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Breathing Exercise for Pain

Take Two Breaths and Call Me in the Morning: An Unexpected Source of Relief From Arthritis Pain

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Proper breathing in a slow, controlled rhythm is the fastest pain reliever you can use. Your goal is to relax -- the opposite of what the pain response is. It is normal to tense up when in pain. By activating the relaxation response you are, in fact, reducing your pain.