Frog breathing

A complement for breathing for people with impaired pulmonary function

Four drawings that explain frog breathing1. larynx open, air comes in 2. larynx closed, more air comes in 3. larynx open, air is pushed backwards into the oral cavity 4. larynx closed, air is pushed down the windpipe

Frog breathing. Photo: from

Frog breathing or glossopharyngeal breathing is a way of consciously breathing in order to:
– increase lung volume
– improve ventilation
– improve ability to take deeper breaths
– improve coughing
– a complement to other respiratory aids
– provides increased security and sense of freedom/independence

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Users comments
The user does not have a ventilator. He uses frog breathing to be able to cough better.

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