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Clearing mucus for people with bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, or COPD.
Tags: Percussion, Video
December 23, 2014 at 9:53 pm (UTC 0)
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This is not how my family were trained to do percussion on me. There was
pushing involved too. Not a very good demonstration of the real percussion
but better than nothing.
December 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm (UTC 0)
I have been diagnosed with bronchiectasis 5 years ago. I have persistent
coughing and lots of phlegm all the time. My specialist doctor say I have
to live with these symptoms for the rest of my life. I have taken
antibiotics for a year and have recently stopped doing so as it has done
little to improve my condition. You can imagine the quality of life I have.
However, 2 weeks ago I started drinking ginger tea twice a day. After 3
days my phlegm started to clear and my coughing is reduced to just a bit.
Now I have no phlegm and the night wheezing and waking up has stopped. Even
the crackling sound from my lungs has disappeared. This is the recipe you
can all try:-
Mix 60 gm ground ginger + 2 table spoon turmeric powder + 1 table spoon
cinnamon powder. Mix well and store in an airtight container.
To make 1 cup of ginger tea – use 1 to 2 tea spoon of the above mixture + 1
tea spoon of honey + 1 tea spoon of lemon juice. Use hot water and sip
slowly while the tea is hot.
Please let me know if this help after 2 weeks.
December 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm (UTC 0)
PD has saved my life many of times. It may look strange but it works.
December 24, 2014 at 12:00 am (UTC 0)
Very sad demonstration. NOT agressive at all!! So sorry you all don’t know
any better. Please watch the video “michelle’s cpt”.
December 24, 2014 at 12:04 am (UTC 0)
I am a Respiratory Therapy student, you should strongly consider taking
this video down. CPT should be performed for about 3-5 minutes, it should
be steady and somewhat forceful, and it should ONLY be done over the lungs!
December 24, 2014 at 12:44 am (UTC 0)
Your kidding me, aren’t you? Your hand positions were all over the place.
Even on her upper arm. Lungs are not there.!! This is such a bad
demonstration of how to do proper CPT.
December 24, 2014 at 12:45 am (UTC 0)
I also should add that I only have bronchiectasis, not cystic fibrosis, so
the main objective is to clear the mucus from where it collects in the
smooth scar tissue. I also recommend using daily 3% hypertonic saline
nebulizer before percussing. It really loosens up the mucus and has the
added benefit of preventing infections. Bacteria does not like to grow in
December 24, 2014 at 12:50 am (UTC 0)
purple chick is super hot!!
December 24, 2014 at 1:42 am (UTC 0)
You’re a plain idiot. its not a sad demonstration, the vibration from the
percussion radiates the upper torso breaking up the mucus. Educate yourself
before speaking you ignorant person!
December 24, 2014 at 2:01 am (UTC 0)
I agree. I made this novice video for my family to learn how to do
percussion on me, but have since found better positions for mucus clearing.
Looking back on it now, I can see that my posture was not angled down and
the cupping on the shoulders was not useful. I did clear mucus from her
having done 15 min. of it prior to the video. But now my fiance really gets
the lower lobes, and I hang over the back of the couch. Works like a charm!
December 24, 2014 at 2:33 am (UTC 0)
Sometimes you can’t just “Cough it up like a man”. I have cystic fibrosis
and it sticks in there and refuses to come out, causing us to get deadly
infections. That’s why I’ve endured this horrendous treatment for years,
its very painful when your lungs aren’t healthy. Well it is painful for me,
I don’t know about other CF patients.
December 24, 2014 at 2:53 am (UTC 0)
First of all, I have CF and am 50 years old and I would not be alive if I
recv’d this kind of therapy. Oh my gosh, this is a mockery of CPT, it’s
very upsetting to see the RN clapping up on the shoulder area, there aren’t
any segmental pushes on the areas to force the coughs after each percussion
area. I have watched many CPT videos and the one that is the best is
Michelle’s video. Please watch! I never saw patient bring up anything.
December 24, 2014 at 3:46 am (UTC 0)
Thank you very much for the demo. Helps me a lot. I’m going to do this for
my 72 years old mother. Print is OK but demo , side comments and
affirmation from a patient are much better. Thank you. Take care. Namaste.
December 24, 2014 at 4:38 am (UTC 0)
i just cough it up….like a man
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