Vagus Nerve Stimulation: An Integrative Bridge Between Psychology and Auricular Medicine

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: An Integrative Bridge Between Psychology and Auricular Medicine

Psychology Today offers an insightful integrative bridge from psychology to the field of Auricular Medicine. With the article, "Non-Invasive Method of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise," Christopher Bergland highlights the use of the ear as a gateway for Vagus nerve stimulation.

Stimulation of the ear is the basis of Auricular Medicine to address physiological and psychological issues through the treatment of clearly mapped anatomical and emotional points on the ear (see video on comprehensive points for treatment of baseline weaknesses including emotional conditions). 

The ear, is a precise and useful gateway to the brain [1], and the practical methods that Auricular Medicine offers to clear physiological and emotional blockages is among the reasons that psychologists are training at the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine [2], especially those who understand the benefits of somatic-, energy- and neurology-based approaches.

 

Notes:

[1] Mercante B, Deriu F, Rangon CM. Auricular Neuromodulation: The Emerging Concept beyond the Stimulation of Vagus and Trigeminal Nerves. Medicines (Basel). 2018;5(1):10. Published 2018 Jan 21. doi:10.3390/medicines5010010

[2] Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine. Blog: Testimonials. https://integrateauricular.com/blogs/testimonials/what-immediately-struck-me-upon-attending-my-first-training-was-the-opportunity-to-directly-apply-protocols & https://integrateauricular.com/blogs/testimonials/as-a-psychologist-my-awareness-of-the-connections. Accessed, April 22, 2019

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