How to Get Rid of Phlegm

Eliminate Extra Mucus Quickly

Clear mucus naturally: do a two-minute breathing exercise. Simply put, this amazing technique works because the body needs oxygen to function (and to keep mucus amounts in control). The activity below helps boost one’s oxygenation. Now, what to do!

Relax your muscles. You need to hold your breath now, but only after your normal exhalation – don’t blow out any air forcefully. When your body naturally exhales, pinch the nose closed. Hopefully you keep your mouth closed most of the time and you have it closed now – no really.

So you start developing a desire to breathe or an air hunger. Don’t stress too much – release the nose when you start to get uncomfortable. Take an in-breath through the nose and only using your tummy, if possible. The chest and shoulders “like” to get involved in our breathing, but we actually only need their help that way during very intense exercise.


Reduce your breathing. Make your inhales at this time be a little shallow, say 20-30% less than normal. This is pictured above. We are accumulating CO2 at this time. In contrast to popular belief, carbon dioxide is crucial for us to get oxygen to body cells.

Check out the effects of over breathing on the brain in the image below. Breathing heavy actually REDUCES oxygen levels in all body organs. Oxygen is shown in light colors here.

oxygen blood flow brain head

Back to the breathing exercise. You are taking somewhat small in-breaths nasally, with all exhalations being passive (or totally relaxed). Try to be relaxed for the entire exercise, with only the abdomen being active, for inhalations.

In two or three minutes, you should get relief from excessive phlegm. Allergies or a lot of inflammation may require more work than just one breathing session.

Long-Term Relief from Phlegm

Number one. Avoid exposure to your allergies. These are individual and may include cat proteins, pollen, dust.

Number two. Practice reduced breathing a lot. (We just talked about this above.) Make sure that you don’t have solid food in the stomach for breathing sessions, though. Wait a few hours (or until the stomach is empty) after meals.

Number three. Learn about Earthing (grounding the human body) and do it often. This will reduce inflammation in your body.

Number four. Avoid foods that cause you to develop extra mucus. This may include meat, fish, gluten products, and dairy.

Number five. Stop coughing and blowing out precious CO2 without need.

Number six. Most importantly, increase your body O2 up to 35 seconds for the body oxygen test. You will need to develop and slower and lighter breathing pattern to do this. (Remember how breathing too much leads to poor oxygenation, as seen in the image of the brain, above.)

Stop Cough At Night

Relief From Coughing

Solution for coughing:
1. Sleep only when tired, not only because it is “bedtime”
2. Breathe only through the nose, even during sleep
3. Sleep on your left side or tummy, especially not on your back.

Once you are in bed trying to sleep, relax all your muscles. If you are coughing and can’t stop, at least cough only through the nose and only inhale through the nose. If you can, while having your mouth closed, pinch your nose closed even though your body is coughing.

Next, hold your breath until you develop a sense of air hunger. Then, take smaller inhales than before and only relax for exhales. Relax during inhalations too, with only the tummy moving (expanding) during in-breaths (not the shoulders or chest). You are reducing your breathing while being relaxed. This will help you accumulate CO2 in your lungs and body, which will clam the urge-to-cough receptors that cause you to cough at night.

reduced breathing to stop coughing

Notice the picture above. The blue line represents your new breathing pattern if you perform this easy-breathing exercise correctly, while the black line shows your old respiration sequence.

There are two very difenite signs that indicate sucessfully breathing less while being relaxed:
1. The arms and feet will become warm in about 1-2 minutes
2. In the same 1-2 minutes, the nose becomes a little cold and more moist than before.

Keep breathing less (or gently suffocating yourself) until you fall asleep. Since one of the main things that this exercise does is it gets more CO2 in the body (closer back to the amount that we should have), it also helps one fall asleep quickly. This is because CO2 is important in many body processes, including the relaxation of muscles and the calming of brain cells. Sound like CO2 is crucial for sleep? It is.

This same mild-self-suffocation technique is useful during the day. Indeed, one would ideally develop a slower automatic breathing pattern for better oxygenation and health 24/7; not just during sleep.

Practicing breath holds with food in the stomach is unwise. While reducing breathing during the daytime, sit up straight on a chair, with your thighs horizontal or (better) pointing downwards, allowing the diaragm (tummy) to move freely. Reserve laying down (being in the horizontal position) for sleep only because it encourages overbreathing, leading to chronic disease, chronic cough and other health problems.

For more info on stoping cough at night, visit the video below.

Video About Cough Relief

Home Remedies, Health Tips, and How-to Solutions for Healthy Life

Here is one of the simplest and easiest natural home remedies. Do you know that each bowel movement can be very easy and natural? How? You need to hold your breath for 20-30 seconds and than practice reduced breathing. This exercise boosts oxygen concentrations in the gut. Here is the link to this amazing home remedy for constipation even if you do not have one.

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Here is a great (most popular) video with a home remedy for cough.