The picture below shows the approximate location of the main branches of the Vagus Nerve. They are on both the left and the right sides. What does the Vagus Nerve do?
- It regulates the heart rate, allows you to be joyful, and it responsible for hundreds of metabolic and autonomic functions in the body.
- Branches of the Vagus Nerve go into every organ of the horse’s body except the adrenal glands. It affects the whole horse! What are symptoms of dysfunction?
- Some symptoms can be the inability to focus, hyperactivity, depression, and immune or visceral (organ) disorders. Vagus nerve dysfunction can also cause physical restriction throughout the body.
How can you help your horse?
- Seek the help of a certified Craniosacral practitioner! **It’s important to realize that the Vagus nerve in humans can be in dysfunction the same way!**