Respiras™ provides comprehensive rehabilitation and expert consultative services for pulmonary, neurological, and functional disorders. We serve clients who need to recover from acute illness, improve function, and enhance physical and mental performance. Our practice is dedicated to detecting and correcting the underlying breathing dysfunction that creates a plethora of medically unexplained symptoms such as breathlessness, chronic fatigue, weakness, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, pain syndromes, sleep disorders, emotional dysregulation and more. Respiras™ takes respiratory science and functional performance to a whole new level...
Research shows that the loss of CO2 due to breathing dysfunction has the potential to affect all functions of the body, causing nebulous symptoms, ill-health, and poor performance. Despite medical literature for more than 150 years, this issue continues to be underestimated. Breathing is the most fragile of all human functions as it can easily become reactive, volitional, and habitual. Stress, emotion, perception, memories, trauma, illnesses, physical activity, competitive sports, occupational hazards (e.g., mask wearing, playing wind instruments), can change the natural breathing to become a learned behavior- a habit that deregulates the physiology, leaving an individual vulnerable to the onset of disease and deficits in functional performance.
Low CO2 due to unstable breathing and cumulative stress in the nervous system have been found to play a causative role in heart attacks, strokes, seizures, sleep disorders, neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's), and psychiatric disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia). Despite the efforts of many physicians worldwide to bring this issue to the surface, unfounded resistance continues to prevail because of the lack of awareness and knowledge. Fortunately, more providers are becoming informed and aware of the patient who does not respond well to traditional therapies. Assessing for breathing dysfunction is becoming common for those who care to take time to understand the patient with compassion.
Low CO2 in the body:
Decreases oxygen delivery
Affects electrolyte function
Reduces blood circulation
Impairs mental performance
Stresses the heart
Weakens the immune system
Affects pH balance
Health promotion is a prevention
strategy. We offer a natural
approach to help prevent and
reduce the high cost of disease,
impairment, and activity limitation.
We offer a solution-based,
non-invasive, drug-free approach
to reducing symptom severity,
improving function and quality
of life without adverse side effects.
Gain tools and skills for stress
adaptation and performance.
We rely on respiratory science
to help you generate energy,
vitality, focus, and confidence.
A distressed physiology has no choice but to allocate energy for survival. If sustained, this form of energy is an equal opportunity destroyer. The proper oxygen-carbon dioxide balance decreases stress and improves the body's own natural abilities to restore, repair, and heal. Our clinic is dedicated to the correction of disordered breathing leading to CO2 depletion and stress loading in the autonomic nervous system. We specialize in stress adaptation, using ETCO2 monitoring and heart rate variability as biomarkers to enhance, improve, and optimize the body's ability to adapt to stress.
"Carbon dioxide depletion due to disordered respiration is one the most overlooked problems in medicine despite the evidence in our literature. Respiras is pulmonary occupational therapy at its finest. I deeply appreciate Respiras' effort in health promotion, bringing a sophisticated data-based service to patients who want more and expect more.
"Respiras helps to re-establish normal physiology in a way that cannot be done with medications, psychotherapy, or even nutritional supplements. It is a critical and almost completely untapped source of treatment that merits further recognition and application to the medical issues that face us in the twenty-first century."
“When medical conditions have been adequately treated or ruled out, and inexplicable symptoms persist, a pattern of disordered habitual breathing should be questioned. Respiras Breathing's conservative approach that is science-based and patient-centered deserves praise and recognition in our ever-evolving medical community.”