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Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD: A 28 Day Breathing Exercise Plan

by Janet Brindley Singing Dragon
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Pbk 96 pages
AU$27.99 NZ$29.56
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Practising regular breathing exercises helps to develop healthy breathing patterns which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

This is a short, practical guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing, to help maintain the correct ratio of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the bloodstream. The exercises are simple, easy to follow, and designed to work alongside conventional medical care. No special equipment is necessary, you can practise in your own home at your own pace, and this illustrated guide contains all the information you need to get started.

This accessible handbook will be perfect for anyone with COPD who wants to help manage their breathing difficulties, coughing and fatigue with simple and effective techniques. Professionals working with people with COPD, such as physiotherapists and carers will also find the book of interest.

Contents: 1. Welcome to this Four Week Programme. 2. Catch your Breath. 3. Nose Breathe. 4. Stop your Cough. 5. The Buteyko Set. 6. Increasing Tolerance of Breathlessness. 7. Extra Tips to Improve Breathing.

This short book is aimed directly at people who have mild-to-moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It takes the reader through a 28-day plan, divided into two halves (days 1-14 and 15-28), which is designed to address the common problems of dysfunctional breathing patterns. There are ten chapters, which take the reader through the background to dysfunctional breathing patterns and explains why people may feel increasingly breathless during activities... this is a helpful, wellwrittenbook that people with mild COPD may find beneficial. Occupational therapists would find it a usefuladdition to their bookshelf.

Janet Brindley came across Buteyko in 1998. It dramatically improved her asthma, and that of her 14-year-old son. She then left her job as a hospital biochemist and trained to teach Buteyko. She has since worked with doctors, physiotherapists and nurses to develop a professional training course and organisation (the Buteyko Breathing Association).