Chiropractic can help regulate your vagus nerve. What is that? The vagus nerve helps control and regulate heart rate, breathing, digestion, hormones and other automatic (you don’t have to think about them) functions of the body. The vagus nerve is also known as the wandering nerve because it starts in the brain stem and goes through the spine to your heart, lungs, stomach and other organs. It also acts as a control switch between the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). If your vagus nerve is overstimulated it can cause anxiety, increased heart rate, inability to sleep, and more. The tone of your vagus nerve is measured by how easily your body adapts to stress. Many people in today’s society have overactive sympathetic nervous systems leading to high stress and low relaxation. Chiropractic care can improve your nervous system’s health! Get your nervous system checked today!