STOP Asthma Symptoms Once and For All

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Use this unique breathing technique to help stop asthma symptoms!

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Today, we're going to talk about how to stop asthma symptoms. This information is based on an interesting book called "Close Your Mouth" and the Buteyko Method.

Try this breathing technique for:

• Asthma

• Stress

• Hay fever

• Snoring

• Sleep apnea

• Insomnia

CO2 is normally considered waste. But CO2 is really important, especially if you have asthma. The Bohr Effect tells us that the binding effect of oxygen in the blood is dependent on CO2.

A person with asthma consumes a lot more air than a person without asthma, but breathing a volume of air that's greater than normal, doesn't increase the amount of oxygen in the blood. If you breathe in more air than normal, you're lowering CO2. The more air, the less oxygen is delivered.

Also, the less CO2 you have, the more the airways are constricted. CO2 relaxes the smooth muscle in the lungs.

The real problem with asthma is over-breathing. But, this also happens with other issues like stress, sleep apnea, and nasal congestion.

Before doing this breathing exercise, measure how long you can hold your breath comfortably. The goal is to get to where you can hold your breath for over 40 seconds comfortably. Seeing how long you can hold your breath will help you know if you're making progress.

This breathing technique helps by increasing the concentration of CO2 and nitric oxide, which is very therapeutic and can help open the sinuses.

How to do this simple asthma breathing exercise:

1. Start breathing through your nose

2. Make sure your breathing is very gentle and calm

3. Make it to where you can't hear your breath while resting

4. Slow your breath down

5. Use your diaphragm to help you breathe—not your chest

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