Wednesday, 14. December 2022
Huffing is a breathing technique that can be used to transport away the mucus from the upper bronchial and tracheal region (windpipe).
Violent coughing and frequent coughing fits can damage the lungs. This is why anyone, and especially anyone with a chronic lung disease, should avoid frequent and unproductive coughing.
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.