TINNITUS: WHAT’S JOY GOT TO DO WITH IT? Role of Vagus Nerve

By Gina Pickersgill – Found of Virtual World Coaching Academy

Tinnitus is a vibrational issue and the vagus nerve is responsible for managing vibrational load. What we mean by vibrational load is the amount of discordant resonance that registers within the systems it affects. In this place the vibrations are such that they allow the manifestation of disease to occur by making sure the channels of receptivity are muted in response to analytical factors in the brain. These factors ensure that information gets processed in the brain appropriately. A loud noise for example will shatter the accuracy of the signal coming into the ear because its resonance is overloading the systems of receptivity within its neurological apparatus.

In times of stress this receptivity becomes even more susceptible to vibrational load because of the factors that initiate stress response variables. In these situations the ear takes on a vibrational load that not only suspends its capacity to process sounds appropriately, but it also damages parts of the ear that are responsible for sound and wave formation production. Therefore the vagus nerve dysregulates sound production by its ability to make adjustments in the parietal cortex where the hippocampus and thalamus are located.

The parietal cortex is the part of the brain that allows information to be processed in line with the apparatus of the ear systems to be affected. This capability is what allows it to be the deciding factor in what gets processed appropriately and what doesn’t as Epinephrine “…activates the ascending fibres of the Vagus Nerve which in turn stimulate the brain neurones in an area of the brain stem known as the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract (NTS)…which “release norepinephrine into brain structures that process memory such as the amygdala and hippocampus” thus initiating long-term memory storage. In short, the vagus nerve allows for adjustments to be made according to the information being processed. In addition “…depending on the sensory information, distinct groups of NTS second order neurons are activated in order to recruit specific efferent pathways. NTS plays a key role in processing visceral afferent information and transmission to other nuclei in the brain stem, forebrain and spinal chord and may contribute to differential timing control of visceral-sensory information.”

The EMLI factors of tinnitus are such that we have a soup of resonances that create a response to the stimulus being presented. This in turn creates a response that produce the sounds that ‘cause’ tinnitus to occur. So in that sense we have a way of assessing the causes of tinnitus from a vibrational point of view. To do this we need to look at the resonances that cause the vagus nerve to vibrate differently than it would had the disturbance not been present.

Resonances and how they work to effect change.

In neurobiological terms we have what’s called ‘resonance chambers’ which work to provide information to areas that need notifying. In this way they channel information that lets these areas know how to respond. For instance if you hear a gun shot, it makes you startle and go into fight, flight or freeze. But if you had known it was a starting pistol you would not have acted so disproportionately. What does this mean?

It means that the mechanism for deciding if something is a threat has a role in creating a response that allows you to make decisions viscerally that would not otherwise have been an issue. Therefore, the process by which the brain interprets incoming sensory information creates a pathway to that neurological system responsible for ‘tuning’ into that signal. Therefore, when we resonate our neurological chambers we access the part of the brain that responds appropriately to the incoming signal. In this sense we are interpreting meaning that guides the system to respond or not.

Now we come to the idea that brain resonance is a key factor in how we interpret meaning.

Brain resonance and ‘meaning’ interpretation.

The brain is a conductor of information and as such it makes decisions on what signals to pay attention to and which ones to ignore. When stimuli are present in the environment, we expose the brain to information that is relevant for keeping us safe and secure. When this happens we make choices about how to process information according to the meaning it conveys such that our vibration matches those that resonate with thoughts we are creating in the moment. Therefore, when we make a decision it’s because we have assessed the situation to make an outcome that is in alignment with what we feel is appropriate. This is because when neurons of the CNS fire in a way that give us clues as to which way to turn, we know that the pace at which we decide is based on how quick we can interpret the meaning of the signal. Therefore the health and integrity of our neuron’s system is key in the decision-making process such that we are able to make a split second decision.

Furthermore, the rate at which we analyse the situation can be messed up by how much we focus on what’s not relevant. To be able to decide what’s relevant is also a key factor in making the right decisions for safety. Therefore, when we have an environment that is filled with information, we often see the most useful aspects in order to keep us from being harmed in any way. This is called selective attention.

When selective attention is engaged we often only pay attention to what’s necessary. I.e. that which we deem useful. when the brain makes meaning, it does so because it has analysed the situation to create an outcome that it deems useful, this is because it has learned what’s useful and what’s not.

Tinnitus is a condition that responds to vibration and therefore responds to a vibrational solution. In this sense we are going to talk about how the brain manifests its cures via the vibrational resonance of Sine Wave development.

A sine wave is a wave form that allows for the distribution of elements that create ‘noise’ to be heard in the ear. Thus we can assume that the loudness or lowness of a noise is based on how it gets interpreted by the brain, such that it knows what vibration to generate in response to a signal.

When signals appear in the brain’s biosphere, they resonate at a level that interferes with the flow of communication between neuronal connections. That’s why we have alternating rhythms that are present when we hear sounds that pulse or vibrate within the eardrum. So in terms of resonance we hear the sounds that are most useful to our survival as previously mentioned.

We are now approaching the phase where we need to understand the idea that resonance begins with a thought in terms of emotional settings . This means that when we put pressure on ourselves to perform, be perfect or be enough we can often create resonances that shadow our ability to push through the noise of discordant energy and raise our vibration to a level that is not commensurate with our highest joy.

Our Highest Joy!

When we focus on joy we expect to know what that feels like and are often disappointed when it doesn’t quite match up to our expectations But undoing the trauma, letting go of the shadow emotions can certainly support the achievement of something close to joy! We let go by delinking the bonds of traumatisation using a Havening Techniques and other psychosensory modalities.

So in conclusion then, we have a situation where the stresses and strains of society leave us in a place where we are forced to comply with social norms. We aim to please those who are not our best friends and as a result we gain responses to our situation viscerally that cause us to go off track. Internally we are resonating at a sub-optimal level and can no longer distinguish between what’s ours and what’s not. Meaning that we are out of tune with our true expression of who we need to be.

When you’re in the flow of connecting with your true self your neurological system responds in kind and helps those elements that cause the vagus nerve to react to realign and match the codings of joy filled moments such that they resonate to a level that allows us to experience true joy!

Notes:

Acoustic phonetics: people will hear the frequency of a sound wave as a pitch i.e. a high frequency often repeating or sound like a high note well I lower frequency not as often repeating wave or sound like a lower note Frequency and amplitude are independent of each other.

In music as sine wave contains only a single fundamental frequency and no harmonics (www.soundonsound.com)

“All sounds in nature are fundamentally constructed of sine waves”

Frequency is measured by hertz: an event that repeats once per second and has a frequency of 1 Hz

Human range is 20 Hz to 20,000

dogs 40 to 60 Hz

How are sine waves used in music? Vibrations travel through the air and vibrate your eardrums. These vibrations are fast oscillations in air pressure which your ear detects as sound.

DB a human scream is 80- 125 db or 30-150 Hz

Hz – Human standing up = 7.5Hz

Human Sitting = 4-6 Hz

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