How to stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome?
Caution: I am not a doctor. This site presents only an alternative point of view.
A famous Ukrainian physiologist, Dr. Buteyko, said: "Hyperventilation is the cause of all diseases of today." The opposing camp answered him: "No, hyperventilation is a symptom of the disease." And the expert yogis in breathing were deciding: "the disease and the hyperventilation are linked, they influence each other."
Both statements are completely true.
First, the intense hyperventilation caused by stress generates many very unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms, which we all have already experienced. Most of the time, the following symptoms are put on the side of stress and anxiety. But physiologically speaking, hyperventilation is the cause because it decreases our concentration of CO2, a crucial element for maintaining the acid-base balance of our body.
Secondly, this short and intense hyperventilation can become chronic in cases of prolonged stress. This is a very dangerous situation because our body should quickly recover its calm, calm which is physiologically equivalent to its acid-base balance. If this acceleration of breathing continues, it becomes a chronic hyperventilation syndrome. All the above symptoms will become PERMANENT! Welcome to the world of stress and suffering, physical, emotional and psychic.
Guess what? The current world is constantly hyperventilating, and the ever faster and more competitive society favors it more and more. I invite you to check if you are hyperventilating with Dr. Buteyko who has already developed an alternative health test to determine the rhythm of your breathing.
And third, whether physically or mentally, all sick people hyperventilate. Just do some research on Google to see the many scientific studies that link hyperventilation with any other disease. For example, by looking for "hyperventilation anxiety" (scientific studies are often in English), we have almost a million results.
Chronic hyperventilation healing: my testimony
As a child and a teenager, I have experienced many health problems myself. At the time, medicine focused solely on the symptom and always prescribed the same antibiotics, and the same treatments.
But quickly, in search of an alternative solution, I met the work of Dr. Buteyko who said that all diseases, all imbalances, whatever they are, were actually caused by hyperventilation. By performing his breath test, I got 9 seconds, which corresponds to intense chronic hyperventilation. The absence of hyperventilation corresponds to 40 seconds, which is equivalent to a so-called normal breathing.
I obviously learned to calm my breathing and to breathe less thanks to this method, but also thanks to Yoga and QiQong. Quickly, as I stopped my hyperventilation, my test results increased, and magic... all my health problems disappeared. I will let you to imagine all the gratitude and admiration I feel for the practice of controlling breathing. It's not for nothing that I made it a complete method called Intermittent Breathing.
Hyper ventilation: what to do? The ultimate solution
The first camp will tell you; eliminate the cause of hyperventilation (your health problem) and hyperventilation will stop itself from manifesting. It's a beautiful illusion that can last for years to come (if I take my personal case).
The second camp will tell you: eliminate hyperventilation by breathing less and your health problems will disappear naturally. This is the approach of Dr. Buteyko, but more generally the approach of Yoga. It is not for nothing that the yogis controlled their breathing day and night, it is not to make pretty or organize a show of end of year... He wanted to eliminate all physical and psychic diseases.
While we are still at the stage of wanting to regenerate our poor tired body, the yogis are at the stage of facing their worst psychic demons, says otherwise, they manipulate their breathing to overcome the most unconscious fears.
But what to do concretely to cure chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Well, it's very simple: breathe less (but better). This is exactly the goal of my Intermittent Breathing method that eliminates hyperventilation by soothing your reptilian brain, the one that manages your breathing unconsciously. You can start right now with the basic technique to normalize your breathing deeply.
Watch out for voluntary hyperventilation exercises
Do you think that hyperventilation only affects sick people? Unfortunately, many people voluntarily hyperventilate during yoga training, breathing workshop (rebirth) or during sports. When it’s time to overcome stress, it is advisable to soothe your breathing to stop the cycle of hyperventilation associated with stress, while some therapists encourage you to hyperventilate...
Be very careful about the exercises that you are offered, and systematically refuse the exercises that caused the symptoms mentioned above. The goal is to soothe you and not to stress you voluntarily and to create a state of spasmophilia useless (anxiety, palpitations, cold sweats, etc.).
One last warning, do not try to manipulate your breathing by following general exercises on the Internet. Most are more dangerous than anything else. Use your common sense, inform yourself how to breathe better and understand what you are doing during your exercises.
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