Arnold's nerve

Arnold's nerve

The auricular branch of the vagus nerve.
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One of these alternatives is the transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN), also known as Alderman's nerve or Arnold's nerve. This method has proved to be effective for the treatment of depression [811], epilepsy [12-14], headache [15, 16], or autism disorders [17] and has potential use in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease [18], Parkinson's disease [19], and dystonias [20].
Arnold's nerve is formed by a large main branch from the superior ganglion of the 10th cranial nerve and a small branch from the inferior ganglion of the 9th cranial nerve; passing within a small bony channel in the fallopian canal it divides into two branches.