Most of us have figured out that our brains control how we act, our movements, and keep us breathing. But how does your brain get the information from your brain to your body?
With the help of twelve nerves in the brain and dozens of nerves around your body, your brain uses these nerves like a highway going north, south, east, and west.
One of the most well-driven pathways from the brain to the body is the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and directs traffic to the heart, lungs, and digestive tract.
Why it Matters:
Nerves that originate in the brain and make their way through the body have an essential job. They allow your brain to send critical messages to the body quickly and accurately throughout your day.
The vagus nerve has one other important job, which is to moderate the balance between two essential systems that include:
● Sympathetic System: "Fight or Flight"
● Parasympathetic System: "Rest or Digest"
Overall the vagus nerve is one of your most crucial nerve pathways from the brain to the body. Not only to regulate our heart, lungs, and digestive system but to control how they react when your body feels dan-ger. If you want to learn more about the importance of the nervous system and ensure that your vagus nerve is functioning at its highest level, give us a call today.
The Vagus Nerve Explained in Plain English. Diet VS Disease, 2019