Allergies: How To Reduce Allergens You Inhale

Learn how to control your respiration to decrease the allergens you inhale. Establish natural breathing patterns to prevent various allergies, especially those triggered by pollen, dust, smoke, mold, and animal dander. Improve your immune system by breathing better. Sasha Yakovleva, Advanced Buteyko Specialist explains how to apply Buteyko Breathing Normalization to reduce or stop allergies without medication.

Stop Vacuuming In Allergens

There are many aspects of Dr. Buteyko’s teachings about allergies, but today I want to mention just two of them.

The first one is simple. Many people breathe through their mouths, and when they do so, they inhale air excessively. As many of you know, the nose is for breathing and the mouth is for eating; the nose conditions air for our consumption similar to the mouth conditioning food for our digestion. When it comes to air, the nose has many functions and has a lot of work to do, especially during spring when the air is full of pollen. One of the principal roles of the nose is filtering and purifying the air.

When we breathe through the nose, we inhale much less air compared to when we breathe through the mouth; in addition, the nose cleans and sanitizes the air. Let’s say, a woman is reactive to pollen, and during spring, she is struggling to be outside because she sneezes and coughs a lot. If she starts breathing through her nose, she will take in 2-6 times less air. And this air will be purified. This means that she will be inhaling 2-6 times less of allergens and therefore her reaction to these allergy triggers, most likely, will be reduced by 2-6 times.

Breathing through the nose all the time, not only outside but twenty-four hours a day is an excellent prevention of allergies triggered by different elements in the air. Become mindful of your respiration and start breathing through your nose all the time. This includes the nighttime, when you are physically active when you feel stressed, and also when you talk. Most people inhale through their mouth when they speak, and they have no awareness that they are mouth-breathing. Establishing healthy respiration requires breathing through the nose one hundred percent, without any exceptions. If you need help, please contact the Buteyko Breathing Center and one of our Buteyko Specialists will work with you.

The second aspect of Dr. Buteyko‘s work regarding allergies comes to the function of the immune system. The immune system of anyone who suffers from allergies is weak. According to Dr. Buteyko, one of the leading causes of this is over-breathing, which is always present in adults and children who have allergies. Dr. Buteyko determined that chronic hyperventilation weakens the immune system. The best way to strengthen the immune system is by improving breathing, one of the most important functions of our bodies. Our life depends on our respiration; there is no health without healthy breathing. Start preventing allergies by inhaling and exhaling through your nose and practicing quiet, gentle breathing.

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