The Transformative Power of Deep, Slow Breathing


Autor: Deadman Peter


Journal: Journal of Chinese Medicine, 116, 2018, 62-68, englisch


Slow, deep, lower abdominal breathing – for millennia a mainstay of Asian internal cultivation practices – is a powerful tool for healing and transformation. A wide range of emotional and physical problems can be helped by slow breathing and in the clinic it can be easily taught to patients - both while lying on the couch and as home practice. For practitioners it is a tool to deepen into calm, centred and intuitive states that will enhance our interactions with patients. For all of us, the growing understanding of the physiology behind deep breathing offers a wonderful insight into the interplay of yin and yang in every aspect of our lives. This article examines the traditional Chinese medical and self-cultivation perspective on breathing, describes a simple breathing practice suitable for teaching to patients, delves into some of the burgeoning science behind breath regulation, and gives an overview of research on the use of breathing practice for the treatment of mental and physical disorders.


Andere Benutzer haben sich neben diesem auch noch folgende Artikel angesehen:

Fortune and the Pulse: Pulse Physiognomy in Mid and Late Imperial China
Xing Wang; 2018

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Lisinopril- Associated Diarrhoea: Case Report
Falkner Michaela et al.; 2018

The Importance of Clearing Blocks Prior to Facial Acupuncture Treatment
Gellis Michelle ; 2018




 
 

Vorheriger Artikel

Übersicht

Nächster Artikel
 

Link zum Journal