Pinch-lip breathing exercises help you breathe longer, belly breathing and chest breathing combined with your hands will increase your coordination capacity and improve breathing difficulties.
According to the instructions “Covid-19 health handbook” compiled by lecturers of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, breathing exercises have an important effect on Covid-19 patients, helping to improve respiratory failure. reduce. Here are the breathing exercises:
Pinch your lips and inhale through your nose for two breaths, hold for 3-5 seconds if it’s not difficult to breathe after inhaling. Pinch your lips as if you are playing a flute and exhale slowly through your mouth for 4 beats.
Belly breathing style
– Place one hand on the chest, the other on the abdomen to feel the movement of the chest and abdomen.
– Inhale through your nose, purse your lips, expand your belly, and raise your hand on your stomach. Breathe slowly through your mouth, pursed lips like a flute, belly flattened, hands on abdomen lowered.
– Inhale 1-2 breaths out 1-2-3-4 breaths. Exhale twice as long as you inhale.
Chest breathing combined with hands
– The patient raises his hand to expand his chest while inhaling. You can hold your breath for about 3-5 seconds if it doesn’t cause shortness of breath.
– Bring your hands down and exhale using the pursed-lip method.
Note in the process of breathing exercises when inhaling and exhaling without excessive exertion. Combine pursed-lip breathing with belly breathing or chest breathing with hands in one breath and should be practiced regularly at least three times a day, 5-10 minutes each time. These two movements can be done while sitting or lying down.
In addition, you can refer to breathing exercises under the guidance of doctor Calvin Q Trinh, below: