Breath Technique to Reduce Hay Fever
High Pollen levels for a lot of us means the hayfever summer sniffles! Hayfever known as allergic rhinitis is characterised by an exaggerated immune response to airborne allergens causing runny nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, swelling around the eyes, headaches and even flu-like symptoms! What if the symptoms of hay fever could be relieved by simply changing the way you breathe? . Buteyko Breathing Method can be used to recondition the breathing of those with hay fever. It helps adjust breathing volumes and unblock the nasal air passage. It reduces syptoms of over breathing which results in hypocapnia, where the carbon dioxide in the arterial blood is lower than it should be day to day. Low CO2 causes degranulation of mast cells which results in increased histamine production. It is histamine that causes the allergic response we experience. So by improving our breathing pattern will therefore can reduce histamine production and our allergic reactions will reduce ! Try this simple Buteyko breathing method:
What You'll Need
What You'll Do
- Inhale through NOSE slow and steady.
- Exhale through NOSE slow and steady.
- 3. Hold your breath until the first urge to inhale is felt
- 4. Inhale through NOSE slow and steady.
- 5. Hold your breath until your threshold is reached
- 6. Exhale through NOSE slow and steady.