Chris Prokop interviewed Dr. Artour Rakhimov, an individual coach of 2 World Champions about the DIY body-oxygen test and physical health. This same info can be helpful for COPD, bronchitis, type 2 diabetes, asthma, cystic fibrosis, cancer, HIV-AIDS, liver cirrhosis, heart disease and many other health issues.
In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov addresses the questions, “How to define physical health and are there any tests for it?”. The physical health of many people is poor these days. Lots of people are looking for specific tests to show what proper health is.
In the Soviet Union, Dr. Buteyko and 200 medical doctors tested the health of a half million people. They used a simple do it yourself test that relates to body oxygenation. The definition related to physical health is having 50 to 60 seconds on the body-oxygen test. More information for this test can be found on this YouTube channel or Normalbreathing.com.
The body-oxygen test has specific rules where you do not eat for a few hours before the test. Also, it is recommended that you sit down and relax for 3 minutes. Then the test starts after a natural exhale and you do not try to hold your breath for as long as possible. This factor makes the test a lot shorter than a maximum breathing holding time test. When you notice the first signs of stress or discomfort in the diaphragm or the throat area you stop counting the seconds. This marks how long you did not breath for. Afterward, your breathing pattern or the size of your inhales and exhales should be the same as before you took the test.
The control pause number that you write down shows you how much oxygen you have in your body. People with various health issues such as diabetes and cancer have a very low CP number. When these people have acute attacks or exacerbations, their oxygen level drops to a critically low level. Also, when people die, they usually have extremely low oxygen levels in their heart or brain.
More information about physical health, its definition, and this easy DIY test to measure physical health: http://www.normalbreathing.com/e/physical-health.php.
Dr. Rakhimov did the CP test on thousands of his students. He did it during his lectures for the last 15 years. This test has an excellent correlation for student’s physical health. Dr. Buteyko and Soviet doctors suggested that 50 to 60 seconds CP is the gold standard of ideal health. When Dr. Rakhimov would test sick people, they would have less than 10 seconds. These are people that have later stages of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and complications with other problems. The next stage of people correlates to people with moderate forms of diseases, such as mild blood pressure, initial stages of diabetes, epilepsy, digestive problems, sinusitis and initial stages of cancer. They would have 10 to 20 seconds. That would indicate very poor physical health. After this stage is having 20 to 30 seconds. This a level where most chronic diseases do not progress. People still can have some problems related to their digestive system, hormonal system, skin problems and other mild health abnormalities. At this stage, it is recommended to still use breathing exercises to get better health. When people achieve 30 seconds, different abnormalities start to disappear and physical health improves. At 30 to 40 seconds the body can start to detoxify the organs at the tissue level. Lastly, ideal health would be at 50 to 60 seconds for the CP test.
The YouTube URL of this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cNrkownviU /.
The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov who was interviewed by Chris Prokop, who also created this video description. Dr. Artour is a health educator, writer, author of the website http://www.NormalBreathing.com, and breathing teacher and trainer.