immune system

The Vagus Nerve – the self-help key to beating stress

The Vagus nerve is one of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves. Unlike almost all our other nerves that emerge from the spine (hence chiropractic's fascination for spinal manipulation), cranial nervesĀ emerge directly out of the brain to travel to their target tissues. The job of cranial nerves is usually of critical importance to survival. In theĀ case of the Vagus Nerve, we have our primary mechanism for dealing with stress and its long term destructive effects.

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