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RESPIRATION

Model 73101

Respiration
 
   
 

DETAILS

This procedure, developed by Dr. Rudolf Marx, uses the display of an ideal respiration curve to help the client acquire an efficient and correct style of breathing.

The program first analyses the client’s breathing pattern. It uses this to calculate an ideal respiration curve, allocating 30% of the time to inhalation, 60% to exhalation and 10% to a pause in breathing. Heart rate, blood pressure and muscle tone increase during inhalation and decrease during exhalation. When the exhalation phase is emphasized, as it is in the ideal curve, there is a reduction in the effect of the sympathetic nervous system and hence in the general level of activity.

The client attempts to match his breathing to the curve. To improve the effectiveness of training the properties of the curve can be modified, for example with regard to frequency, steepness and the percentage contributions of inhalation and exhalation.

After at the most five training sessions the client is usually able to reproduce the more beneficial breathing pattern, even without feedback.

APPLICATIONS

  • Relaxation training
  • Essential hypertonia
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Migraine, panic attacks, agoraphobia

SESSION LENGTH (recommended)

10 minutes

EVALUATION

The chart shows that breathing (blue) has changed to fit the displayed ideal respiration curve. The rise in hand temperature (red) and the fall in skin conductance (yellow) demonstrate the relaxing effect of the breathing exercises.

Another good indicator of relaxation is the extent of the link between heart rate and breathing (respiratory sinus arrhythmia - RSA). RSA involves the pulse rate (orange) increasing during inhalation and decreasing during exhalation.

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

Basic Biofeedback Software Module Image

Basic Biofeedback Software Module
Model 73100

The Basic Biofeedback is used for storage of database information, settings, and other session improvements.

Respiration Module Image

Respiration Module
Model 73202

Module for acquisition of respiration rate and breathing pattern. Comes with breathing belt.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Spare / Replacement Breathing Belts for Biofeedback Modules Image

Spare / Replacement Breathing Belts for Biofeedback Modules
Model 73307

Spare or replacement breathing belts for respiration Biofeedback modules 73202 and 73308.

Second Breathing Belt and Module Interconnect Image

Second Breathing Belt and Module Interconnect
Model 73308

Second respiration module and belt for the Bluetooth Biofeedback system.

CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.