Persistent Cough Remedies: Easy Breathing Exercises
Cough remedies include an
easy breathing exercise developed and used by more than 170 Soviet and Russian medical
doctors. This exercise calms down urge-to-cough receptors and increases body-O2
content. It works well even at night. An additional cause of persistent
cough is chronic inflammation due to
positive body voltage. This problem can be solved by normalization of electrical
voltage of the human body.
Why do people with asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis and some other conditions suffer from persistent coughing?
Ventilation rates (chronic diseases)
| All references or
click below for abstracts
|| Medical textbooks
|| Results of 14 studies
||13 (~+mn~2) L/min
|| Chalupa et al, 2004
|| Johnson et al, 1995
||14 (~+mn~6) L/min
|| Bowler et al, 1998
||13 (~+mn~4) L/min
|| Kassabian et al, 1982
|| McFadden, Lyons, 1968
||14 (~+mn~2) L/min
|| Palange et al, 2001
||12 (~+mn~2) L/min
|| Sinderby et al, 2001
|| Stulbarg et al, 2001
Fauroux et al, 2006
Browning et al, 1990
Ward et al, 1999
|CF and diabetes*
Ward et al, 1999
Dodd et al, 2006
McKone et al, 2005
||13 (~+mn~2) L/min
|| Bell et al, 1996
|| Tepper et al, 1983
The chart below explains the mechanism of persistent coughing: it is a self-perpetuating activity that naturally leads to more persistent coughing
unless one learns how to cough correctly without reduction in body- and brain-O2 content and without creating more inflammation.
Cough remedies instructions
Most natural remedies for persistent cough
Remedy No. 1. Learn how to cough only through the nose (i.e., with
your mouth closed all the time). It will help you to reduce irritation of
airways and bronchospasm, and will increase oxygen levels in body cells and the
Remedy No. 2. After you have mastered Remedy No. 1 (it may take 1-2 days), learn how to
cough with the mouth and nose closed. You simply need to keep the mouth closed
and the nose pinched. This will further increase your body and brain oxygenation.
These 2 easiest remedies are often sufficient to stop or reduce bouts of persistent
coughing and gradually to recover. However, you can subdue coughing even faster if
you use the most potent anti-coughing breathing exercise called "reduced breathing".
Remedy No. 3. Sit down in a comfortable position, preferably at an ordinary
table, on a straight chair. While having the bout of coughing, try your
best to relax and at the end of your usual exhalation, pinch your nose
and hold your breath (the mouth should be closed all the time) until
you experience moderate discomfort.
If you cannot hold your breath due to severe coughing, pinch your
nose and keep your mouth closed while coughing without any air exchange.
Why? Your goal is to increase the CO2 content in your airways
so that you calm down the cough-receptor cells that become irritated due to
several mechanical and biochemical factors during acute-coughing bouts. These nerve cells
stimulate the breathing centre in the brain both to initiate and to
After the breath hold, when you get a moderate or distinctive desire
to take a breath, take only a small (or short) inhalation (one small
sniff) and do it only through your nose. After this small inhalation,
focus on relaxing all body muscles again, especially in the upper chest
and shoulders, in order to exhale slowly. If coughing is present, your
goal is to limit your air or gas exchange to very small amounts.
Ideally, the exhalation must be natural and unforced. Then take another
(smaller) inhalation and again completely relax to exhale.
With each breath, your goal is to take a small or reduced inhalation
and then completely relax even though you still have a cough. You
should gradually create a more-distinctive-air
hunger while relaxing your body muscles. You will soon
experience a strong desire to breathe more. Maintain this desire until
your coughing subsides.
Your breathing can be quite frequent during this reduced breathing
exercise (with frequent short inhalations). If you do the exercise correctly
(you will breathe up to 30-50% less air while being relaxed), you
will notice 2 signs:
- Your arms and feet will get warm in about 1 minute after starting
- The nasal passages will become more open and moist in about the same
Permanent remedy for persistent cough
testing thousands of their patients, the Russian medical doctors (who
developed this exercise) found that
persistent cough is possible only in those people who have less than 20 seconds
for the body-oxygen test. As a result, the permanent persistent-cough remedy is
to slow down the unconscious- or automatic-breathing pattern closer to the
medical norm in order to get more than 20 seconds for the body oxygenation test.
This breathing exercise is among the most powerful cough remedies.
An additional cough remedy is grounding the human body
to achieve the same negative electrical potential as Earth (free electrons
reduce inflammation). This method is explained on
the page Earthing.
Nearly all people experience complete relief from coughing when they achieve
more than 30 seconds for the body-oxygen test 24/7. This is the ultimate cough
remedy, achievable with application of those breathing exercises
and lifestyle changes that increase body O2.
J Assoc Physicians India. 2000 Mar;48(3):343-5.
The role of cough and hyperventilation in perpetuating airway
inflammation in asthma.
Singh V, Chowdhary R, Chowdhary N.
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur-302 016,
Air flowing through a pipe exerts frictional stress on the walls of the
pipe. Frictional stress of more than 40 N/m2 (velocity equivalent of
air 113 m/s) is known to cause acute endothelial damage in blood
vessels. The frictional stress in airways during coughing may be much
greater, however, since the velocity of air may be as high as speed of
sound in air. We suggest that high levels of frictional stress
perpetuate airway inflammation in airways which are already inflamed
and vulnerable to frictional stress-induced trauma in patients with
asthma. Activities associated with rapid ventilation and higher
frictional stress (e.g. exercise, hyperventilation, coughing, sneezing
and laughing) cause asthma to worsen whilst activities that reduce
frictional stress (Yoga 'Pranayama', breathing a helium-oxygen mixture
and nasal continuous positive airway pressure) are beneficial. Therefore
control of cough may have anti-inflammatory benefits in patients with
Jpn J Physiol. 1991;41(6):879-91.
Influence of central respiratory activity on the cough response in
Suzuki H, Kondo T, Yamabayashi H, Kobayashi I, Ohta Y.
Department of Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara,
Cough responses evoked by mechanical stimulation of the
tracheobronchial mucosa in anesthetized and tracheostomized dogs were studied...
Coughing could be
evoked when the dog was made apneic either by hyperventilation or by
the Hering-Breuer reflex...
Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2009;(187):263-76.
Clinical cough I: the urge-to-cough: a respiratory sensation.
Department of Physiological Sciences, Box 100144, HSC, University of
Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
Cough is generated by a brainstem neural network. Chemical and
mechanical stimulation of the airway can elicit a reflex cough and can
elicit a cognitive sensation, the urge-to-cough. The sensation of an
urge-to-cough is a respiratory-related sensation. The role of the
respiratory sensation of an urge-to-cough is to engage behavioral
modulation of cough motor action. Respiratory sensations are
elicited by a combination of modalities: central neural, chemical, and
mechanical. Stimulation of respiratory afferents or changes in
respiratory pattern resulting in a cognitive awareness of breathing are
mediated by central neural processes that are the cognitive neural
basis for respiratory sensations, including the urge-to-cough. It is
proposed that the urge-to-cough is a component of the cough
motivation-to-action system. The urge-to-cough is induced by stimuli
that motivate subjects to protect their airway by coughing...
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