- Updated on October 31, 2019
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author
After this successful clinical trial on HIV AIDS patients, over 150 Russian doctors proved that any HIV-AIDS therapy, in order to be successful and efficient, should include lifestyle changes and natural activities that increase body-oxygen levels. These include learning diaphragmatic breathing 24/7, preventing mouth breathing during sleep, doing physical exercise with nose breathing only, and so forth. Such an approach allows faster improvements in the parameters of the immune system to fight the HIV virus and improve digestion, sleep, and the desire and tolerance to exercise. One can have the HIV virus, but the disease will never develop if the body oxygenation is normal or above the medical norm.
The clinical evidence of over 150 Russian medical doctors, as well as available physiological studies, found that advance of HIV-AIDS is always manifested in reduced cell oxygenation. Decades of medical research revealed hundreds of pathological effects of chronic hyperventilation on the digestive, immune and respiratory systems. You can find the main results that link a simple DIY body-oxygen test with the main symptoms of advancing HIV on this page: HIV AIDS treatment.
Wrong breathing in HIV-AIDS explains the success of this HIV therapy
Canadian doctors from St Paul’s Hospital (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) discovered that corticosteroids reduced initial breathing rates from 30 to 22 breaths/min at rest (Montaner et al, 1993). Hence, the initial breathing frequency in these HIV-AIDS patients was about 30 breaths per minute (the normal range is 10-12 breaths per min at rest). It corresponds to about 5 s for the body-oxygen test and the last stage of the disease (the terminal stage). After the application of cortisol, their breathing became slower (22 breaths/min), which according to the Buteyko Table of Health Zones is over 15 s, which corresponds to mild forms of chronic diseases.
In another study, a group of Chinese MDs used oxygen-enriched liquid to reduce low blood oxygenation in patients with SARS and HIV-AIDS virus. Their initial respiratory rate ranged from 29 to 49 breaths per minute (less than 6 s for the body-oxygen test). Hence, HIV-AIDS patients do indeed suffer from very heavy breathing during the last stage of the disease.
Therefore, heavy breathing is the cause of HIV-AIDS, and medical studies indeed point out that hypoxia is a normal clinical feature in HIV-AIDS patients (follow the link for research studies). Chronic hyperventilation immediately leads to a cascade of pathological changes in the lung tissue due to alveolar hypocapnia (CO2 deficiency) and equally injurious effects in all vital organs and body cells.
Furthermore, such respiratory disturbances (e.g., very fast breathing, quick and forceful exhalations, an absence of the automatic pause after the exhalation, etc.) should cause reduced nitric oxide production and absorption, as it was reported by US scientists from the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland (Loveless et al, 1997).
Note that the CP fluctuates throughout the day and the most important result is immediately after waking up in the morning. This is exactly the most miserable time for patients with HIV-AIDS virus, while other severely sick patients (with stroke, coronary heart disease, epilepsy, COPD, diabetes, asthma, etc.) are most likely to die during early morning hours due to severe overbreathing and critical oxygenation numbers. Obviously, a smart HIV-AIDS treatment will take care of these factors.
The natural and stress-free body-oxygen test is invaluable in numerous situations. One can check the effects of various factors, including allergies, nutritional deficiencies, exercise, etc. To increase tissue oxygen content and the CP (stress-free breath holding time after exhalation) are the central goals of the Buteyko breathing method.
What reduces one’s body-oxygen content? The main physiological factors include: sleeping too long and/or on the back, overeating, overheating, stress, a lack of physical activity, exercise with mouth breathing, poor posture, and many others. All these factors make respiration more frequent and heavier causing losses of CO2 and this is the key factor that triggers the negative effects of chronic diseases, including cell hypoxia and the suppressed immune system. Therefore, any natural HIV-AIDS treatment should address these factors.
References: Low body O2 promotes AIDS HIV-AIDS studies.
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Loveless MO1, Phillips CR, Giraud GD, Holden WE. Decreased exhaled nitric oxide in subjects with HIV infection, Thorax. 1997 Feb; 52(2): p. 185-186.
Montaner JS1, Guillemi S, Quieffin J, Lawson L, Le T, O’Shaughnessy M, Ruedy J, Schechter MT. Oral corticosteroids in patients with mild Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), Tuber. Lung Dis. 1993 Jun; 74(3): p. 173-179.