Resilia ~ CapnoLearningTM

ARE YOU OVERBREATHING?

Normal Breathing vs Hyperventilation

Which of the above two brains is yours?

Did you know that breathing is behavior, a unique behavior that influences all the systems in our body and regulates body chemistry and pH and that good breathing means proper allocation of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Did you know that CO2 is precious and essential to your health and performance and that you exhale only about 15% of the CO2 entering the lungs (at rest)? Did you know that if you exhale too much CO2 you may be in creating serious problems for yourself?

Did you know proper allocation of CO2 in the lungs is about regulating acid-base physiology? CO2 regulates the pH level of extracellular body fluids, like blood and cerebrospinal fluid; electrolyte balance, sodium and potassium. It (pH) influences blood flow to the brain and to the heart; kidney physiology and it influences bicarbonate regeneration; and delivery of oxygen and nitric oxide (for vasodilation) by hemoglobin. CO2 deficiency is known as hypocapnia – when too much CO2 is being excreted due to breathing too fast or too deeply.

Did you know learned overbreathing behavior leads to CO2 deficiency, and can disturb pH and electrolyte balance, resulting in profound and immediate physical and mental health changes and symptoms?

These symptoms include shortness of breath, breathlessness, chest tightness & pressure, chest pain, feelings of suffocation, sweaty palms, cold hands, tingling of the skin, numbness, heart palpitations, irregular heart beat, anxiety, apprehension, emotional outbursts, stress, tenseness, fatigue, weakness, exhaustion, dry mouth, nausea, light-headedness, dizziness, fainting, black-out, blurred vision, confusion, disorientation, attention deficit, poor thinking, poor memory, poor concentration, impaired judgment, problem solving deficit, reduced pain threshold, headache, trembling, twitching, shivering, muscle tension, spasm, stiffness, abdominal cramps and bloating.

In predisposed individuals, overbreathing (CO2 deficiency) may trigger or exacerbate: phobias (e.g., public speaking), migraine phenomena, hypertension, attention disorder, asthma attacks, angina attacks, heart attacks, panic attacks, hypoglycemia, ischemia (e.g., brain cell death), depression, epileptic seizures, sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, allergy, irritable bowel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, and chronic fatigue.

The picture at the top of this page is an example of how dramatic the effect is on blood flow in the brain: the picture shows how one minute of moderate overbreathing reduced oxygen concentration by 40 percent! So which brain is yours? And, what effect could this loss of oxygen have on your ability to think, concentrate, and remember?

Did you know that surveys suggest that 10 to 25 percent of the US population suffers from chronic overbreathing, and that up to 60 percent of all ambulance calls in major US cities may be a direct result of the symptoms triggered by overbreathing?

Breathing is a behavior subject to the same principles of learning as any other behavior. Tens of millions overbreathe, causing self inflicted symptoms and deficits falsely attributed to other factors.

Restore healthy CO2 allocation through CapnoLearningTM.

What is CapnoLearningTM?

"Capno" means carbon dioxide (CO2). CapnoLearningTM is about learning and teaching CO2 regulation, adaptive respiratory chemistry, within a wide range of breathing mechanics. It means precision coordinating of breathing rate and depth through reflex control of the diaphragm, restoring control to the brainstem mechanisms that regulate breathing based on pH, carbon dioxide (PCO2), and oxygen (O2). This reflex mechanism can be easily deregulated, consciously or unconsciously. When this reflex is deregulated the individual can experience an entire host of physiological psychological symptoms like those mentioned above.

CapnoLearningTM is about reinstating the body’s breathing reflex mechanism for proper oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. There is no inherently correct breathing rate, no correct depth, and no correct rhythm. This rate can be unique to each individual. We all breathe, and we all breathe differently based on our own personal learning experiences.

CapnoLearningTM requires the use of a CapnoTrainer® a computer-operated capnograph / capnometer designed for educational rather than medical applications, which provides real-time partial pressure carbon dioxide (PCO2) feedback for observing, evaluating, teaching, and learning breathing behavior.

The CapnoTrainer® is used for monitoring exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2), more specifically End Tidal partial pressure carbon dioxide (ETCO2). Capnometers are used worldwide in emergency medicine, in critical care, and during surgery for monitoring purposes; these are medical applications.

The CapnoTrainer® has been specifically designed and manufactured for evaluating, observing, and learning breathing behavior. It is not intended for diagnosis and treatment. The instrument is for CapnoLearning™, which is about you and your body learning new behaviors, as partners, in improving health and performance.

Resilia CapnoLearningTM Services

CapnoLearningTM services are provided either in person OR remotely on the Internet with Skype (visual telephone). Based on an initial evaluation session, CapnoLearningTM packages are available to clients as listed below. These packages include a specific number of learning-consultation sessions (e.g., 6 sessions) in combination with use of a CapnoTrainer® (Capnometer) for a specific time frame (e.g., 1 month).

Learning new breathing behaviors is about continuous learning in the field (office or home), not brief weekly guidance sessions in an office environment. Success requires your commitment to learning, not simply your willingness to receive consultation.

The package program is designed where you obtain the CapnoTrainer® instrument and software to use in your home or office. A Certified Breathing Practitioner will provide you with CapnoLearningTM sessions that are usually accomplished over the Internet (rather than in person), where they operate the CapnoTrainer® from their offices while you use it in the field. In between sessions you continue practice your breathing in your home or office.

Breathing Behavior Evaluation:

The breathing behavior evaluation is a 50 minute comprehensive "live" study of breathing behavior with the CapnoTrainer®. It includes interviewing, continuous monitoring of breathing behavior (including CO2 levels), and a written evaluation report. The evaluation is usually done in person, but may also be accomplished through remote Internet service (E-Packages)

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