Great news!! A fantastic Autogenic Drainage (AD) app that was only available on iPhones is now on Androids! I use this app regularly as part of my daily (often twice a day) clearance and love it.
Sometimes I use it before nebulizing as it helps me to switch gears from working and being on the computer to my self-care. It tells my body to focus on my own care and hopefully let go of mucus.
Other times I use the AD app during my airway clearance session– when I’ve used all the tools in my bronchiectasis toolkit including my vest, nebulizing, my Aerobika and postural drainage and that stubborn mucus still doesn’t want to come out.
Then there are times I use this breathing technique before and during my session because it only takes 2 minutes–so what not?
As I discuss in my recently published book, “The BE CLEAR Method to Living with Bronchiectasis,” it is critical to know airway clearance techniques that do not rely on devices. Because there will be times when you do not have a device with you and start to feel congested. Using “unplugged” methods including breathing techniques and postural drainage will help you feel better.
I would suggest you get my book, too! It will give you a map to improving your bronchiectasis self-care and I am always available to answer your questions either by email or social media.
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Linda Cooper Esposito, MPH is a health educator with bronchiectasis. She developed the BE CLEAR Method to Living with Bronchiectasis and writes with compassion and humor about this chronic lung disease.