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‘The Breathing Gym’ Used in $1 Million Research Study Funded by The National Cancer Institute.

breathing gym coverIndianapolis, IN [August 18, 2008] Researchers from the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and the IU School of Nursing are researching the use of exercises from ‘The Breathing Gym’ in a study examining techniques ato help menopausal and post-menopausal women manage and reduce hot flashes. Dr. Debra Burns and Dr. Janet Carpenter from IUPUI are using a series of exercises from music education’s most popular tactics book, The Breathing Gym, in an effort to find effective non-drug treatments for hot flashes.

The National Cancer Institute has funded a $1 million research grant for this study. Cancer treatments often reduce or eliminate the effectiveness of traditional hot flash treatments. Researchers hope to find effective non-drug treatments for hot flashes, particularly regimens that can coincide with radiation therapy and pharmaceutical cancer treatments.The Breathing Gym is a book and DVD publication co-authored by Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian, music professors at Arizona State University.

The Breathing Gym is the world’s best-selling breathing method for instrumental improvement. It is used by thousands of high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and universities worldwide. In their clinic schedule, the co-authors have brought The Breathing Gym to more than one million people.