RESPeRATE lowers blood pressure by relaxing constricted blood vessels which cause high blood pressure. RESPeRATE does so by harnessing the therapeutic power of slow
paced breathing with prolonged exhalation in a way that is virtually impossible to achieve on your own. All you have to do is breathe along with RESPeRATE’s guiding tones.
Doctors are recommending
Doctors have recommended RESPeRATE to lower blood pressure for 15 years. It is now FDA Cleared without prescription (OTC).
Complete RESPeRATE SYSTEM: Computerized unit, sensor, earbuds
4 AA batteries lasting 6 months
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can the breathing exercises be performed alone, without the device?
No, it’s not as easy as it sounds. In order to lower blood pressure, breathing must be specifically paced with prolonged exhalation, and without effort. Even the simplest breathing exercises, such as counting, reciting a mantra, or consciously observing one’s breathing, requires concentration which is effort. RESPeRATE does the work for you by using rhythmic tones to guide breathing interactively. This slows breathing without a conscious effort. So, while unaided breathing techniques can have a relaxing effect, RESPeRATE has been proven through clinical studies to deliver a significant and lasting effect on high blood pressure.
What is the recommended course of treatment for RESPeRATE?
Studies have shown RESPeRATE delivers significant blood pressure reductions when it is used for 15 minutes at a time, at least three to four times per week, in order to attain 40 or more
minutes of slow breathing (<10 breaths per minute) with prolong exhalation per week. Additional use has shown to provide further blood pressure reductions, and there is
no danger of using the device too much. So, we recommend using RESPeRATE daily.
How long does it take to realize a decrease in blood pressure from using RESPeRATE?
In clinical trials, most patients saw the bulk of the results after just three to four weeks of treatment. Further reductions accumulate with consistent use.
How long do the effects of using RESPeRATE last?
Clinical studies show that RESPeRATE can provide a sustained all-day reduction in blood pressure with regular use. As with other physical exercises, the benefits will not be maintained over time without continued routine use. Compliance is good as most patients find RESPeRATE relaxing and pleasant to use.
Is RESPeRATE the same as yoga or meditation?
No. While based on the same fundamental physiological phenomena, namely that structured breathing exercises can have a beneficial effect, RESPeRATE is the only method proven to lower blood pressure repeatedly in well designed clinical studies. The key difference is that unaided breathing techniques such as yoga and meditation, require effort and concentration, which counter the lowering of blood pressure (by raising sympathetic nervous system activity). So, while yoga and meditation may be relaxing, and there is some data showing a blood pressure lowering effect, scientific consensus does not support them as practical interventions for treating hypertension. In contrast, RESPeRATE’s patented method for real-time device guided breathing utilizes our natural tendency to follow external rhythms to deliver the therapeutic effect of breathing without effort.
Can RESPeRATE replace my medications?
RESPeRATE can be safely used alongside medications. The blood pressure reductions delivered by RESPeRATE are on top of medication and/or lifestyle modifications. Furthermore, working with their doctors, many RESPeRATE users have been able to avoid additional medications, reduce dosage, and in some cases eliminate them. Please note, we strongly recommend that you do not modify your hypertension treatments without the advice and consent of your doctor.
Is RESPeRATE safe?
Yes, the FDA labeling specifically indicates that “RESPeRATE can be safely used in conjunction with medications and lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise.” and it has no contraindications and there are no known side effects. Since RESPeRATE is a device and not a drug, there is no concern for drug interactions.
Is RESPeRATE covered by Health Insurance?
As an FDA-cleared medical device, RESPeRATE is eligible for reimbursement by FSA and HSA plans. You can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover the cost of purchasing RESPeRATE. Once you purchase RESPeRATE, print out a receipt and submit it to your FSA administrator for reimbursement. Some VA hospitals do provide RESPeRATE to veterans without charge. Otherwise, RESPeRATE is not yet covered by Medicare or major health plans.