active cycle breathing technique

Active Cycle Breathing Technique

Feel like there’s something stuck deep down in your lungs which coughing can’t seem to clear? Or getting sore muscles from coughing ?

A technique called Active Cycle Breathing could be the answer to moving the stuck secretions out of your lungs without the strain of repetitive coughing.

This technique is useful for those with chronic lung conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as those with an acute or new lung infection resulting in an increase in sputum production.

What is it?

Active Cycle of Breathing Technique is a number of actions performed in a series to help move secretions stuck in the lungs. The key components are:

  1. Breathing Control

  2. Thoracic Expansion

  3. Forced Expiratory Technique

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