Thorough, rich, rewarding, affirming, and enlightening. I can't wait to share this book with my clients, colleagues, friends, and family members. I am, as always, so grateful to Ann for her painstaking research.
'Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice,' provides an exceptional synthesis in our understanding of the mind body connection. As a researcher in the field, Ann offers deep scientific insights into the central role of complementary and integrative therapies in balancing the autonomic system. All this is expressed beautifully through a unique combination of perspectives from history, spirituality, poetry and providers - a wonderful addition to the field for patients, practitioners and researchers.
Dr. Baldwin has meticulously described the neuroanatomy anatomy of the Vagus nerve and Polyvagal Theory and how this knowledge can be utilized in integrative medicine practice. For the reader steeped in integrative medicine modalities, this book provides an excellent scientific reference. For the medical practitioner steeped in the science of neuroanatomy, this book is an excellent introduction to applications in the arena of integrative healthcare.
Dr. Ann Baldwin distills years of experience and scientific research in the realm of mind-body medicine into this book. The Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice provides practitioners with non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, inexpensive and effective ways to regain nervous system balance via vagus nerve stimulation, ultimately improving mental, emotional, physical and social well-being. A valuable resource given the fast paced, high stress, toxic and anxiety provoking world we live in today.