Respiratory Treatments.

Posted by Wawan on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Respiratory Treatments.
Nasal breathing

Most people hardly notice it because it works automatically and is self-evident - the breathing. But breathing is not the same as breathing. Conscious breathing nose, as it is practiced in yoga, for example, can improve our health. Detoxification processes and activate specific nerve and thus keep our body fit.
Breathing through the nose activates the various processes in the body which promote health
Nasal breathing in yoga
Yoga is now recognized as a means of complementary medicine because it can cope with stress, combat anxiety and depression and even help in lowering blood pressure. But what is it that makes yoga so effective against all these diseases? - A special form of breathing.
While today there are indeed many different yoga styles, they all still have one thing in common: Breathing through the nose (nasal breathing) is the focus. Anyone familiar with this technique is known is that not the mouth but the nose to breathe there.
Pranayama - the breathing control
The special breathing techniques of yoga is called pranayama. Pranayama means "breathing control" and "master the forces of life." This technique involves various breathing exercises that are suitable for both beginners and advanced students. The exercises vary in difficulty here, and in their healing abilities. Depending on the specific style of yoga are either some or all breathing exercises performed in one session.
Nasal breathing and mouth breathing
By nature, encourage nose breathing and mouth breathing completely different physiological reactions in the body. The air sets in the two types of breathing a different way back into our body and thereby comes into contact with various nerve and is enriched with various substances or cleaned of substances. However, there are some assumptions, resulting in the details of the positive effects of nasal breathing.
Nasal breathing stimulates the olfactory nerve
One reason for the positive effects of nasal breathing could be the stimulation of the olfactory nerve. The flow of air is inhaled through the nose, is not only cleaned and humidified by the nose hairs with the help of the mucosa, but it also enabled our olfactory nerve. This in turn is in direct contact with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Both are controlled parts of our brain which have different functions of the autonomic (or vegetative) nervous system. This controls - as the name implies - all automatically processes occurring in our body and can not be said to be influenced consciously. But seem to be various things out that just breathing but has an influence.
The autonomic nervous system
The autonomic nervous system can be divided into three areas:
When the sympathetic nerves are known to activate our bodies in strenuous or stressful situations that increase the heart rate and thus make us into situations or escape with a powerful attack and alert.The parasympathetic nervous system, however, is the calming nervous system that controls our bodies so that they can relax and regenerate.The enteric nervous system (ENS) is the nervous system of the gastro-intestinal tract and is also part of the autonomic nervous system.The parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system through their opposing effects can control our bodies down to the smallest detail, in order to deliver in every situation the right activity.
Nose breathing activates the parasympathetic
Now you can breathe through your nose, you activate the parasympathetic nervous system, apparently while breathing through the mouth probably stimulates the sympathetic nervous system.
The lung is an important key in this organ. Because the pulmonary blood supply our oxygen, which is further distributed to the institutions and those in the first place to be active. The lungs can not deliver enough oxygen into the bloodstream, it quickly felt the urge to inhale breath through the mouth. This leads to an increased heart rate and an overall increase in sympathetic nervous system.
Mouth breathing causes stress
Some pioneers of alternative medicine have now demonstrated that the normal sports body due to mouth breathing may impose additional stress. John Douillard, for example, drew on data on the autonomic nervous system during exercise and compared this nose and mouth breathing. So he was able to demonstrate at the mouth breathing a vastly increased activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and a significant decrease in parasympathetic activity. This measure would mean that we are under stress and to restore our bodies can not.
But was breathed during the exercises through the nose, increased the activity of the sympathetic nervous system is not as sharply. Additional increased, also the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which fell during breathing through the mouth.
Nasal breathing increases oxygen content in blood
Breathing through the nose leads to mouth breathing compared to an increase by 10-15% oxygen saturation of blood. This means our bodies can be better supplied with oxygen and have more energy.
This is due to a physiological reaction of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is formed in the paranasal sinuses and nasal breathing automatically transported to the lungs. Science has since shown that the gas has an important function in the human body. These discoveries made three American researchers, who in 1998 received the Nobel Prize for medicine for it, because before this knowledge was regarded exclusively as nitric oxide pollutant.
Nitric oxide widens the blood vessels
When the gas passes next to the air through the nose into the body to enlarge the pulmonary alveoli, which means that a larger amount of blood flowing through the vessels and more oxygen can be absorbed. This happens not when it is breathed through the mouth.
Other positive effects of nitric oxide are also:
1. improving the functioning of the nervous system2. support the protection and repair of cells.3. the improvement of blood circulation4. pain relief5. support in weight loss6. improving the performance7. the anti-inflammatory properties8. improving digestion9. the improvement of the immune system10. help in the prevention of cancer11. the improvement in brain functionIf you look at this list, it becomes evident that nitric oxide contributes an amount to a positive safety effect of nasal breathing. People who have experienced the health benefits of yoga proper breathing example already in his own body need, however, no scientific evidence proving that nasal breathing support our health.
So, you breathe healthy!

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