Chest Pain and Breathing: Inhaling Deeply, Moving, or Lying
Chest pain when breathing often relates to low oxygen levels in the body. Healthy people, when
asked, say that they do not feel their breathing at all. This is because it is very
slow and small (see numbers below). In contrast,
people with chronic diseases breathe 2-3 times more air than
the medical norm. Their breathing is too fast and too deep. (Many people
actually try to breathe deeply and get sharp chest pain!)
Overbreathing leads to reduced oxygenation of the brain, heart and other vital
organs. As a result, many people develop chest pain when breathing or when
breathing in (during deeper inhalations). This chest pain when inhaling deeply can occur during or after
exercise or when moving, during sleep (especially supine sleep, but also when lying on the left or right sides), after meals (overeating and large meals intensify breathing), due to stress and
deep breathing (which was never a part of classic yoga), and so forth.
We already reviewed a Japanese clinical study, in which doctors asked over 200
patients with coronary artery spasm to voluntarily hyperventilate (to breathe
deeply). What was the
result? 100% of patients experienced sharp angina pain.
It is true that sometimes, chest pain while breathing in deeply can be caused by a
pinched nerve? The source of this trouble can be located in the spine.
However, in over 80% of cases people can immediately reduce their chest pain using a simple
breathing exercise. It is the same exercise as for angina pain or heart attacks.
This exercise moves more O2 to the heart and other tissues.
This YouTube video (on the right side) provides details for this breathing
exercise: How to stop
Sharp chest pain caused by pleurisy (pleuritis or lung inflammation)
Pleurisy (pleuritis) can cause sharp pain in the chest when breathing due to friction of the pleura (a membrane that includes layers of tissue within the inner surface of the chest cavity. When the pleura becomes inflamed, the condition is called "pleuritis".
When the pleura is not inflamed, the acts of inhalations and exhalations do not cause any pain because the friction is negligible. In conditions of inflammation, friction increases 10-100 times causing sharp pain especially for faster and/or deeper respiratory movements.
In such cases, medical attention is required.
How to get rid of a chest pain
If you have persistent chest pain when inhaling
(deeply), you need to slow down your breathing permanently and naturally so as
to increase your body oxygenation up
to a certain number for the DIY CP test (body oxygenation measured in seconds). This means you need to have slower and lighter breathing
24/7 (during sleep as well). This is a proven treatment and cure for chest pain,.
When you've reached a minimum number for your body O2, you will be free from chest pain during sleep, after meals, during exercise
and in other situations. You can find this exact number right below here as your bonus content.
You also need to learn abdominal breathing, since those people who experience chest
pain or sharp pain in the chest are also chest breathers. The links below provide more info about chest
breathing, its treatment, the body-O2 test, and CO2-related effects.
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