[The use of holotropic breathing in the treatment of chronic alcoholism]

Lik Sprava. Mar-Apr 1996;(3-4):134-6.
[Article in Russian]


The present paper focuses on the effectiveness of a new psychotherapeutic technique described under the denomination of "holotropic breath" to be employed in the treatment of patients with alcohol addiction. It is a modified classical technique under the above denomination adapted to the narcological needs. Case material is presented. A conclusion is drown to the effect that the above modified psychotherapeutic modality is an effective and useful alternative in a narcological setting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcoholism / physiopathology
  • Alcoholism / psychology
  • Alcoholism / therapy*
  • Autonomic Nervous System / physiopathology
  • Breathing Exercises*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychotherapy / methods
  • Time Factors
  • Tranquilizing Agents / therapeutic use


  • Tranquilizing Agents