Breathing is misunderstood.

  • 2 July 2021

There's a big difference between breathing and meditation, breathing for wellness and breathing for health.

As medical health care practitioners, BradCliff practitioners are well equipped to assess and treat not only for wellness but for health. Breathing is an individualised function and one’s health status will depend on what pattern, what area of medicine one needs to focus on for appropriate treatment protocols.

Breathing well encompasses many facets of health – biomechanics, biochemistry and neuropsychophysiology.

BradCliffer’s understand critical thinking and the WHY. Why is a dysfunctional pattern present? What is the underlying driving mechanism? Could it be something sinister or perhaps a mechanical or biochemical dysfunction?

Let's spread the word about seeking the advice of a Health Professional!

You can use the following when educating your audience:

What is BradCliff breathing? The BradCliff Breathing programme is a drug-free way of approaching health problems in the 21st century. BradCliff is made up of a community of medically trained health care professionals who are trailblazers and international experts. They are leading the field of breathing dysfunction and breathing pattern disorders. They educate and provide a means of self-management through the application of specific skills and knowledge, and allow the restoration of homeostasis (body stability), which is often lost due to the pressures and stress of modern life, poor health or body imbalance.

Some of the basic principles in restoring energy-efficient and physiologically-balanced breathing are:

  • Awareness of faulty breathing patterns
  • Nose breathing
  • Relaxation of the upper chest, shoulders and related muscles
  • Breathing pattern retraining
  • Awareness of normal breathing rates and rhythms both at rest and during activity.

The bottom line is

  • Breathing is a fundamental function and we advise the first step is to see a qualified medical health professional if you feel you have a problem.  This could be a BradCliff practitioner or any medically health professional such as a General Practitioner.

Nose breathing basics

Self-test: How Do You Breathe at Rest?
Nose Breathing versus Mouth Breathing

People breathe through their mouths when under stress, during exertion, when ill or when their nose is blocked. Breathing through the mouth supplies more air but bypasses the functions performed by the nose. The more you breathe through your nose, the less likely it is to clog up. Patients, especially those who suffer from allergies, often comment that on starting to breathe through their nose regularly, their allergies subside.

Nasal Matters: Humidifies, moistens sterilises the air plus much much more.
To do: Nasal hygiene Snuffle method

  1. Carefully clean a 1200ml glass jar with a well-fitting lid.
  2. Fill the jar with still bottled water.
  3. Add 2 heaped teaspoons of pickling or rock salt. (Do not use table salt as it contains additives.)
  4. Add 1 rounded teaspoon of baking soda (pure bicarbonate).
  5. Store at room temperature and shake before each use.
  6. Mix a new batch weekly. 
  • Pour the mixture into a nasal spray container or eye dropper or place a few drops in the palm of your hand.
  • Sniff the mixture into a nostril, turning your head to elevate this nostril.
  • Move the jaw a couple of times to allow the fluid to move through the nasal cavities.
  • Return your head to an upright position and clear the nose.
  • Repeat steps 1 through to 5 for the other nostril.

BradCliff® continues to promote breathing rehabilitation excellence globally.

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