Is the nose or mouth the correct one?

Automatic breathing is what it is. Without thinking about it, we breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. People say we should think about it.

Breathwork includes a lot of different practices. Circular breathing, box breathing, and 4-7-8 breathing are included in the list.

There is buteyko breathing. Buteyko said it could cure 150 diseases. In 2009, Joseph Albietz looked at it and found no evidence.

Each method is supported by those who have practiced it, and each is supported by testimonials. There is no consensus on which method works best, and there are no controlled studies to compare outcomes from different methods.

Benefits are claimed for breath work.

Proper breathing is said to decrease fatigue, reduce anxiety, reduce symptoms of asthma in children and adolescents, improve stress management, reduce blood pressure, and improve aggressiveness in adolescent males.

Dr. Andrew is of the opinion that breathing can help with anxiety, sleep, cravings, and controlling anger.

There are claims that deep breathing could have benefits.

  •   Decreases stress, increases calm. …
  •   Relieves pain. …
  •   Stimulates the lymphatic system (Detoxifies the body). …
  •   Improves immunity. …
  •   Increases energy. …
  •   Lowers blood pressure. …
  •   Improves digestion.

A woman used to cut the end off a roast. When asked why she did it, she said that her mother had always done it.

The daughter thought her mom did it to make the roast better. She blindly followed the practice of those cargo cult natives in the South Seas who built imitation runways in the hopes that planes would land and enrich them with valuable cargos.

I know a lot of the breathwork stuff is nonsense, but I wondered about the admonition to breathe in through the nose. In almost every exercise video I watched, the trainer had students breathe like that, and the exhalation was done through pursed lips. I couldn't help but ask why. Is that practice based on science? I was looking for proof.

I found that breathing through the nose was better than the other way around. Dust and allergens are removed by the nose. The humid air is warm. Dry mouth can be caused by mouth breathing. Bad breath, gum inflammation, tooth decay, and other issues can be caused by a dry mouth.

Patients withCOPD and asthma can benefit from pursed lip exhalation.

Pain Science is a website run by Paul Ingraham, an assistant editor of Science-Based Medicine. He is going to write an article on the subject. There is a claim that longer expirations are more relaxing. The evidence doesn't show an effect, but it seems to have a credible rationale. The mouth/ nose/pursed lip claims are something that a lot of people have learned to say without really having any idea why.

Breathing mode has effects on exercising.

Is nose breathing better for athletes than mouth breathing? Two small studies showed that it lowered the respiratory rate but increased the heart rate. They came to a conclusion.

 breathing technique doesn’t affect athletic performance, and the mode of breathing during exercise should be decided by the individual.

The advice is questionable.

The advice to breathe through the nose and out through the mouth was not supported by any evidence. If you have asthma or COPD, nose breathing is the best way to breathe. I think the advice came from a person who misinterpreted the physiology and was followed by others just as the cargo cults mimicked practices they didn't understand.

It was the conclusion.

You don't have to worry about your breathing. It is easy to do. It is based on superstition and not science.