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#109323 - 08/18/02 01:52 PM asathma
Melanie15 Offline
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I can't really spell that but anyways.

Can anyone give me some advice on what to do about it when I am training because it bother's me and I was wondering if there was a way I could breath so it wouldn't bother me as much. any and all advice is welcomed

Melanie15

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#109324 - 09/22/02 07:25 AM Re: asathma
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You haven't said whether you used an inhaler already for your asthma. If you don't, you should see a doctor for some of the prescription drugs that really help with this. Also is your asthma excercise induced (does it affect you only when you work out)? This can also be helped by special inhalers. The warm, moist air typical in sweaty gyms, dojos is aggravating your condition as well.

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Melanie15:
I can't really spell that but anyways.

Can anyone give me some advice on what to do about it when I am training because it bother's me and I was wondering if there was a way I could breath so it wouldn't bother me as much. any and all advice is welcomed

Melanie15 [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
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#109325 - 09/22/02 09:39 AM Re: asathma
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Yes it is exersize indused yes I have an inhaler I have tryed alot of them but yet none work. I was hopeing someone might have some info to help me thanks
Melanie [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#109326 - 01/23/03 06:33 PM Re: asathma
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sanchin breating (not intense though)is good for it.

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#109327 - 02/02/03 12:11 PM Re: asathma
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See a doctor and tell him what you do. Follow his adice. That's the best you can do.

-John

[This message has been edited by JKogas (edited 02-02-2003).]

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#109328 - 04/21/03 04:57 PM Re: asathma
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Try not so deep breaths through your nose. This works best when at rest or light work out.

Try meditation and Yoga to help with the control of your breathing.

These helped me, but it would depend on the severity of your asthma. As John said, go see your Doctor for advice.

Budo.

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#109329 - 04/21/03 05:20 PM Re: asathma
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When I started Martial Arts, I was using my inhaler three or four times a day when I wasn't training. I sometimes also needed it halfway through a lesson.
I found that the fitter I got, the less I needed my inhaler. I use it maybe half a dozen times a year now.
I am not saying this will definitely be the case for you, but I would be willing to bet you will see some improvement within two to three years.
In the meantime, apart from the good advice already given here, two more things:
First, try not to panic if you become breathess during training (easy for me to say eh?) Breathe slowly and deeply and use your inhaler if necessary.
Second, if you haven't done so already, make sure your instructor knows about your asthma and that you may need to use your inhaler during the lesson.
Good luck
Sharon

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#109330 - 04/25/03 03:07 AM Re: asathma
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I learned from a tai chi instructor that there are pressure points that you can rub that help temporarily calm asthma, and even stop it for short periods of time. One spot is right under your collar bone, just a little left from the center of your collar bone where the little swoosh dip thingie is. Just feel where that little gap is with your fingers and rub the left side of it. Also, when in motion (working out, training etc) breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you breathe, be sure to keep the tip of your tounge pressed up against the roof of your mouth, as that is another pressure point. The other two points that i know of are right under your shoulderblades. After a good 30 seconds to a minute of rubbing those areas, your asthma should be almost immediately relieved. I dont really know anything about tai chi, so if anyone could help me elaborate on this, please do so. I use inhalers too. I keep an albuterol on me at all times and i use serevent at home before i leave. I also normally try to keep my breathing at a good steady pace, so i dont end up breathing too hard and fast thus getting light headed and or the asthma would kick in. I dont know. =]

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#109331 - 04/25/03 11:50 PM Re: asathma
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I used to get exercise induced asthma, but when i started doing karate, it went away as i got in good shape.

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#109332 - 04/27/03 07:56 PM Re: asathma
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I have exercise induced asthma too, it is also worse if I've had a cold or the flu.

It causes more problems when I'm doing a lot of running and really hard pad drill type workouts and is also worse if the air is dusty. I use my inhaler *before* training sessions to ensure that I don't have a problem.

Breathe in thru your nose and out thru your mouth is also good for control.

The pressure points mickx suggested look good too, they would be well worth a try. The tongue position suggested completes the hui-yin circuit for ki circulation.

Budo

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