This second edition presents a timely and practical discussion of vagal nerve stimulation in a clear and well-illustrated format. It provides a clinical approach to the treatment of patients with medically-intractable seizures, as well as for those with depression (a new indication since the publication of first edition). The book's focus has made
An international group of recognised experts has contributed to this volume to discuss a variety of topics on epilepsy. The subject matter is diverse, including new concepts in brain circuitry involved in seizure generation, a discussion on reflex epilepsy, reviews and updates on juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the role of EEG in epilepsy evaluation, the novel possibility of employing scalp EEG for seizure prediction, the roles of vagus nerve stimulation and other neuromodulatory therapies, non-epileptic seizures, and, no less important, some of the psychosocial issues that confront the patient and his or her family. This volume is not a comprehensive overview of the entire field of epilepsy, but each discussion is focused and will be valuable to both investigators and practitioners.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential. “This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.” —Wim Hof Wim Hof has a message for each of us: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness. Wim has become known as “The Iceman” for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives. In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including: • Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind • Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength • Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living • Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study • Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness • Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more • Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph • Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose. “This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time,” Wim says. “We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.” If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.
This is the first book to be published by a patient about the journey out of the black hole of depression thanks to the remarkable medical breakthrough procedure of vagus nerve stimulation. Out of the Black Hole is written by a patient for patients with easy-to-understand explanations which demystify this simple, safe procedure and helps patients make an informed decision about the surgery. Vagus Nerve Stimulation is not related to brain surgery or ECT. There are no cognitive impairments (i.e. memory loss) or drug interactions. Included is information about the potential side effects, benefits, insurance reimbursement codes and reimbursement process.Vagus nerve stimulation has been FDA approved for epilepsy since 1997 and in July of 2005 the FDA approved vagus nerve stimulation for chronic or treatment-resistant depression. Over 30,000 patients have safely been implanted with the device for epilepsy. The procedure is generally done on an out-patient basis. This is considered one of the major breakthroughs in medical device history which could potentially help the 4.5 million Americans who suffer from the debilitating illness of chronic depression.
In 1997, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy (Cyberonics, Houston, Texas) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of epilepsy refractory to antiepileptic medications. In 2005, VNS received FDA approval for treatment-resistant depression refractory to antidepressants, and Cyberonics recently received FDA approval for the clinical study of VNS for rapid cycling bipolar depression. Many researchers continue to investigate the anxiolytic effects of VNS in human and non-human animal models. The author presents a study of VNS effects on anxiety and the capacity of atropine methyl nitrate to attenuate these effects. The results indicate that VNS decreases anxiety in the laboratory animals tested. These findings provide evidence to support the testing and subsequent use of VNS therapy for the treatment of clinical anxiety in humans. Because many therapies that are effective in the treatment of depression effectively treat anxiety, VNS therapy should be effective and approvable for clinical anxiety. This book can serve as a research tool, training mechanism, or surgical guide to the implantation of the vagus nerve stimulating electrode in the laboratory rat. Hopefully, this resource provides information that facilitates FDA approval of VNS for treatment-resistant anxiety, a chronic, devastating and often debilitating illness.
The vagus nerve is the most important nerve you probably didn't know you had. Without the vagus nerve, key functions that keep us alive would not be maintained. The vagus nerve is extremely critical to your overall health and is intimately tied in with multiple organs and systems of the body. To activate this nerve and its healing properties, your body and mind need to go through a series of training exercises that will benefit your health enormously. In this book, you will find a step-by-step guide to awaken your vagus nerve Here's what the book discusses: The structure and functions of the Vagus Nerve The neurobiological background, written simply and understandably How Vagus Nerve affects crucial organs Strengthening and stimulating the Nerve How to use the Vagus Nerve to treat inflammation Healing techniques for treating cancerous cells, depression, addictions, and Alzheimer's How to stimulate the Nerve to get rid of GERB Techniques to treat PTSD And much, much more!
This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory—one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms—from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain—indicates a lack of proper functioning in the vagus nerve. Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma. Additionally, by exploring the link between a well-regulated vagus nerve and social functioning, Rosenberg’s findings and methods offer new hope that by improving social behavior it is possible to alleviate some of the symptoms at the core of many cases of autism spectrum disorders. Useful for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, and caregivers, as well as anyone who experiences the symptoms of chronic stress and depression, this book shows how we can optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others, and bring the body into the state of safety that activates its innate capacity to heal.
|Author||: Giorgio Lambru,Michel Lanteri-Minet|
|Publisher||: Springer Nature|
|Release Date||: 2019-11-06|
|ISBN 10||: 3030141217|
|Pages||: 257 pages|
This book addresses all aspects of neuromodulation therapy in the management of headache and facial pain disorders, paying particular attention to the application of this rapidly growing and fascinating therapy to different forms of headache and facial pain conditions. It is divided into sections covering the principles of and rationale behind neuromodulation for headache, including in-depth discussions of challenging topics such as the definition of refractory headache and prognostic factors, and the technical aspects of devices used to modulate peripheral and central neuronal targets for the management of headaches. In addition, the book reviews the state-of-the art in current neuromodulation practice for headaches, discusses therapeutic strategies and therapy selection for each headache and facial pain disorder, and presents an in-depth, critical analysis of the published evidence, with sections covering innovative devices and emerging applications of novel neuromodulation technologies in the field. Gathering papers by internationally respected, leading experts, the book offers a unique guide to neuromodulation therapies in headache for neurologists, pain specialists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, trainees and general practitioners with an interest in headache and facial pain management.
Learn how exercising your vagus nerve, which regulates automatic functions in the body, can help you take control of your health Anatomists were stumped. How could the vagus nerve, a single nerve beginning in the brainstem, be so long and connect to so many different organs? What effects could this nerve possibly employ? With such a vast array of potential functions, what would happen if this nerve was injured or cut? This helpful guide provides all the tools you need to understand and heal your vagus nerve, the rest, digest and recovery system. You’ll learn simple yet powerful techniques to address a variety of ailments health challenges, like inflammation, gut sensitivity and brain fog, from their root causes originating with the vagus nerve. Author Dr. Navaz Habib lays out easy-to-follow daily and weekly routines to help on the path to healing, including: Breathing Techniques Exercises for Mindfulness Tools to Improve Your Digestion Functional Medicine Testing Acupuncture and Massage and more
Do you want to know everything about vagus nerve? The Vagus nerve as you can imagine is one of the nerves in the body. It is, however, the longest as well as the most complex of the nerves that come from the brainstem. The Vagus nerve is responsible for transmitting all sorts of information to and from all over the body including the brain and other organs. The nerve starts at the brain and then extends down the neck into the chest and abdomen into the organs. It is also known as nerve X. The Vagus nerve is the nerve that connects our brainstems to our bodies. It allows our brains to receive information concerning many different bodily functions. Put simply this nerve is what links or lungs, heart, abdomen, and neck to our brains. The Vagus nerve can affect many different areas of the body including one's voice. If the nerve is damaged, their voice may sound deep, strained, or even hoarse. This is one of the first symptoms of Vagus nerve disorder. Because the Vagus nerve is too important to so many organs in the body many different symptoms may occur. The nerve can affect us to the point of causing issues such as obesity, chronic health problems, and even mood disorders. In this book We will learn about the vagus nerve in detail. For now, understand that this nerve plays a vital role in our body such as contributing to our immune system and helping us manage our mental health. Some of its other functions include releasing testosterone and bile, regulating blood glucose and blood pressure, assisting with saliva secretion, and promoting healthy kidney function. So take action starting right now and begin implementing the stimulation exercises in this book. I can guarantee that they will change your life for the better. This book covers: What is the Vagus Nerve? Anatomy of the Vagus Nerve Why is the Vagus Nerve So Important? Vagal Tone and Why It Matters Conditions Associated with the Vagus Nerve Substances That May Affect Your Vagus Nerve Stimulating Your Vagus Nerve And much more!!! Buy it NOW and get addicted to this amazing book!
Among neuromodulation procedures, electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves (PNS) is probably the most underappreciated modality. Although PNS is used for all kinds of medical conditions, ranging from chronic neuropathic pain and headache to epilepsy, depression, hypertension and heart failure, its importance is frequently overshadowed by spinal cord stimulation and deep brain stimulation. While the earlier version of this book dealt exclusively with various pain syndromes, this new volume covers the entire spectrum of PNS applications. Written by recognized authorities in their respective fields, the chapters of this title describe the use of PNS in the management of neurological, psychiatric, otorhinolaryngological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, colorectal and genitourinary disorders. To reflect the complexity of the regulatory process, the book ends with a special chapter dedicated to the current state of approval of different PNS devices. This book will be of great value to all those who deal with neuromodulation, including clinicians who select PNS candidates, surgeons and other specialists who implant PNS devices, and researchers and engineers who work on making the stimulators safer and more effective.