A 27-year-old male asked:
How do i open my chest for better breathing? years of anxiety/stress have caused my chest muscles and diaphragm to tighten and its hard to breathe.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yoga therapy: There are therapeutic yoga teachers who might be able to help you with this. There are specific breathing practices which you could learn, and possibly help you shift your breathing patterns. There is practice involved. Google "yoga therapy" or "therapeutic yoga" and you will find many references -- some with search engines for local practitioners. Good luck.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
ANXIETY: 1st have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. If you are cleared consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM & a Psychiatrist for medication. Your fears and anxiety could be heightened because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe, cautious & hold on to hopefulness to elevate your immune system.
16 viewsAnswered Dec 27, 2020
Last updated Dec 27, 2020
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