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The Vagus Nerve; The Body's Stress Reset Button

Written By Kelly Neu, LAc on October 28, 2020

The Vagus Nerve; The Body's Stress Reset Button

images  1 While Western Medicine boasts many prescription remedies for stress, anxiety and mood disorders, Eastern Medicine holds the true stress reset button. Did you know that research shows that Acupuncture can help regulate the nervous system via the auricular branch of the vagus nerve? Wondering why exactly the vagus nerve is important? This influential nerve runs from the brain all the way to the abdomen and has a huge influence on the heart, lungs and digestive tract. In fact, by stimulating the vagus nerve we can signal the body to relax and destress which in turn leads to improvements in mood, well-being, resilience, immune function and even digestion!

By triggering specific acupoints in the ear our Acupuncturist, Kelly Neu, can help you not only improve your mood, but she can directly impact everything from digestion and gut function to inflammation, oxidative stress and even your likelihood of coming down with a nasty cold or virus!

This simple treatment takes approximately 28 minutes and can be done on your lunch break and costs only $30. Give us a call today to get scheduled! 541-318-1000


Posted In: Acupuncture Brain & Mental Health Digestive Health Immune Inflammation Stress