A Simple Cure For Asthma

Although there is no formal definition for the cause of asthma, one prevailing hypothesis is the theory of overbreathing. This theory states that the more a person overbreathes, the more that individuals body is likely to produce an asthma attack in order to preserve levels of carbon dioxide in their body.

If this hypothesis holds true then the most effective way to treat asthma is not by using certain medications but by reducing the internal breathing volume. By reducing breathing volume less carbon dioxide will be excreted from the body, thus eliminating the bodies need to resort to an asthma attack.

There are many different strategies to reduce one’s breathing and thus their likelihood of developing asthma or of encountering an asthma attack. The easiest of these strategies is to change ones method of breathing.

Many asthmatics have a common characteristic in that they are all mouth breathers. This means that, whether they are aware of it or not, their method of breathing will be to inhale through the mouth and to exhale through the mouth.

Their are many problems with this method of breathing from tooth malalignment, facia malalignment, tooth decay, and even bad breath. The main problem with this method of breathing however, is that it automatically promotes overbreathing.

A much better way of breathing is through the nose. Compared to the mouth, the nose has a much smaller air passage. This will ensure that the volume of air that is breathed is tightly regulated since the small passageway of the nose will automatically produce resistance.

There are also other important factors that make nose breathing more beneficial. Many people will go to great trouble changing their environment to reduces asthma triggers. They buy new carpets, new curtains, new bedding. They even install high-tech vacuum systems to try and remove anything that may be causing a trigger.

A much more effective (and less expensive!) strategy is to breathe through the nose. The nose is lined with a mucus membrane that filters large particles that can be triggers for asthma. It is estimated that approximately three quarters of all bacteria entering the nose are deposited on this blanket and therefore are eliminated. Breathing through the mouth does not remove these particles like the nose does.

If any person with asthma wishes to test this hypothesis of overbreathing then they should try this method of breathing through the nose. The nose was designed to be our primary breathing vessel, not the mouth, and switching from mouth to nose breathing will do a great deal for reversing one’s asthma symptoms.