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Deep Breathing Could Help You Recover From Covid-19

Two integrative medicine physicians explain the benefits of breathing practices and qigong

A chest x-ray shows a patient with pulmonary fibrosis. Photo: BSIP/Getty Images

Co-authored by Ann Marie Chiasson.

When examining a patient for Covid-19, we always ask about the breath. “Is it short?” “Does your chest feel tight?” “Let’s measure your oxygen saturation.” What if a…

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Victoria Maizes MD

Victoria Maizes MD

Executive Director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona