Breathing and chest clearance techniques

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Breathing techniques can help with breathlessness and chest clearance techniques can help clear sputum and reduce your risk of infections.

Sources of information and advice about breathing and chest clearance techniques

Active cycle of breathing techniques - video from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Chest clearance - video from NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Airways clearance techniques - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

How to clear your chest - My lungs, my life

Breathing techniques to ease breathlessness - leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service * - print version

Breathlessness Intervention Service - leaflets * 

* Recommended resource


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