Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Simple, Drugless Pain Relief: Deep Breathing

Simple, drugless pain relief may be just a breath away. A recent study found that people were able to reduce pain by halving their breathing rates.
Breathing slowly could be as good as some medicines at banishing pain.

Taking half as many breaths as normal not only reduces short-term pain from burns or cuts, but could help thousands who suffer chronic aches in their joints and muscles.

In a new study people were able to put up with higher levels of pain and for longer if they practised controlled breathing sessions in which they halved their breathing rates. Read more

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