Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Breathing Exercise To Unblock The Nose by Artour Rakhimov, PhD

There is a simple breathing exercise to unblock the nose developed by Russian doctors. About 200 doctors taught it to thousands of their patients. Most patients, according to published studies of these doctors, could unblock their nose in about 2-3 minutes.

Steps to follow

Pinch your nose and start walking quickly with your nose pinched and your mouth closed. You probably will be able to make 20-30 steps. Hold your breath until you get a strong desire to breathe (air hunger). Sit down with your spine absolutely straight and focus on your breathing. After releasing your nose, while sitting, resume your breathing but keep the mouth closed. Instead of taking your usual big inhalation, take a smaller inhalation and then immediately relax all muscles, especially upper chest and all other breathing muscles. Take another (smaller) inhalation and again completely relax. With each breath, take a small or reduced inhalation and then completely relax. The goal is to preserve this level of air hunger for 2-3 minutes with maximum possible relaxation of the body. The breathing is frequent during this reduced or shallow breathing but this is OK.

If later your breathing becomes heavy, your nose will get blocked again. Then you can repeat this exercise. You can download the free PDF manual “How to maintain nasal breathing 24/7” from here:

Our breathing pattern has profound effects on circulation and blood supply to all tissues. For example, breathing through the mouth affects hundreds of biochemical and physiological processes in the human body. Sleeping on the back can make breathing about 2 times heavier reducing oxygenation and triggering sleep apnea, mouth breathing, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, and many other problems.

If you retrain your breathing pattern, so that after your exhalation, you can comfortably hold your breath for 25 or more seconds after your usual exhalation, your problem with the blocked nose will disappear. Thus, a permanent solution to the problem of a blocked nose is to have normal breathing parameters 24/7 to sustain good body oxygenation.

This test (stress-free breath holding time after one’s usual exhalation) or body oxygen content (in seconds) is the main health-measuring tool of the Buteyko breathing self-oxygenating therapy developed by leading Russian physiologist Konstantin Buteyko, MD, PhD. He trained about 200 Russian medical professionals to appply this therapy on sick patients. The therapy was approved by Russian Minister of Health for treatment of asthma and heart disease.