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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

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sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

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PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

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Society Seminar Video: "What Happens In Vagus..."

Monday 23 September 2019

 

From South Australian occupational therapist Andrea Parker (via YouTube):

 

ME/CFS Society (SA) Inc

 

WHAT HAPPENS IN VAGUS: An Exploration of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for ME/CFS and Beyond

By Andrea Parker
Originally published on 21 September 2019
Re-edited 10 October 2019

Presentation by Andrea Parker, Occupational Therapist at the ME/CFS South Australia Inc. Annual General Meeting on 7th September 2019.

***PLEASE NOTE THE PARASYM DEVICE IS SUPPLIED WITH A FIRM EAR CLIP WHICH MAY CAUSE PAIN FOR PEOPLE SENSITIVE TO PRESSURE. THERE IS A SOFT CLIP OPTION WHICH CAN BE REQUESTED BY CONTACTING PARASYM (hello@parasym.co)***

CONTENTS:
2:00 What is ME/CFS and my journey with the illness
5:48 A Systems Theory approach
6:58 The Cell Danger Response Hypothesis
8:00 (A brief detour...a Lego model of ATP production)
10:17 Cell Danger Response continued
12:52 What is the autonomic nervous system and how does it respond to threat?
15:03 The Polyvagal Theory
17:32 Clinical implications of a low functioning Green Zone
21:11 Vagus Nerve Stimulation may activate the Green Zone
23:32 What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation?
28:53 Time to test this hypothesis...on myself!
34:07 The Parasym Data Collection Project
39:30 Implications for research and therapy: What has helped me?
46:46 Implications for research and therapy: ME/CFS and beyond
50:11 Measuring dysfunction and recovery
53:07 Conclusion
54:38 A message of hope
56:02 References

 

 


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