Hi, I am John, the independent researcher and author of this blog.
My psoriasis started in early 2007 on the lower legs. It looked like acne for me since it progressed relatively slowly and I didn’t know what it was. It even didn’t bother me absolutely what it was. Sometime around September 2007 when I was suspecting it is psoriasis I tried some tea detoxification program, however it has absolutely no effect at all. That time I was thinking it is psoriasis since it got worse (the lesions on the legs got bigger).
In December of 2007 psoriasis has spread on the forearms and was worsening progressively. Then I discovered that the dandruff on my head is probably psoriasis too. Since the tea drinking I didn’t use any topical treatments or oral drugs at all because the psoriasis despite its spreading didn’t bothering me that much. Also I never went to doctor to diagnose it as psoriasis, but I was told many times by many people and doctors that it is psoriasis.
Again in August of 2011 I tried to cure it since I got other health problems. I tried to drink various teas and took the vitamins. It didn’t help psoriasis but the other symptoms got a little, however noticeable better.
Since then I started to research extensively the internet for all the information. I was trying various supplements, foods, diets, fasting etc. to find out how it all affect the psoriasis. On this blog you can read the articles about my experiences.
How Vagus Nerve Stimulation Cured My Psoriasis Temporarily In 2014
This post about psoriasis and vagus nerve stimulation is a true story and is just for informational purposes only.
Yes, inflammation in psoriasis is all about the vagus nerve because I can not explain this any better way. The only other explanation is that I got so much oxygen into the body that psoriasis started to go away instantly.
This is the experience of me as a well trained athlete at that time who achieved clearing up of my psoriasis the way I am going to share with you.
Cycling for 9 minutes clears up psoriasis
Actually, I don’t think that many people would be able to do a 9 minutes cycling sprint as I did. You had to have a lot of training to be able to do that.
- Day 1:
Cycling for about 9 minutes on the edge of my possibilities. Later that day the psoriasis was aggravated much more than usual. Very red plaques and also scaling increased.
- Day 2:
Psoriasis plaques are very pale and scaling decreased to a minimum, actually it seems like somebody would turn off the disease process. I have a feeling of having a lump behind my chest (like a muscle soreness). It is probably the overworked esophageal sphincter which had to keep tight during the cycling – heavy, fast and deep breathing.
- Day 3:
Less scaling, yet more lighter plaques. It is obvious that psoriasis disappears from everywhere!
- Day 4:
Yes, it continues… psoriasis is clearing up!The weird feeling inside, right behind my chest is gone.
- Day 5:
Psoriasis is still clearing up!
- Day 6:
The progress of clearing up has stopped. The plaques are almost non-existent, even though a nice pink skin is still noticeable.
- Day 7:
Seems like psoriasis had started coming back in the places where the clearing have occurred. Scaling and redness come back.
- Day 8:
Similarly like the day 7.
- Day 9:
Yes, it comes back definitely.
I tried to repeat the experiment above (which was not an experiment the first time – just a coincidence!) but I couldn’t do it again. I never experienced that esophageal muscle soreness or whatever it was again.
I am sure that it was just my laziness which prevented me from achieving the same results later because I have never tried so hard to finish the whole track under 9 minutes again. All my future experiments have stopped somewhere around the 5 minutes due to physical or mental exhaustion.
- So was it the esophagus which stimulated the vagus nerve?
- Or was it the lung expansion which increased the vagus nerve activity and induced the clearing of psoriasis?
- Or maybe it was the “super-oxygenation” of the body and nervous system during the strenuous exercise?
I can not say I know the answer but I think that the first theory – esophagus and vagus nerve is the most probable.
You can read more about vagus nerve and how you can stimulate it with galantamine in my posts “Galantamine May Cure Psoriasis”, “How Ephedrine, Galantamine and Nicotine Treat Inflammation in Psoriasis” and mostly “Nervous System Starts and Stops the Inflammation Not Only In Psoriasis”.