The Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice.
Working with Clients to Manage Stress and Enhance Mind-Body Function

by Ann Baldwin


Ann Baldwin’s new book is for people who are looking for non-invasive, inexpensive, and effective ways to regain their autonomic balance by activating their vagus nerve so they can relax, digest, think clearly and socially engage more easily and effectively.

Much of this book addresses ways to stimulate the vagus nerve in breathing, chanting, laughter, and emotional participation. Clinical treatments of acupuncture, aromatherapy and massage, and how they influence vagal tone and lead to a healthier autonomic nervous system, are presented with supporting data for their effectiveness.

Practical relevance is emphasized by including case histories from complementary medicine or holistic practice showing how each therapy utilizes vagal stimulation to benefit the client. Most importantly, exercises are provided which clients can practice at home to improve their vagal performance and restore mind-body health.

In this book, complementary medicine practitioners and holistic healers will discover ways to adapt their treatments so that their clients’ experiences and outcomes are vastly improved.

Paperback 240 pages
Beautifully illustrated

“Vagus Nerve in Therapeutic Practice,’ provides an exceptional synthesis in our understanding of the mind body connection. Ann offers deep scientific insights into the central role of complementary and integrative therapies in balancing the autonomic system. All this is expressed beautifully through a unique combination of perspectives from history, spirituality, poetry and providers – a wonderful addition to the field for patients, practitioners and researchers.” Kavita Prasad MD FACP.

Baldwin Reiki in Clinical Cover 2020a

Reiki in Clinical Practice
A science-based guide

by Ann Baldwin


Ann Baldwin’s first book provides a detailed and accurate assessment of Reiki, based on scientific evidence, and explores how it can be used to benefit patients in many ways, both physiologically and psychologically.

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