysfunction ((Tracey, 2007), and reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines (Tracey, 2007; Stavrakis et al., 2015).

Use of the Dolphin VNS is a safe, clinical procedure, and could be an effective treatment for stress reduction and vagal tone enhancement.

Health benefits of enhanced vagal tone include:

  • Decreased inflammation: the vagus nerve sends an anti-inflammatory signal to other parts of the body.
  • Reduced muscle tone: activating vagal tone reduces muscle tension and trigger point tenderness.
  • Improved circulation and lymphatic flow: the vagus nerve sends information from the gut to the brain, which is linked to stress, anxiety, and fear (hence the saying, “gut feeling.”) These signals help to recover from stressful situations.
  • Reduced pain: reducing stress reduces pain.

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What is Microcurrent Point Stimulation?

Kelley Villegas, OTR has specialized in the use of microcurrent point stimulation to treat chronic and acute soft tissue pain and scars naturally. She applies microcurrent impulses to trigger and acupuncture points, providing quick and effective pain relief from a number of medical conditions. MPS integrates the principles of acupuncture with modern neurological science to provide an all-natural and holistic approach to treating the mind and body. The Dophin Neurostim is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to de-regulate the autonomic nervous system to fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS therapy are based upon combining the therapeutic effects of acupuncture, osteopathy, and neural therapy with modern neurology. The following are the benefits:

  • Chronic pain relief
  • Non-invasive, Drug-free treatment
  • Decrease arthritic pain
  • Decrease back pain and sciatica
  • Decrease pain associated with bursitis or tendonitis
  • Decrease TMJ pain
  • Improve sports injuries
  • Decrease menstrual cramps
  • Decrease scars/adhesions

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