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Inflammation and Ageing – with thanks to Dr Jockers

The old proverb from Desiderius Erasmus’s Adagia (1500) goes “in regione caecorum rex est luscus” or if you don’t speak like Boris Johnson, In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King”.

It’s a comparative statement: even someone without much talent or ability is considered special by those with no talent or ability at all. 

I left school without much ‘talent’ when it came to understanding of how my body functioned, how my internal organs worked or what I needed to become and remain healthy.

Important life information really.

I wasn’t even aware of something inside me called a vagus nerve.

Vagus is a Latin word meaning ‘wandering’.

It turns out your vagus nerve is one of the most important internal body fibres and extends from the stem of your brain down through your neck into your chest and abdomen and connects your brain and gut.

In other words it’s not far off being omnipresent in the upper half of your body.

The vagus nerve helps to regulate your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, digestion and emotional state among other functions. 

If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue or any emotional health symptoms, it may mean that you have a poor vagal tone and your vagus nerve needs some care. 

Other conditions a better functioning vagus nerve will help:

– better mental and emotional health

– the body’s response to inflammation

– balancing your sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous systems

– chronic stress and poor sleep

– early childhood trauma

– resolving head injuries

– improved breathing

– remedying chronic infection

– settling blood sugar imbalances

– eliminating high toxic loads

– more stable blood pressure

– using your vocal cords

– improved body movement

– boosting digestion

The Role of Inflammation in Ageing: It’s called ‘Inflammaging’

As we age, our body starts to slow down, break down and develop a few symptoms and/or diseases. We accept this as fact without thinking much about it.

One of the reasons for age-related symptoms and diseases is inflammaging, a low-grade inflammation that develops with advanced age.

There’s a new buzz-word you may have heard in medicine: vagus nerve stimulation.

Don’t worry about the anatomy of the vagus nerve: that’s for med students. You need to remember only two things:

  1. The vagus nerve serves every organ in your body, from your mouth to your rear end.
  2. It dampens inflammation (causing 99% of pain). Stimulation of the vagus nerve eases/eliminates chronic pain

In short you CANNOT properly address any gut, immune system or brain disorders without your vagus nerve function properly.

Encouraging the vagus nerve to do it’s thing has the potential to heal many conditions in the body, from arthritis, to colitis, asthma, heart excesses, leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune disease and infertility, plus MUCH more!

I’ve used an Avazzia ProSports III home microcurrent equipment for myself and clients:

  • Shutting Down Chronic Pain 
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Systemic Neurofeedback
  • Eliminating Scar Tissue
  • Halting Inflammation
  • Stimulation Algorithms
  • Biofeedback

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