Breathing is central to health as it promotes healthful circulation and its result, autonomic
nervous system balance.
Breathing optimally yields these benefits:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced muscle
- Increased energy
- Increased awareness
- Increased mental and physical comfort
- Improved physical and mental performance
pain and discomfort
- Improved sleep
Breathing also enhances academic performance including:
- Improved focus
- More effective learning
is an important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 5000 years ago, Huang Ti said: "Health results when breathing
and blood flow are in harmony - disease results from their disharmony." The harmony that Huang Ti is referring to results
from slow, deep, "coherent" respiration, which Huang Ti says results in "a healthy balanced
person". Huang Ti goes on to say that "a healthy balanced person is not affected by disease." The below
figure demonstrates the synchrony of breathing and blood flow as observed in the ear lobe for 5 cycles of Coherent Breathing.
Blood volume and pulse rising and falling with Coherent Breathing
We are pleased to offer the
services of Stephen Elliott, biofeedback practitioner and developer of the breathing method known as Coherent Breathing. Stephen
is the principal author of The New Science of Breath and Coherent Breathing - The Definitive Method is credited with many
recent advancements in the science and understanding of respiration, blood flow, and autonomic nervous system regulation.
Stephen employs multiple forms of biofeedback to reinforce a client's comprehension and speed understanding of the mind/body/breathing
involves finding and breathing at an optimal rhythm and depth. at this rhythm and depth, blood flow synchronizes with respiration,
the body naturally relaxes, blood vessels open, and blood flow naturally increases. However, because the muscles of respiration
are doing the work, the heart and vascular system can relax, and when they do, the entire nervous system relaxes.
This "internal relaxation" often yields dramatic changes in short term
mental and physical comfort. Over the long run, it yields major gains in health, well-being, and performance.
Stephen also instructs Wuji Breathing and other traditional Chinese exercises for health and longevity.
Contact Stephen at our Acupuncture Center: 972-644-2608 or 866-441-0707.