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Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Not sleeping well? Nagging stress and anxiety? Slow digestion? Frequent headaches?


All these are signs that your parasympathetic nervous system, also known as your resting nervous system, may not be functioning at full capacity—meaning you could be the perfect candidate for vagus nerve stimulation therapy.


The vagus nerve is a major hub of your parasympathetic nervous system.


It communicates with many systems in your body, contributing to resting nerve functions like pain regulation, fatigue, anxiety, and heart rate, just to name a few. That’s why when it’s not functioning at its best, it can affect parts of your day-to-day function you might not expect.


Fortunately, vagus nerve stimulation can bring the support needed to strengthen and renew proper vagus nerve activity.


So what is it?


Vagus nerve stimulation is a short, non-invasive therapy that uses gentle electric stimulation to activate the vagus nerve. It’s completely painless, feeling like little more than a slight tug in the area it’s placed. Each session can be done here at the office, and takes less than fifteen minutes to complete.


Each session of vagus nerve stimulation can go a long way toward treatment and prevention of:


  • Migraine pain

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Lack of focus

  • TMJ pain and facial tension

  • PTSD

  • Among many other symptoms


How do I get started?


Our first priority is making sure each patient’s care is as unique and individual as they are. With that goal in mind, we do ask patients who are new to the office to schedule a brief meeting (about 30 minutes) with Dr. John Slippy, in order to determine if vagus nerve stimulation is the right path for you. After this, we work together with you, the patient, to decide how to move forward—whether that’s vagus nerve or something else.


If you’re interested in learning more and scheduling an appointment, please reach out and contact us! We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and eager to help you get started on your path to a healthier you.

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