The most important thing in life is for free, fresh air, but with our polluted environment, fresh air becomes a luxury
What is the relevance?
Humans can live for weeks without food, for days without water but only for minutes without oxygen, or air. Stuffy closed-room air is not necessarily what we mean. It helps us survive but it starves our cells. All ancient cultures paid special attention to fresh-air-breathing as the prime source of energy. Air in the mountains, on waterfalls, seaside or deep forests, rich in negative ionised oxygen, this is what our cells need. All ancient medical traditions have a strong breathing culture and have developed different breathing techniques. In our days we have technologies to assist us in our air-hunger.
How does this benefit me?
At the London Vitality Clinic, we will assess your respiration, your peak-flow and the oxygen saturation of your red blood cells. We use different breathing exercises and breathing techniques as well as different technologies. Ambient air can be concentrated or diluted. Diluted air, or hypoxia, is mountain air, depending on the altitude down to 9-10%. Hypoxia is known in medicine mostly for its negative effects in sleep apnoea, in stroke or heart attack. However, controlled, intermittent hypoxia, is a very effective method to train hypoxic preconditioning, meaning to train our cells and especially our heart and brain cells to be adapted to lesser oxygen, and thus be more resistant and resilient to lower oxygen supply, when arteriosclerosis, surgery or injury would pathologically lower your oxygen concentration. The intermittent hypoxia treatment can be used when lying down and resting or during exercise on an ergometer bike Intermittent hypoxia therapy can improve and to optimise your breathing and the oxygen supply of your cell, above all your brain cells. Further, we teach you breathing techniques which you can apply and exercise at home which do not involve special technologies.