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The Brain and Spinal Cord representing the nerve system

Hacking The Nervous System Vagus Nerve

Hacking the Nervous System with the Vagus nerve

 

As the longest cranial nerve out of the twelve, the vagus nerve begins at the brain stem and continues along the spine to multiple organs including the esophagus, heart, and lungs, and all the way to the abdomen. The main function of the vagus nerve is to aid in automatic bodily functions, such as food digestion and heart rate regulation.  At the bottom of this post is a recent article that discusses the impact that the vagus nerve has on the body and health in greater depth. Our Mississauga Chiropractors are very interested in this type of research, as we are focused on supporting the nervous system while it tries its best to coordinate your body.

As a Chiropractor, don’t you touch the bones? Why are you talking about nerves?

Yes, as Chiropractors we do contact your back bones and perform spinal adjustments – But we do this in order to reduce the interference to your nerve system that can occur because of your spine (this health impacting phenomenon is called a vertebral subluxation) . By reducing your nerve interference through regular Chiropractic check-ups for vertebral subluxations you can reduce any negative impact of the spine on the nerve system – including the vagus nerve.  This in turn helps your body work as it was should.

The Chiropractic adjustment is one way to positively impact the nervous system and vagus nerve. What are other ways? – Read the articles below and discuss with your Chiropractor. The first one is the original post and the second link is a shortened modified version.

http://mosaicscience.com/story/hacking-nervous-system

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/05/26/hacking-nervous-system/#.Va_ue_lVhHx

You can also read more in this post on Chiropractic and the Autonomic Nervous System

Chiropractic is a way of life for Dr. Callum Peever. He was very fortunate to experience the vitalistic and natural lifestyle of Chiropractic first hand as Dr. Ken Peever’s son. Now he considers himself very lucky, as he gets to help others experience Chiropractic and live towards a longer, more comfortable and active life.

The science, art, and philosophy of Chiropractic have always intrigued Dr. Callum Peever. After studying Kinesiology at McMaster University he studied Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. From day one at Chiropractic College he started to master the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique to deliver a specific Chiropractic adjustment for his patients. He has been practicing with his father at Erin Mills Optimum Health since 2010. Dr. Callum Peever considers himself a lifelong learner and is always happy to teach others in his clinic through talks and discussion.

As the active President of the Halton Peel Chiropractic Society and the past Director of the Halton Urban Core Community Health Centre Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Callum’s passion for education has also led him to share his knowledge with other Chiropractors to facilitate their proficiency with the Activator Technique in seminars for Activator Methods International.

Dr. Callum Peever enjoys being active and participates in many individual and team sports. Having competed in wakeboarding, hockey, running, and biking, he has a keen understanding of the commitment and energy that must be put in to accomplish goals and the impressive ability of the body to recover after set backs in health. Lately he has put his energy back into running. He also uses this energy to update the office blog and literature with information about natural health, Chiropractic, and Erin Mills Optimum Health. When he is not at the office, Dr. Callum enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and two children, Ava and Brooks.