By Dr. Artour Rakhimov - Last updated on August 9, 2018
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 a persistent
cough is chronic inflammation due to
positive body voltage. This problem can be solved by normalization of the electrical
voltage of the human body.
Why do people with asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis and some other conditions suffer from persistent coughing?
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 a reduction in the body and brain O2 content and without creating more inflammation.
Cough-gone 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 for chronic coughing 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 center 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
The permanent remedy for a persistent cough
testing thousands of their patients, the Russian medical doctors (who
developed this exercise) found that
a persistent cough is possible only in those people who have at least twice
less oxygen in body cells (measured in seconds using the DIY
body-oxygen test). As a result, the permanent remedy for chronic coughing is
to slow down the unconscious- or automatic-breathing pattern closer to the
medical norm. With more than X seconds for the body oxygenation test, coughing disappears completely. You can find this magic number X in the next paragraph as your bonus content.
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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.