Building and Rebuilding the Lungs
The average person reaches peak respiratory function and lung capacity in their mid 20's. Then they begin to loose respiratory capacity: between 10% and 27% for every decade of life! So, unless you are doing something to maintain or improve your breathing capacity, it will decline, and with it, your general health, your life expectancy, and for that matter, your spirit.
Heart attacks, cancer, strokes, pneumonia, asthma, speech problems and almost every disease known to mankind is worsened or improved by how well you breathe; the quality of your respiration.
With certain limitations as to genetic abnormalities, time and age of the individual, lung tissue can be revitalized. We focus somewhat on emphysema here to show others that even it can be improved and to use it as a role model and source of inspiration even for those without lung disease.
The faster progress you wish the
more of the below you need to utilize.
Shortness of Breath Program including
the approaches in the BHLN are the most efficient and least expensive.
The Center for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, showed that the fourth leading cause of death in this country in 1994 was emphysema and bronchitis. Elsewhere reported, asthma has increased 66% in the last ten years. When the oxygen supply lessens the heart must work harder. Germs, viruses, and bacteria are anaerobic. They cannot survive in high concentrations of oxygen.
emphysema is possible. The lungs that medical science thought impossible
to reactivate can if fact be reactivated".
1. Lung tissue, just like brain and heart tissue thought previously lost to sickness or non use, can be reactivated.
2. Your lungs become less active and actually shrink in size if you do not use them properly or abuse them. If you want to live as long and as healthy as possible you need to offset that "shrinkage" with specific breathing exercises, lung expansion and diaphragm enlarging techniques and proper natural hygiene.
3. A small number of people with emphysema are born without a lung-protecting enzyme called alpha1-antitrypsin. This makes them more likely to develop emphysema at an earlier age. This may make raw foods critical to optimal health but I am not sure which foods contain the above mentioned enzyme.
4. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the primary COPD diseases.
"Dr. Robert Nims, M.D., now retired chief of pulmonary medicine at West Haven Veterans Hospital in Connecticut,
"The standard teaching was that air trapped in the emphysematous lung was trapped and could not be exhaled. For this reason the diaphragm was pushed down to a flat position and the ribs were elevated. Now I told Carl in no uncertain words that he was ‘mildly demented’ to say that he could effect a rise in the diaphragm and a descent in the ribs, but we got rather spectacular results showing that he did do this."
During the Stough Institute Breathing Coordination study, every test known in the field was administered to the several hundred patients involved, documenting the success of Breathing Coordination. Every patient who participated in these tests improved in direct relation to the development of the diaphragm and its increased motion. Over the past 40 years, hundreds of lives have been saved and thousands of lives improved."
"I consider Carl Stough to be one of my primary teachers." Michael Grant White
The Framingham study proved that smoking accelerates lung tissue damage by as much as 50%. It also proved that when smoking ceases, the acceleration stops. But most often by then the lungs have had severe loss of function.
Can this function be returned? A great deal of it? Absolutely.
You need to tackle this holistically with
a complete program of nutrition, cleansing, Optimal Breathing®
techniques plus general overall movement type exercises that activate
the breathing system in a non stressful way such as low impact standing
type aerobics, walking, dancing, butoh etc.
you for sending the "Secrets of Optimal Natural Breathing" to me
so promptly. I did get it in plenty of time to take it to Cape Cod with
me. There I simply read it several times without trying to do any
exercises or assessments.
the past few days I have been trying to work with the exercises. I have
also worked with the tape once. I intend to continue all this because
already I have had some significant help.
do plan to come up for some individual work in the next few months. I am
quite taken back by your work. I recently finished a pulmonary rehab
program at Vanderbilt University; and this morning when I walked (hobbled
for a few blocks) I thought: "Well everything I did in that program
was a kind of forcing; and now for the first time, I am glimpsing what it
means to take a real breath."
I got home my oxygen saturation jumped up to 99% for the first time.
"I read all of your information and pretended I was on the beach watching the ocean just like you said. When I received your study I tried each exercise. I visualized my lungs as hard and crusty and the only way to improve was breaths from my knees to the top of my head with long exhales and letting the in breath come in by itself.
With a little improvement each day I am attempting to stomach breathe
while walking. The more I convince myself that the cause of my improvement
is deep breathing -----the more I extend the time I deep breathe each day.
I am walking up to one mile daily now. Many thanks Mike."
Recommended Program - includes exercises, rib cage expansion tool and techniques, diaphragm strengthening tool, information on nutritionals, herbals, homeopathics, cleansing etc.
Theme programs including
the Optimal Breathing Kit
1. Energy, Vitality, Depression
2. Mental Focus, Concentration, Memory
3. Shortness of breath including:
Asthma Bronchitis COPD
4. Singing, Speaking and Personal Power
5. Sleeping and Snoring
6. Sports Performance
7. Weight Management
8. Calming Relaxation: anger-anxiety-headaches-high blood pressure-pain reduction, emotional balance, stress management
9. Stop smoking
10. Better breathing in general = The Optimal Breathing Kit
11. Study the Breath, For Life
12. Heart Beat Irregularity and Chest Pains
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The breathing improvement techniques, practices and products outlined in this publication are extremely gentle, and should, if carried out as described, be beneficial
to your overall physical and psychological health. If you have any serious medical or psychological problem, however, such as heart disease, high blood pressure,
cancer, mental illness, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, you should consult your health professional before undertaking these practices.