Breathing Exercises: Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Edema
Learning the Buteyko method by modules
Module 8-A. Restrictions, side effects, limits, and temporary contraindications
Respiratory disorders involving lungs
Respiratory disorders involving lungs (asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, tuberculosis; pulmonary edema; etc.)
The restrictions relate only to breathing sessions with the DIY breathing device.
These groups of people should be gentle in relation to their damaged lungs tissue. Intensive mechanical stimulation of their lungs (in terms of amplitude and velocity of inhalation and exhalations) during initial stages of learning should be avoided. Later, they can gradually increase these parameters.
Hence, they should avoid any fast inhalation and exhalations, as well as maximum inflations and deflations of their lungs. All exercises are done in a comfortable way with good care for the current abilities of their lungs.
Reference pages: Breathing norms and the DIY body oxygen test:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in body tissues
- Nerve stabilization: Carbon dioxide has powerful calmative and sedative effects on brain neurons and nerve cells
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