Breathing Exercises Must Be a Real and Effective Intervention to Consider in Women with Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
In this recently published research article more evidence is provided that targeting the autonomic nervous system is worthwhile in fibromyalgia management.
Here is the article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653069
Breath Awareness is now a mainstream health practice.
Spending time purposely moderating your breath is another simple and free strategy to enhance health on many levels. Controlled breathing practices have been part of most cultures in recorded history and medical science as reported in this article is rediscovering and confirming the benefits. These health-enhancing benefits range from improved concentration to managing stress via regulation of the autonomic nervous system.
Practising regular, mindful breathing is the fasted way to activate the parasympathetic nervous system which calms the brain stress responses. This is very useful for all stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks, increased pain to digestive disorders.
Focusing on how you breathe with full and undivided attention is a mindful meditation practice. Breath counting is a useful tool for rapidly achieving a relaxed and focused mind which sets the tone when commencing a meditation practice session.