How to Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally
Hi, my name is Troy Giles. I am a of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist. Today I wanted to talk to you a little about apnea,and sleep apnea. This is a major issue in the world. People are having trouble sleepingand there are many reasons for apnea. One is neurologic, where the nerves, the brain,the connection to the lung is not working correctly. Also, thyroid we find, thyroiddysfunction, where low thyroid. Thyroid is what helps you control your breathing patternswhile you are asleep. If you have low thyroid, the thyroid affects the heart and the rhythmof breathing. So low thyroid can affect it as well. But, apnea is when you can't breathwell. Your sleeping and you just stop breathing.
There can be constrictive apnea as well, whereyou have enlarged tonsils, or your throat is closed down. I had a patient that had,this has been probably ten years ago, had a roto rooter, if you will, where they went in down on thetrachea, the throat, removed the tonsils and literally removed and widened the trachea,all the way down through his neck, through his throat. Extremely painful, literally hewished he could have died. That ultimately, still didn't help any. He can get better air,bit still he is on a CPAP machine. The treatment for it, medically, is to use a CPAP or a ByPAPmachine, which helps to force air into you and helps you to breathe during the evening.Another issue is that many times its body
habitus, enlarged gut. If you are laying onyour side and you have a larger tummy, you have to push your tummy up while you are breathing,sleeping at nighttime. Literally, you are having to lift up your tummy all night long.After a couple of hours or so, you become fatigued. The diaphragm becomes fatigued oflifting, pushing. So you just stop breathing for a minute. You can go 30 seconds, a minute,2 minutes. Finally, you gasp for air. This happens over and over and over. The CPAP helpsto force the air in you are just basically breathing easier. The sense of breathing isthere, but you are now lifting with forced air, in the abdomen, and in to your lungs.So to treat this, naturally, we want to look
at supporting the lung tissue. We want tosupport anything that is going to help you to get rid of inflammation through the throat.We want to treat the thyroid and the adrenal glands to have them up and running the waythey should so they are giving good information to the heart and to your breathing pattern.We would do this through supplementation. The supplementation we would want to looktowards would be the adrenal glands first, Adrenex. We would support the adrenals withAdrenex. Thyroiden to support the thyroid tissue. Thyroid again, we want to get itsmetabolism and its function the way that it should. Permalung helps to bring clarity,helps to remove sluggishness of the lungs,
bronchial congestion, mucus. A lot of timesthere is a mucus build up throughout the lung. Even with that we would want to look towardsleaky gut syndrome because when you have leaky gut, you are actually leaking toxins throughthe gut and they overwhelm the liver and its ability to detoxify. So a lot of the overalltoxins will come up and out through the lung. So you will have a lot of increased amountof toxin and production of mucus, so you will tighten up as well. So, asthma and apnea alsowork together. So, you want to see if you can't get rid of some of that tightness andcongestion that you feel. I would work with the diet, just helping, just eating more greenleafy vegetables. It is so vital to eat green
leafy vegetables every meal. So how do eatgreen leafy vegetables for breakfasté I would encourage you to get a significant blender,Vitamix is a good one, Blendtec is another one, Montel Williams I think has one thatis a good like two horsepower motor, that you can put in all the kinds of fruits thatyou want, green leafy vegetables, like kale, baby spinach, literally any vegetable thatyou want can go in there as well. If you make it correctly, it tastes very good. You haveall your fruits. You can get some of the big box stores have frozen fruit. You can putthat with a banana, maybe a protein powder of some type. The one we carry here is calledLepterra. That helps make it smoother and
How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
The first step in treating OSA is, of course,to diagnose it properly. This happens using a sleep study. An overnight polysomnogramwould be a more formal term. And in this a patient is going to go to an accredited sleeplab where a sleep technician will attach a series of electrodes and wires to the bodythat monitor things like respiration, abdominal force, eye movement, so we can track whatsleep stage you are in. And, of course, a breathing monitor and a camera. The most importantof the camera is it actually physically records somebody having an apnea. It's not uncommonfor patients to know that they have awoken themselves by not breathing or to wake upand actually not be able to breathe and take
a second to catch their breath But for somepatients they have no concept of sleep apnea. They think they sleep just fine. It's theirbed partner who can't handle the snoring and the sounds of the apneas and the wakeningwho forces them to reach treatment. After the sleep study is executed, the andsleep technicians will review the results, review the results with you. And at that point,it might warrant another sleep study which we would call a CPAP titration. CPAP standsfor continuous positive airway pressure, and it's basically one of the most naturalistictreatments you find in sleep disorder medicine. It involves taking a mask or nasal unit ofsome kind which is connected to an air hose
to a compressor. And, essentially, this compressorwhich is set at a pressure prescribed by the physician is used to force air into the oralcavity and into the throat to expand the airway and prevent it from collapsing. There's anynumber of different masks and face units that can be used. It used to be in the early daysof sleep medicine that CPAP choices were limited, and the discomfort of CPAP keeps people fromseeking it as treatment. So in this day and age we have so many more options. So manymore people will stay treatment compliant and actually use their CPAP machine whichwill lead to better sleep, better health. Their's other treatments that can be usedfor some people. An oral mandibular advancement
device which is a sort of dental appliancemay be an option. Although that is not indicated for everybody it would be due to certain conditionsin the mouth that lead to sleep apnea. There's also a type of surgery called a UPPP whichinvolves surgery on the uvula and soft palate on the throat. That's usually performed byan ear, nose, throat and, again, that's not always an option for everybody. But thosecould be part of a treatment plan for OSA in particular patients.
How to Play the Didgeridoo Circular Breathing Technique for the Didgeridoo
Hi, I'm voice over artist James Benedict onbehalf of Expert Village. This tutorial is about learning how to play the didgeridoo and I'dlike to share a few secrets with you. We've gone over lots of the advanced and basic techniquesof playing the didgeridoo. Now one of the neatest things that you can do with this instrumentis circular breathe. That's actually buzzing while breathing in through your nose and playingat the same time. Right now, we'll go over the basics of how to do that. First of all,while you're buzzing into the instrument and you begin to run out of breath. I'd say youhad about a quarter of your lung capacity left. You want to fill your cheeks with air,close off your throat and while you do, puff
the air out of your cheeks while you're playing.Not with your hands, but while you're playing the instrument, and breathe in through yournose in short bursts as you puff the air out of your cheeks. Let's give this a try withjust a basic monotone through the didgeridoo so you can get an idea of what it looks like.(demo) Notice the long duration that I was able to play this thing and the short airsounds that you heard coming in through my nose. In a traditional didgeridoo recordingyou're going to hear those sounds. It's actually part of the character of the instrument. Let'stry that once more, but a little bit faster. (demo) That is circular breathing.