Polyvagal Theory through the Lens of Chinese Medicine


Autor: Vanda Huang


Journal: Journal of Chinese Medicine, 126, 2021, 58-62, englisch


According to polyvagal theory, the parasympathetic nervous system has two distinct branches: the ventral and dorsal branches of the vagus nerve. The dorsal vagal circuit triggers a shutdown defense system in response to trauma or chronic stress. This self-preservation mechanism can result in chronic symptoms of feeling isolated, hopeless and disconnected.

From a Chinese medicine perspective, this cold, desolate emotional landscape closely correlates with signs of an imbalanced water element, or Kidney deficiency. This article explains polyvagal theory and how acupuncture and other Chinese medicine modalities can be utilised to treat a nervous system that has become stuck in survival mode.

Andere Benutzer haben sich neben diesem auch noch folgende Artikel angesehen:

TCM and COVID-somnia: The Treatment of Sleeping Difficulties Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Rob Helmer; 2021

Twenty Years of Nèijīng Research: What Has Been Learned? Part 2. Nèijīng Nature-Based Medicine — Theoretical Principles
Edward Neal; 2021

The Importance of Formula Presentation in Clinical Treatment Based on Syndrome Differentiation
Lim Shin Mun; 2021




 
 

Vorheriger Artikel

Übersicht

Nächster Artikel
 

Link zum Journal