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Lyme and Buteyko .
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I have a question, I'm struggling with meshing the concepts that

This post came closest as it somewhat calmed him down (we do that as a matter of course but you see he still has lyme).

1) breath training to reduce the breath (the O2-Co2 relationship is often confusing due to what you outlined.  One camp has the too much oxygen and the other has too little oxygen. It is not about oxygen so much as the breathing pattern. When  the pattern is too high chest it causes lowered CO2 , vaso constriction,  and hyperstimulation of the adrenals.

Oxygen is clearly an aid for lyme and has been with hyperbaric chambers for many years.  But the hyperbaric is too pricey for most and not insurable for very long  hence our leaning towards oxygen enhanced exercise and rest O2E2 www.myoxygenmachine.com   which we believe has the best chance of eliminating the issue if it is lyme at all in the first place which may be yet another issue of misdiagnosis.  But in any event the oxygen should strengthen the rest of the body IF it is taken in properly with the proper breathing pattern

Again, breathrate and high chest pattern is the key as when they are both together they invite low CO2, vasoconstrict blood vessels and hyperstim the adrenals and cortisol levels and wear out the immune system.  AND the breathing PATTERN STILL needs to be PNS (lower abdominal) dominant.  That is the tricky part and where our Mastery kit and/or private sessions comes in.
2) breathing in oxygen from an oxygen concentrator to increase oxygen intake is beneficial to health.

It seems like it should be one or the other is best since they contradict...less oxygen with breath training and more oxygen with supplementing with concentrator.
Back to the breathing pattern. Breathrate and hight chest pattern is the key as when they are both together they drop CO2, vasoconstrict blood vessels and hyperstim the adrenals and cortisol levels and wear out your immune system.

Options: Either get a hard case hyperbaric chamber which we can help you find or an O2E2 and exercise and sleep with it.  www.myoxygenmachine.com   Again, the breathing PATTERN STILL needs to be PNS (lower abdominal) dominant.  So we add the breathing mastery kit.   www.breathing.com/themes.htm
 to develop the breathing pattern to slower and more belly/lower abdominal based.

Simply stated our approach is to develop the breathing "engine" so it is LARGER and runs SLOWER and naturally deeper and allows the immune system to strengthen.  Buteyko is over simplified and part of the equation but only about 80% of optimal breathing.  I can show you a faster way of using the pause/breath effectively but if you must, maybe try B and see how it works so we can have that experience teach you how well it works if at all. It is after all part of our system though we call it extended pause instead of control pause. Same thing. 
To cut to the chase and economically I would do the O2E2 and the Mastery kit each day. Hope this helps. 
Coordinating all this will probably require a few fee based skype sessions over time.  Call if you need more info 704.597.6775  EST.  mike

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