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Breathing Exercise Question
July 29, 2015

Breathing Exercise Question

Recently I got an email asking about the 4-7-8 breathing exercise on my website and what I mean by "your body will adapt to it and over time you'll get less benefit".

Doing the same exercises the exact same way all the time can lead to your body adapting to them. This doesn't mean you should stop doing that exercise completely, but you should perhaps change the way you do it or try some new exercises too.

Acupuncturists ( I was one in Australia for 10 years) don't always needle the same points every time you go for treatment, even if you are receiving treatment for the same ailment. This is because acupuncture points can adapt to the needle stimulus.

The 4-7-8 breath is done only one way but there are many other breathing exercises you can try as well. And if you are doing breathing exercises because you have stress and anxiety, did you know that many people with these problems have mineral imbalances in their body?

Commonly, people with stress, anxiety, insomnia and such problems have deficiencies or imbalances in their body's level of calcium, magnesium and zinc.

These 3 minerals are known as the sedative minerals.

Before you go out and buy a calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement though, you need to be sure you actually need it.

How can you know this? More to come in future tips.

All the best,


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He has been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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