• Presentation
• Presented by Steve Darch BBEC BIBIH
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
Agenda
• Personal introduction and experience
• Buteyko breathing theory
• Hyperventilation & stress a modern day
epidemic...
Steve Darch
Member BBEC,BIBIH
• My Asthma condition and health had deteriorated over the
years
• Hospitalisation during 20...
My Treatment History
• 12 years old - Ventolin 100mg
• 16 years old – Ventolin 200mg + Antibiotics.
• 21 years old – Vento...
Severe Chronic Asthmatic with COPD
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
• DOCTOR KONSTANTIN PAVLOVICH BUTEYKO
1923-2003
connection between hyperventilation and health
www.naturalbreathingtrainin...
Chronic hyperventilation & mouth breathing
are major causes of illnesses & disease.
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
Buteyko Breath Connection
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
Associated Health Problems
• Asthma
• Angina
• Hay fever
• Panic attacks
• Low energy (ME)
• Breathlessness
• Skin problem...
The Breath Connection
• Asthma/ COPD, Snoring: All asthmatics breathe 2 to
3 times more than normal
• Heart Diseases: All ...
What Causes Hyperventilation
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
The Breath Connection
STRESS
FIGHT/FLIGHT
REACTIONS
HEALTH
PROBLEMS
Emotional, financial, housing, relationships, work,
sc...
Symptoms of Stress
• Increased heart rate
• Increased blood pressure
• Increased sweating
• Increased adrenalin production...
How Hyperventilation
Makes You Ill
• It lowers carbon dioxide
• It causes airway irritation if mouth breathing
• Nose can ...
HYPERVENTILATION
as we know it …
• Noisy
• Chest movements
• Shoulder movements
• Breathing through the mouth
• Erratic br...
The Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Dioxide = Bad Guy
Oxygen = Good Guy
Buteyko asked the question - is this true?
www.naturalbreath...
The Bohr Effect
Danish Professor Cristian Bohr
won the Nobel Prize in 1904
he discovered that:
Carbon dioxide is necessary...
CO2 relaxes smooth muscle tissue
300,000 km of tubes in the
body
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
HYPERVENTILATION
effects of one minute of
hyperventilation on the
levels of oxygen in the
brain
Blood vessel constriction
...
Bohr Effect
shortage of CO2 in lungs and hemoglobin =
shortage of O2 in the cells.
150 illnesses associated to low CO2 lev...
The Composition of Air
• Nitrogen 78%
• Oxygen 21%
• Carbon Dioxide 0.03%
• LUNGS
• CO2 3%–6.5%
How do we produce CO2?
Inside the body – through exercise
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
CO2 maintains homeostasis – the
balance of pH
Blood pH: acid 7.35 –7.45 alkaline
Too much breathing lowers C02 and blood g...
CO2 affects …
• The biosynthesis of amino acids, bases of
nitrogen, fats and carbohydrates
• Regulation of the tricarboxyl...
SYMPTOMS OF CO2 SHORTAGE
• Sleep problems
• Breathing problems – asthma, COPD,
snoring
• Allergies, rhinitis
• Mental prob...
SYMPTOMS
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
When levels of CO2 fall …
• Airways constrict
• Blood vessels constrict
• Oxygen can’t leave the blood
• The biochemistry ...
WHY ?
• modern day living – stress
• lack of exercise
• over heating
• over eating
• a lot of talking
• breathing through ...
What is Natural Breathing ?
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
New born baby’s breath through their nose
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
The Perfect Breath
• Silent
• Invisible
• Calm
• Through the nose
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
Learn to love your Nose
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
Why Nose Breathe?
• The nose is for breathing because:
• It warms the air if cold & cools it if hot
• It moisturizes dry a...
Nose clearing exercises
Breathe in and out, keep
your mouth closed, hold
your nose and gently nod
your head until you need...
NORMAL BODY PARAMETERS
•
Minute Volume: 4-5L 14L
Temperature: 37°C
Pulse: 60–80
Blood Pressure: 120/80
Blood Sugar: 4–8 mm...
Why hyperventilation
is not readily noticed
Normal breathing at rest 4 to 5 l/min
10 – 12 breathes per minute
Slightly fas...
Measuring your breathing
The Control Pause
Sitting at rest, take a normal breath in, a normal
breath out and hold your nos...
THE CONTROL PAUSE
is a measurement of how long we
can comfortably hold the breath
breath hold CP
The rhythm of breathing d...
CONTROL PAUSE % CO2
• 60 seconds - 6.5 %
• 50 seconds - 6.0 %
• 40 seconds - 5.5 %
• 30 seconds - 5.0 %
• 20 seconds - 4.5...
Bigger Breaths Means Less Oxygen
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 litres
Volume of air breathed per minute
Oxygenatio...
Posture & Breathing
Sitting with straight
back
Shoulders relaxed
Diaphragm free,
not crushed
Relaxed,
comfortable and
bala...
Reduced Breathing
RB means Reduced or Relaxed Breathing
(Soft like a cloth!)
• Relaxation of whole body
• Nose breathing o...
Anti-Hyperventilation Exercise 1
• Breathe in & out twice through the nose , pause your breath for a
count of two.
• Repea...
A Anti-Hyperventilation Exercise 2
Breathe in for two seconds through the nose & out for three
seconds, pause for two seco...
Anti-Hyperventilation Exercise 3
Walk for perhaps three steps while pausing the
breath, breathe in & out through the nose ...
Physical Exercise & Breathing
Buteyko emphasized the need for regular physical
exercise as many of us in today’s modern wo...
Quality of Life
BREATHE LESS
to bring
MORE OXYGEN TO THE BODY
… less is more
www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
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Natural Breathing Presentation Revised November 2014

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  • 1. • Presentation • Presented by Steve Darch BBEC BIBIH www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 2. Agenda • Personal introduction and experience • Buteyko breathing theory • Hyperventilation & stress a modern day epidemic. • The Role of Carbon Dioxide for good health • What is natural breathing? • Breath assessment & retraining exercises www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 3. Steve Darch Member BBEC,BIBIH • My Asthma condition and health had deteriorated over the years • Hospitalisation during 2010 and 2011. • Each hospital stay meant an increasing cocktail of drugs and treatments • Only when I was really ill that I remembered a training course I’d attended in London in 1996 to learn about The Buteyko Breathing Method. • I’d bought the book “Freedom from Asthma” on that course. In my desperation I decided to read it in hospital. • Learning to breathe correctly has turned my life around and gaining this knowledge has given me a deep passion and desire to assist other people to improve their health www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 4. My Treatment History • 12 years old - Ventolin 100mg • 16 years old – Ventolin 200mg + Antibiotics. • 21 years old – Ventolin 200mg + Becotide 100 mg + Antibiotics • 35 years old – Ventolin 250mg + Becotide 250mg + Oral Steroids & Antibiotics as required. • 50 years old – Seritide 250mg + Spiriva, Symbicort ,Ventolin 200, Nebuliser , Oral Steroids , Antibiotics on a daily basis and hospitalisation for 6 weeks • 54 years old – Medication free www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 5. Severe Chronic Asthmatic with COPD www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 6. • DOCTOR KONSTANTIN PAVLOVICH BUTEYKO 1923-2003 connection between hyperventilation and health www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 7. Chronic hyperventilation & mouth breathing are major causes of illnesses & disease. www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 8. Buteyko Breath Connection www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 9. Associated Health Problems • Asthma • Angina • Hay fever • Panic attacks • Low energy (ME) • Breathlessness • Skin problems • Gut problems • Depression Palpitations Muscle spasm Migraines Dizziness Seizures Sleep apnoea Hypertension Phobias
  • 10. The Breath Connection • Asthma/ COPD, Snoring: All asthmatics breathe 2 to 3 times more than normal • Heart Diseases: All heart patients breathe 2 to 3 times more than normal • Sleep apnoea: All sleep disordered patients breathe 2 to 3 times more than normal • Anxiety/Panic attack: All patients suffering anxiety or panic attacks breathe 2 to 3 times more than normal
  • 11. What Causes Hyperventilation www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 12. The Breath Connection STRESS FIGHT/FLIGHT REACTIONS HEALTH PROBLEMS Emotional, financial, housing, relationships, work, school, illness, family, environment, food, injuries, accidents, job loss, loneliness, travel, infections, pain, fear, anger, toxins, community, drugs, etc. Increased breathing rate Increased muscle tension Increased mental tension Asthma Angina Anxiety Breathlessness Cardiac problems COPD Eczema Epilepsy/tics Chronic fatigue syndrome Gastric ulcer Headaches Hay fever Irritable bowel syndrome Hypertension Hyperthyroidism Migraines Depression Sleep apnoea Impaired immune response / Impaired immune response / Increased blood volume from spleen / Release of steroid hormones / Release of stress hormone cortisol / Release of catacholamines / Increased secretion of adrenalin / Release of neuropeptides / Increased heart rate / Decreased fertility or adverse effects on pregnancy / Increased fat deposition & cholesterol levels / Increased blood pressure / Increased histamine production / Spasm of smooth muscle around vessels / Increased sleep disturbances / Increased inflammation of digestive tract / Reduced blood flow to skin / Impaired immune response / Increased blood clotting reaction
  • 13. Symptoms of Stress • Increased heart rate • Increased blood pressure • Increased sweating • Increased adrenalin production • Increased muscle tension • Increased breathing rate • Suppressed immune & digestive systems Breathing is the only response we have any significant control over that can influence all the other effects.
  • 14. How Hyperventilation Makes You Ill • It lowers carbon dioxide • It causes airway irritation if mouth breathing • Nose can block, causing mouth breathing • Structural development of children affected • Impaired oxygenation of tissue • Disturbed body chemistry • Muscle spasm & increased tension • 150 identified illnesses caused by Hyperventilating • 70% of UK residents breathe too much
  • 15. HYPERVENTILATION as we know it … • Noisy • Chest movements • Shoulder movements • Breathing through the mouth • Erratic breathing • Panic breathing www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 16. The Carbon Dioxide Carbon Dioxide = Bad Guy Oxygen = Good Guy Buteyko asked the question - is this true? www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 17. The Bohr Effect Danish Professor Cristian Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1904 he discovered that: Carbon dioxide is necessary for oxygen to be released from the hemoglobin into the tissues. www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 18. CO2 relaxes smooth muscle tissue 300,000 km of tubes in the body www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 19. HYPERVENTILATION effects of one minute of hyperventilation on the levels of oxygen in the brain Blood vessel constriction caused by shortage of CO2 www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 20. Bohr Effect shortage of CO2 in lungs and hemoglobin = shortage of O2 in the cells. 150 illnesses associated to low CO2 levels in blood. www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 21. The Composition of Air • Nitrogen 78% • Oxygen 21% • Carbon Dioxide 0.03% • LUNGS • CO2 3%–6.5%
  • 22. How do we produce CO2? Inside the body – through exercise www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 23. CO2 maintains homeostasis – the balance of pH Blood pH: acid 7.35 –7.45 alkaline Too much breathing lowers C02 and blood goes acidic www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 24. CO2 affects … • The biosynthesis of amino acids, bases of nitrogen, fats and carbohydrates • Regulation of the tricarboxylic acid cycle • Production of acetylcholine in the nervous system • The stimulation of hormone production such as insulin • The stimulation of gastric juices • Redistribution of calcium www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 25. SYMPTOMS OF CO2 SHORTAGE • Sleep problems • Breathing problems – asthma, COPD, snoring • Allergies, rhinitis • Mental problems – concentration, tiredness • Heart problems – circulation, blood pressure • Stress • Any system of the body may be affected through biochemical imbalance www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 26. SYMPTOMS www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 27. When levels of CO2 fall … • Airways constrict • Blood vessels constrict • Oxygen can’t leave the blood • The biochemistry of the body gets out of balance www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 28. WHY ? • modern day living – stress • lack of exercise • over heating • over eating • a lot of talking • breathing through the mouth • belief that taking big breaths is a good thing • illness cycles • habit www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 29. What is Natural Breathing ? www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 30. New born baby’s breath through their nose www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 31. The Perfect Breath • Silent • Invisible • Calm • Through the nose www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 32. Learn to love your Nose www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 33. Why Nose Breathe? • The nose is for breathing because: • It warms the air if cold & cools it if hot • It moisturizes dry air • It protects against most bacteria & viruses • It filters out dirt, dust & irritants • It produces Nitric Oxide for a healthy body • It makes hyperventilation more difficult
  • 34. Nose clearing exercises Breathe in and out, keep your mouth closed, hold your nose and gently nod your head until you need to breathe in. Release your nose & breathe in through your nose. Breathe in & out , keep your mouth closed, hold your nose & start walking, keep walking until you need to breathe, release your nose & breathe in through your nose.
  • 35. NORMAL BODY PARAMETERS • Minute Volume: 4-5L 14L Temperature: 37°C Pulse: 60–80 Blood Pressure: 120/80 Blood Sugar: 4–8 mmol/L Blood pH: 7.35–7.45
  • 36. Why hyperventilation is not readily noticed Normal breathing at rest 4 to 5 l/min 10 – 12 breathes per minute Slightly faster breathing adds 2 to 3 l/min Slightly larger breaths adds 2 to 3 l/min Occasional sighs, yawns or mouth breath adds another 2 to 3 l/min CHHV resulting from above 10 to14 litres
  • 37. Measuring your breathing The Control Pause Sitting at rest, take a normal breath in, a normal breath out and hold your nose. Keep your mouth closed all the time. Release your nose & breathe in gently when you feel you need to breathe. This is the maximum comfortable breath hold after exhaling.
  • 38. THE CONTROL PAUSE is a measurement of how long we can comfortably hold the breath breath hold CP The rhythm of breathing doesn’t change number of seconds www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
  • 39. CONTROL PAUSE % CO2 • 60 seconds - 6.5 % • 50 seconds - 6.0 % • 40 seconds - 5.5 % • 30 seconds - 5.0 % • 20 seconds - 4.5 % • 10 seconds - 4.0 % • 5 seconds - 3.75 %
  • 40. Bigger Breaths Means Less Oxygen 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 litres Volume of air breathed per minute OxygenationofBodyTissue A B C D All hyperventilation related conditions are in this region: asthma, angina, ME, IBS hypertension, panic attacks, sleep apnoea, migraines, depression, hay fever, etc. Normal Breathing Risk to life 0 100 % CP 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 www.naturalbreathingtraining.com Low breathing rate
  • 41. Posture & Breathing Sitting with straight back Shoulders relaxed Diaphragm free, not crushed Relaxed, comfortable and balanced Avoid sleeping on your back, this tends to increase breathing rate, lie on the left side (the best position to reduce breathing), right side or stomach.
  • 42. Reduced Breathing RB means Reduced or Relaxed Breathing (Soft like a cloth!) • Relaxation of whole body • Nose breathing only • Diaphragm breathing • Quiet breathing • Calm quiet mind
  • 43. Anti-Hyperventilation Exercise 1 • Breathe in & out twice through the nose , pause your breath for a count of two. • Repeat • Breathe in & out twice through the nose , pause your breath for a count of three. • Repeat • Continue this way up to a count of ten then reverse the process until you are back to a count of two. • Count in your head, follow with five minutes reduced breathing if this is for asthma relief.
  • 44. A Anti-Hyperventilation Exercise 2 Breathe in for two seconds through the nose & out for three seconds, pause for two seconds. Repeat Breathe in for two seconds through the nose & out for three seconds & pause for three seconds Repeat And so on up to a pause of six seconds for a panic attack or ten seconds for asthma, if possible, then backwards again to two seconds. Stop at the pause you can manage & try again later.
  • 45. Anti-Hyperventilation Exercise 3 Walk for perhaps three steps while pausing the breath, breathe in & out through the nose twice. Walk five steps pausing the breath, breathe in & out through the nose twice. Walk eight steps pausing the breath,……up to perhaps 20 to 30 steps then reverse the process. The limit is stop increasing when you feel you may need a mouth breath.
  • 46. Physical Exercise & Breathing Buteyko emphasized the need for regular physical exercise as many of us in today’s modern world spend more time sitting than moving about. At least three 45 minute sessions per week of good exercise within your capability. This may be just walking, others may be able to do sport or gardening. Often this may be the main reason for lack of progress in improving your breathing despite doing the Buteyko exercises.
  • 47. Quality of Life BREATHE LESS to bring MORE OXYGEN TO THE BODY … less is more www.naturalbreathingtraining.com
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