Prevent Acute Asthma Attack Naturally (Breathing Exercise)
250,000 asthmatics could not be wrong. Acute asthma exacerbation can be stopped
with this simple breathing exercise developed by leading Soviet physiologist Dr
KP Buteyko and over 200 Soviet and Russian doctors who have been
teaching the Buteyko breathing self-oxygenation technique. The home remedy helps even in cases of sports induced asthma,
in most cases, to stop asthma attacks without using inhalers or other meds (bronchodilators).
How to Stop Asthma Attack in 1-2 Min Without Meds - Home Remedy
With the first symptoms of asthma (wheezing, chest tightness, dyspnea, labored
breathing) sit down in any comfortable chair, couch, sofa or divan. If there
are no objects to sit on, sit on the ground or floor, on your knees or with
crossed legs. Relax all your body muscles.
Next, hold your breath for about 3-4 s. You will get air slight hunger or desire to
breathe more. After this, instead of taking your usual big or deep inhalation, take a
slightly smaller inhalation (only about 10-20% less than your usual inhalation).
Then immediately relax all muscles, especially upper chest and all other
breathing muscles. Take another (smaller or reduced) inhalation and again completely relax.
With each breath, take a small or reduced inhalation and then completely
relax. Maintain air hunger. The goal is to preserve this comfortable level of
air hunger for 2-3 minutes. The breathing can be frequent during this reduced breathing but this is OK.
If you do the exercise correctly, you will
notice that your chest tightness, wheezing, dyspnea, and other symptoms will
subside or disappear.
Here is the video that explains this home remedy:
How to Stop an Asthma
About Your Medication
If you cannot alleviate your acute asthma exacerbation in 5 minutes, use about 1/3 of your
standard medication (e.g., inhaler). After taking meds, repeat this natural remedy
monitoring the severity of your symptoms. If it is still not possible to stop
the acute asthma exacerbation, again take 1/3 of your usual inhaler dose. Do the
breathing exercise once more. Russian MDs and other health practitioners found
that most patients could eliminate their symptoms in 2-3 minutes without using medication or naturally.
All known medical studies found that asthmatics chronically hyperventilate
(over-breathe). Hence, they have low CO2 content in their lungs and airways. But
CO2 or carbon dioxide, the gas we exhale, is a powerful bronchodilator. This is the reason why
breathing less works and can be used to cure asthma completely.
Table. Minute ventilation (asthma)
Note that advanced stages of asthma can lead to lung destruction, ventilation-perfusion mismatch,
and arterial hypercapnia causing further reduction in body oxygen levels.
If you retrain or normalize your unconscious breathing pattern, your body oxygenation
and health state will be dramatically improved. If your body oxygen level is
more than 20 seconds, your asthma symptoms will disappear and no
medication will be necessary. This clinical observation is based on the experience
of thousands of Soviet and Russian asthmatics who learned the Buteyko breath
technique. The Buteyko method was approved by the Russian Ministry of Health
for treatment of asthma.
The Buteyko breathing method is an ultimate remedy to stop an asthma attack. Six published Western trials on asthma found that this breathing method reduces medication by about 90-95% (in 3-6 months).
Related web pages:
Cause of Asthma:
Hyperventilation. The Table on this page is based on several
medical studies that measured breathing in stable asthmatics and
found that they breathed about 2-3 times more than the
Asthma and Allergies: Their Natural Treatment
with breathing normalization
Acute Asthma Exacerbations
Clinical Trial: Application of the Frolov device in hospital setting with
astonishing improvements in lung function results.
References related to hyperventilation-acute asthma link
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Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA.
... Similarly, hypocapnia and associated hyperpnia are linked to
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with asthma. Raising carbon dioxide levels by means of therapeutic capnometry
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Hyperventilation symptoms are linked to a lower perceived health in asthma
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CONCLUSION:... Behavioral interventions should address the problem of
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Ambulant, transcutaneous PCO2 (carbon dioxide) monitoring has been used to show that
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attacks of asthma.
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