Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz discuss the relation of hypertension and breathing retraining
Buteyko Breathing expert, Dr. Artour Rakhimov, talks with Volker Schmitz, Buteyko Breathing practitioner, about how to reduce high blood pressure with Buteyko breathing retraining. Results are astounding; however, to achieve lasting improvements requires dedication to breathing retraining exercises. Once body oxygen tests increase in number of seconds, then hypertension symptoms diminish and eventually disappear. Dr. Artour has videos on how to conduct a simple DIY body oxygen test on his website, NormalBreathing.com. The body oxygen test is taken first thing upon waking in the morning and reflects conditions of our nighttime unconscious breathing patterns.
More details about natural treatment of hypertension: http://www.normalbreathing.com/buteyko-method-treat-hypertension.php .
There is also a Spanish page about “hipertensión cuando comenzaron el reentrenamiento respiratorio” http://www.respiracionnormal.org/aprendizaje-corazon/ .
Dr. Artour discusses how breathing retraining has helped both his students who had hypertension and his own family members as well. Dr. Artour’s father had hypertension and increased his body oxygen test, and, in turn, reduced his blood pressure. Volker talks about how one of his hypertensive students experienced side benefits from breathing retraining in the forms of smarter food choices, weight reduction, and exercise ease.
Dr. Artour asks Volker what would happen to Buteyko students who achieved normal breathing patterns with normal blood pressures and normal weights and then the Buteyko students discontinued physical exercises and stopped caring about body oxygen levels. The answer is, sadly, that weight would creep back on, sleep would get longer, and blood pressure would increase again. Maintaining normal breathing patterns requires continuous physical exercises throughout one’s lifespan, constant-steady high body oxygen test results, and a healthy diet, like the ketogenic diet.
Working with an experienced Buteyko practitioner yields the best chances to eliminate need for blood pressure medications and achieve higher health states. Dr. Artour mentions that a body oxygen test of 40 seconds is optimal for breaking through to super health. Breathing retraining is an investment in time and dedication, and it sometimes can take months of effort and tweaking where needed, but with perseverance, hypertension is eventually eliminated. Super health feels good but must not be taken for granted; it needs to be maintained through continuous effort.
Effects of this natural treatment are here: http://www.normalbreathing.com/buteyko-method-treat-heart.php .
The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Amazon writer, breathing teacher and trainer of practitioners, and Volker Schmitz (Hamburg, Germany) who is also a Buteyko breathing practitioner trained by Dr. Artour.