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The Vagus Nerve controls various bodily functions, such as digestion, heart rate, and mood regulation. Recently there’s been a surge in alternative therapies that claim to stimulate the Vagus Nerve, including icing, breathing exercises and meditation. In this video, I test the most popular TikTok trend, icing, based on the mammalian dive reflex. We explore the science behind VNS, the latest therapies, and what personalised medicine could look like in the future.
0:48 What is the vagus nerve?
2:27 Interview with Dr Ali Mattu
8:07 Trying the most popular TikTok hack
11:20 Bioelectronics using the vagus nerve
Further reading: Vagus Nerve stimulation and therapies 🧐
Johnson, R. L., & Wilson, C. G. (2018). A review of vagus nerve stimulation as a therapeutic intervention. Journal of inflammation research, 203-213. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.2147/JIR.S163248
Cimpianu, C. L., Strube, W., Falkai, P., Palm, U., & Hasan, A. (2017). Vagus nerve stimulation in psychiatry: a systematic review of the available evidence. Journal of neural transmission, 124, 145-158. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00702-016-1642-2
This video is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.
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