Event on 07 September, 2019
Seminar: Andrea Parker, Occupational Therapist
Topic: What happens in vagus: an exploration of vagus nerve stimulation as a potential therapy for ME/CFS and beyond.
Here is the eagerly awaited presentation by Andrea Parker, Occupational Therapist, who spoke on Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a possible therapy for ME/CFS at our recent AGM/Seminar, 7th September 2019, Unley Community Centre.
It is wonderful to have such talent and commitment within our membership and we thank Andrea for her contribution to our community.
Below are links to both the full-length and shortened versions of her talk.
Full-length video - 56 minutes
If you would like to go to a specific part of the presentation, you can click on the time links that are listed below the video.
02:00 - What is ME/CFS and my journey with the illness
05:48 - A Systems Theory approach
06:58 - The Cell Danger Response Hypothesis
08:00 - (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
Summary video - 15 minutes
Additional search terms: ANS, SNS, PNS, transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation, tVNS, Parasym, VNS, OT
Last edited: 11 December, 2020