Pain Management with Diaphragmatic Breathing

Five Steps to Teaching Diaphragmatic Breathing Step 1: Watch! For a few minutes, observe patients’ breathing while they sit down. You can ask them to place one hand on their abdomen and the other on their chest. You can help reduce performance anxiety by having them close their eyes, or distract them with another activity that allows …

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Breathing Exercise - Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic breath is also known as belly, deep and relaxed breathing, or abdominal breathing. It maximizes the use the main muscle of breathing, diaphragm. This results in slower and deeper breathing. It is an important skill to have in your patient’s toolbox for self-management. It is easy to teach your patients this skill with practice. …

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