How to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve for Better Overall Health

Oil pulling is trending, and it will continue to trend upwards thanks to its variety of powerful benefits.

In this episode, the Guru himself answers one of your most burning questions about oil pulling and vagus nerve stimulation.


How can I stimulate my vagus nerve?

Guru Answer

The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in the body.

They say, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but in this case, what happens in vagus affects your whole body. 

The vagus nerve connects your top brain with your gut brain, and it is very important for it to be stimulated. 

Gut health is closely related to overall health. 

One way to stimulate your vagus nerve is to take some ice-cold water and splash it in your face several times, especially in the morning. 

Another way to stimulate the vagus nerve is to take a cold shower. I hate cold showers, so my alternative is going to the cryotherapy center. In this kind of center, you stand in extremely cold temperatures for about three minutes. 

One of my favorite ways to stimulate the vagus nerve is to gargle. What I do is take one drop of Tea Tree Oil and one drop of Clove Oil in a cup of lukewarm water then gargle. 

However, the most effective way to stimulate the vagus nerve in my experience is oil pulling. When I do oil pulling for 10 or 15 minutes every day, I feel it’s the best way to stimulate the vagus nerve.

You can also stimulate the vagus nerve by practicing diaphragmatic breathing. In order to do this properly, breathe into your stomach and allow your stomach to expand, then breathe out as your stomach returns to its normal position. 

Count as you breathe in, and count twice as much on your exhale. If you breathe in for 4 seconds, try breathing out for 8 seconds. 

To stimulate the vagus nerve and get some deep relaxation, try this:

Take some nonfragranced Epsom salt, add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil mixed with some Fractionated Coconut Oil, and add them into your bath. 

While there are ready-made “fragranced” Epsom salts, we don’t recommend using them since it’s an overload of synthetic chemicals that will enter your body. 

By trying these techniques, you’ll stimulate your vagus nerve, improve your gut health, and in turn, improve your overall health!  

Got questions or comments? Let us know in the comments below! 

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