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Case ReportVolume 3 Issue 4

Reflection on a Breathing Technique "Nose-mouth-nose”. Can it Save Lives?

Carlos Sánchez Fernández de la Vega*

Galician Health Service, Primary Care, SERGAS, Lugo, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Carlos Sánchez Fernández de la Vega, Galician Health Service, Primary Care, SERGAS, Lugo, Spain.

Received: February 27, 2022; Published: March 11, 2022


This is a breathing technique, which consists of inhaling air we exhale, CO2-enriched air. We create a camera with our hands, for inhaling through the nose, the air exhaled through the mouth. When practicing this technique, due to its mucolytic effect, we avoid the use of nasal decongestants in colds. On the other hand, the viral load in the nostrils can decrease, by the action of nitric oxide, generated in the sinuses, and the mucolytic effect of exhaled air enriched with CO2. The anti-viricidal properties of CO2, can explain these results. Can this breathing technique be used as a nasal decongestant, preventing viral respiratory infections? The article “Can Influenza viruses be inactivated by a nose-mouth-nose breathing technique? was published in July 2020. This manuscript was based on the practice of the technique, by me and some patients, when feeling symptoms such as nasal obstruction, cough, and sneezing. When practicing the technique, we did not develop flu symptoms and, if they appeared, the symptomatology was very few days. They solve their own colds, practicing the technique. Before the pandemic began, we were a few people who practiced it, now we are more and, until now, those who have done it correctly, have not been infected. Of course, we have followed each of the indicated health guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus, including vaccination, since it is not possible to demonstrate, that the technique prevents infection by SARS-CoV-2. The clinical case reported, should make us reflect on the usefulness of the technique. A man of 83 years, who practiced and practices this breathing technique, with the third dose of vaccination, suffers from bacterial pneumonia at the peak of the sixth wave of the pandemic.

Keywords: Pneumonia; Obstruction Nasal; Nasal Decongestants; Virus; Upper Respiratory Tract


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Citation: Carlos Sánchez Fernández de la Vega. “Reflection on a Breathing Technique "Nose-mouth-nose”. Can it Save Lives?". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.4 (2022): 47-52.

Copyright: © 2022 Carlos Sánchez Fernández de la Vega. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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