During the second relaxation training session, the students were taught slow diaphragmatic breathing
at a rate of six breaths per minute.
Ongoing teaching of the intervention via group and individual contact may therefore be more useful during treatment, and training medical staff to be empathic and explain procedures, as well as in the instruction of simple relaxation techniques such as deep diaphragmatic breathing
, will also prove useful in reducing patient distress.
The combination of diaphragmatic breathing
, relaxation, and meditation is a very successful method of dealing with stress.
Directly reduce stress arousal using diaphragmatic breathing
Respiratory muscle strength: Wiens et al (1999) reported respiratory muscle strength in 19 people with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis following 12 weeks of instruction in music therapy with an emphasis on diaphragmatic breathing
compared to a control group.
She came home to confront vocal cord dysfunction that meant she needed therapy to learn diaphragmatic breathing
In BFRT, biofeedback is usually augmented with relaxation techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing
, progressive muscle relaxation training, autogenic training, guided imagery, and meditation.
As diaphragmatic breathing
becomes easier, they may experiment with longer counts or hold the breath between the inhalation and exhalation.
With the return of diaphragmatic breathing
, the massage action of the diaphragm on the internal organs, glands, and spine will stimulate an increase in circulation of the blood, lymphatic, and nervous systems, helping the internal organs and glands to return to a state of health.
Practice diaphragmatic breathing
in short intervals during the day.
A DUTCH study recently found that heart-attack patients who were taught deep diaphragmatic breathing
did not go on to suffer a second heart attack.
involves taking air deep into the diaphragm, which is the muscular partition which separates the abdomen from the chest.