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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

Learn more about Dolphin Neurostim at


Want to change your brain? This activity will help your brain to match your behavior in order to achieve your goals…Next to each sub-heading below, briefly write out what is important to you in that area (write what you want, not what you don’t want). Be positive and use first person. Write with confidence and the expectation that you will make it happen! After completing the exercise, put it up where you can see it and read it every day.


1. Spouse/partner:___________________________________________________________________

2. Children: _______________________________________________________________________

3. Family: ________________________________________________________________________

4. Friends: ________________________________________________________________________




1. Short term goals:__________________________________________________________________

2. Long-term goals: __________________________________________________________________


1. Physical Health: ___________________________________________________________________

2. Emotional Health: _________________________________________________________________

3. Spiritual Health: __________________________________________________________________







  1. Vitamin D levels: Get your vitamin D levels checked regularly! Vitamin D is a very important vitamin for your cells. It is an immune booster, and it is very necessary for nerve cell function. Without Vitamin D, a person could have many psychological and physical symptoms, mainly fatigue and brain fog. Vitamin D has been shown to be low in people with autoimmune disorders like MS and Autism. A normal amount of vitamin D is 5,000-10,000 IU per day (higher if you are fighting a cold). 
  2. MTHF-R, B12 and Folate: The MTHF-R genetic mutation can wreak havoc in our bodies. It is highly recommended to test for it. This gene is responsible for methylation of B12 and Folate. Our bodies cannot use B12 and Folate without methylation, and without those important vitamins, our body cannot rid itself of toxins, especially heavy metals. This is part of the genetic profile of the many people who have suffered from vaccine injuries. If you have the mutation, you will need to take extra methyl-cobalamin and methyl-folate on a regular basis, and have these vitamins checked on a regular basis with your doctor. If your bloodwork says you are very high in B12, it is a sign you are not able to use it, so checking for the MTHF-R mutation is advisable.  
  3. Zinc and copper. Zinc and copper balance each other. If one is too low, the other is too high. High copper can cause multiple issues related to digestion (diarrhea, black stools, abdominal cramps, nausea/vomiting), mental health (anxiety/irritabilty/overwhelm/depression/mood changes), and headaches. Many people with mental health related illnesses are found to have low zinc/high copper levels in their blood. This can also be caused by a disease called Kryptopyrroluria, in which B6 and zinc are excreted in high amounts through the urine due to an abnormality of hemoglobin synthesis. This condition can cause many mental disorders like the following: schizophrenia, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, alcoholism, low tolerance to stress, antisocial behavior, opposition-defiant disorder, and explosive temper. The test for this is a simple urine test, but it needs to be done with a reputable lab due to strict guidelines. If you have not been tested for this, ask your doctor about it. To find out if you are at risk for this problem, there’s also a questionnaire online at 
  4. TAKE A GOOD FISH OIL! Fish oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids. Our brain is made up of these fatty acids, and we need to support the growth of more connections in our brains. Fish oil is also excellent for joint health and cardiovascular wellness. This is a supplement that should be used by everyone at all ages. Dr. Amen recommends 1300-4000 mg of fish oil per day, depending on tolerance and needs. There’s a new way to figure out how much fish oil you need! Go to for more information. 
  5. EAT MORE VEGGIES! I’m not trying to sound like your mother, but vegetables provide very important nutrients to our brains. They also help to decrease inflammation, which drives our bodies and brains into pain and dysfunction. Dr. Terry Wahl’s, who wrote the Wahl’s protocol, recommends 9 cups of vegetables per day. That’s 3 cups per meal three times per day! She healed herself from MS, so I’m pretty sure she’s onto something good! She designed a great app for your phone called “MasterHealth”, and it can help you to set goals for yourself to improve your health. I highly recommend it! 

 Protect Kids from Anxiety and Depression 

 Help kids have a healthier, happier life. Here’s how! 

Our kids are in trouble. Big trouble. Anxiety and depression among our youth is skyrocketing. 

Don’t let the little ones you care about become one of these staggering statistics:  

1 in 4 kids are currently affected by depression

1 in 5 kids reported a significant increase in anxiety since the pandemic

With depressed and anxious kids, we then begin to worry about self-medication, poor friend choices, defiance, isolation, and more.

What if you could defy the odds and give your kids and students their best chance for a healthy, happy, and successful life 

The groundbreaking course Brain Thrive: Pre-K – Grade 1, can help you do it. This course gives you the tools and strategies to help kids learn how to have a healthier brain for a better life.  

Want this life-changing course? 


 How sand, potato flakes, and hot water can change your child’s life…

Do this with your kids today!

Did you know your brain is soft like butter, tofu, or custard? That’s right! The most important organ in the human body can be easily hurt by so many things in a kid’s life, such as: 

  • Falling down 
  • Sports and playground injuries (getting hit by a baseball, soccer ball, etc.) 
  • Being in a car or bike accident 

When the brain is hurt—even if it’s a mild injury—it can create unnecessary long-term problems with: 

  • Lack of focus 
  • Anxiousness 
  • Mood issues 
  • Aggression 
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Learning challenges 

Head trauma also increases the risk of alcohol and drug abuse, among other issues. 

Nobody wants this for their child or students. 

To help kids learn to love and protect their brains so they minimize the risk for head injuries and their many consequences, try this fun activity. 

All you need is some sand, potato flakes, and hot water… 

Video: How Soft is Your Brain? 

Find many more hands-on educational activities in our course, Brain Thrive: Pre-K – Grade 1, which helps set kids up for a lifetime of greater academic, emotional, and social success. 



To your brain health,  

Kelley Villegas, OTR

Owner of Focus NeuroRehab

What is Brain Health Coaching?

Brain Health Coaching can be a vital way of helping people to identify ways to improve their own brain function and identify their brain type. Then the coach can help guide them in living their best life through the use of different types of mental disciplines. A good brain health coach can teach the student applicable neuroscience and brain system functions in order to help improve their understanding of the brain. The coach can also help to identify risk factors that will steal your mind and good brain health, so that the student may learn to avoid them. And finally, the brain health coach will identify brain-healthy supplements that will continue to support brain health and vitality. Kelley Villegas, OTR is a CERTIFIED BRAIN HEALTH PROFESSIONAL through Dr. Daniel Amen’s University and has been coaching her patients for 15 years. The Amen University Certification has solidified her approach to supplement recommendations and supported her with mental disciplines, which have added improved success to her strategies. Click here to take your FREE Brain Health Assessment, or call now to schedule your first session! (407)362-1902.

What is Irlen Syndrome?

Irlen syndrome, otherwise known as scotopic sensitivity syndrome, is a perceptual problem that can affect achievement, learning and performance for struggling readers. Irlen Syndrome is not detected by standard educational, vision, and/or medical tests. The Irlen Method is a patented technique which uses colored overlays and precision tinted filters (worn as glasses), which reduce or eliminate perceptual difficulties and light sensitivity. The correct colored filter blocks out the offending wavelengths of light and allows the brain to accurately receive and process visual information. The Irlen Method has been found to be helpful when dealing the symptoms of concussions, including headaches, light sensitivity, poor academic performance, anxiety, and others. Since 1983, research has shown that the correct color filter improves reading rate, accuracy and comprehension. It has been shown that 46% of individuals with reading problems, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and autism suffer from Irlen Syndrome. SPECT SCANS have shown amazing progress with use of Irlen filters (see picture). Click on this link to view a video. An extensive diagnostic assessment is necessary to determine the most benficial filter color from an almost limitless number of color combinations. Kelley Villegas, owner of Focus NeuroRehab, LLC is a certified Irlen Screener, and offers screenings as part of her full neurologic assessment. Click Long Self-Test For Irlen Syndrome for a FREE Irlen self-test. Call today for your initial consultation! (407) 362-1902