Autonomic Nervous System
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation
The vagus nerve is the prime component of the parasympathetic nervous system which regulates the “rest-and-digest” or “tend-and-befriend” responses. Simply taking a few deep breaths with long exhales allows you to consciously tap into the power of your vagus nerve and create a state of inner-calm while taming your inflammation reflex.
The Cranial Nerves (Organization of the Central Nervous System) Part 1
View of the ventral surface of the brain depicting the sites of entry or exit of most of the cranial nerves. Note that the olfactory nerve (cranial nerve [CN] I) is not shown in this illustration and that the trochlear nerve exits the brainstem on the posterior surface and then passes along the exterior of the lower midbrain to enter the cavernous sinus along with CN VI.