Hertford Chiropractic Center

252-426-1600

Washington Chiropractic Center

252-975-4600

Control Your Breathing

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Relaxed breathing, also called diaphragmatic breathing, can help you relieve stress.

Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you're stressed? Stress typically causes rapid, shallow breathing. This kind of breathing sustains other aspects of the stress response, such as rapid heart rate and perspiration. If you can get control of your breathing, the spiraling effects of acute stress will automatically become less intense. Relaxed breathing, also called diaphragmatic breathing, can help you relieve stress.

Practice this basic technique twice daily, and whenever you feel tense. Follow these steps:

  • Inhale. With your mouth closed and your shoulders relaxed, inhale as slowly and deeply as you can to the count of six. As you do that, push your stomach out. Allow the air to fill your diaphragm.
  • Hold. Keep the air in your lungs as you slowly count to four.
  • Exhale. Release the air through your mouth as you slowly count to six.
  • Repeat. Complete the inhale-hold-exhale cycle three to five times.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule for Washington & Hertford Chiropractic Centers

Washington Chiropractic Center

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Hertford Chiropractic Center

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Washington Chiropractic Center

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Hertford Chiropractic Center

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

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