The Vagus Nerve, our body’s longest nerve, also know as the 10th Cranial Nerve, the pneumogastric nerve, and the wandering nerve, travels from the base of the brain, up to the ears, and down to the bottom of the lower intestines. It supplies motor parasympathetic fibers to all the organs (except the adrenal glands).
Studies show that stimulation of the vagus nerve can reduce inflammation (Addorisio et al., 2019) and can boost relaxation, “rest and digest” (Bretherton et al., 2019). What’s more, is the vagus nerve can be stimulated from an electrode placed on the skin (transcutaneous) at a point on the ear (auricular) using a TENS device with a suitable ear electrode.
Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) with a TENS device can help with reducing inflammation and therefore assist with pain relief for:
acute and chronic pain
migraine and headache
How to use your TENS machine for tVNS:
You will only use one channel on your left ear
Attached the Ear (Auricular) Clip Electrode to the red lead on your TENS, the black lead will be applied to a Gel Pad
Attach the Gel Pad to the skin behind the left shoulder
Use the TENS machine on Normal or Conventional TENS
Choose a program or set manually to a Pulse Width (Pule Duration) of 200 micro seconds and a frequency between 15 to 30Hz
Start the TENS and increase the intensity to a level which can be felt but which is just below an uncomfortable level
Use for 15 to 30 minutes daily for two weeks
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