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  • Genci test

    This test is performed when breathing is delayed after exhalation.

    • Take a deep breath and exhale with the simultaneous activation of the stopwatch after exhalation.

    • Hold your breath and turn off the stopwatch after stopping the breath hold.

    This test largely depends on the strong-willed qualities of a person. The delay in breathing after exhalation can be within 20 s - it does not "burst out" immediately.

    Continuing the beginnings of KP Buteyko, researcher VF Frolov also supports the thesis that the benefit from breathing is the higher, the less oxygen is absorbed.

    This hypothesis at first caused a storm of indignation among some scientists.

    It turns out that "endogenously breathing" people absorb oxygen 10-20 times less than normal.

    Both VF Frolov and KP Buteyko argue that tissue wear due to the effect of hypoxia is less than in normal breathing, but treatment and recovery are slow.

    This is due, according to VF Frolov, a low energy output of respiration. The scientist believes that breathing "through Buteyko" and breathing "through the tube" gives a tangible effect to people with high energy and reduced sensitivity to carbon dioxide.

    For people with mild respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the effect of training will be less.

    VF Frolov continued the initiative of KP Buteyko and put forward his concept: increase resistance on exhalation, hypoxia and increased concentration of carbon dioxide( hypercapnia) simultaneously. The goal is to reduce the number of breaths per minute and increase hypoxic stability.

    The author has developed a special simulator, the use of which allows you to gradually extend the respiratory act and reduce breathing.

    The scientist believes that endogenous respiration is a new stage of human survival and prolongation of his life.

    Physical work and moderate physical activity, as well as nutrition with a predominant content of vegetable and dairy products and a small amount of meat, allow the mountaineers in conditions of low oxygen content in the air to maintain their fertility and reproductive function up to 119 years in men and up to 70 in women.

    Known specialist in the study of breathing in humans and the development of the method of "strong-willed normalization of deep breathing" KP Buteyko believes that deep breathing is harmful. This statement caused a storm of objections and bewilderment, as it was always said before: "Breathe deeply!"

    However, KP Buteyko proved with his numerous studies and observations the feasibility of his idea, his invention.

    What is the essence of his method?

    The author claims that the maximum allowable minimum concentration of the C02 level ensures a normal metabolism in cells.

    Decrease in C02 level with deep breathing in alsols leads to disruption of metabolic processes. In other words, C02 deficiency can lead in turn to pathological changes in the body.

    With deep breathing, the body begins to mobilize protective equipment to reduce CO2. These are:

    • beginning vasospasm and bronchial spasms;

    • increased cholesterol production in the liver;

    • lowering blood pressure, which begins to affect the decrease in excretion of CO2 from the body. But:

    • spasms of blood vessels and bronchi affect the decrease in oxygen flow to the cells of the brain, heart, kidneys and other organs;

    • a decrease in the flow of oxygen to the brain cells and tissues of the body causes oxygen starvation, i.e. hypoxia. This is because the decrease in CO2 in the blood contributes to an increase in the binding of oxygen to the hemoglobin of the blood and this makes it more difficult for oxygen to enter the tissue cells;

    • Oxygen starvation in a threatening body can increase blood pressure due to blood flow through the narrowed vessels;

    • oxygen starvation of tissues affects the reduction of oxygen in the venous blood, which leads to the expansion of veins on the legs, the development of hemorrhoids and other diseases.

    Studies have shown that a decrease in CO2 in the blood contributes to the excitation of the nervous system: irritability increases, insomnia and other troubles occur. Together with this, sensitivity to external stresses increases.

    KP Buteyko believes that deep breathing is a factor of premature old age and disability of the population.

    Excessive emotions, overheating of the body, stuffy rooms contribute to deep breathing. Prolonged sleep also helps deepen breathing, therefore, the scientist does not recommend sleeping more than 7-8 hours.

    Physical exercises help to reduce the depth of breathing. Physical load increases the content of CO2 in the body, the same is promoted by hardening, cold.

    Consumption in a large number of animal proteins, overeating, alcohol addiction enhance breathing.

    The scientist believes that carbon dioxide is the basis of all living things on Earth, it is the main regulator of all functions in the body, the activity of all vitamins and enzymes. With a shortage of CO2 in the body, especially with deep breathing, enzyme and vitamin activity decreases, metabolic disorders occur.

    KP Buteyko believes that a disease can be considered such a state where vital constants deviate from the norm in one direction or another. To cure the disease, these constants must be returned to normal.

    Measuring respiration in patients, he revealed the presence of deep breathing, hyperventilation and C02 deficiency.

    Reducing the depth of breathing to normal and, thus, increasing the level of C02 to the norm allows you to actively combat a particular disease.

    However, readers should be warned that the development of K. Buteyko's method by a specially designed scheme should be started only under the supervision of a doctor who can conduct a deep-breathing test before .

    In healthy people, researchers have identified a very large range of frequency and depth of breathing - from 3 to 26( usually 9-16) breaths and exhalations.

    It has been established that inadequately frequent and deep breathing is a consequence of mental reactions, smoking, drinking strong tea and coffee. It leads to a decrease in blood carbon dioxide.

    And this is not only the "rejection" of the body, "soot"( as it was called in 1543 by Andrei Vesaliy, scientist, anatomist, author of the work "On the structure of the human body"), but the most important regulator that promotes the expansion of arteries and thereby improvesblood supply to the brain, heart muscle.

    C02 can limit the increase in blood pressure. In addition, increasing the clearance of the bronchi, facilitates breathing, reduces the body's content of hazardous substances for health - active oxygen radicals, increases the oxygen supply of blood to tissues.