Science writer Douglas Fox adeptly describes what the human vagus nerve does, how it might interact with the immune system and inflammation (no one is quite sure) and how a little electricity may make it work better. Holding a magnet to your throat to get your immune system back on track might sound like science fiction or witchcraft, but Fox explains why it is at least plausible. He concedes there are some gray areas about how it works. While never giving medical advice, getAbstract recommends this to anyone curious about alternative approaches to achieving good health.
In this summary, you will learn
- How stimulating the vagus nerve could reduce inflammation,
- Why it may only work for some patients and
- How this therapy could help with other conditions.
About the Author
Douglas Fox is a freelance science and environmental writer.
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