Breathing Exercises Cut Asthma Symptoms by a Third

Breathing exercises cut asthma symptoms.According to The Independent, breathing exercises can cut asthma symptoms by a third.

The Papworth Method is a sequence of breathing and relaxation exercises that was developed in England in the 1960s. The technique was recently test in a randomized, controlled trial, and patients who learned the method experienced a third less symptoms.

Elizabeth Holloway, a research physiotherapist and leader of the study, says, ‘Some of us who use it know it works but there was no scientific evidence. That is why I did the study. Younger doctors don't know about it – over the last several decades the emphasis has been on medication.’

‘It is about breathing like Richard Burton [the Welsh actor] who delivered his lines from deep down in his abdomen,’ continues Holloway. ‘It is not just psychological, it is physical – patients need to learn to drop their shoulders, relax their tummies and breathe calmly and appropriately. They gain greater control and confidence.’

One thought on “Breathing Exercises Cut Asthma Symptoms by a Third

  1. worior September 4, 2007 / 10:09 pm

    take a deep breath, hold it for 3 second and release it slowly help me when i get asthma

    Indra w

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