september, 2019

10sep8:00 am9:00 amIntegrative Medicine Grand Rounds (Research)Neuromodulation in Tune with the Body’s Rhythms: Enhancing Clinical Outcomes with Respiratory-Gated Auricular Vagal Afferent Nerve Stimulation (RAVANS)8:00 am - 9:00 am

Event Details

Neuromodulation in Tune with the Body’s Rhythms: Enhancing Clinical Outcomes with Respiratory-Gated Auricular Vagal Afferent Nerve Stimulation (RAVANS)

Hosted by: The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8:00-9:00am (followed by coffee hour from 9-10am)
Venue: Bornstein Family Amphitheater, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115

Excerpt: The rhythm of the breath is fundamental. Breathing is controlled by both autonomic and volitional processes – we don’t need to think about breathing in order to breathe, but we can also significantly speed up or slow down our respiratory rate. Conversely, the respiratory rhythm can itself impact cognitive, emotional, and sensory processing via inhibitory and facilitory connections from the respiration central pattern generator, the Ventral Respiratory Group, in the medulla of the brainstem.

This talk will explore the known and unknown in the links between respiratory rhythm and vagus nerve physiology and clinically-applied stimulation.

Presenter: Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc, Director of the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI), Massachusetts General Hospital

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Location

Bornstein Family Amphitheater

75 Francis Street, Boston MA

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