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The Essential 4 Series: Inhale and Exhale II (The Process of Breath) by Drea D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:05pm I'm going to explain a couple of things to you. Before I start, I want to tell you that most people's bodies are functioning in "emergency" or "survival" mode on a constant basis. This is because of stress, your mind-body dis connect, and other reasons that I will reveal in later posts. The digestive process starts with your mouth. Th ... Read on »
Natural Remedies and Asthma Breathing by Doris C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 14 Nov 2011 8:30am Since asthma is related to inflammation of the lungs and constriction of the smooth involuntary bronchiole muscles, how can doing natural remedies such as breathing exercises help alleviate your symptoms? For starters, it is estimated that about 30% of asthmatics suffer some degree of breathing dysfunction. Bad habits are easily learned whe ... Read on »
When in danger, when in doubt, just remember – deep breath in, deep breath out by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Mon 18 Jan 2010 10:04pm It was a physio who first chanted that wee slogan at me some ten years ago… for a physio, he wasn’t bad at all! Come to think of it, I have worked with some great physiotherapists (please don’t let them know!).  Anyway, it’s been one of those sayings that I’ve carried with me ever since he taught me, and it actually works. One of ... Read on »
Breathe, Just Breathe by Dr. Mary Kearns, PhD Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 4:51pm One of my first posts on this blog was about breathing. It is such a basic thing, but it is easy to get into the habit of not breathing fully. I know that when I get stressed out, I have to remind myself to slow down and breathe. It's amazing how much a few deep, full breaths can calm you down. I have been on the verge of being stressed out lat ... Read on »
Breath Test May One Day Identify TB and Other Lung Diseases As Strains of Bacteria Have Been Identified With Testing the Breath by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 20 Jan 2013 12:24am This is still work in progress but it can take the diagnosis time down to a few minutes from taking a few days.  So far this has only been done with mice and the next move is to bring this testing to humans.   The great news is that scientists have been able to identify the footprints.  Other scientists have work going in this direction too wit ... Read on »
Breathe Easier with Diaphragmatic Breathing by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:01pm Last time we talked about pursed lip breathing for COPD - what it is, and why it helps when you're short of breath (SOB). Today we're going to go a step further and learn about diaphragmatic - also called belly, or abdominal - breathing. Remember that some of these techniques can be used with other pulmonary disorders as well, but as always, ch ... Read on »
Finding it hard to breathe? Then correct it with nose job. by EdwardHendrix Posted Mon 26 Nov 2012 5:03pm Take a deep breath, and go! Breathing is a very important process that our body automatically knows how to perform. Because it is so automatic, we take the mechanism for granted and tend to forget how important it is to life. Easy nose surgery in Los Angeles could help make sure the flow of breathing is correct.  Breathing is the process that m ... Read on »
Improper Breathing Can Aggravate Neck Pain--Free Breathing Exercise Podcast by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:14pm I have treated many patients for neck pain and have observed that in many cases they actually breath improperly. Instead of initiating the breath with their diaphragm they do so with their chest and neck muscles. When these muscles are overused they become painful. I generally spend some time teaching them to breath properly and how to relax. I'v ... Read on »
Breathe in, breathe out: New way of imaging lungs could improve COPD diagnosis and treatment by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 09 Oct 2012 10:01pm From left to right, PRM images of the lungs of a healthy person, two people with mild to moderate COPD, and a person with severe emphysema. Green is healthy tissue, yellow is small airway damage, and red is more severe damage. A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease tha ... Read on »
"Life is not Measured by the Breaths We take, but by the Moments that take our Breath Away" by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:48am This could not be more true. Andy and I had the most incredible experience today, one to let us know that our loved ones who have passed are never far away. You see, as I have mentioned before, Andy's grandma, (who I also consider MY grandma,) passed away last July. Today, after my Uncle Don's memorial service, Andy had an incredible feeli ... Read on »