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Simple Tips to Start Nasal Breathing

Written by Kento Kamiyama PT, DPT

How do I breathe in and out through my nose?

Simple as breathing through the nose, right?

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of nasal breathing.   If you missed the write-up, you can read the blog HERE.

Coming back to the topic. YES, we believe nasal breathing is as simple as breathing in and out through the nose.   However, there are factors that support nasal breathing.

Hence, we want to share these 4 simple tips for nasal breathing.  Watch the video below.

BONUS SECTION:

If you cleared your nose and nasal breathing is still difficult, a nasal strip such as BREATHE RIGHT can help you ease into the process.

 


For individuals with a stuffed or clogged nose, first clearing out the nose via blowing your nose or using nasal sprays (I.e.- Xlear) can be beneficial.   Once you clean up your nose, then start nasal breathing.

 

For individuals that have a structural block such as a deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy and nasal valve collapses, looking into why and what you can do to improve those blockages can be your next step.  Consult a good ENT (Ear Nose Throat) physician will be the next logical step.

Last, other factors that can affect your nasal breathing include teeth alignment, tongue ties, poor rib mobility, etc.   The factors mentioned can be worth expanding in future write-ups.

There you have it, happy breathing.

About Author

Kento Kamiyama
Physical Therapist
DPT, SFMA, NKT level 3, FMT, FRR, FMT

Kento helps people move and feel young again by reconnecting their mind and body even after years of aches and pains.

Passionate about treating the individual systematically, Kento studied countless hours understanding how the human body is an interaction between many systems and not just parts.  Kento taught and is currently teaching nationally for the industry to spread his passion about treating the individual as a whole.  Some courses he has taught include “Spinal and Breathing Assessment”, Smart Tools Level I, and Neurokinetic Therapy.  Kento is involved as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University for Human Anatomy and Kinesiology.  He is currently in the process of teaching overseas in Japan and acts as a medical consultant for Dr. Training in Tokyo, Japan.

The majority population Kento works with are people aged 30-60+ who wants to gain back their function to either go back to work, back to their physical activities or take care of their loved ones.

On his spare time, Kento loves to spend time with his wife and two kids Kei and Mia playing sports or cooking.

To read more visit About Page

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