Paradoxical breathing exercises
Doctor from Novosibirsk Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko called his system the treatment of asthmatic diseases and their derivatives volitional elimination of deep breathing — BLGD. The paradox of the developed system can be seen in the following positions:
– deep breathing, considered a panacea, on the contrary, is the source of many diseases;
– the deeper the breath. the less oxygen enters the body cells;
– the more carbon dioxide in the tissues, the more they can absorb oxygen;
– healthy people breathing during sleep becomes less, and patients, on the contrary, deepens;
and physical exercise, the carbon dioxide content in the tissues of healthy people increases, and patients is reduced.
According to Buteyko, diseases such as bronchial asthma, pulmonary emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, hypertension, angina, chronic nephritis, should be attributed to diseases arising from excessive deep breathing, Stripping from the tissues they need carbon dioxide. This gas, according to Buteyko, for the body is much more important than oxygen. in the air around 21% oxygen. If the amount to be reduced by 15% or increase to 80%, the body reacts to it slightly. If you change the amount of carbon dioxide is at least 0.1% in the direction of increase or decrease, the body will immediately notice it and with rattling I return the index of CO2 to normal. If the tissue to reduce the level of oxygen, they will not die, at the same time reducing the CO2 content leads to paralysis, is due to the fact that in the development of life on earth and in utero development of human carbon belongs to the defining role.
A healthy person has normal breathing slow, shallow breaths (2, 3), slow exhalation (3, 4) and then pause (3, 4). Asthmatics and hypertensive patients breathing does not have a pause, a deep breath and they alternated with a quick exhalation, which contributes to the rapid excretion of CO2. If a healthy person the amount of external respiration is 5-10 l, then the asthmatic — 10-15 L. in short, the breath, as in hypertensive patients, not weakened, but strengthened, designed to keep carbon dioxide in the alveoli of the lungs at the level of norms constituting 6.5 percent.
In asthmatics it falls to the level of 4-4. 5%.
According to research Buteyko amount of oxygen in the tissues is not dependent on the amount of oxygen in our environment, but it is directly related to the amount in the tissues carbon dioxide. The more carbon dioxide in the tissues and blood, the more they and oxygen. The determining factor is the amount of carbon dioxide, but we cannot say that the more in the body of oxygen, the more carbon dioxide. Therefore, in order to increase the content of oxygen in the tissues, it is necessary to increase the content of carbon dioxide in the blood. This is achieved paradoxical gymnastics Buteyko, based, as already mentioned, the strong-willed breath.
If the person using volitional breath will learn to maintain and alveolar air carbon dioxide content at 6.5%, it will reduce the likelihood of diseases such as bronchial asthma, stenocardia, hypertension, is caused by deficiency and blood carbon dioxide.
This method of recovery, despite the PA its singularity and our days, was known to the ancient physicians. Distinguished doctors of Ancient Rome Galen and Celsus, as indicated in his book “Secrets of the Russian temper” I. Ivanchenko, advised his patients to hold their breath for the prevention and treatment of almost all diseases.
These modern physiology reinforce the importance of carbon dioxide for vnutrismennyh processes. It affects the digestive salivary glands, pancreas, liver and stomach. Experiments on rabbits it was found that adding in their diet drug caboxylic containing large amounts of CO2 led to more rapid healing of wounds and recovery of blood cells after blood loss. So the soldiers, eating mainly plant food containing a large amount of carbon dioxide in the form of bicarbonate, brine heal faster.
The pathological process of various diseases, according to Buteyko, run the following script: stress causes rapid breathing, hyperventilation reduces CO2 content in the nerve cells that leads to activation and increased sensitivity, and consequently, to a more acute perception of reality.
The result of this is to increase respiration and further washout of carbon dioxide from the tissues. A vicious circle, out of which no special effort is not easy.
Causes of hyperventilation can be:
– negative emotions, especially had not responded;
– sedentary lifestyle;
– the habit of coffee, tea, nicotine, meat and fatty foods. Preservation in the tissues carbon dioxide contribute:
– volitional breath;
– physical exercise;
– restful sleep and meditation;
– shallow, shallow breathing, breathes in the morning just waking up;
– water treatments with a pleasant water temperature;
vegetarian diet and fasting;
-some herbs and drugs: menthol, validol, bromides, Valerian, cut.
The scheme itself is voluntary breath normalization, according to the Buteyko method, as follows. The usual calm breath breath breath PA volitional effort how much you can endure a full breath exhale – pause equal to 1/10 of the maximum delay.
Breath Buteyko recommends to hold your nose and keep breath after the delay was shallow and difficult cell was not raised. The duration of the first delay 10 sec, then after practice, the duration increases to 180-210 C. Asthmatics are advised to delay every five minutes, in 15 hypertensive patients, healthy people can practice the exercises pas breath while walking in the fresh air. It strengthens the body through its enrichment with carbon dioxide. patients are encouraged to practice 5-8 hours a day with breaks for 1 – 1.5 hours.
Hypoventilation training is to develop the ability to breathe in the rhythm of one breath per minute. When you do this, you must breathe the stomach through the nose, exhale should be twice as long as inhalation. The breath is the inhalation and on the exhalation. Very good to do this exercise and do the counting of the breath in the calm rhythm of a step on the walk. The rhythm can be: 10 steps — inhale, 20 steps — delay, 20 steps — exhale and 10 steps — delay. Workout time — 15-20 min.