How to Clear Your Vagus Nerve
The Vagus nerve (aka pneumogastric nerve) is part of the autonomic central nervous system. It is the longest nerve in the autonomic nervous system. The vagus nerve is one of twelve nerves leading from the brainstem and the only one leading all the way to the abdomen. This nerve controls the functioning of most significant organs in the human body. It is the life-saving nerve for the unconscious person by dictating a constant and rhythmic heart rate. Fun fact: to support the autonomic nervous system, 90% of the brain’s output power is designated to its functioning.
The Vagus nerve’s activation or deactivation is tied to the ebb or flow of hormones such as cortisol and the digestive hormone ghrelin, the amount of inflammation the immune system produces, and many other internal processes that shape human health and experience.