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What can I gain from alternative nostril breathing?

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Dr. Deborah Wong
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In brief: If ur normal, nothin

Breathing into one nostril while holding closed the other nostril will gain you nothing if the anatomy of your nose is normal theoretically if you have a deviated septum or a "hole" in your septum (say from use of cocaine) holding one nostril closed while inhaling air could give you better oxygenation, though i doubt you would want to walk around holding a nostril all day.
Have a dr, examine you!

In brief: If ur normal, nothin

Breathing into one nostril while holding closed the other nostril will gain you nothing if the anatomy of your nose is normal theoretically if you have a deviated septum or a "hole" in your septum (say from use of cocaine) holding one nostril closed while inhaling air could give you better oxygenation, though i doubt you would want to walk around holding a nostril all day.
Have a dr, examine you!
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