New Breathing Therapy Rocks Russia
Frolov Breathing Device
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov (www.NormalBreathing.com)
It may look surprising for a Western person, but, during the first decade of the 21st century, more than two million breathing devices were sold, mostly through pharmacies, in Russia. The most famous one is the Frolov respiratory device. It has been used in clinical trials to conquer many chronic conditions, such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes, bronchitis, and some others. Among the key facts related to popularity of the Frolov respiratory device are the following.
- It is endorsed or approved by over 1 hundred GPs, MDs and other health-care professionals.
- More 200 breathing clubs are created in largest cities of Russia.
- The Frolov device was examined in over 25 successful published medical pilot trails and approbations.
- It was been used for chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, angina pectoris, acute bronchitis, myocardial infarction, stroke, bronchial asthma with weakness of respiratory muscles, psychological disorders, digestive problems, hypertension, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, children asthma, asthma exacerbations and many other chronic diseases
- Published clinical pilot trails and approbations discovered its efficiency for diminished shortness of breath, easier removal of mucus, improved digestion, better sleep, less wheezing and partial or complete normalization of the EVC (expiratory vital capacity) renovasography measurements, body antioxidant defense, cardiointervalography results, electrocardiogram, heart rate, blood pressure, and other fundamental biochemical functions.
How could breathing exercises address these health problems and correct so many physiological processes? Breathing provides essential oxygen to the body tissues, while hypoxia (or low cell oxygen content) is a common clinical feature for almost all chronic health disorders.
CO2 and O2 Union
While most modern Individuals believe in a superstition that deep or heavy
breathing (hyperventilation) should build up oxygen concentration in
body cells, several hundreds of physiological studies have demonstrated that
hyperventilation reduces body oxygen content. Hypoxia (or low
oxygenation of the body) is produced due to hypocapnic (low CO2)
vasoconstriction of blood vessels (leading to insufficient perfusion of
main vital organs) and the lowered Bohr effect (less oxygen is left by
red blood cells in tissues).
Anyone may easily confirm that over-breathing lowers body oxygen content. Commence forceful or voluntary overbreathing. In around 2-3 min you can pass out or faint. Why? This happens due to lack of oxygen and glucose in the nerve cells of the brain.
Tissues hypoxia promotes many pathologies: immune system dysfunction, anaerobic cellular respiration, blood lactic acid increase, free radical production in cells, chronic inflammation, extra mucus production and many other abnormal reactions. As a result, the easier and slower a person breathes, the more oxygen his tissues get. (Note that here I analyze effects of automatic or unconscious respiratory patterns.)
Moreover, apart from cell oxygenation control, CO2 regulates many processes in the human body. These include: relaxation of muscle cells, repair of alveoli in lungs, mucus production regulation, blood pressure maintenance, sleep control, control of blood sugar, bronchodilation, lactic acid regulation, calcium metabolism, stability of the nerve cells, control of inflammation, synthesis of proteins and hormones, normal immunity, control of viscosity of blood, mucus and other body fluids, free radical suppression, weight monitoring, regulation of blood pH, regulation of pulse and dozens of other fundamental functions.
How to make our breath pattern slower and easier and get more CO2 in the body cells? One option is to breathe through some device that traps and keeps expired CO2 for the subsequent inhalation. During next inhalation CO2 rich air gets into the alveoli of the lungs and rise CO2 in the arterial blood and other body cells. During this breath practice, the respiration regulation center gradually adapts to increased carbon dioxide level in the arterial blood and later, after the breathing session, our unconscious respiration pattern becomes slow and easy. That is the mechanism of the Frolov breathing device therapy.
How is it possible that Frolov breathing training device can be employed for so many seemingly different chronic conditions? This is to be expected since hyperventilation and resultant hypoxia (or low oxygen content in tissues) are found in virtually all chronic disorders There are tens of medical research publications (see my site for details) that have found 100% prevalence of chronic hyperventilation in people with asthma, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and many other diseases of civilization.
Frolov Breathing Device History and Frolov Device Effects web pages from NormalBreathing.com provide more details about this medical therapy.
NormalBreathing.com has hundreds of medical quotes, references, graphs,
charts, tables, results of trials, analysis of breathing techniques
(Buteyko, Frolov, Hatha Yoga, Pursed Lip Breathing, Resperate, etc.), free breathing
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