Round about: Respiration

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11 September 20202 day(s)LondonUnited KingdomRead more here

Subjects for the workshop

  • Acute and chronic bronchitis - why chronic?
  • COPD - what is it really? - what can we do?
  • Hyperventilation is common, how does it affect the body?
  • Asthma - can the breathing pattern be the cause?
  • New knowledge about the self healing capacity of lung tissue
  • Acute and chronic sinusitis - are fungi part of the picture?
  • Allergic rhinitis, understand the quick reactions of mucous membranes
  • The facial and trigeminal nerves as important in the treatment of mucous membranes
  • Thoracic muscle release via the intercostal nerves
  • Connections between breathing and the brain/cognition
  • A "new" solar plexus point

Worldwide, over 1 billion people suffer from chronic respiratory problems (World Health Organization 2003).

Most common are non-communicative diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allergic rhinitis (hay fever). 

A new understanding of these diseases is slowly emerging. The new focus is on inflammatory processes as the primary cause.

To achieve sustainable improvements for these diseases, we must help the body towards a state with less inflammation, a more balanced immune system, better overall communication between the body's cells, more appropriate use of the diaphragm, optimal diet, low stress level, peace of mind, etc. 

A selection of reflexology techniques

  • Using dorsal and plantar aspects of the same reflexes 
  • Reflexes for respiratory muscles 
  • Reflexes for the diaphragm and its nerve supply 
  • Nerve reflex point for the phrenicus nerve, and the connection between the diaphragm and inner organs 
  • Reflex for the phrenic plexus - or is it the solar plexus? 
  • Reflexes for bronchi and their concentration of lymph nodes 
  • Treating the nose and sinuses in a new way 
  • Nerve reflex point for the facial nerve, innervation of the mucous membranes in the nose and sinuses
  • Nerve reflex point for the trigeminal ganglion, a good point with painful sinuses

Breathing philosophy

  • Breathing as a bridge between the conscious and the unconscious 
  • Spirit and breath 
  • Respiratory rhythms - chronobiology 
  • Expansion - contraction 
  • Connections to the heart

What is the Buteyko method?

In all its simplicity, the method says: the less breathing the better.For over 30 years, Konstantin P. Buteyko explored the effect of hyperventilation and developed a breathing technique, that can reverse the development of asthma and other diseases.

What happens when you hyperventilate?
Respiration ads oxygen to the blood and removes carbon dioxide. If you breathe too much, the concentration of carbon dioxide drops too low, with a number of undesirable effects on blood vessels, immune system, nervous system and digestion.

Hyperventilation test

Intercoastal nerve points

Thorax skeletal reflexes

Work sequence

The work sequence shows all the techniques we teach in the workshop.

In Touchpoint’s continuing education classes we primarily present techniques from classical and nerve reflexology, and a few selected body techniques.

Towards the end of the course, we discuss the work sequence, which, built on our clinical experiences, is meant as an inspirational tool and a way to remember the new techniques.


Dorthe Krogsgaard & Peter Lund Frandsen

On Touchpoint courses and workshops you benefit from having two instructors throughout the days.
Dorthe and Peter are both highly experienced international teachers, who present a mixture of theory, demonstrations and lots of hands-on practice.

An extensive fully illustrated workbook is included with the workshop.

More about the instructors here >

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