Reaching the ideal breathing rate of less than 10 breaths per minute for 15 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week using breathing exercises, has been proven to lower blood pressure. That works out at roughly breathing in and exhaling once every 6 seconds.

It sounds easy enough, but controlled breathing while relaxed proves otherwise, and does it really work?

A device called ResPerate has the backing of the FDA and can now be sold without a prescription.

Some doctors as well as the manufacturer recommend staying on medication and using the device in a combination of therapies for high blood pressure, while others say it only works for some and not others.

If you suffer from stress and anxiety in particular, then this device may be the answer you are looking for. You can use it in the office, or when you return home after a stressful days work. Sit down for 10-15 minutes and enjoy breathing to the theme tune that is programed especially for you. The voice that accompanies the …

The Buteyko Breathing Technique is gaining popularity as people with many sicknesses, who begin using the therapy, notice changes in their health in just a few days.

If you don’t know what it is, you are not alone. Many people like I have heard of breathing therapy but didn’t realize that it could have such an impact on a variety of health problems.

In fact, did you know it is now recognized as an effective treatment for asthma and has been included in the British Guidelines on the Management of Asthma?

Training of the technique was being offered at Coventry University in England with the help of the Buteyko Breathing Association in April 2009 to help treat people with asthma, so reported The Nursing Times.

The courses run for six days to educate health care professionals how to administer the technique, and help asthmatic patients learn how to control their breathing during an attack.

This is a great step forward in support of natural methods of controlling the malady, but one nurse who …