Tips - Breathing and the Heart – Breathing.com

"Most doctors regard testing the lungs with ones ability to exhale a certain amount of air in one second  (FEV1) as a useful index of the severity and progression of heart failure once it has begun.  But they don't realize they could also use it to detect patients with vulnerability to heart disease". Dr. Wm B. Kannel, Professor of Medicine, Boston University1.

Healthy stress is a major factor in heart health. Distress or harmful stress is a major factor in heart disease.  The way you breathe is critical to your stress responses, healthy heart function, and longevity.

1. Try this breathing exercise: The Squeeze and Breathe

2. Don't hold your breath. 

Primary O2 deficiency causes an O2 deficit in the cell wall cells of the venous capillary end, which then swell and thereby lead to a narrowing of the vessel with reduced blood flow.*    

People with an unbalanced breathwave are oxygen and life-force starved; they are often nervous or anxiety prone and suffer from unnecessary worries; they have low energy, experience depression, confusion, chronic tension, powerlessness and physical ills.

3. Ticklish?

If you are pressure ticklish (not the light touch type of ticklishness), in your rib/chest, belly crotch or pelvic area, it is tension. No tension, no ticklishness. Stress creates a restriction of natural deeper breathing.

Recommended Self Help Program: Irregular Heartbeat

How good is YOUR breathing?

1. The Natural Healing Annual, Mark Bricklin, Rodale Press 

What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone? 
This could save your life! 
Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. you're driving home alone... Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. 
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. 
A deep but quick squeeze and breathe type  (to help calm you down) breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. 
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. 
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. 
Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives! 

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