The Vagus Nerve, Cranial Nerve X is one of the most important. Vagus Nerve is involved in the function of the parasympathetic and sympathetic control of the body’s responses, heart, lungs and digestive tract. It is involved in the regulation of our immune system and can determine our emotional responses.
In my opinion this nerve is the centre piece to our bodily structures required for every day living. If this nerve is under stress, is damaged or its neural pathway is interrupted we can have significant impact to our normal functioning.
These following two articles are written perfectly to help explain and give insight into the role of the Vagus nerve in Autism and how it expresses itself in the characteristics, behaviours and traits of an Autistic child. The articles are very enlightening for a health professional, teacher and parent of an autistic child. My Therapy Neurolink can work directly with the cranial nerves to hopefully bring about positive changes within people to help reduce their symptoms caused from cranial nerve disruption particularly the Vagus nerve. My other Therapy Bowen works on the fascia helping to try and place positive effects on the nervous system. It places indirect effects on the cranial nerves via the parasympathetic nervous system.