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Capnotherapy

The Capnotrainer is a non-invasive biofeedback assessment tool that provides information about breathing physiology by showing the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in exhaled air. Changes in breathing patterns are a learned behavior that can be triggered by a stressful situation or cause a wide variety of symptoms, including chronic pain, muscle tension and headaches. Normal breathing mechanics play a key role in posture and spinal stabilization. The capnotrainer can help patients to understand and experience the correct rate of breathing as well as experience the sensations associated
with restoring normal carbon dioxide levels.

People who can benefit from capnotherapy:
✓ High stress level
✓ Anxiety or Depression
✓ Back or neck pain
✓ Repetitive strain injury
✓ Persistent or chronic pain Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue
The main objective of capnotherapy is to:
• restore proper breathing chemistry (carbon dioxide levels) establish a breathing rhythm
(reduction of holding, gasping, sighing)
• lower your breathing rate increase your breathing depth shift the focus of breathing from your
chest to your diaphragm
• encourage nasal breathing relax during exhalation to reduce overall muscle activity

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