Respiratory Health

Ayurveda and Homeopathy recommend a holistic approach to respiratory health.
Rather than just treating surface symptoms, it is recommended that you provide ongoing nourishment and support to the lungs and the respiratory system.

Although both of these systems have a lot to offer and are capable of treating a wide range of respiratory ailments, here we discuss some self help measures to keep your respiratory system healthy and clean.

If you are looking for a great way to keep your lungs clean, you should try a lung exercise. This will help you to breathe better and just feel better in general. When you can breathe easily you can do the things you enjoy in life easily and you’ll be more confident when doing them.

The way to lung fitness involves exercising them and there are many great ways for you to do this through cardiovascular exercise. By working out, you can strengthen your body and exercise your lungs.

Are you aware that exercises increase lung function? If you jog, or walk briskly this is considered a lung exercise and can dramatically increase the functions of your lungs by allowing them to be stronger and cleaner than they may have ever been otherwise.

By doing a lung exercise every day or at least three times a week, you can drastically improve the quality of your life as well as your health. Being able to breathe better is a one of the best reasons to do so, and can really allow you to enjoy your life better too.

If you intend to live a long, healthy life, you’ll need to have clean and healthy lungs to do so. There is no better way that can allow you the most stamina or endurance other than this, so you can see the importance of maintaining a lung exercise on a regular basis.

Now, that you have some important information on how to help your lungs stay healthy and strong through lung exercise, you may want to also consider another way to keep your body strong and your lungs clean. If you smoke, you must quit smoking to keep your lungs as strong as they can be. It’s imperative for your health.

When you smoke, you’re inviting thousands of cancerous toxins into your body and this can destroy all the good you may have done with your lung exercise. It’s not easy to quit smoking but it’s imperative to have good health and clean lungs.

By utilizing a lung exercise, coupled with a quit smoking program, you can have the best lungs that you possibly can. This will allow you to have a high quality and hopefully a very long life as well.

Yoga and Respiratory Health

Ayurveda’s sister science of yoga also has much to offer in cases of respiratory distress. In the West, yoga is mostly viewed as a type of “physical therapy” and its asana aspect tends to assume centre stage.

It’s true there are many helpful asanas that can open the chest area to help improve the elasticity of the pleural cavity and its accessory muscles, which can improve breathing capacity and respiratory challenges.

However, yoga’s limb of pranayama or breathing practices has just as much, if not more, relevance to the clinician in respect to respiratory issues than typical asana therapy. It’s much easier for most patients to sit down and learn breathing exercises than it is to teach asana positions.

Nadi Shodhana Alternate Nostril Breathing

We can introduce a safe and basic yoga technique that easily can be integrated into any modality protocol when dealing with respiratory challenges. The best pranayama technique to start with is nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing. This is a very safe, easy and calming technique which can help clear the lungs of phlegm while at the same time improving the flow of qi or prana throughout the respiratory system.

The basic technique is to sit down and relax into a comfortable position with the back supported and straightened. The right nostril is gently closed with the right thumb and one gently inhales through the left nostril. One then gently releases the right nostril while, at the same time, gently closing the left nostril with the right ring finger and exhaling through the right nostril.

Then one reverses the process by inhaling through the right nostril and then exhaling through the left. (It’s best to limit nadi shodhana to two minutes when first starting the practice.)

If you are experiencing a health condition of the respiratory system, like asthma, bronchitis, recurrent cough and cold, sinusitis, breathing difficulties etc. please feel free to contact our clinic to discuss if your condition could be treated using Ayurveda or Homeopathy.

To know more about Respiratory Health or to make an appointment with one of our highly experienced practitioners please contact on +61 3 90782940 or email at info@ayurclinic.com.au

One great exercise for your lungs is breathing exercises. When you practice your breathing by focusing on it, you are much more likely to enjoy healthier and cleaner lungs as a result of your lung exercise.

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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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