Archive for Vagus

System Reset: New Way To Reduce Fight or Flight Response Found

We just saw that some Japanese ME/CFS researchers believe they may have developed an objective test to measure post-exertional fatigue.  Heart rate variability tests indicated that fatigue after a cognitive test is associated with reduced parasympathetic nervous system (PNS or 'rest and digest' Read more [...]

Breaking the BDNF Blues: Dr. Courtney Craig D.C. on Natural Ways to Raise BDNF Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(In part two of our series on BDNF and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr. Courtney Craig looks at natural ways to increase BDNF levels.) A Modifiable Piece of the ME/CFS Puzzle: BDNF Leading ME/CFS researcher Lenny Jason and his group just released a novel study showing that the protein Brain Derived Read more [...]

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 [...]
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