Can natural ways to stimulate the vagal nerve improve seizure control?

Can natural ways to stimulate the vagal nerve improve seizure control?

Yuen and Sander (2019) have addressed the question if there are natural ways of stimulating the vagus, leading to an increase in HRV to reduce epileptic seizures.   Introduction The tenth cranial nerve, the vagus nerve – from the Latin vagari “wandering”, “straying” – is the largest nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system. Therefore, in […]

Your dog – your fitness trainer

Your dog – your fitness trainer

If you have a dog, you must go for a walk in all kinds of weather at any time. The dog doesn’t mind the weather. In the rain, wind and snow it’s not always the favorite activity for the dog owner. But it keeps them active. So, it’s obvious that dogs encourage their owners to […]

Work-related stress & HRV

Work-related stress & HRV

Once Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was asked what surprised him most about humanity, he replied: The human being. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to regain his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; […]

The use of HRV for stroke detection

The use of HRV for stroke detection

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is already used in many research areas as a noninvasive method for risk stratification. But what is the connection between the HRV and a stroke? Introduction  EA stroke is now the world’s leading cause of disability and the second most common cause of death after a heart attack. A stroke is […]

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