Breath Control Therapy

What is Breath Control Therapy?

Breathing is vitally important for humans to sustain life on Earth. A person can survive days without water and weeks without food, but how long can you stay alive without oxygen? Not only do humans need air to live, but the breathing process also provides amazing interconnected benefits throughout the entire mind-body system.

Many people have gotten out of their natural flow and have consequently lost awareness of their breath. There is a strong correlation between reactions to life events and our breathing. The average person’s breathing mechanism is functioning at a fraction of its full potential. Too many people regularly take insufficient shallow breaths that only partially fill the lungs, or, even worse, some people will forget to breath when stressed or overwhelmed by emotional or physical pain.

Everything in our bodies, down to the cellular level, requires oxygen to function, so think of the detrimental effects of insufficient breathing. When free and full breathing is restored, all bodily systems start to work better. Through breath therapy, one can re-educate the body to breathe fully and effortlessly by implementing correct diaphragmatic or abdominal breathing. Such a therapy has shown numerous results in dealing with all levels of pain, trauma therapy and in depression treatment facilities.

Breath Therapy is based on ancient Eastern principles and is further explained by modern Western scientific methods. Various focused breathing techniques are used to induce relaxation and liberate inhibited breathing patterns. This therapy can also free up and release negative energy from past experiences, improve future stress response, channel vital energy or life force and stimulate self-awareness.

When you understand and experience the influence your thoughts and emotions have on your breathing and body, you can make the necessary changes. You can learn how to use your breath to center yourself while processing through and pulling yourself out of negative states. Using certain breathing techniques, you can harmonize with the flow of life and your natural rhythm and proper breathing profoundly affects spiritual connectedness and consciousness. Breath awareness is an excellent tool for centering oneself, initiating present mindedness, and fostering a spiritual connection with the universe. It is the foundation of a very powerful self-directed healing process. Breath therapy is a vital component for health, and an invaluable tool for personal growth.

Who Can Benefit From Breath Control Therapy?

Breath control therapy can help people with problems such as:

  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Asthma
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Respiratory complications
  • Headaches
  • Past trauma
  • High blood pressure

This therapy might also benefit those in trauma recovery, eating disorder residential programs and drug and alcohol rehab centers.

Benefits of Breath Control Therapy

Benefits of this therapy include:

  • Better sense of spiritual awareness
  • Healthier body
  • Increased energy levels
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Decrease in irritability
  • Positive body image
  • Overall better sense of well-being


This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for medical advice. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and this content is to provide an overall understanding of substance use disorders. These disorders are very complex, and this post does not take into account the unique circumstances for every individual. For specific questions about your health needs or that of a loved one, seek the help of a healthcare professional.