We address in particular to smokers, to those who suffer from recurrent lung problems or to those who want to take care of their lungs and breathe better: in this article we share with you some essential tricks to do it in a simple and natural way.
Learn to breathe properly, make feathers, improve home ventilation or clear mucus and you will notice great results in no time.
Do the tools
Do you know what tools are? They are deep breaths performed over the vapor of certain medicinal plants beneficial to the lungs. They are an excellent method of treating respiratory diseases for little ones, but they also help cleanse the lungs, especially if you are a smoker.
How to make?
- Boil two liters of water with some medicinal herbs such as pine, thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, chamomile or oregano.
- After between 5 and 10 minutes, you will see that the aromatic steam will begin to spread and you must then remove the saucepan from the heat and sit in front of it, covering your head with a towel and leaning over the slightly open saucepan, being careful not to burn yourself with the excess steam.
- Perform deep inhalations through the nose, closing one of the nostrils alternately, and then do it also while breathing through the mouth.
Eliminate the mucus
It is common to wake up in the morning feeling that you have mucus and phlegm, and sometimes these can even cause congestion and clog the bronchi. To avoid this, you can follow two simple and effective tips:
- Carry out nasal washes with the help of a lotus, as we explain in this article. In particular, do them when the mucus is still in the nasal cavity.
- Conversely, when the mucus is internal, consider those foods that increase the mucus in order to eliminate them from the diet until you are better:
- Milk and derivatives, especially cow’s milk. You can replace them with plant-based drinks.
- Flour and all foods that contain it. You can temporarily eat dextrinated bread; it is similar to rusks and in these cases it is much healthier.
Learn to breathe
Since we are talking about the respiratory system, we must take into account that very often we do not breathe correctly… because we forget about it! You breathe just to survive, damaging your lungs as they get used to working with little capacity, making it difficult to distribute oxygen to all parts of the body.
How can we learn to breathe? The most effective method is to carry out activities such as yoga, meditation or tai chi, which always take into account breathing and even teach how to do it in different parts of the body: the belly, the diaphragm and the chest.
Improve nighttime breathing
Given that you usually sleep an average of 8 hours, or one third of the day, it is also essential to make sure that the room looks healthy. How can this be done?
- Air the bedroom every day and, if you feel like it, you can leave the window a little open even during the night.
- If you have difficulty ventilating, at least try to leave the door open.
- Avoid keeping plants in the room as they steal oxygen, except for those that release it, such as potos. Keeping a potos or two in the room will help you renew the air you breathe.
- Avoid humidity and odors in the room. You can also use an electric dehumidifier or aroma diffusers.
Say goodbye to sadness
For those who often suffer from respiratory diseases, even in a chronic way, it can be helpful to know that there is a psychosomatic connection between these diseases and a continuous feeling of sadness. Sometimes the sufferers are people prone to depression.
For this reason, any treatment you carry out must also take into consideration the emotional component, which you can treat naturally with therapies such as homeopathy or Bach flowers, or with the help of a psychotherapist.
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