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Best Natural Treatment for Cough: 3 Easy Breathing Exercises

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- Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD
- Last updated on August 9, 2018

Effects of cough and overbreathing on brain O2This most natural cough-treatment home remedy (simple breathing exercises) was developed and used by over 170 Russian medical doctors. The breathing exercise has been tested on thousands of patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD with a striking success. Over 90% of people can immediately (or in 1-2 minutes) reduce their bouts of coughing including problems with persistent dry cough at night in bed or during sleep. This technique was applied during 6 most effective clinical trials on asthma with about 90% reduction in medication in hundreds of asthmatics. (Note that coughing is the central symptom of asthma.)

Tens of medical studies proved that people with asthma, COPD, bronchitis, and many other "coughers" breathe about 2-3 times more than the medical norm. Overbreathing makes any cough treatment ineffective unless it is eliminated.

Ventilation rates (chronic diseases)

Condition Minute
Number of
All references or
click below for abstracts
Normal breathing 6 L/min - Medical textbooks
Healthy Subjects 6-7 L/min >400 Results of 14 studies
Asthma 13 (+-2) L/min 16 Chalupa et al, 2004
Asthma 15 L/min 8 Johnson et al, 1995
Asthma 14 (+-6) L/min 39 Bowler et al, 1998
Asthma 13 (+-4) L/min 17 Kassabian et al, 1982
Asthma 12 L/min 101 McFadden, Lyons, 1968
COPD 14 (+-2) L/min 12 Palange et al, 2001
COPD 12 (+-2) L/min 10 Sinderby et al, 2001
COPD 14 L/min 3 Stulbarg et al, 2001
Cystic fibrosis 15 L/min 15 Fauroux et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 10 L/min 11 Browning et al, 1990
Cystic fibrosis* 10 L/min 10 Ward et al, 1999
CF and diabetes* 10 L/min 7 Ward et al, 1999
Cystic fibrosis 16 L/min 7 Dodd et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 18 L/min 9 McKone et al, 2005
Cystic fibrosis* 13 (+-2) L/min 10 Bell et al, 1996
Cystic fibrosis 11-14 L/min 6 Tepper et al, 1983

Medical people and patients with coughWhat are the effects of chronic heavy breathing in relation to a possible treatment of a cough? Among the known effects of chronic hyperventilation and hypocapnia (see CO2 links in resources), in relation to persistent dry cough, are:
- overstimulation or irritation of cough receptors in the tracheobronchial tree and larynx due to hypocapnia (low CO2)
- constriction of airways due to hypocapnia
- mechanical irritation of the constricted airways due to large movements of air during coughing and drying of airways
- chronic respiratory infections and inflammation due to suppression of the immune system caused by cell hypoxia and other effects caused by hyperventilation
- low oxygen content in mitochondria of cilia cells that prevent normal removal of mucus and other debris out of the lungs and airways (not only humans, cilia cells also experience chronic fatigue due to low O2 content, causing their inability to beat in unison and remove mucus and pathogens).

Obviously, these factors also worsen asthma, bronchitis, and other conditions that relate to diseases of airways or respiratory conditions. As a result, dry cough, due to too much mucus, can become wet or a moist cough.

Complete and best treatment of coughing (cure)

Here are details for this best and successful natural cough treatment that can be naturally done at home. It works well for dry and wet cough as well. This YouTube video (below) is currently ranked at the top for "cough treatment" in YouTube search.

Note that those with coughing always have less than 20 seconds for the body O2 test (CP test). That is much less than the medical norm of 40 seconds. If you retrain your breathing pattern so that you have more than a certain number (X) for the body-oxygen test result 24/7, then your chronic problems with coughing will disappear completely. This number X is provided right below here as your bonus content.

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Woman treatment of coughingRelated cough treatment web pages:
- Get Rid of Cough - The main breathing exercise that is used during bouts of coughing to stop them and reduce the damage caused by coughing to airways, lungs, and all body cells
- Stop Coughing At Night - A breathing technique and exercise to reduce duration and severity of night coughing. A similar exercise is used for insomnia problems during sleep.
- Cause of Cough - A general overview of the physiological mechanism that makes coughing chronic or persistent.
- Get Rid of Phlegm and Mucus - How to eliminate mucus and phlegm without tearing and damaging airways.


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