In a video posted on social media, urgent care manager Dr. Sarfaraz Munshi explains that his colleague Sue Elliot, director of nursing, regularly uses the techniques with patients in the intensive care unit.
Studies of those with coronavirus have shown that it has a significant impact on the lungs, with X-rays highlighting the damage it can cause.
He says it is vital for those with active infection to make sure they get a good amount of air at the base of their lungs.
He also encourages uninfected people to try it as well.
All you have to do is take five deep breaths and hold them for five seconds.
On the sixth breath, hold your breath for five seconds, then make a big cough – while covering your mouth. Take part in this tour twice.
He reveals that he felt dizzy after completing the first cycle, telling others not to worry if they too.
After two cycles, he said that you should lie on the front of your bed with a pillow in front of you.
And for the next 10 minutes, breathe deeper than usual.
He said, “Remember, and most importantly, lying in bed for long periods on your back will close the small airways.
“You have to understand, the majority of your lungs are on your back, not on your forehead, so by lying on your back, you close the small airways more. “
He continues: “It is not good during a period of infection and can lead to atelectasis. This can then lead to secondary pneumonia which can worsen your condition a lot more – keeping in mind that patients who are getting worse are getting worse because of breathing problems. “
Dr. Munshi released the video to educate as many people as possible.
The publication has already received 116,000 shares and has been viewed 1.7 million times.