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உடல்நலம் மற்றும் மருத்துவ ஆராய்ச்சி இதழ்


Effect of Traumatic Experiences on the Earth Element and the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve

Manuela Terlinden

Traumatic experiences have a profound effect on the nervous system as well as brain and gut health. The control of the digestive system is facilitated by the enteric nervous system which is influenced by the Vagus nerve. Reshaping the regulating capacity of the Vagus nerve and re-balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the nervous system is a resourceful tool to heal the Earth element and with it, digestive disorders. This presentation will discuss the structural and physiological alterations of the brain and the nervous system as well as the mental-emotional repercussions of trauma and how they affect the Earth element. Research has shown that the autonomic nervous system influences the activity of visceral organs. When the nervous system is focused on defense as an answer to trauma, rather than digestion, we will find diverse digestive disorders. Treating these imbalances via the Vagus nerve can have a healing effect not only on the nervous system but also on the digestion. In addition, the sense of being safe resides in our gut since cognitive evaluations play a secondary role to visceral reactions to people and the environment. When trauma creates certain reaction patterns in the digestive system (for example acute danger will shut it down) we can alter these by changing the vagal responses. This presentation will try to connect newer Western research regarding trauma with the Eastern approach to healing translated into acupuncture pattern differentiation and treatment protocols.