Core Faculty Member
Arthur M. Strauss DDS-OSB
Oral Systemic Balance
To me Optimal Breathing®
is a scientific approach to maximizing the mechanics of breathing through
utilizing physical therapeutic techniques applied by a therapist and
education, training and support
in breathing methods and exercises to evaluate and enhance both qualitative
and quantitative aspects of breathing.
The purpose is to maximize ease of breathing, chest, diaphragmatic and
abdominal coordination and lung capacity for optimizing delivery of oxygen
to the body through the parasympathetic nervous system contributing to a
state of calm. This significantly reduces body need to compensate for any
measurable or perceived reduction of oxygenation through body compensations,
either postural and/or via continual elevated sympathetic (adrenaline) state
(stress), thus - affecting all body systems and physical, emotional,
mental, psychological and spiritual states.
During the training I have experienced deep, open, relaxed, passive, unified
breathing before, when in a state of oral systemic balance with balanced
appliances in my mouth. Without this intervention this experience appeared
to be either serendipitous or after going into an “altered” state via a
physical and/or emotional “breakthrough” or with outside help in reaching a
“spiritual” state of being.
Optimal Breathing work is teaching me how to utilize techniques
and exercises that facilitate this state and develop my body to
be more conducive to moving more air.
My work as an Oral Systemic Balance (OSB) Licensed Dentist removes
limitations to air intake through the oral pharynx by influencing position
and posture of the tongue, the back of which is the flexible and variable
portion of the walls of the air tune.
This begins at the nostrils and mouth and ends in the lungs.
Tongue muscle tone posture, position and function appears to impact
speaking, swallowing and breathing and body compensations to insure adequate
air/Oxygen reception and adsorption. These compensations appear to be
postural (total body posture), ANS stimulus to its sympathetic (fight or
fight adrenaline) component and clenching and grinding of teeth that causes
in TMJ, TMD disorders.
This Optimal Breathing work appears to compliment OSB by expanding the
availability of air in the lungs, thus providing a buffer of air/Oxygen
deficit by increasing lung capacity.
Like Oral Systemic Balance, Optimal Breathing patients show
measured results of improved posture, state of relaxation,
reduction of numerous symptoms throughout the body.
During training I personally experienced:
Improvement in posture, including ease in sitting and standing
Increased state of calm
Increased ease of breathing, including when speaking and singing
Recent email from Dr Strauss.
"I need to reach noble laureates to back the fact that medicine is
not scientific in its design in that it bypasses the structural
impact of the jaw-tongue-throat complex in its influence upon the
body actions and reactions in that it controls our body airflow and
ease of breathing and allows for breathing. Given that it is needs
to be present as an entity to be addressed in the areas of
education, research and application and placed within the priority
sequence that influences body activity, including the stress
response. It comes before breathing as in CPR as it allow breathing
to occur and controls ease of breathing and airflow.
this time, this part of the body is ignored within this context and
leaves us with a false and distorted view of the body and it’s
integration of functions and functioning. Consequently conclusions
we come to within the scientific community relating to origin of
cause and effect other than symptom management are erroneous.
An MD recommends Optimal Breathing®
6. Smoke or Smoking Recovery
7. Shortness of breath including
Asthma Bronchitis COPD Emphysema
8. Singing, Speaking,
9. Sleeping, Snoring
11. Most other
chronic challenges are Control-Find searchable in the Supplemental material
CD included in the Kit.
THEMES TO ENHANCE:
1. General breathing
2. Deepest Calm for: emotional
regulation, 12 Steps, anxiety-panic, headaches, high blood
pressure, pain reduction,
stress management, immune strength
stamina, recovery, sports, gentle yoga, breathwork, Pilates,
Qigong, Tai Chi
Free Breathing Tests
Undetected Unbalanced Breathing
Private one on one training on
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Exercise, Rest & EWOT
"He who breathes most
air lives most life."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into
the physical exam taught in medical schools as well as other allied physical and mental health programs, particularly
education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."
Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP