- Updated on October 29, 2020
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author
- Medically Reviewed by Dr. David Walker, CPA, Licensed Psychologist
While teaching breathing retraining for over 10 years to thousands of my students, I noticed that any student with anxiety or panic attacks can naturally get rid of their symptoms with easier and slower breathing. This page provides an overview of anxiety and panic, as well as their relation to breathing, and how to treat anxiety naturally with breathing normalization.
Symptoms of anxiety attacks
– Chest tightness
Early signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders
Treatment of anxiety disorders with breathing retraining
Anxiety breathing disorders do not appear in people with normal breathing parameters. Overbreathing or chronic hyperventilation is manifested in low body oxygenation (less than 20 seconds for the body-oxygen test) and hypocapnia, which causes overexcited states of nerve cells. Both these effects take place due to chronic hyperventilation present in over 90% of people (see Homepage for clinical studies).
The main impact of healthy lifestyle factors on anxiety breathing disorders is lighter and easier breathing manifested in increased cell oxygenation. Vice versa, lifestyle risk factors intensify breathing (make it faster and deeper) causing hypocapnia (carbon dioxide deficiency) and all negative effects related to low CO2 levels in the blood and other cells.
Reduce anxiety through breathing
– The effects of exercise depend on the presence of nasal breathing (in and out) and changes in blood gases and nitric oxide blood concentrations
Anxiety breathing problems
– Lack of or insufficient physical exercise
Permanent solution for anxiety breathing disorders
Here is a technique (see it on the right side) from the YouTube video “How to get rid of anxiety” with a breathing exercise. The exercise was developed and used by more than 160 Soviet medical doctors. It requires about 2-3 minutes and helps over 90% of people with anxiety.
If you are interested in how to naturally solve anxiety problems for good (with the Buteyko Method and breathing retraining), then this video “Breathing Retraining and Buteyko Method for Anxiety” provides details of this master plan:
In order to eliminate symptoms of anxiety and breathing too heavily and get rid of anxiety attacks for good, one needs to achieve more than X seconds for the body-oxygen test. The number X is provided below as your bonus content.
With over 30 s for the CP test, in the morning as well, and pulse below 75 (sitting, at rest), people are free from anxiety attacks all the time.
There are various breathing techniques that lead to the increased oxygen content in brain cells.
Related web page: CO2: body-made sedative and tranquilizer