Breathing Retraining and Relaxation Techniques
Did you know that one in ten New Zealanders experience some form of breathing disorder or chronic over-breathing?
This can produce a range of disturbing symptoms baffling to both the patient and the doctor. Worry over this may lead to further over-breathing and a build up of symptoms. Breathing this way can become a habit. This in itself is a major stress and a vicious cycle is created.
Symptoms that you may experience include:
- frequent sighing and yawning
- breathing discomfort*
- disturbed sleep
- erratic heart beats*
- feeling anxious
- pins and needles
- upset gut/nausea/reflux
- chest pains*
- shattered confidence
- tiredness and fatigue
- achy muscles and joints
- dizzy spells* or feeling “spaced out”
- irritability or jumpiness
- feelings of “air hunger”
*see your doctor if you experience these symptoms
- asthma or COPD
- “burning the candle at both ends”
- cough and colds/bronchitis
- chronic pain – physical and emotional
- frequent or stressful telephone calls
- hormone imbalances – PMT or menopause
- mouth breathing/nasal problems
- poor posture/ergonomics
- tight clothing
- viral sickness
Want to know more?
Respiratory Physiotherapy Service
Our respiratory physiotherapy service is designed to break the cycle; restoring energy efficient breathing, improving energy levels and renewing self confidence.
Patrice Guise is a certified Bradcliff Practitioner with a special interest in the treatment of breathing pattern disorders.
Please ask for Patrice by name when calling for a Bradcliff appointment.