Deep breathing has been proven to relieve stress and improve overall health. RESPeRATE is the only FDA Cleared and Clinically Proven device to lower blood pressure that meets the requirements for achieving stress relief – personalized therapeutic breathing exercises and effortless performance.
When we are frightened or simply stressed, we tend to hold our breath or take rapid, shallow breaths. Our hearts pound and muscles clench as our adrenaline kicks in. When the stressful situation is resolved we let out a deep breath of relief, signaling the brain that everything is okay again and we return to normal deep breathing. If deep breathing continues, our heart rate decreases, our lungs expand and our muscles relax. Equilibrium is restored.
What happens if deep breathing does not continue after a stressful situation, but rather we continue to breath shallow and short breaths? Well, we fail to relax and our sympathetic nervous system is overworked, depleting our bodies of nutrients and destabilizing our brain and endocrine chemistry. Depression, muscle tension and pain, insulin sensitivity, GI issues, insomnia, and adrenal fatigue among scores of other conditions are all related to an overworked sympathetic nervous system (responsible for stimulating activities associated with the “fight-or-flight” response caused by stress and anxiety). What counteracts this mechanism? The parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for arousing the “rest-and-digest” or “feed and breed” activities that occur in our body).
Deep breathing is the fastest and most effective way to strengthen our parasympathetic system to finally counterbalance the damage caused by our overworked stressed-out sympathetic system.
RESPeRATE is the only non-drug therapy cleared by the FDA for the treatment of high blood pressure and the reduction of stress. It is the first medical device that has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure.