If you, or a loved one, has an obstructive airway issues, there is hope for rebuilding strength and enjoying a more full and active life through lung exercises and nutrition. These programs are designed to improve lung function and improve quality of life.
Pulmonary rehabilitation—”rehab” for short— will not reverse the damage to your lungs from COPD. But it will help you do your daily tasks, such as dressing, grocery shopping, and walking, more easily.
What is Pulmonary Rehab
Pulmonary rehabilitation is the use of exercise, education, and behavioural intervention to improve how well people with longterm airway issues can function in daily life and to enhance their quality of life.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program designed for people who have longterm lung conditions. Its primary goal is to enable people to achieve and maintain their maximum level of independence and functioning. Although most pulmonary rehabilitation programs focus on people who have obstructive lung conditions (COPD), people with other types of lung issues may benefit as well. People in all age groups can benefit, including those older than 70.
Pulmonary Rehab and Airway Clearance
Oscillating PEP is an airway clearance technique (ACT), where the person blows all the way out many times through a device. Commonly known by their brand names (AerobikA®, AirPhysio®, Flutter®, Acapella®, and RC-Cornet®),
In many cases, herbs such as mullein are known to be gentle expectorants that help clear the airways from mucus and foreign matter. Today, many respiratory therapists recommend the use of pep devices and herbal supplements such as mullein as a way to clear the lungs.
Aerobika is an airway cleaning device that uses both vibrations and back pressure to clear out mucus from the lungs. It is also an OPEP product made for the same purpose of clearing mucus from the muscles. It majorly works by opening collapsed or weak airways by thinning the loosened mucus, moving them to the larger airways in your lungs where they can easily be thrown out via cough.
Aerobika® OPEP system opens up weak or collapsed airways by creating positive pressure and oscillations simultaneously, which helps move mucus to the upper airways where it can be coughed out. How To Use The Aerobika® Device
Besides pep therapy like Aerobika® natural plants and herbs can also help in airway clearance.
The silvery green leaves and bright yellow flowers of mullein have been utilized for thousands of years in traditional herbalism. This gentle herb has been used extensively in European and North American folk medicine and thus has a plethora of folk tales associated with it. Mullein has been used traditionally as a remedy for the respiratory tract, including bronchitis.
Mullein is our absolute favorite when it comes to all things lung related. This gentle herb seems to focus its energy in a very effective way in the lungs, and it gets to work fast!
Mullein helps remove any 'gunk' from with the lungs via its gentle yet thorough expectorant abilities. It helps the lungs purge themselves of mucous and phlegm that have taken their fill of toxins, pollutants, and foreign matter so that it can be given healthy replacements.
Like many herbs used in herbal tea, mullein has natural mucilage which soothes, coats, and protects the respiratory system from the mouth to the lungs.
In many cases, recurring lung issues are wrapped up in an inflammation cycle. Mullein is a gentle anti-inflammatory that focuses on the lungs, so it can help reduce inflammation in the various passages and tissues in the lungs giving way to easier breathing.
Mullein has been traditionally used as a extract and tea by people with COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, inflammation, respiratory allergies, recurring congestion, smoker's cough, exercise-induced lung strain, and anxiety-related breathing issues.
The Vest™ Airway Clearance System is designed to assist patients in the mobilization of retained secretions. If not removed, retained secretions may contribute to increased rates of respiratory infection, hospitalization and reduced lung function.
How does the Vest™ Airway Clearance System work?
Through High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) technology, The Vest™ Airway Clearance System dislodges mucus from the bronchial walls, and mobilizes secretions and mucus from the smaller to larger airways where it can be cleared by coughing or suctioning.
AirPhysio® is a mucus clearance and lung expansion OPEP device. The device uses an all-natural process called Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP). This assists the body’s natural cleaning process of mucus clearance. This helps to maintain optimal hygiene in the lungs and restores lung capacity.
Both AirPhysio and Aerobika work to fulfill the same purpose, and both work on the same principle. Here are the features of both AirPhysio and Aerobika –
Why wait until a lung scan to stop mucus build up and breathlessness? By that time you will have more phlegm and mucus and less control of your breathe and have a much taller mountain to climb. I'm all about easy, and that is especially true when it comes to beating breathless and reducing mucus.
Watch the Free Presentation below and Let me show you a super simple way to keep the mucus away AND even beat breathlessness while you're at it!
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