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Nervana - Vagus nerve stimulation

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by raghav, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. raghav

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    I have ordered the Nervana device and will be getting it in another 15- 20 days. Keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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    If nervana helps in increasing my neurotransmitters' levels, then that itself will be of big help. Then I can get rid of the long list of antidepressants I am taking. Lets see. :thumbsup:
     
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    This sounds so interesting, @raghav! Please do let us know your experiences. I'd like to know if it has an effect on your sleep.
     
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    Got my Nervana unit yesterday. Tried it out today. Had 3 sessions of 15 minutes each within one hour. No difficulties or discomfort. Will post after a week's use.
     
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    After using Nervana for 5 days I should say it had an overall negative effect on me.
    Pros
    It relaxes fantastically, almost like diazepam.
    Cons
    It caused ear pain in left ear.
    It caused heartburn.
    On the fourth and fifth day it made me very sleepy throughout the day.

    I think it is very powerful. Unfortunately there are no clinical trials done using this device or a similar device which stimulates the afferent nerve fibres going from the left ear to the brain. It definitely alters neurotransmitter levels. Since I am on anti depressants the device caused a kind of interaction. So I have stopped using it temporarily and will try after another 2 weeks.
    Next time I plan to start and stick with 15 minute sessions (Only once per day before going to bed) and using low Intensity 3 to 5 settings and waveform A. @perchance dreamer The device definitely helps with sleep. Will post after my second trial.
     
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  9. Chocolove

    Chocolove Tournament of the Phoenix - Rise Again

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    The cheaper and safer way to stimulate the vagus nerve is to hum.

    Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation | Dr. Arielle Schwartz
    drarielleschwartz.com/natural-vagus-nerve-stimulation-dr-arielle-schwartz/
    Jul 19, 2015 - Humming: The vagus nerve passes through by the vocal cords and the inner ear and the vibrations of humming is a free and easy way to influence your nervous system states. ...

    Hum Into Health - The Neurosculpting Institute
    https://neurosculptinginstitute.com/hum-into-health/
    Apr 20, 2014 - The researchers found that the vibrations from 'OM' chanting stimulate the vagus nerve, which then sends out neurotransmitters and electrical signals that reduce activity to key areas of the brain like the amygdala, associated with our flight/fight/freeze response. In addition, the increased oxygenation of the ...
     
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    Thanks @Chocolove I suffer form hypersomnolence. Because of which I am on Armodafinil. This device worsens my hypersomnolence. So I will have to go slow and low on my second trial. Lets see.
     
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    Stimulation of the vagus nerve might induce loss of thiamine, which would be be a problem if one is borderline deficient and induce a crash.

    At one point I used an eye massager on my forehead, which was very soothing, and I noticed at the same time the thiamine low.
    Maybe the vagus nerve is lazy because it is trying to save thiamine.
     
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    I would try it! I looked at the web site... seems good.
    But Wayne's HU video is really good for me.
     
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    @jesse's mom The device battery compartment is poorly designed. The battery 9v does not fit in it. So you will have to kind of connect the leads and tape the battery to the back of the device or do something like that. There is a youtube video for a workaround for this problem. I dont have the link. .
     
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    @raghav I'll find the link. I have learned to do many hacks on youtube! thanks
     
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    I recently started experiencing tinnitus, and have been doing a lot of research to try to treat it. I came across the following video on how to treat it by stimulating the vagus nerve. The guy talking is easy to listen to, and has some interesting things to say. Though tinnitus is in the title, the video is mostly about the vagus nerve. After I got done watching it, I noticed a number of other similar videos.

     
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    @jesse's mom Also get a rechargeable 9v battery and charger. The battery from other people's experience lasts only one week.
     
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    I also did a trial with Nervana. I didn’t like it or find it effective so I sent it back.
     

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