Wednesday, 25. January 2023
Coughing and the urge to cough can be a torment. A breathing technique to get the urge under control to breathe through your fist. We will show you why the breathing technique works and how to breathe through your fist.
Breathing through your fist is a stenosis breathing technique - so in other words, breathing against resistance. Stenosis breathing means that the bronchial tubes do not collapse as you breathe out (and so become too narrow), but remain wide and stable. This means that the air flows through the bronchial tubes more freely and consistently and your breathing can stabilise.
If you have a cough or the urge to cough either very often or all the time, visit your general practitioner or pulmonary specialist to find out why.
This article was written in cooperation with the experienced physiotherapist and respiratory therapist Rita Kieselmann, who has been working in this field since 1974. Her focus is on the treatment of children and adults with chronic respiratory diseases.
Rita Kieselmann is the founder of the Physiotherapy working group in the Mukoviszidose e. V. (Cystic Fibrosis Association in Germany). She has also developed self-help techniques for clearing mucus such as modified autogenic drainage and others.
Note: The information in this blog post is not a treatment recommendation. The needs of patients vary greatly from person to person. The treatment approaches presented should be viewed only as examples. PARI recommends that patients always consult with their physician or physiotherapist first.
An article written by the PARI BLOG editorial team.