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Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation


Some people have also found that stimulation of the vagus nerve via NATURAL METHODS during (or at the start of) a seizure appears to reduce or halt a seizure. This post is referring to the natural methods of vagus nerve stimulation. Ideas include:

  • Yawning
  • Humming
  • Laughing
  • Massaging at a pressure point on the neck near the earlobes (NB a professional should demonstrate how to do this, as it can be dangerous to apply pressure on the neck)


Further information

As you may be aware, VNS surgery works to relieve seizures in some people.  Natural ways to stimulate the vagus nerve may have a similar mechanism (more research needs to be done).




Please note this does not constitute medical advice, and any seizure rescue method you use should first be discussed with a relevant medical professional.