Did you know it’s incredibly easy to throw off your nervous system?
Chiropractors have witnessed improved digestion, positive mental health, decreased pain, and improved overall function through adjustments and restoring nervous system function.
The Vagus Nerve is extremely powerful and is making a name for itself in the health care field. The Vagus Nerve is responsible for the parasympathetic (rest & digest) functions of the human body. That means it helps digestion, keeps the heart beat regular and slow, decreases blood pressure, improves mental cognition, helps regulate stress hormones, and keeps us in a positive homeostasis. “We feel the vagus nerve is VERY important to your overall health.”
With the fast-paced world we live in, the health of the Vagus nerve is extremely important and chiropractic adjustments can help keep it functioning well! This special nerve travels from the brain, down through the cervical (neck) spine, out to different organs, glands, and tissues. Where it exits from the cervical spine is of vital importance. The C1 vertebra can influence this nerve both positively and negatively, which is why a specific chiropractic adjustment is so important. The more non-invasively we can influence the Vagus nerve, the better.
What can one look for if they suspect their Vagus nerve is not functioning properly? Many times people will experience a “running mind” as they’re trying to fall asleep. “The vagus nerve is the primary parasympathetic supply from the belly up. The parasympathetic portion of the nervous system is the “return to normal ” and ” healing ” portion of the nervous system.”
Sometimes it shows itself as poor digestion, meaning stomach cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, irritable bowel, etc. High blood pressure and heart palpitations can also be a sign that the Vagus nerve is not functioning properly.
The more aware one is with their body, the quicker they can determine if something is “off”. By having routine nervous system checkups by a chiropractor, you can be sure that your body is functioning optimally and it can help prevent some unwanted health conditions in the future.