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Acupuncture Today – January, 2020, Vol. 21, Issue 01

Vagal Nerve Toning: Clinical Pearls for Pain, Stress, Trauma & Much More (Pt. 1)

By Dustin Dillberg, DACM, LAc, PAS
We can thank the vagus nerve for our two-way gut-brain connection! We know that with digestive insult and microbiome imbalance, our brain is affected; and also that with a brain trauma, such as a concussion, digestive function and the microbiome suffer greatly. However, evidence shows that if there is pre-treatment prior to traumatic brain injury (TBI) with vagus nerve stimulus (VNS), the effects of TBI may greatly lessen throughout the body (especially the gut). 

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