Vagal Tone: A Measurable Indicator of Nervous System Health

What is vagal tone?

The bigger the difference between inhalation heart-rate and exhalation heart-rate, the higher our vagal tone is.

So if the vagus is nerve is functioning correctly, why do some people have low vagal tone?

Low vagal tone is due to low myelination.

Generally, industrialized nations do not allow sufficient parent-child bonding time for the development of healthy vagal tone. Low vagal tone is a “silent epidemic” that affects the majority of the population in industrialized countries.

My personal experience with changing vagal tone



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Janae Elisabeth is a researcher-storyteller and neurodiversity advocate from western North Carolina. #actuallyautistic #traumaismyspecialinterest