How to get rid of phlegm in 2 min naturally (breathing exercise)
Phlegm – mucus: overview and causes
Most doctors teach how to get rid of mucus-phlegm with forceful coughing (causing more inflammation due to violent air movements and friction). About 200 Soviet doctors found that reduced breathing exercises helps cilia (tiny hairs) to move the layer of mucus better due to increased oxygenation and perfusion of body cells.
You can get rid of your phlegm (mucus) fast and naturally with this breathing exercise. This great home remedy works for throat and chest sputum. You do not need to cough it out. However, getting rid of phlegm can become a major challenge for those who don’t have knowledge about the different crucial rules that need to be followed, or the causes of excessive production of mucus. What you basically need to know is that the organs of the respiratory tract (found in the chest, throat or lungs), and the digestive system together with other body organs produce a thin layer of mucus that serves a number of functions. However, the problem is triggered when the body produces excessive amounts of mucus, which ends up becoming overly viscous, and starts providing a shelter for pathogens. This effect is particularly known to be triggered in people who suffer from many different conditions including cystic fibrosis, asthma, bronchitis etc.
Cure your phlegm-mucus now
Here is a master plan that is sure going to help you get rid of phlegm:
To begin with, here is a very simple and basic breathing technique that can help you out with learning how to get rid of phlegm. It was developed and used by more than 150 Russian and Soviet MDs. This exercise has been successfully used by them over thousands of their patients so as to make it possible for them to eliminate existing phlegm.
Breathing exercise for getting rid of mucus
To begin with, just relax all of your muscles. Now, exhale normally, pinch our nose, and hold your breath to the point that you start experiencing a bit of discomfort. After this breath hold, you are only allowed to breathe through the nose.
Now, when you release your nose after holding your breath, do not take a large inhalation. Instead, you need to take a smaller inhalation using the stomach or abdominal muscles only. Once done, relax all muscles immediately and take another small inhalation with your abdomen – relax again.
With each breath, you are allowed to inhale only a small amount of air. It should be nearly 20 – 30 % less than your usual breathing. These inhalations need to be made only via the nose using the abdominal muscles, with your chest muscles calm. Finally, relax all of your muscles.
The basic aim here is to maintain air hunger or a shortage of air for about 2-3 minutes. With this breathing technique, it would be possible for you to stop, or completely eliminate phlegm around 2-10 times faster than using conventional techniques or doing nothing. However, do bear in mind the basic fact that excessive amounts of mucus that is triggered by inflammation or allergies might require longer periods of breathing retraining. Remember, your basic aim is to amend your automatic breathing pattern, and make it lighter and slower to achieve higher body oxygenation.
If you try out conventional medicine, or approach a respirologist, they would ask you to forcefully exhale the mucus, or cough it out via your mouth so as to get rid of built up phlegm through their lungs and throat. If truth be told, they basically encourage forceful hyperventilation, which, in the long run, is going to make things worse for you with regards to phlegm production. Remember, overbreathing triggers CO2 losses, makes your body lose O2, irritate your airways and suppress the immune system.
Basically, it is vital for you to learn how to practice reduced breathing with air hunger so as to provide increased levels of O2 to tiny cilia cells. What you need to bear in mind is the basic fact that these cells have the potential to move phlegm from the throat and chest towards the mouth, only if they have adequate amounts of oxygen. This would make it easier for you to gently spit out the phlegm.
Russian medical doctors who practice the Buteyko breathing method claim that people who get bouts of coughing should only cough through the nose. On the other hand, phlegm or mucus must only be removed gently when it does so naturally, and has actually found its way inside the mouth – it shouldn’t be located inside the throat or chest. You can also clear your airway by:
- Performing the breathing exercise mentioned above
- Performing strictly nasal breathing when indulging in physical activity
All of these factors contribute to the acquisition of higher levels of alveolar CO2. This way, you would be able to improve oxygenation, and improve perfusion of hypoxic cilia cells, thereby leading them to restore their primary functions. Also, due to the adverse effects of overbreathing, this particular approach doesn’t lead to the production of new sputum.
How to get rid of your mucus for good
If truth be told, the exercise mentioned above helps a majority of people get rid of only the existing phlegm. Here’s how you can easily solve this problem on a permanent basis:
- Practice the reduced breathing exercises mentioned above at all times. However, make sure that you don’t do so after meals, or till the time that you have solid food present in your stomach
- Avoid foods that cause mucus – this includes dairy, fish, meat and gluten products etc.
- Avoid allergic triggers that have the potential to cause the production of mucus. This includes pollen, dust, cat proteins etc.
- Increase your body-O2 levels up to 35 seconds
The main cause of excessive production of sputum or phlegm, particularly in individuals who suffer from conditions like asthma, and cystic fibrosis etc., is low body-O2 levels. This is because they are rarely able to achieve over 20 seconds for the body-O2 test, although the normal value happens to be nearly 40 seconds. As soon as they achieve 35-40 seconds for body oxygenation, their problems will be resolved.
If you already suffer from inflammation or allergies, then make use of electrical grounding of the body. Believe it or not, but in a majority of cases, mere Earthing can help produce less amounts of mucus or even get rid of phlegm completely.