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Can breathing help me reduce stress?
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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Breathing helps stre
Yes breathing can help with stress.
There are stress relief tapes you can you can buy online. You can search amazon. A good one is by dr. Martin rossman.

In brief: Breathing helps stre
Yes breathing can help with stress.
There are stress relief tapes you can you can buy online. You can search amazon. A good one is by dr. Martin rossman.
Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
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Dr. Bob Stewart
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Definitely.
Breathing is a core component of our stress response and has numerous physiological affects.
Biofeedback of respiratory movement, heart rate variability, and exhaled co2 are very effective for training healthy, functional breathing. Over-breathing (hyperventilation, hypocapnia) is a key component of anxiety and is often confused with a heart attack & leads to er visits.

In brief: Definitely.
Breathing is a core component of our stress response and has numerous physiological affects.
Biofeedback of respiratory movement, heart rate variability, and exhaled co2 are very effective for training healthy, functional breathing. Over-breathing (hyperventilation, hypocapnia) is a key component of anxiety and is often confused with a heart attack & leads to er visits.
Dr. Bob Stewart
Dr. Bob Stewart
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Dr. Randy Baker
Andrew Weil MD has produced an excellent CD on the topic of breathing called Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing; another recommendation is Dr. Weil's mindbody toolkit, which has 2 CD's and written material. There are several excellent books on breathing to reduce stress including Free Your Breath, Free Your Life: How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully by Dennis Lewis, The Breathing Book: Vitality & Good Health Through Essential Breath Work by Donna Farhi and Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Personal Mastery by Gay Hendricks
Dr. Janet Greenhut
I also recommend Dr. Weil's CD.
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