The efficiency of mitochondrial energy production is highly dependent on adequate cellular oxygen concentration – a key issue for those with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. In this recently updated article, fatigue consultant Blake Graham describes simple breathing exercises to help break the dysfunctional cycle that’s involved.
I have heard about the supposed importance of breathing in chronic fatigue syndrome (and fibromyalgia) for many years, and never took it very seriously.
Then I read an article in Alternative and Complementary Therapies journal titled “Clinical Roundup: How Do You Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Your Practice?” In the article, eight integrative/alternative medicine experts described how they treat ME/CFS.
While they come from a variety of different backgrounds, four of the eight mentioned the importance of breathing. This inspired me to look into the role of breathing in more detail. After studying this topic, I have become completely convinced that this is a very important issue.