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Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy in Brisbane

Welcome to our innovative approach to vagus nerve stimulation, introducing Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (TA-VNS). We understand the importance of optimal vagal nerve function in regulating various bodily processes, and our aim is to provide effective solutions for those experiencing dysfunction.

Understanding Vagus Nerve Dysfunction

The vagus nerve is a crucial cranial nerve responsible for regulating numerous bodily functions. Dysfunction of this nerve can lead to a range of symptoms, indicating either low or excessive vagal tone.

Symptoms of Low Vagal Tone:

  • Constipation

  • Anxiety

  • Loss of voice

  • Swallowing difficulties

  • Elevated heart rate

  • Detoxification issues


Symptoms of Excessive Vagal Tone:

  • Low heart rate

  • Tight chest

  • Chronic Fatigue 

  • Diarrhoea

  • Urinary urgency

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Our Approach to Vagus Nerve Stimulation Treatment

At our facility in East Brisbane, we begin by conducting a comprehensive examination to identify the underlying causes of vagus nerve dysfunction. Once identified, we tailor a personalised treatment plan to address your specific needs.

For clients opting to incorporate TA-VNS into their regular session protocol, we seamlessly integrate this technique during the standard hourly consult, for an additional $30 fee.

 

Alternatively, for those seeking standalone treatment, our sessions are 45 minutes in duration and include physical manipulation of the vagus nerve alongside electrical stimulation + A take-home protocol.

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Our TA-Vagus Nerve Stimulation Method

Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation combines physical manipulation of the vagus nerve with cutting-edge electrical stimulation techniques using a TENS machine. This innovative approach aims to optimise vagal nerve function and alleviate associated symptoms effectively. 

Our approach combines all of the recent research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation with our exisiting expertise. 

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Maximising Results & Personalised Care

To ensure maximum results, clients receive a take-home dietary and lifestyle protocol designed to complement the treatment. Our goal is not only to provide relief from symptoms but also to empower individuals to maintain optimal vagal tone beyond the treatment sessions.

Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalised care tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're experiencing symptoms of low or excessive vagal tone, we're here to help you regain balance and improve your overall well-being.

Let's Delve Deeper Into Vagus Nerve Dysfunction

The Following Are Conditions Associated With Vagus Nerve Dysfunction

Gastrointestinal Disorders: The vagus nerve plays a crucial role in regulating digestion, and dysfunction can lead to conditions such as:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying)

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Cardiovascular Issues: The vagus nerve helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. Dysfunction can contribute to:

  • Arrhythmias

  • Hypertension

  • Vasovagal syncope (fainting due to sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure)

Mental Health Disorders: The vagus nerve is involved in the regulation of mood and stress responses. Dysfunction may be associated with:

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Respiratory Conditions: The vagus nerve influences breathing patterns and airway function. Dysfunction can contribute to:

  • Asthma

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Vocal cord dysfunction

Immune System Dysfunction: The vagus nerve is involved in the regulation of inflammation and immune responses. Dysfunction may be associated with:

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Chronic inflammation
     

Neurological Disorders: Dysfunction of the vagus nerve can contribute to various neurological symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Migraines

  • Epilepsy

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Metabolic Disorders: The vagus nerve influences metabolic processes and appetite regulation. Dysfunction can contribute to:

  • Obesity

  • Metabolic syndrome

Sleep Disorders: The vagus nerve may influence sleep patterns and quality. Dysfunction can contribute to:

  • Sleep apnea

  • Insomnia

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How Does Vagus Nerve Stimulation Work?

Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (TA-VNS) works by delivering electrical impulses to the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, which is located in the ear. This stimulation is non-invasive and typically involves placing electrodes on the surface of the ear.

  1. Electrode Placement: Electrodes are strategically placed on the outer ear, targeting specific areas associated with the auricular branch of the vagus nerve. These electrodes deliver controlled electrical impulses.
     

  2. Stimulation Parameters: The electrical impulses generated by the electrodes are carefully calibrated based on individual needs and treatment goals. Parameters such as pulse frequency, intensity, and duration may be adjusted to optimise effectiveness.
     

  3. Activation of Vagus Nerve Pathways: The electrical impulses from the electrodes stimulate the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, which then sends signals to the brainstem and activates various neural pathways associated with the vagus nerve.
     

  4. Modulation of Neural Activity: The activated neural pathways modulate activity in the central nervous system, including regions involved in regulating autonomic functions, mood, inflammation, and pain perception.
     

  5. Therapeutic Effects: Through its modulatory effects on neural activity, TA-VNS is believed to exert various therapeutic effects, including:
     

    • Regulation of autonomic functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and gastrointestinal motility.

    • Modulation of mood and stress responses by influencing neurotransmitter release in brain regions involved in emotional regulation.

    • Reduction of inflammation through regulation of the inflammatory response.

    • Alleviation of pain through modulation of pain perception pathways.
       

  6. Cumulative Benefits: TA-VNS is typically administered in multiple sessions over a period of time to achieve cumulative therapeutic benefits. With repeated stimulation, the effects of TA-VNS may become more pronounced and long-lasting.

Ready To Feel Better?

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover how Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation can benefit you. Unlock the potential of your vagus nerve and embark on a journey towards better health and vitality.

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0411 465 684

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