Microbiome and Mesenteric Arteries (BCVT 5)

This course will deepen practitioner’s cardiovascular skills related to the abdominal arteries. Students will deepen their understanding of metabolic syndromes and how they originate in the gut. New research on the microbiome will be presented, especially its relationship with the vagus nerve. Distinctions will be made between the heart, brain and gut metabolic pathways through the vagus nerve. Students will learn important skills to balance this connection. Included in this class will be contact with the abdominal aorta, coeliac trunk, superior mesenteric artery and right colic arteries to balance the vagus nerve in the intestines.

Included in this class will be more information on the structure and function of the vagus nerve above and below the diaphragm. The vagus has many functions, and its connection in the gut provides the brain information about the microbiome and the immune system. The vagus nerve is critical in fighting inflammatory conditions in the gut and cardiovascular system. Students will continue learning how the endothelium of the vascular system is related to all other endothelium in the body, especially the gut.

  • Learn the signaling system of the ANS between the heart and brain
  • Learn new bridging skills between the Fluid Body and vascular system
  • Learn the embryological origins of the mesenteric arterial system
  • Begin to heal the intestines through the superior mesenteric artery