Archive for Vagus

The Lipkin Study, The Vagus Nerve Infection Hypothesis and HHV-6: Kristin Loomis of the HHV-6 Foundation Talks – Pt. I

Highlights The assays Dr. Lipkin used in the CFI ME/CFS pathogen study would not detect the kind of 'persistent, subacute' infections some researchers and doctors believe are present in chronic fatigue syndrome Fine needle biopsies of the thyroid gland in ME/CFS could uncover evidence Read more [...]

Immobilized by ME/CFS and/or FM? The Polyvagal Theory, the ANS and Movement Restriction

The Polyvagal Theory The autonomic nervous system is traditionally described as consisting of two antagonistic and balanced branches, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic system. The sympathetic system or the "fight or flight" arousal system kicks into gear when we perceive threats. When that Read more [...]