The Ear as a Polyvagal Portal: Neuro-auricular modulation for clinical application of 3 developmental response systems

The Ear as a Polyvagal Portal: Neuro-auricular modulation for clinical application of 3 developmental response systems

Portal to the wandering nerve: Did you know that you can directly access neural pathways of the body via the ear to help clients/patients move toward healing with greater ease? Neuroscientists are using the ear to access the major nerve branches of the body, and research into neuro-auricular modulation has grown in depth and breadth in the past two decades.[1-8] More specifically, the therapeutic use of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS)[9-10] has gained attention across...