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Tickling Ear Gadget Can Cure Indigestion: Here’s How:

A newly developed clip-on device on the ear can ease chronic indigestion by stimulating the nerve with mild bursts of electricity and reducing symptoms by up to 30 percent, a new study reports.

According to the Daily Mail, the clip-on gadget targets the body’s longest cranial nerve, the ‘vagus nerve’, which oversees important bodily functions, including control of mood, immune response, digestion and heart rate. In the past, nerve has also been used to relieve high blood pressure and depression.

Clip-on gadget mechanism

The procedure involves implanting a match-sized generator into the chest while it is wired up to the nerve where it travels from the chest to the neck. The patient can activate the generator by waving the hand-held device over it.

“The device was used to treat 36 patients functional dyspepsiaA chronic form of dyspepsia, affecting 10 to 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives, said a scientist at Nanjing Medical University in China.

Symptoms and triggers of functional dyspepsia

Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, excessive belching or nausea after eating, and feeling full while eating. While women are at greater risk, common triggers include pain relievers such as ibuprofen, smoking, and anxiety or depression.

The researchers revealed that the scientists placed an electrode in the fold of each ear, just above the ear canal, and passed a light current through the nerve for two seconds at a time, each session lasting 30 minutes. except.

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Afterwards, food digestion and anxiety improved by 30 percent, reducing symptoms of fullness, gas, and nausea.

In addition, the process of food through the digestive tract improved, and the volunteers also reported an increase in appetite, while their depression scores fell by half.

Source: IANS

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