錯誤的深呼吸會傷身

轉載自英國每日郵報:

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英國生物醫療、生理學家 Ian Macdonald 教授警告,如果深呼吸過多的話對人體造成的傷害會遠大於幫助。

過多的深呼吸會打亂我們體內的氧氣以及二氧化碳的平衡,而很容易造成頭暈甚至昏厥。

原文地址 (英文): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-54709/Can-really-lose-weight-breathing.html#ixzz2TzzMe9vX

用嘴巴呼吸 vs. 用鼻子呼吸 [分享]

摘自www.livestrong.com的文章,用嘴巴呼吸 vs. 用鼻子呼吸

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用嘴巴呼吸的壞處

根據牙醫師醫學會(AGD – Academy of General Dentistry), 嘴巴呼吸在過敏患者中特別常見。原因就是當過敏季節來臨時,這些過敏患者常常因為鼻塞所以就養成了用嘴巴呼吸的習慣。而用嘴巴呼吸則會降低我們血液中的氧含量,可能會間接造成高血壓,心臟疾病,睡眠呼吸中止症,以及其它睡眠方面的問題。

小孩子用嘴巴呼吸的潛在風險

嘴巴呼吸對於小孩子的負面影響更大。如果不趁早改善小孩子用嘴巴呼吸的這個習慣的話,很有可能會造牙齒長的參差不齊,下顎無法正常的生長,咬合不良,等等以後需要花費大量的金錢及精力來矯正的問題。牙醫師醫學會的報告也指出用嘴巴呼吸的小孩子通常都會有睡眠方面的困擾,而睡不好的話自然的會影響他們白天在學校學習的情形。尤其是許多被認為是有過動症的小孩子,他們其實只是單純的因為晚上睡不好覺而已。在2009年,巴西的一所大學進行了一項研究,結果也顯是說用嘴巴呼吸的小孩子有更大的機率他們的牙齒會長歪,並且有咬合不正的問題。

完整文章原文 (英文): http://www.livestrong.com/article/213246-mouth-breathing-vs-nose-breathing/#ixzz2TuGMiiON

用嘴巴呼吸會對於小孩子的牙齒生長造成不好的影響

這是一個美國電視台訪問肯杜拉(Madan Kandula)耳鼻喉科醫師的節目片段。在這段簡短的訪問主要在說明嘴巴呼吸對於小孩子的牙齒生長有什麼樣不好的影響。這段訪談內容其實跟菩提格呼吸協會一直強調的,改善小孩子呼吸習慣來避免戴牙套的道理是一樣的。習慣用嘴巴呼吸的小孩子,他們的下顎會變得比較窄,牙齒也會很容易長歪掉,造成他們以後必須靠牙套或者更大的矯正手術來改正歪牙或咬合不正等問題。除了活受罪,再好的後天矯正也比不上一開始先天自然正常成長的樣子。

 

氣喘日

 

National Asthma and allergy awareness month

image credit: Asthma and Allergy foundation of America

 

 

 

 

 

你知道五月的第一個禮拜二是國際氣喘組織 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 所訂的氣喘日嗎? 今年的話呢那就是五月七號。

所以在這天呢,請已經都沒有氣喘發作的人也還是來測一下自己的CP值吧。花些時間複習一下菩提格呼吸訓練,可以順便再把可能也已經沒有再用的嘴巴膠布再拿出來睡覺時貼一貼,應個景。確保一下自己的呼吸仍然是非常的健康的!

 

側睡可以降低孕婦死產的機率 (轉自紐約時報)

在菩提格訓練課程中,我們除了要求在睡眠中嘴巴要閉起來以外,另外強調的就是側睡。除了因為側睡可以幫助減緩我們呼吸的幅度,讓我們身心更放鬆,側睡其實還有許多其他的好處。以下這篇摘自紐約時報的報導就是講解側睡對於懷孕婦女的幫助。

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side sleeping may reduce risk of stillbirth, image source: belelu.com

以下為原文翻譯:
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一個新的研究指出,在落後國家的婦女在經過指導側著身子睡覺以後,許多的死產是可以避免的。

一位碩士生的研究中,訪問了220位在迦南一家醫院剛生產完的孕婦,有關他們懷孕期間睡覺的習慣。

美國密西根州立大學睡眠中心的 O’Brien教授指出,由於迦南的死產率很高,這項研究對於較貧窮的國家意義甚大,單單靠著在懷孕時盡量的側睡,就可以減少百分之25的死產率。

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Private Session Class Syllabus (April 2013)

Session Syllabus

Buteyko Educator: Howard Tseng
Buteyko Breathing Training in greater Vancouver area in BC, Canada
(This is for reference only, actual session content may change depending on individual condition and progress. For private session, contents may be altered to better suit your need)

Week 1:
– Asthma
– How to breathe correctly: Deep breathing? Shallow breathing? Slow breathing?
– Monitor your progress: CP value
– How to unblock your nose
– Shhh! Close your mouth!

Week 2:
– Sleep Apnea and Snoring
– Cleansing Reactions
– Air Diet with reduced breathing

Week 3:
– Speaking using Buteyko
– Facial development in Children
– Air Diet

Week 4:
– Indoor exercise using Buteyko
– Nasal Irrigation
– Food

Week 5:
– Review
– Outdoor Exercise using Buteyko
– Air Diet

SHARE: “Learning to breathe (aged 41) finally got my asthma under control”

Here’s an article posted on UK’s daily mail, about how this lady controlled her asthma through breathing training.

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Few of us give a second thought to how we breathe.
But if we did, we’d probably think we should be breathing deeply and getting plenty of oxygen into our system.
In fact, if you have asthma, trying to inhale too much oxygen could make it worse, say experts.
This is because it can disturb the delicate balance of CO2 — carbon dioxide — in your lungs, which is crucial to the process of transporting oxygen around the body.
Too much CO2 sets up a vicious circle of worsening symptoms, which may lead to hospitalisation.
‘Quite often, asthma patients have to work harder to breathe, but if they work too hard — drawing in too much oxygen — their CO2 goes down, breathing gets harder and their chest gets tighter,’ explains Dr John Moore-Gillon, a spokesman for the British Lung Foundation.
‘Overbreathing can, in fact, affect anyone,’ he adds.
But it’s thought to be widespread in people with existing lung conditions such as asthma.
For them, not only are the effects more obvious, but they’re riskier as they are more prone to feeling wheezy and tight in their chests in the first place.
It can also be harder to get out of the cycle of tightness once it has started.
The difficulty is spotting the problem of overbreathing (known as Breathing Pattern Disorder, or BPD).
Dr Moore-Gillon says: ‘The symptoms — whether you have asthma or not — can be quite vague: a sort of muzziness in the head or tingling in the fingers.

Read the complete article on: DailyMail UK

Buteyko Breathing segment on StarTV Asia (Video)

StarTV Asia talking about how Buteyko Breathing helps to alleviate Asthma symptoms, Sleep apnea, and many others; as well as conflicts between traditional medicals and the drug-free Buteyko method

httpv://www.youtube.com/embed/U_ojkFAb_lc

Quick Update

This post was originally posted on http://www.buteykotoday.com on 18th-FEB-2013.

We’ll now be using wordpress for posting update for www.buteykotoday.com, our newly set up website for serving the Vancouver area. At the moment, www.buteyko.com.tw will be managed by Dr. Hung Chen Tseng in Taiwan.

On Saturday (16th-Feb), Howard met with Buteyko Educator Chris Bauman from Victoria, at Dr. Edmund Liem’s dental office in Burnaby. It was the last session for a group of dentist learning Buteyko Technique to help patients with sleep apnea and snoring, as well as to reduce the chance of developing crooked teeth in children.