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Gut Health Chiropractor:

Why Vagus Nerve Stimulation Matters

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Mounting Evidence 

In addition to the mounting evidence in support of a gut health chiropractor, recent studies have revealed a new frontier of exploration – the vagus nerve stimulation zone. This nerve is vital to the body’s overall health, with links to symptom changes in migraines, IBD, depression, and more.

What is the Vagus Nerve?

The vagus nerve is one of the twelve cranial nerves that serve as a communication superhighway between the brain and the body’s systems and organs. It is responsible for biochemical and bioelectrical events that affect human health and experience.

How Does a Gut Health Chiropractor Improve Vagal Activity?

Chiropractors pay close attention to spinal health, which plays a crucial role in the health of the vagus nerve. If the spine’s position or movement is blocked, the spinal nerves’ flow of information is disrupted, leading to reduced vagal activity. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments can improve vagal function by affecting heart rate variability, resulting in long-lasting improvements in heart rate variability.

The Benefits of Improved Vagus Nerve Activity

Improved vagal activity modulates autonomic nervous system function, reduces the risk of chronic disease, and reduces mortality. Additionally, regular chiropractic care can improve nervous system health and function overall. Everyone deserves proven healthcare options from a local chiropractor. Now you know why the vagus nerve matters for your gut health.

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Chiropractic care is an effective way to improve spinal health and stimulate the vagus nerve, which plays a vital role in the overall health of the body’s systems and organs. Improved vagal activity leads to a reduced risk of chronic disease and mortality, underscoring the importance of regular visits to a local chiropractor.


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