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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 »
"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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Pucker for a better breathing: Pursed Lip Breathing by Dr. Gemzel H. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:09pm Natural Adoptions Patients with advanced COPD look for a more complete exhalation leading to more room for breathing. That’s the reason why they breath out slowly and their lips pursed. This technique, naturally adopted by advanced COPD patients, can also be adopted by less severe COPD patients to take more of the benefits of better breath ... Read on »
Squat breath vs. Deadlift breath ... by Brett Jones Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:01am Squat breath vs. Deadlift breath... During my deadlifts last week I realized that I had confused my breathing set up from my squat to my deadlift - not a great idea. But these are the things that happen when you don't practice a lift consistently enough. For squats - since the bar is held across the back above the center of gravity - s ... Read on »
Pursed Lip Breathing: Pucker Up and Breathe Easier by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:01pm You would think that breathing would be as easy as inhaling and exhaling, requiring no thought at all. But for people with COPD, breathing can sometimes be very difficult - sometimes seeming almost impossible. Today we're going to begin to talk about proper breathing techniques with COPD. Some of these techniques can be used with other pulmonar ... Read on »
Research on Halitosis (Bad Breath), Breath Odor by Dr. Thomas Gibbs Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 5:03pm Recently Dr. Gibbs and some of the staff attended a meeting concerning new research in halitosis. Among some of the findings: Over 90 % of halitosis originates from oral origins. Digestive, medical diseases, and food cause less than 10% of all halitosis. Food and tobacco are contributory, but do not cause chronic halitosis. ... 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 »