What Causes Constipation? Low O2 in the Gut
About 100 years ago, Yandell Henderson, MD, Yale University Professor, found that arterial hypocapnia (low CO2) caused by hyperventilation resulted in loss of tone in the blood vessels located in the abdominal viscera of dogs and produced extreme intestinal congestion (causing constipation and weight gain). It also leads to acne. Saturation of the blood with carbon dioxide quickly eliminated the congestion (Henderson, 1907). His study was published in the American Journal of Physiology (see the reference below).
…Chronic hyperventilation (i.e. breathing more than the norm) and correspondingly low CO2 values in the arterial blood cause problems with the perfusion and oxygenation of the digestive organs.
Breathing exercises cure constipation
and provide relief in 1 minute
Normally, during elimination, the descending colon and all subsequent muscles function together and in harmony, as a well-trained team. According to Russian MDs, chronic constipation happens as a result of local spasms due to strained muscles, pooling of the venous blood and reduced cell oxygen content due to ineffective breathing (increased thoracic breathing and elevated minute ventilation leading to O2 and CO2 deficiencies). Hence, your goal is to normalize your respiration pattern.
Therefore, it is not a surprise that over 90% of people can get fast relief from constipation (in 1-2 minutes or nearly suddenly) using a simple breathing exercise (remedy) developed by Russian medical doctors. This most matural home remedy was tested on thousands of people with chronic constipation. It is Remedy No.4 on this page: http://www.normalbreathing.com/c/constipation-remedies.php
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4 Fast Home Remedies for Chronic Constipation | Constipation Cure
With a Simple Breathing Exercise To Relieve Constipation Fast or in 1-2 min
Here are our famous constipation remedies:Solution 1. Take about 400 mg of magnesium every day, better in divided doses (i.e., spread throughout the day). Use an organic form (magnesium citrate, magnesium ascorbate, magnesium aspartate, amino acid chelate, and so forth).
Solution 2. Eat 1 tablespoon of raw honey twice daily, in the morning and evening.
Solution 3. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk powder in 250-300 ml of water and drink quickly, twice every day.
Solution 4. Finally, here is the simplest and fastest natural home remedy among all known constipation remedies. It addresses the ultimate cause of this symptom – low levels of O2 in the body, spasm in the muscles of the digestive tract and reduced perfusion (blood supply) of body cells. The exercise can be used for severe chronic constipation, during pregnancy, for constipation pain, for children, and in many other situations.
Constipation remedy breathing exercise (relief in 1-2 min)
This natural and easy breathing exercise to relieve constipation (and even its pain) was invented by Soviet medical doctors and tested on thousands of their patients.
1. Take a slow inhalation using your abdominal muscles or belly (as if filling your belly with air) and exhale by relaxing your diaphragm. (This slow and deep breath increases blood oxygen levels since people with constipation are usually chest breathers.)
2. At the end of this slow relaxed exhalation, pinch the nose and hold your breath until you experience strong-air hunger. (People with heart disease, seizures, panic attacks and frequent migraines should avoid extended breath holding and use the easier version provided below.)
3. When you release your nose, instead of following your natural desire to take a large deep inhalation, take a shorter inhalation using your diaphragm and then immediately relax it. Your goal is to maintain strong level of air hunger for 1-2 minutes, while having this reduced breathing pattern with total relaxation of all body muscles. If you do this exercise, increased O2 and CO2 concentrations will bring quick relief from constipation and pain.
For people with heart disease and panic attacks
These groups of people need a different version of this breathing exercise to relieve constipation. They should use a different approach. They require more gentle changes in CO2 and O2 in the lungs and blood. Instead of a sudden CO2 increase in the blood (as during breath holding), these people start with step 3 above: only reduced breathing while gradually increasing air hunger level.
|This YouTube video “Constipation Remedies“ – Relief in 1 Min – provides the same exercise to relieve constipation fast.
Permanent and natural chronic-constipation remedy
In order to get rid of severe or chronic constipation, you should slow down your automatic breathing and increase your body-oxygen levels to at least 25 seconds 24/7. Normal body oxygenation (40 s) is the medical standard for this test and the ultimate cure for all problems with chronic constipation.