What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation and what are the benefits?

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a treatment that involves electrical stimulation of the Vagus nerve. VNS results in the suppression of inflammation as well as increased neuroplasticity especially when paired with a cognitive (speech, reading, mathematics training), sensory (integration therapy), or motor (physical therapy or gait training) activity.nnThe use of transcutaneous (across the skin) Vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) for 5 minutes per day is an extremely powerful and effective tool for the suppression of inflammation as well as for the induction of neuroplasticity. The suppression of inflammation within the brain improves the brain repair and neuronal pruning abilities of microglia.

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