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Breathe Better with 60-Second Sinus Relief

lung health sound Mar 23, 2021

For seasonal allergy sufferers, springtime can involve many more tissues than tulips.

As an allergy sufferer myself, I’ve tried nearly every remedy imaginable. For years, I’d reach for my stash of over-the-counter drugstore meds at the first signs of allergies. And they worked… for a little while.

But then all of the dryness, irritability, and anxiety that accompanied these drugs (not to mention the expense) often turned out to be worse than the allergy symptoms themselves…

Fortunately, a few years ago I found the most effective allergy relief of my life—without a single medication or pill! And today, I’ll show you my drug-free strategy for tackling seasonal allergies—including how to clear your sinuses and strengthen your respiratory health (which, of course, is critical right now, regardless of whether you suffer from seasonal allergies).

Drug-free allergy relief

I’ve been putting sound-based exercises into practice for years now to alleviate my allergies, and I’ve got to say, I’m finally able to enjoy the change of seasons with my family. Plus, it’s safe, free, and completely natural.

And research supports my personal experience. In fact, recent research has proven sound to be a viable treatment option for a wide range of sinus issues. More on that in just a moment.

But first, I think it’s important that you understand why sound works.

Your inner “body guard”

A main component of what makes sound so effective for respiratory health is the neurotransmitter, nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide molecules protect you from a host of unwanted invaders including bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic infections—all of which can cause sinus congestion.

Remarkably, you can power up your bodily defenses by generating your own supply of protective nitric oxide. All you need is self-generated sound!

Researchers explored how this concept affected 60 people with chronic rhinosinusitis (sinus infection). In the 2019 study, they compared the effects of a specialized sound technique to standard treatments.

The patients were split into two intervention groups:

  • Group one received standard treatment and participated in a 15-minute sound exercise, twice a day
  • Group two received only standard treatment

Researchers found that those in the sound group experienced a significant reduction in sinus congestion, as compared to the group receiving standard care alone.

Researchers attribute these results the exercise’s ability to:

  • Amplify the anti-inflammatory effects of nitric oxide
  • Increase a deep flow of air between the sinuses and nasal passage
  • Produce a 15x increase in nitric oxide production

60-Second Sinus Relief

The technique used in the study is based on a 6,000 year-old exercise from India called Bhramari Pranayama, also known as the “humming bee breath.”

It also offers many health benefits that extend beyond sinus health, like:

  • Improving mental alertness
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Promoting deep relaxation
  • Reducing stress

Here’s how you can use the Bhramari Pranayama technique to improve your respiratory health and enjoy immediate allergy relief:

  1. Get into a comfortable sitting position and close your eyes.
  2. With your mouth closed, slowly inhale through your nose.
  3. Lift your elbows to shoulder level and bring your hands to your ears. Your palms should be facing you.
  4. Using your thumbs, plug your ears by pushing your tragus inward (the hard cartilage separating your ears from your face). This will help self-generated vibrations work on a deeper level throughout your body.
  5. Use the rest of your hands to cover your eyes. Your pointer finger should rest above your eyebrow, and your three remaining fingers should gently sit over your eyelids.
  6. Then exhale through your nose and simultaneously hum. Your lips should stay closed and your hum should laugh the full duration of your exhalation. 
  7. Continue inhaling, exhaling, and humming for one full minute. And remember, stop immediately and take a break if you feel dizzy.

Notice how clearer your sinuses feel and how much easier it is to breathe. I recommend adding this practice to your daily routine in order to maintain the results. And feel free to increase the duration or frequency as needed, especially during peak allergy season.

As a target goal, see if you can gradually work your way up to doing Bhramari Pranayama for 15 minutes, twice a day. (This is the “dose” the researchers found produced remarkable results in the study I told you about above.)

 

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SOURCES:

Allergy Facts. (2018). American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Retrieved from: acaai.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies
Eby, G., (2006.) Strong Humming for One Hour Daily to Terminate Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Four Days: A Case Report and Hypothesis for Action by Stimulation of Endogenous Nasal Nitric Oxide Production. Medical Hypotheses. 66(4): pp. 851 – 854. Retrieved from: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16406689/
Taneja, M. (2016). Nitric oxide Bhramari Pranayam and deafness. International Journal of Otology. 22(1): pp. 1 – 3. Retrieved from: indianjotol.org/article.asp?issn=0971-7749;year=2016;volume=22;issue=1;spage=1;epage=3;aulast=Taneja
Abishek, K., Bakshi, S., and Bhavanani, A. (2019). The Efficacy of Yogic Breathing Exercise Bhramari Pranayama in Relieving Symptoms of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. International Journal of Yoga. 12(2): pp. 120 – 123. Retrieved from: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/311

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