What the heck is the Vagus Nerve!
The vagus nerve is connected to the eardrum and it travels directly to every organ except the spleen. In this way, sounds can bypass the judgmental brain and go directly to the body.
The vagus nerve is one of the cranial nerves that connects the brain to the body. The name "vagus" comes from the Latin term for "wandering." The vagus nerve wanders from the brain into organs in the neck, chest, and abdomen. The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emerge from the brain.
It transmits information to and from the surface of the brain to tissues and organs throughout the body. It is a communication super highway with many destinations.
We can use the tuning forks to stimulate the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is a major part of the parasympathetic nervous system. Signals are sent to and from the gut to the vagus nerve. This communication between the gut brain and the head brain via the vagus nerve helps us to combat fearful or stressful emotions, decreases inflammation which boosts immunity as well as our mood. What happens in the vagus nerve, doesn’t stay in the vagus nerve- it gets transmitted to the body, influencing your whole mood and outlook.