I am contacting you to ask your advice. I am 65. I have a deviated septum...since birth I have not been able to breathe properly... I have huffed and puffed my way through Ballet , Motherhood and Grand-motherhood.... I want to learn to breathe and I don't know if that is possible without undergoing surgery for my deviated septum and extensive retraining....In January I injured my back and when a Chiropractor came to help me he broke four ribs and I now have pneumonia in my left lung where the ribs were broken. Your site was given to me by a friend yesterday when I got back from the hospital ( for diagnosis ) Of course I am unable to do the test at this moment.. I will do so however as soon as I can. I would like to have some feedback from you. I am not telling story for story's sake, but rather to give you an overall view of the situation.
Thank you. T.H.
Try sleeping with Breathe-Right strips over the bridge of your nose.
The ribs must heal. The chiropractor might be taken to court or at the very least give you a complete refund; This "Rack-em and crack-em" style is often harmful and should be partially replaced with more tissue oriented work such as myofacial and deep tissue.
The next chiropractor you use must integrate bodywork. The septum probably must be fixed by surgery or Rolfing. Rolfing may or may not work and will be extremely painful. Perhaps more so than you can handle.
Drink mostly liquids with lots of antioxidants until the ribs heal. Get a few cases of e3live liquid to accelerate healing.
I am interested in breathing because I have had asthma most of my adult life which is now gone because I went to a herbalist instead of an MD as I had severe stomach problems also and a friend of mine recommended this man (he's a doctor in China). In two weeks he had helped me when no doctor had been able to do so for some 40 years (I'm not young - 69).
So now I use him and an acupuncturist for all my health needs here in Florida and in NYC. Its expensive because its not covered by medicare but its worth every penny. It also cured my asthma attacks usually brought on by colds which turned into bronchitis. Now I still get coughs but they don't turn into asthmatic breathing. I also did some yoga breathing exercises on my own - very effective. So I haven't had an asthma attack in over a year, and I don't have to take antibiotics which make me ill, give the illusion of a fast cure which did not prevent the asthma or really stentorian breathing.
But I know I don't breathe as well as I could which is what interests me about your site because I believe proper breathing is a huge help in maintaining health especially as you get older. I also smoke which is not good but it is a habit I have been unable to break except once in a while - during bronchial illness or asthma attacks I don't smoke - I'm not insane just addicted. So I'll read your articles and see what you say. Its a good site, I've seen much worse done by experts. And maybe when I've decided I want to stop smoking, I'll consider your program although I lean towards hypnosis which I like for bad habits. Thanks again for your sensible response which made me believe you are intelligent, considerate and not a fraud - there are a lot of those out there. Sincerely yours, Mona R
Herbs, Chinese medicine and stopping smoking will help greatly but it still will not regain what you have lost. That is where the significant health and longevity is. You can though regain what you lost but you MUST work at it. I smoked 18 years and now have a 4.2 inch chest expansion.
The Stop Smoking program will add volume and ease to your breathing. It is much less expensive then supporting, as good as they can be, alternative medical professionals.
Breath is life. What is your choice of the kind of breath you will have?.
Mike Stop Smoking Program