Measuring Body & Brain Oxygen Levels (and how to increase brain and body oxygenation naturally since your breathing is the main factor for oxygen transport to tissues and cells)
How much oxygen is in the body? And how can we test how much oxygen is in the body? Here is the link to the page that discusses this topic in more detail: http://www.normalbreathing.com/body-brain-oxygen-content.php/ .
Spanish pages about body oxygen:
Believe it or not, you don’t have to go to the hospital for an expensive test in order to get an idea of how much oxygen is in your body. (Of course if you are unwell and suffering, you should always go to the doctor for a check up) More about cell oxygen levels – http://www.normalbreathing.com/co2-cells-oxygen.php/ .
As you may already know, using PET scans to measure body oxygen levels in the brain and other organs is probably the most common method used among doctors today. But when solely using these scans, it can be difficult to get a clear picture of your total body oxygen level.
This is due to the fact that the distribution of oxygen around our body is usually very inhomogeneous, or unevenly distributed, and can change from moment to moment depending on which part of the body needs the most oxygen at that time.
For example, the stomach and intestines would use a lot more of the body’s oxygen during digestion than at any other time throughout the day, so taking a scan with the intention of reading body oxygen levels at that time, could leave you with misleading results.
Fortunately, Dr. Buteyko – leading Soviet physiologist who was a Manager of the Respiratory Laboratory for spaceship research in the 1960s – did a wide variety of tests, measuring oxygen levels in the body tissues and their correlation to breathing. From these tests, he was able to create a much simpler test.
In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov is here to explain how Dr. Buteyko’s simple test works, and how anyone can do the test in less than a minute (on average – with the exception of deep-sea divers and the like).
In order to do this simple ‘Breath Holding Test’ or ‘Body Oxygen Test’ you will need to:
– Rest for 5 min. – To ensure that you are calm and that your blood pressure is at a ‘normal’ resting rate)
– While seated, begin to monitor your regular breath (trying not to change it from its usual pattern)
– When you are ready, and after an exhalation, pinch your nose and begin holding your breath
– Start timing your breath hold, from the second you pinch your nose
– Hold only until ‘first point of stress or discomfort’ – i.e. not for as long as you possibly can, that would be a very different number
– Then, release your nose, ensuring that your breathing pattern is the same as it was before the breath hold.
If you feel as though you are gasping for air after the hold, this means that your breathing pattern was disturbed. In this case, the number you counted was not your true CP (Control Pause or Body Oxygen Index) and you should repeat the test after 2 minutes.
This video is created by Dr. Artour Rakhimov, an international educator and writer, breathing teacher and trainer of practitioners, an author of bestselling Amazon books, and the creator of http://www.NormalBreathing.com.