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Home Remedies for Cough, Natural Treatment of Chronic Dry Cough

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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2011

Most natural home remedies for cough and medical treatment to stop dry cough and chronic coughing. These home remedies for cough and cold require nothing at all. They are not cough syrups or cough medicine. They involve better use of "home made" natural cough suppressants: carbon dioxide (CO2) and nasal nitric oxide (NO), as Dr. Artour Rakhimov claims.

While some people may be skeptical about a possibility that breathing techniques can stop chronic dry or wet coughing, more than 200,000 Russian asthmatics who learned the Buteyko medical breathing technique claim that it is possible. This secret has been taught to them by more than 180 medical doctors who have been practicing the Buteyko breathing method in the USSR and Russia during last 5 decades. These very easy breathing exercises stop coughing, including dry or persistent coughing or cough due to cold or flu, naturally and have more than 90% success rate since they improve body oxygen levels. The techniques work for people with cold, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and other conditions, when they have dry or wet, chronic or acute coughing.

During chronic coughing you breathe about 3-4 times more air than the medical norm losing too much CO2. It is called hyperventilation or breathing more than the medical norm. Overbreathing leads to less oxygen in body cells and all vital organs, the brain and heart included.

In addition, chronic coughing (through the mouth):
- irritates your airways due to mechanical friction of air flow
- irritates urge-to-cough receptors located in the larynx and tracheobronchial tree since low CO2 makes all nerve cells hyper-excited and oversensitive (see links with medical references below)
- destroys tiny air sacks (alveoli) of the lungs due to sudden changes in air pressure
- suppresses the immune system due to cell hypoxia
- generates free radicals (reactive oxygen species) and produces many other abnormalities in your body.

Therefore, there 3 easy breathing exercises and most natural home remedies to stop coughing that are explained in this video.

Additional resources:
http://www.e-breathing.com/dry-cough/

Note that effects of cough syrups or dry cough medicine are due based on the placebo effect, while slower and easier breathing (or control of breathing) involves the use of natural cough suppressants, CO2 and NO.

This video was created by Dr. Artour Rakhimov (NormalBreathing.com)

Music: Our Story Begins, Kevin MacLeod
Source: http://www.incompetech.com/ - Royalty Free

Here are the used medical studies:
Barnes PJ, The problem of cough and development of novel antitussives,
Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 2007;20(4):416-22
Department of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK
"Cough is a very common clinical symptom and current therapies are largely ineffective..."

+ Dicpinigaitis PV, Cough: an unmet clinical need, Br J Pharmacol. 2011 May; 163(1): 116-24.
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA.
"...Yet, despite the clinical significance of cough, research efforts aimed at improving diagnostic capabilities and developing more effective therapeutic agents have been, to date, disappointing in their limited scope and outcomes."

Eccles R, Mechanisms of the placebo effect of sweet cough syrups, Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2006 Jul 28; 152(3): 340-8.
Common Cold Centre, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK
"... This review proposes that the major benefit of cough medicines for treatment of cough associated with common cold is related to the placebo effect rather than the pharmacological effect of an active ingredient."

Mazzone SB, McGovern AE, Sensory neural targets for the treatment of cough, Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2007 Oct; 34(10): 955-62.
Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
"... Currently available therapeutics are mostly ineffective at suppressing excessive coughing."

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