Good breathing patterns are vital to good health and especially helpful to asthmatics. This is a fresh and original book that looks at aspects of living with asthma in a unique and comprehensive way. The authors take you through a step by step breathing retraining process, which can help to reduce medication use, reduce stress levels, exercise more comfortably and most importantly, breathe more effectively. Dynamic Breathing challenges those with asthma to take responsibility for their own breathing. Written by two physiotherapists, it gives detailed and illustrated suggestions on how to use physical coping skills as a vital part of asthma self-management.
- the mechanics of breathing
- when breathing goes wrong
- sinusitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), post-nasal drip, nasal polyps, sneezing, ear infections and coughing
- good breathing patterns, such as inspiratory muscle training with POWERbreathe
- breathing and exercise
- stretches and movement
- medication and inhalers
Dinah Bradley and Tania Clifton-Smith show that calm, efficient, balanced breathing is the very best start to managing your asthma.