Recognising breathing pattern disorders, hyperventilation and self help on breathing technique
Symptoms - Breathing pattern disorders and hyperventilation syndrome can present in different ways: tension, fatigue, anxiety, breathlessness, fast breathing, frequent yawning or sighing, tingling in arms and fingers, upper back and chest stiffness, dizziness, faintness, headaches, palpitations, cold hands and feet, sickness and abdominal pain.
Read more at: http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/assets/public/dchs/services_we_provide/service-directory/our-services/health-psychology/Information-sheets/stress&anxiety/Hyperventilation%20Syndrome.pdf
Also, read more and find self help with a breathing exercise at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VThoVHe6yYA
Breathing re-training is helping for reducing intensity and frequency of symptoms. Credit to Derbyshire Community Health Services and Rotherham, Doncaster and Humber Foundation Trust.
Breathing pattern disorders
Breathing pattern disorders is a condition present in the 20-30 percent of the population. Often is associated with stress, tension, muscle fatigue, low back pain, neck stiffness, pins and needles in the arms/hands, Osteopathic approach to this problem is optimising the body structures (muscles, joints) responsible for breathing and breathing re-training. Thanks to Leon Chaitow for his huge share of knowledge on this field.
Avoid low back pain episodes keeping you active and moving. A very gentle and effective exercise is pilates "the cat". This exercise will encourage movement of your low back, flexion-extension and if done everyday will help to maintain an healthy back. If you perceive tenderness or pain not recognised as stretching discomfort avoid doing this exercise.
This is a great pic/graph to remind us the way to feel better and stay well. Keeping active is the best option to avoid back pain episodes.
Credit to University of Missouri http://extension.missouri.edu/p/N388
Have you got a healthy back?
Bending forward from standing is a good indicator for a healthy back.
One of my preferred techniques. Thanks to Leon Chaitow for his work to keeping this protocol alive.
Massimo Monticelli M.Ost