Biofeedback Breathing Device at Home
The importance of breath in the context of health has been understood for millennia. The tradition of using breath for health and healing has been transmitted from generation to generation through a variety of practices, including religion/prayer, meditation, martial arts, yoga, and etc. The technique that teaches correct breathing patterns called breathing biofeedback has now become the focus of medical research, with a dramatic rise in the number of publications related to the therapeutic use of breath for multiple pathological states and disorders over the past 20 years. Today there is a lot of biofeedback breathing device (home-use devices) that can be used at home comfort and give you the possibility to get rid of pathological states and keep control over your well-being.
Our state of mind is reflected in our breathing. If we are pleased or tense, we usually breathe quickly, irregularly, and flatly. Positive as well as negative stress is reflected in this way. If, on the other hand, we are relaxed and calm or sleepy, our breathing is usually slow, even, and deep.
Breathing has a special role in biofeedback in that we can consciously control this parameter. In everyday life, we rarely think of our breathing and breathe almost exclusively unconsciously. If our unconscious breathing patterns are disturbed by chronic stress, pain, or other psychological or physical stresses, this often leads to discomfort and the maintenance of stress. With breathing training, you can train and improve your breathing, achieve deep relaxation states, and significantly increase your general well-being. Breathing, therefore, plays an important role in almost all relaxation techniques such as autogenic training, yoga, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation.
When measuring respiration, there are two main measurements; The Respiration Amplitude (RA) and the breathing frequency, breaths per minute. The Respiration is special, as in contrast to other biofeedback parameters it can be controlled consciously. This means that breathing biofeedback training is especially suited for beginners.
What are the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing?
Diaphragmatic breathing, providing optimal oxygen saturation of the body, also has a number of other positive effects on the body:
- Stress resistance is developed,
- Rapid fatigue disappears and exercises tolerance increases,
- Concentration, memory, and mental activity improves,
- Biofeedback assisted diaphragmatic breathing and systematic relaxation are very useful in migraine and had a significantly better long-term prophylactic effect than medications (according to some research data, significant clinical response was seen with biofeedback in 67% and with propranolol in 64% of patients).
- The work of the lungs improves, they are cleaned, their volume increases, shortness of breath disappears, which has a therapeutic effect in the pathological states and disorders of the respiratory system (asthma, respiratory allergies, etc.),
- Myocardial blood supply improves, and in patients with coronary disease or hypertension, the strength and frequency of angina pectoris and hypertensive crises are significantly reduced, hemodynamics are improved,
- The function of the abdominal organs improves the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, gall bladder, and bile ducts, kidneys (constipation, pain, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.),
- Hormonal balance and metabolism normalize, provide maintaining of normal weight.
Diaphragmatic breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and is a very effective therapeutic tool for panic attacks, anxiety, problems falling asleep, logoneurosis, asthma, etc.
How to develop diaphragmatic breathing?
It is impossible to constantly observe the correct breathing technique. But if a person develops and consolidates the habit of the correct breathing technique, then it will remain for life.
eSense Biofeedback Breathing Device
eSense Respiration is a biofeedback breathing device that uses a breathing belt sensor in connection with a smartphone/tablet (Android or Apple iOS) and an app to accurately measure your breathing. The sensor focuses on the feedback of your breathing. eSense Respiration provides breathing training with biofeedback and serves to improve your breathing pattern, your breathing duration, breathing depth, and thus your health!
If Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback training is included, the eSense HRV App offers various ways to visualize it and to define respiration in a certain rhythm. The coupling of heartbeat and respiration is greatest in most people when breathing at about 4.5 to 6.5 breaths per minute. This helps the HRV biofeedback training and makes it a lot easier than without respiration support.
The Breather - Biofeedback Breathing Device
The Breather – Biofeedback Breathing Device is a Hand-Held Inspiratory Expiratory Muscle Trainer for Drug-Free Respiratory Therapy.
- THE ONLY RMT DEVICE FEATURING INDEPENDENT INSPIRATORY/EXPIRATORY DIAL CONTROL.
The Breather functions as both an inspiratory muscle trainer and expiratory muscle trainer with adjustable dials for independent resistance settings for inhalation and exhalation, making it the ULTIMATE device for respiratory care. Think of it as a lung trainer, supporting respiratory health and efficiency by promoting diaphragmatic (belly) breathing.
- DESIGNED TO HELP IMPROVE OXYGEN FLOW.
This inspiratory exerciser benefits those who are undergoing respiratory treatment. The Breather is a respiratory trainer or respiratory exerciser that improves lung strength and capacity by improving oxygen uptake to vital organs.
- DRUG-FREE THERAPY FOR COPD, CHF, AND DYSPHAGIA
The Breather is used by those affected by COPD, CHF, dysphagia, and neuromuscular disease. Continued use has shown to improve dyspnea, peak cough flow, laryngeal function, QOL, vent weaning, and speech and swallowing performance.
- ONLINE VIDEOS AND A DEDICATED MOBILE APP.
PN Medical, creators of The Breather, offer a self-paced, online video protocol training for therapists; patients, and consumers. Additionally, with the Breather Coach mobile app, you can track and monitor your progress from your phone.
- There are 5 expiratory and 6 inspiratory adjustable independent pressure settings. So you can adjust the resistance on each inhalation and each exhalation. The higher the setting, the higher the resistance.
The Breather exercise optimizes the blood flow to your working muscles, increasing your performance capacity, and extending your limits of exercise. It improves the strength of your diaphragm and other respiratory muscles while maximizing lung function. The exercise strengthens your cardiac system and circulation, thereby reducing your blood pressure and improving your sleep.