Why You Don’t Need to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

Oct 24, 2023 | Vagus Nerve

Dr. Diana Driscoll, Optometrist

Dr. Diana Driscoll, Optometrist

The recent surge in interest around the vagus nerve has led many to seek methods to stimulate their vagus nerve – everything from humming or splashing water on their face to using expensive vagus nerve stimulators. However, it’s essential to realize that the vagus nerve, part of our autonomic nervous system, operates automatically. Just like we don’t command our body to produce tears or regulate blood pressure, we do not need to actively stimulate the vagus nerve!

Issues with the vagus nerve can arise from problems such as vagus nerve damage, infection, or inflammation affecting the effectiveness of this nerve. The vagus nerve utilizes a neurotransmitter (a chemical communicator) called acetylcholine and any interference with the production or release of acetylcholine interferes with the effectiveness of this nerve. Genetic conditions can affect acetylcholine production, making stimulation ineffective. Additionally, nutrients vital to acetylcholine may be lacking, or inflammatory agents could hinder its release. Recognizing symptoms like brain fog, mood swings, or dry mouth might indicate acetylcholine issues, which extend beyond mere vagus nerve malfunctions.

So do you need to stimulate your vagus nerve? No!
With any sort of problem with the vagus nerve or the neurotransmitter, you can stimulate the receptors of the nerve with Parasym Plus.

Over 4 ½ years, I analyzed data from patients with conditions like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, and PTSD. Many exhibited signs of anticholinergic syndrome, highlighting the need for comprehensive diagnoses. Patients were not dealing with just a vagus nerve problem – the neurotransmitter was not getting released properly, leading to additional symptoms.

This research led to the development of Parasym Plus, a patented compound that supports the vagus nerve and acetylcholine functions by acting on the receptors directly. It addresses genetic acetylcholine production problems, benefits cognitive function, provides vital nutrients, and helps with issues like dry eyes, eliminating the need for direct vagus nerve stimulation.

Parasym Plusplayed a pivotal role in restoring my health and that of my children. It continues to change lives today.

You do not need to stimulate your vagus nerve! Instead, stimulate the receptors of the nerve with Parasym Plus.

Diana Driscoll, OD

Diana Driscoll, OD

Founder, Clinical Director at POTS Care

Dr. Diana Driscoll, optometrist is a foremost authority on autonomic dysfunction, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), chronic dry eye, vagus nerve disorders Read more...


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