Your Stomach Irritation May Be Rooted In Nerve Strain
Stomach irritation has many causes. One origin can be jamming of the joint formed by the Occipital Bone (located at the base of your skull) and your first neck vertebra (known as the "Atlas" or C1). Typically, an outside force causes extreme backward bending of the base of the skull at the neck, which results in jamming at the joint. Such outside forces include muscle and connective tissue tension, chronic overuse, poor posture, computer use, aging, whiplash, birth trauma or other physical trauma.
Jamming of the joint can disturb openings through which certain nerves and blood vessels must pass from the brain to the rest of the body. This can interfere with proper drainage of Cerebrospinal Fluid and blood and strain nerve function.
One important cranial nerve that such jamming can strain is the Vagus Nerve (X), which supplies many organs including your stomach. If the Vagus Nerve cannot travel freely through the passageway from the brain to the rest of the body, it cannot properly function. This can lead to problems in one of any of the nerve's target organs, including your stomach.
CranioSacral Therapy can help to gently release jamming of the Occipital Bone and Atlas. This can restore normal fluid flow from the brain and relieve nerve strain, including Vagus Nerve strain, so that you can enjoy more of the foods you love, free of stomach irritation.