BBC Reports on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research to Rebalance the Nervous System

BBC Reports on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research to Rebalance the Nervous System

BBC News reports on research out of the University of Leeds that the "ear acts as a gateway to the body's nervous system." The report comes after research into an electrical ear stimulation therapy to rebalance the nervous system. Why focus on treating the body via the ear? Innervation of the ear offers an ideal way to access and stimulate a branch of the vagus nerve, a long and well-connected nerve, that transmits information from the brain to organs around the body, such as the heart and lu...