Vagus nerve treatment study shows progress for patients in vegetative states

Posted by – September 29, 2017
Categories: Bodywork & Somatics

New findings reported in Current Biology show that, for patients in vegetative states, stimulation of the vagus nerve may help “to improve a patient’s presence in the world.” The study points to a 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years and is showing signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering treatment based on vagus nerve stimulation.

Interviewed for an article in The Telegraph, Roland Jones, professor in neuropharmacology at the University of Bath, says the results “…need to be repeated in other patients with long-term vegetative conditions to confirm the findings.” Jones continues to state that if the findings can be confirmed, vagus nerve stimulation treatment “could complement a growing range of pharmacological approaches that have been shown to partially reverse vegetative states and restore both motor and cognitive function in some cases.”

Even more so in light of this recent news, North Atlantic Books is very excited to be releasing the forthcoming Accessing The Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve, due to be released on December 15th.

The book, authored by practicing craniosacral therapist Stanley Rosenberg, provides an accessible introduction to the vagus nerve for laypeople and clinicians, and includes self-help exercises meant to stimulate the vagus and/or other cranial nerves.

Be sure to sign up to receive a release-date notification on the product page linked above. You’ll receive an exclusive coupon to get 30% off the book plus free shipping when ordered directly from North Atlantic Books.

For even further reading, you can find many more books on the topic of craniosacral therapy and somatic psychology at the North Atlantic Books website.

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