Episode 83

Optimal Breathing with Patrick McKeown


April 5th, 2022

1 hr 6 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

_This podcast is intended for Healthcare Practitioners only. _

Patrick McKeown is a world-renowned author and breathing practitioner who is deeply passionate about helping people restore functional breathing patterns. In this episode, he explains the causes and consequences of dysfunctional breathing and practices employed by Practitioners to reduce over-breathing (also known as chronic hyperventilation).

Patrick encourages Healthcare Practitioners to assess their client’s breathing patterns and refer as required, to help address long-standing complaints, such as asthma, and ensure better health overall.


  • About nose breathing (2:30)
  • Consequences of dysfunctional breathing patterns (9:00)
  • Functional breathing (20:00)
  • Craniofacial abnormalities and breathing patterns (22:00)
  • Practice breathing lightly (36:00)
  • The influence of breathing patterns on body systems (57:00)

Other links

Links to Patrick McKeown’s books:

Link to Oxygen Advantage YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQwNB_YphlLqnOpAtEzZdg

Link to paper: Rambaud C, Guilleminault C. Death, nasomaxillary complex, and sleep in young children https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22492014/

Link to paper: Bonuck K, et al. Sleep-disordered breathing in a population-based cohort: behavioral outcomes at 4 and 7 years https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22392181/

Orthodontist mentioned, Dr Derek Mahony: https://www.fullfaceorthodontics.com.au

Myotape – tape to pull the lips together: https://myotape.com

Naturopath mentioned, Mim Beim, https://mimbeim.com