Vagus Nerve Healing


We interviewed Stanley Rosenberg about vagus nerve healing.
The vagus nerve, also known as cranial nerve ten (denoted by the Roman numeral X), is the longest nerve in the body, running from the brain stem through the eyes, heart, lungs, and digestive tract.
Inhibition of the vagus nerve is known as “fight or flight”, a state in which the sympathetic nervous system is activated.
Because the vagus nerve connects so many different organs and symptoms, its inhibition can lead to commonly known symptoms of anxiety and/or fear such as:

  • Pupil dilation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shallow breathing
  • Digestion inhibition
  • Secretion of stress hormones such as epinephrine and norepinephrine
  • Increased blood glucose

Cranial-nerve dysfunction, including cranial nerve X (the vagus nerve), can contribute to the symptoms of individuals with:

Stanley discussed how nervous system dysfunction can lead to these symptoms.
Using the polyvagal theory of Stephen Porges PhD, Stanley discussed how he uses his craniosacral and Rolfing skills to bring about vagus nerve healing to bring the client to the desired state of social engagement.
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About Stanley Rosenberg

Stanley Rosenberg is the author of Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism.
He has been a student of movement and mind-body disciplines such as tai chi, chi kung, yoga, meditation and stretching for more than 40 years.
He has been a Rolfer since 1983, a craniosacral therapist since 1987, and has studied with his main teacher, the French osteopath, Alain Gehin, for over 25 years.
He runs the Stanley Rosenberg Klinik in Copenhagen, Denmark.
You can find out more about him and his practice at


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