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Rapid response to:

Practice What Your Patient is Thinking

Just relax and concentrate on your breathing

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6185 (Published 03 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6185

Rapid Response:

Alternate nostril breathing for preventing asthma attacks

Dear Editors,
Alternate or unilateral nostril breathing is easy to learn and has numerous health benefits, including reducing asthma attacks.
Motivated GPs could help patients by teaching this ancient relaxation technique.
References
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2282294
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCK1jBfRVsE

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 December 2015
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece