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breathing:

see respirationrespiration,
process by which an organism exchanges gases with its environment. The term now refers to the overall process by which oxygen is abstracted from air and is transported to the cells for the oxidation of organic molecules while carbon dioxide (CO2
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breathing

[′brēth·iŋ]
(engineering)
Opening and closing of a plastics mold in orderto let gases escape during molding. Also known as degassing.
Movement of gas, vapors, or air in and out of a storage-tank vent line as a result of liquid expansions and contractions induced by temperature changes.
(materials)
Permeability of plastic sheeting to air, bubbles, voids, or trapped gas globules.
(physiology)
Inhaling and exhaling.
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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.
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.
Diaphragmatic breathing involves taking air deep into the diaphragm, which is the muscular partition which separates the abdomen from the chest.