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Bradcliff Method for Breathing Disorders

Did you know that one in ten New Zealanders experience some form of breathing disorder or chronic over-breathing? This can produce a range of disturbing symptoms baffling to both the patient and the doctor.  Worry over this may lead to further over-breathing and a build up of symptoms.

Breathing this way can become a habit.  This in itself is a major stress and a vicious cycle is created.  Symptoms that you may experience include:

  • frequent sighing and yawning
  • breathing discomfort*
  • disturbed sleep
  • erratic heart beats*
  • feeling anxious
  • pins and needles
  • upset gut/nausea/reflux
  • chest pains*
  • shattered confidence
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • achy muscles and joints
  • dizzy spells* or feeling "spaced out"
  • irritability or jumpiness
  • feelings of "air hunger"

         *see your doctor if you experience these symptoms

There are many triggers such as:

  • anaemia
  • asthma or COPD
  • "burning the candle at both ends"
  • cough and colds/bronchitis
  • chronic pain - physical and emotional
  • frequent or stressful telephone calls
  • grief/anxiety
  • hormone imbalances - PMT or menopause
  • mouth breathing/nasal problems
  • poor posture/ergonomics
  • tight clothing
  • viral sickness

Our specialised physiotherapy service is designed to break the cycle; restoring energy efficient breathing, improving energy levels and renewing self confidence.

Patrice Guise is a certified Bradcliff Practitioner with a special interest in the treatment of breathing pattern disorders.  Please ask for her by name when you ring to book an appointment.