Retrain your breathing to manage your asthma medication and stress. A fully revised, updated (and renamed) edition of the successful 2002 Breathing Works for Asthma, this book is the asthma sufferer's indispensable companion. Roughly one person in seven experiences asthma at some time in their life. This fresh and original book looks at aspects of living with asthma in a unique and comprehensive way. In recent years, asthma patients may have been well informed about their drug management but less emphasis has been placed on physical coping skills and the importance of the correct use of the muscles of breathing. In Dynamic Breathing for Asthma two internationally recognised experts on breathing pattern disorders take you through a step by step breathing retraining process, which can help you to reduce medications, reduce stress levels, exercise comfortably and most importantly - breathe effectively.
Dinah Bradley is a respiratory physiotherapist with over 25 years' experience, She is the author of the bestselling Hyperventilation Syndrome: Breathing Pattern Disorders and, with Tania Clifton Smith, Breathe, Stretch, Relax: How to Beat Workplace Stress. Tania Clifton Smith co-wrote Breathe, Stretch, and Move: How to Beat Workplace Stress and Dynamic Breathing: How To Manage Your Asthma with Dinah Bradley. Both are co-founders of Breathing Works (www.breathingworks.com), the first independent Breathing Pattern Disorders clinic in Australasia, and the developers of the world-renowned BradCliff Breathing method. Reviewing Dynamic Breathing in Healthy Options, the reviewer identified the authors' 'sound advice' as making the book 'a motivational gem'. Tania also co-authored Breathing Matters, with Dr Jim Bartley. She is a physiotherapist with postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal therapy, is a recognised treatment provider for High Performance Sport New Zealand, and sits on the medical board of Allergy New Zealand. There is a blog, via the website, and a BreathingWorks account on Facebook.