how did you become a doctor? Please speak about yourself.
I was born on January 27, 1923 in the village of Ivanitsa, which
is 150 km away from Kiev (Ukraine). I come from a farmer-s family. My
father was quite fond of mechanics, and I inherited his passion. So, after
finishing school I successfully passed exams to Kiev Polytechnic, but
then World War II began and I had to go to a frontline-supplying motorcade.
To tell you the truth, I got really sick and tired of mechanics during
the war years, and when the War ended, I decided to start researching
the most complex machine, the Man. I thought if I learnt him, I-d be able
to diagnose his diseases as easily as I had diagnosed machine disorders,
but the reality proved to be more complicated. In 1946 I enrolled at the
First Moscow Institute of Medicine. In my third year there I became a
member of the students- scientific society at the Department of Therapeutics
headed by Academician Evgeny Mikhaylovich Tareyev. In 1952 I took my Degree
with Honors and became a resident at the same Department. Later I was
offered a position of Director of the Functional Diagnostics Research
Laboratory. Regrettably, I was never able to make it work: there was no
money, no personnel or equipment whatsoever. An attempt to start a similar
laboratory at the Health Ministry Hospital in Moscow (on Odinnatsataya
Parkovaya Street) was also unsuccessful: we had the necessary equipment,
but no staff. In 1958 Professor Meshalkin, the head of the Institute of
Experimental Biology and Medicine in Novosibirsk (the Siberian Branch
of the USSR Academy of Medical Science), asked me to organize a functional
diagnostics research laboratory in the Institute, and it was actually
done by 1960. However, my life went in a very different direction as early
as on the second month of my work as a doctor.
Question: That-s exactly what I was going to ask you about, your first
Answer: I guess, I became a real doctor when I was a third-year student
and spent long hours in front of patients- beds trying to unravel the
great mystery of death. It was then that I noticed that breathing became
deeper as death approached: I could tell the day or even hour of the
patient-s death by how deeply they breathed.
Question: And what did your further observations come to?
Answer: At that time I already had a patient to learn how to auscultate
the lungs. I got him to breathe deeply, and he fainted (an assistant
explained it was because of brain suroxygenation). This accident determined
the future field of my research. After having worked independently for
almost two months, it dawned at me that some diseases (in particular,
high blood pressure that I have) developed due to deep breathing. I
immediately checked that: I breathed shallower, and some high blood
pressure symptoms (headache and palpitation) reduced. On breathing deeper
they returned. I understood I revealed the cause. I was also struck
by the thought that hyperventilation was present in many people. Therefore,
it was easy to deduce that hypertensive vasospasm could appear in other
diseases, for example, stenocardia with infarctious outcome, endarteritis
of legs or stomach ulcer.
Question: Can you say you were on the verge of discovery?
Answer: Oh yes, that was a discovery. I could already support my idea
theoretically. We knew that deep breathing removed carbon dioxide from
the organism which, in its turn, caused vasospasm resulting in hypoxia.
I didn-t sleep at that memorable night of my duty in the clinic near
Petrovskiye Gates. I was busy testing my ideas on patients. I asked
asthmatics with stenocardia and other ailments to breathe less. The symptoms
were gone at once. When I asked them to breathe deeper, the symptoms
resumed. By the next morning I was pretty much sure that was a discovery,
a global breakthrough for our topsy-turvy medicine.
Question: So what did you do? Speak about your further work to provide
the theoretical, scientific and practical bases for your innovation.
Answer: A month of hard work in Lenin and the Central Medicine Libraries
was dedicated to finding an answer to the question that really bothered
me: has such a simple idea never occurred to anyone in the whole history
of medicine? I searched all in vain: it took humanity ages to learn
how to breathe deeply without even trying to breathe less for an instant.
Even in the yoga there were no gradual breath reduction principles.
However, I was lucky to stumble across the information about a few similar
experiments that proved my idea was correct. Then I decided to share
it with my teachers but found no sympathy. I remembered that was the
case of Semelweiss, a Hungarian doctor, obstetrician and surgeon who
discovered sepsis in 1846. His friend injured a finger while performing
an autopsy on a woman who had died from sepsis (or puerperal fever,
as it was then called). Within three days he got puerperal fever himself.
Semelweiss suspected the disease was caused by something that penetrated
into the wound from the dead body. He assumed that there was some kind
of ptomaine that infected people (he had no knowledge of microbes which
were discovered by Pasteur only twenty-five years later). Trying to
verify his supposition, Semelweiss decided to wash hands before operations
and disinfect them with chloride lime. He asked his assistants to do
that too. At that time about one-third of all parturient women and operated
patients died from sepsis. The three months of experiments confirmed:
lethal cases were no more. He reported that to the surgery society and
suggested the others should do the same in their clinics. He was proclaimed
crazy. The fate of an English Professor Lister, who ten years later
also called out for washing hands before surgery, was quite akin. Only
when the discovery became common knowledge and relatives of patients
came to clinics to see if surgeons did wash their hands, they had to
comply. This happened fifty years after Ignacio Semmelweis- discovery!..
I realized that unsubstantiated declarations would lead me nowhere and
took to organizing an experimental research laboratory. I needed to
get data, I needed to handle them, I needed to find interrelations,
formulate them, and only then come forward with grounds for my idea.
Question: Please speak more about your further research and experiments.
Answer: It was when the functional diagnostics research laboratory in
Professor Meshalkin-s Institute was being created. In 1958-1959 we examined
about 200 sick and healthy people. The earliest interconnections, mechanisms
and correlations that we obtained at the earliest stages confirmed my
finding was correct. On January 11, 1960 I summed my ideas up in a report
to the Institute-s academic council. I told them about our experiments
that confirmed an objective interdependence between deep breathing (hyperventilation),
carbon dioxide content, vasospasm and conditions of patients.
Question: And how did the members feel after hearing your report?
Answer: Stunned. Surgeons thought it was a catch as I proposed a lancet
free treatment of such ailments as asthma, high blood pressure or stenocardia.
As is well known, surgery did not cure those illnesses; the death-rate
was still high. My method, based on hypoventilation, guaranteed almost
100% of recoveries. Quite naturally, I expected surgeons would be glad.
Alas, their reaction was totally reverse.
Question: Luckily, it did not stop your research. What were the specific
practical results of the laboratory-s work?
Answer: Ten years of lab-s work and the use of state-of-the-art technologies
gave us vast knowledge of the main functions of human organism, sick
or healthy. We also managed to handle that data on computers and provide
mathematical formulae of physiological mechanisms. About 200 doctors,
ill doctors, at that, were trained in our laboratory. The official statistics
says, more than 1,000 patients with asthma, high blood pressure and
stenocardia were totally cured as of January 1, 1967.
Question: What-s the quintessence of your method?
Answer: Our method is the antipode of the conventional one. They say
"breathe deeply", we say ?breathe less, and not so deeply-.
Question: ?They- means Western European medicine?
Answer: Before getting to the core of the method, I-d like to mention
I think of two trends in medicine: the so-called ?official-, western
medicine, and the oriental, particularly Tibetan medicine, the judd-shee.
The truth turned out to be on the Tibetan side: they have always reckoned
all illnesses were caused by respiratory disorders. The nucleus of the
method is reduction of breathing depth. How? Best of all, via relaxation
of respiratory muscles. What happens then? Feel of lack of air, if breathing
reduces. These are basically all instructions, the method in a nut-shell.
Question: Back to your report to the council in January 1960, how was
Answer: As I have said, the majority of surgeons cold-shouldered me.
Nevertheless, the chairman, Professor Meshalkin, approved of it. He
said it was promising and ordered to continue experiments. Some time
later he came down to the laboratory and asked, ?Is it really the way
you say it is?- He had severe stenocardia, attacks occurred almost on the
daily basis, and no one dared to treat him. Instruments in our laboratory
showed he was on the verge of a severe infarction. I created a high-class
lab: we had about 30-40 instruments that registered almost all primary
functions of the human body and gave out about 100,000 informational
units per hour. The data was handled on the computer, which I called
?complexator-, and the people gave it a name ?the medical combine-.
Materials about it were publicized in press, for example, in the "Izobretatel
i Razionalizator" journal (volume 5, 9162, and volume 6, 1961).
That was a unique machine, still unsurpassed anywhere in the world.
Question: Was it patented?
Answer: Only some parts. Patenting the whole of it would have required
a lot of work, and that was not my principal objective.
Question: Was your method scientifically approved?
Answer: I suggested Professor Meshalkin we should approve it in the
Institute-s clinic. He refused flatly, though after having tested the
method on himself (by the way, this helped him get rid of his illnesses
in literally a few days) he was convinced we were right. Anyway, he
prohibited any further research. Later more rigorous procedures ensued,
including confiscation of instruments. Publications were forbidden,
reports on the subject were reprimanded. Not only Meshalkin had such
an attitude, but some of his surgeon-disciples too. In 1963 similar
measures were applied to other ideas that cast any kind of shadow on
surgery. Such faulty directorship ruined the Institute, but that saved
my laboratory. I was able to rescue about a third of all instruments,
personnel and premises. In 1963-1968 our research laboratory functioned
as a part of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk (the
Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Medical Science). Meshalkin-s
clinic was subordinated to the RSFSR Ministry of Health. I repeatedly
tried and persistently asked to experiment with our method, but was
never taken seriously. Only as late as in January 1968, after some supporting
materials appeared in Soviet and foreign press, the method was approved
in Leningrad, in the Institute of Pulmonology headed by Academician
Uglov. Not long before that we had an unexpected visit from Academician
Petrovsky who assured us he would immediately recommend putting our
method in use once he had at least 80% of recoveries. He also said he
would give us a fifty-bed hospital for clinical trials. Our condition
was we should have the most complex cases, uncured by traditional methods.
We began by banning all drugs and soon healed them completely. Officially
acknowledged was the 95% positive effect. Only in two out of 46 patients
success was not fully achieved. At that, we had patients with up to
20 ailments! For instance, having diagnosed the precancerous condition,
doctors insisted on amputation of breast with one of our female patients,
which she rejected. We had her because of asthma. We cured asthma and
the rest as well. By the way, those two patients with no success finished
treatment later, of which they wrote a letter to the Minister. Therefore,
the method could have been seen as 100% effective. The conclusion was
delivered to the Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky, but neither
I nor the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Medical Science had
ever seen it. Academician Lavrentiev (the Chairman of the Siberian Branch)
had a phone call from the Ministry. They told him we had failed in Leningrad,
and only two out of 46 patients were cured. That falsification was a
good excuse to close the laboratory. It was done on August 14, 1968.
The staff was fired without any job offers, and equipment was taken
to pieces. (Note: In April 1980 the USSR Cabinet of Ministers Committee
for Science and Technology ordered to administer the second official
trial at the Department of Children Diseases of the First Moscow Medical
Institute, and it validated the results of the approbation in Leningrad).
Question: However, the method didn-t die?
Answer: No, it didn-t because the doctors we had cured continued to
practice with it nation-wide. Although here in Moscow there are quite
a few doctors that had been cured by us, none of the medical institutions
here uses it. Our method works in Kharkov, Chernigov, Kakhovka, Leningrad,
Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Sverdlovsk- We are now trying to convince the
doctors they should draw on our theory, learn the method and employ
it in order to cure 50,000,000 hyperventilation patients in the USSR.
Question: What scientific laws support your discovery and the method
based on it?
Answer: Our theory is a developed hyperventilation syndrome theory.
Hyperventilation syndrome is the initial stage of the deep breathing
disease. The theory is based on up-to-date concepts of the grandiose
biological role of CO2 in providing health of humanity and fauna, as
well as on physiological mechanisms of CO2 effects on the organism,
all its systems, flora and fauna. Carbon dioxide is the staple for all
the living matter on the Earth (plants take it from the air). Animals
eat plants, and people eat both. Huge percentages of CO2 in the air
of ancient times have come down to our minuscule 0.03%. Absorption of
this residue by plants may inevitably lead to end of life on Earth.
I reported that at the World Geochemistry Congress in Moscow in 1972.
Metabolism in human and animal cells developed in ancient geological
epochs when concentration of carbon dioxide in air and water was dozens
per cent. Therefore, a specific cellular concentration of CO2 is a part
and parcel of normal biochemical processes. In the course of evolution
the human organism and the highest animals have developed a self-governing
aerial system in the form of pulmonary alveolar air which contains about
6.5% of CO2 and 7% less oxygen than in the ambient air. This is apparently
the minimum level of CO2 that provides normal metabolic activities in
cells. For example, reduction of CO2 in the lungs due to hyperventilation
offsets ðÍ to the alkaline medium which alters vitamin and ferment activity.
When the activity of metabolic regulators changes, normal metabolism
shutters and this leads to loss of cells. If CO2 comes down to 3% and
ðÍ offsets to 8%, the organism dies. Destructive effects of hyperventilation
via creating CO2 deficiency in the organism have been verified by numerous
experiments, first started by the famous physiologist D. Henderson in
1909. Henderson connected animals to a hyperventilation machine and
they died. Evolution has worked out the following protective mechanisms
to stabilize CO2 in the lungs: à) bronchospasm and vasospasm; b) increased
production of cholesterol by the liver: it works as a biological insulation
that consolidates cell membranes in the lungs and vessels; and c) lower
blood pressure (hypotension), which reduces loss of CO2. However, bronchospasm
and vasospasm constrict oxygenation of the brain, kidney and cells of
other organs. Diminution of CO2 in the blood enhances reactogenicity
of oxygen and hemoglobin to downgrade oxygenation of cells (the Verigo-Bohr
effect). Reduced oxygenation of tissues results in hypoxia. On reaching
hazardous levels, hypoxia may cause higher blood pressure (hypertension)
in some individuals. High blood pressure increases the bloodstream through
constricted vessels to enhance oxygenation of the vitally important
cells. Tissue hypoxia shrinks the level of oxygen in the venous blood
which then brings about varicose veins in legs and develops varix, or,
alternately, varicose haemorrhoidal veins with consequent hemorrhoids.
Gradual subtraction of CO2 from the blood boosts blood coagulation,
and combined with deceleration of bloodstream in the veins it may cause
thrombophlebitis. Acute hypoxia of the vital organs irritates the respiratory
center creating the dominant activation there. This deepens breath,
produces the feel of dyspnea (or air shortage for deep breathers) and
locks the vicious circle (the positive feedback that persistently intensifies
or deepens breath, stimulating the above disorders-illnesses). Removal
of CO2 from the nervous cells decreases their excitability threshold,
which activates all parts of the nervous system, augments the excitement
generalization, and leads to irritability, insomnia, extreme nervous
tension, unfounded suspiciousness, fear, or even fainting and epileptic
seizure. Simultaneously, the respiratory center grows more and more
agitated. That is how the second vicious circle of nervous excitement
circulation locks. If metabolism is disturbed and the nervous cells
suffer from hypoxia, the nervous system becomes exceptionally sensitive
to external stimuli and stresses. This is why CO2 deficiency caused,
namely, by hyperventilation affects the nervous system firsthand. Symptoms
of various disorder combinations in deep breathers are incredibly versatile.
The traditional disease analysis has brought us to giving various deep
breathing disease symptoms (such as bronchospasm, cardiac vasospasm,
high or low blood pressure, or syncope with spasms) names of totally
different diseases: bronchial asthma, stenocardia, high blood pressure, and
epilepsy. The latter cause side-effects: pneumoscelorsis, vasosclerosis,
cardiac infarction, and stroke. All of these are the main elements of
early senility, decrepitude, disablement and, finally, death. The above
physiological laws explain the malignant (venomous) effects of deep
breathing and give grounds for the only scientific principle of eliminating
disorders (called diseases), i.e. by increasing the level of CO2 in
the body. This is the principle we have based our method of the voluntary
hyperventilation elimination (VHE), or voluntary breath normalization
(VBN) on. If the breathing depth drops below normal and the level of
CO2 in the organism grows 0.5% above, there will be no negative symptoms.
Quite on the contrary, ex-patients with deep breathing (i.e. bronchial
asthma, stenocardia, or high blood pressure) develop symptoms of unendurance,
which has been consistently observed for almost two decades. We found
out that extreme de-deepening of breath does not end in harmful aftereffects.
This is how we have actually discovered the main law of death: the deeper
you breathe v the stronger the illness is, and the closer death draws.
Reversely, the shallower the breath, the healthier, tougher and more
durable the organism. The deep breathing disease theory is given out
in my lecture, "The Discovery of Deep Breath Being the Main Cause
of Allergy, Sclerosis, Psychosis, Tuberculosis, Precancer and Other
Western Civilization Degeneration, Degradation, and Ailment Symptoms
Question: You said it in the lecture that your innovation is rather
not curing illnesses, but mostly finding out their causes. Could you
provide more details on that?
Answer: This is a very important question. Western medicine has slipped
to blind empiricism. This may have happened because they were unable
to detect causes of asthma, stenocardia, high blood pressure, and cancer.
Therefore, they neglect the main principle on which, by the way, the
judd-shee medicine is based, ?The doctor may not treat until he knows
the reason. Only when you know it you can guarantee treatment-. Western
doctors have now either stopped looking for the sources of asthma, stenocardia
and high blood pressure or have faulty ideas of them. That is why these
illnesses are still incurable. Deep breathing turned out to be the root
of about 150 ailments, including cancer, as is seen now. Out of 30,000
human disorders 150 develop due to hyperventilation. We have administered
a grandiose synthesis of ailments to prove that asthma, epilepsy, high
blood pressure, stenocardia, infarction, stroke and haemmorrhoidal eczema
are the symptoms of the deep breathing disease. If patients have these
illnesses, they get cured of them, as was proven by the Leningrad and
Moscow approbations. Some patients who were diagnosed asthma had all
in all up to twenty-thirty diseases. Our method healed them all, having
made them 100% healthy people.
Question: We-ve touched upon the specifically medical problems. However,
I have another Question: if the reason for the above illnesses (allergic,
sclerotic, cancerous, nervous and psychiatric) is hyperventilation,
then where does it come from? What-s the cause of the cause? What produces
Answer: You mean, what-s the reason-s reason, hyperventilation-s? The
primary breath intensifying factors have already been found. I think
the main of them is propaganda of deep breathing. Modern people are
trained to breathe deeply even before they are born, when our mothers
attend deep breathing exercise courses. Even newborn infants are trained
to breathe deeply via lifting and putting down their hands. This goes
on forever, in the nursery school, college, army, physical exercises-
There are also other factors. Overeating, especially on the animal proteins
(fish, chicken, eggs, milk, and, naturally, meat), intensifies breathing
drastically. It-s worth noticing that animal products intensify breathing
more, vegetable food v less; cooked food v more, raw v less. Another
breath deepening element is the lack of motion, absence of physical
work, idleness. Physical loads stimulate production of carbon dioxide
and raise its level in the organism. That is why the people who work
physically live longer and are healthier. Breathing deepens through
hypodynamia, rest cure, horizontality (lying, especially on your back),
and longer sleep. Recommendations to sleep more or even the carotic
therapy have cured no one. Moreover, about the end of sleep, about 5
a.m., there may be attacks of epilepsy, asthma, stenocardia, infarction,
stroke, palsy and death. In other words, this is the death zone. Breathing
intensifies due to various emotions, positive or negative, overheating,
and stuffy rooms. Reversely, rest, tempering, and cold relax breathing.
Breathing deepens through sexual promiscuity and perversions, while
continence decreases the breathing depth. So, it turned out that the
key bases of traditional medicine, such as deep breath, much rest, or
lying and sleeping intensify breathing. Hyperventilation also develops
from smoking or drinking alcohol. Hence, the reverse idea: less breath,
less rest, less sleep, less fun, less promiscuity, but more physical
work, work until you sweat since sweat removes many toxics from the
organism. This is how the ascetic principles are proven to be right.
Our civilization becomes more humanized and globalized, and the moment
of possible universal destruction approaches. It can result from the
nuclear weapons, or gradual pollution of the environment, and that-s
what we have now. Mind it, the deep breathing diseases and nervous system
intoxication (i.e. the greed factors) deteriorate human thinking by
affecting the nervous system and the brain cortex first of all. So,
the faster the process, the less understanding humans have they destroy
themselves. In other words, the man is like a lunatic who is climbing
up a rotten bow to unavoidably fall down. That is why we believe our
discoveries may deliver us from the coming catastrophe, the end of earthly
Question: What leading doctors and researchers share your ideas?
Answer: I can give you names of a few leading researchers who understand
and support my findings, though they may not always correctly evaluate
their general importance. For instance, the well-known surgeon Academician
Amossov does not stand up for surgery that can cure nothing, but supports
restorative methods. He also proclaims fasting, vegetarianism, physical
loads. That-s why he understands what I propose. In his article ?Thinking
over Health- in volume 11, 1977 of ?Nauka I Zhizn- Amossov writes he
can-t but reiterate my recommendations to breathe less and check breath-holding.
He agrees that humanity has turned into deep-breathers, while the deficiency
of carbon dioxide results in spasm of coronary and intestinal vessels.
It is also clear and familiar to Academician Guly from the Ukrainain
Academy of Sceince, ex-director of the Institute of Biochemistry. In
his books ?Carbon Dioxide and Life- and ?The Principal Metabolic Cycles-
Guly emphasizes his agreement with my scientific method and its usefulness.
Academician Guly has proved that simple rise of CO2 level in the organism
doubles the milk yield in cows and weight increment in pigs and chickens,
though feeding does not change. In other words, carbon dioxide is the
syrup for protein, fat and carbohydrate synthesis. This means we could
enhance meat, milk, egg and other food production without additional
investments. Guly understands the core of my discovery and says it has
Question: Apart from the deep breathing disease theory, you are known
for developing a series of other fundamental theories. Please speak
more about those.
Answer: In this respect I have to develop the theory of my discovery,
the theory of my method, and the medical theory in general, as Western
medicine is theoretically unsubstantiated. This is a blindly empiric
medicine that is trying to feel its way in search for fortuitous means
to help the ill. Today doctors do not look for the cause of the illness
to remove it and cure their patients. They want a pill or herb to mysteriously
help them out. Oriental medicine, namely judd-shee, starts from the
life theory instead of illnesses. They draw the tree of life, and then
the tree of the disease (which looks like the tree of life but is disfigured).
Western medicine does not provide any foundation for the theory of life
whatsoever. There-s simply no such theory. What is there is the theory
of life evolution which may be put in the basement of the life theory.
That-s why I have to work on the evolutionary aspect of the life theory.
From the works by Academicians Oparin and Vinogradov it is known that
life on Earth appeared when its atmosphere consisted of only carbon
dioxide with no oxygen. From that atmosphere the living substance and
Humanity itself have emerged. And only much later, when the plants had
eaten carbon dioxide and produced oxygen, the atmosphere changed spectacularly.
Carbon dioxide was removed from the atmosphere being replaced by large
quantities of oxygen. Our cells need about 7% of carbon dioxide and
2-3% of oxygen. The air around us contains about 0.03% of CO2, which
is 200 times below normal, and 20% of oxygen, which is 10 times above.
This means the air has become poisonous for us. We may say evolution
has saved the living being, namely the Man, by creating an atmosphere
in our the lungs. It has 6% of carbon dioxide and by 5% less oxygen.
This keeps us alive. The animals that breathed with the skin have lost
CO2 and become extinct. Such has been the animal world evolution. In
fact, each of us repeats it in the mother-s womb. The human (and animal)
fetus in the womb has twice more carbon dioxide and five times less
oxygen than the newborn infant or adult. That-s why we don-t get ill
there. Coming into the world, breathing deeply several times and changing
their environment, children get sick. So, our individual development
replicates the general development on the Earth. To tell you the truth,
the substantiation of the life theory, my discovery and method could
begin from the Genesis theory. The summary of the life theory is: carbon
dioxide is the staple for the living matter on earth; if it disappears
from the air, all will die. It is the principal regulator of all functions
in the organism, its main ambience, the vitamin of all vitamins. It
controls the activity of all vitamins and ferments. If it is deficient,
say, due to hyperventilation, all vitamins and ferments work badly,
abnormally, and defectively. This results in metabolic disorders and
finally in allergy, cancer, and tophus. Since western medicine still
doesn-t have a general disease theory, no doctor or researcher can say
what the disease is, though this problem has been expanded on by our
physiologist Academician Anokhin. Disease is the condition where the
vital constants go above or below normal. In actual fact, diagnostics
subconsciously stands on the same principle: doctors measure the vital
constants (temperature, blood pressure). To heal the patient, you have
to bring them back to the norm. More than that, my method is fully and
absolutely well-substantiated since I do not propose anything new or
unknown. I suggest we should measure breathing of people with the named
ailments to prove they have deep breathing, hyperventilation, and CO2
deficiency (that-s what we and our ideological counterparts have done
in the works). That is why I suggest we reduce breathing, particularly
its depth, to raise the CO2 level back to normal. I-d like to repeat
it: to normal, that is to international standards that you can find
in all clinics and functional diagnostics research laboratories. That-s,
basically, why my method is logical, scientifically proven, well-supported
and harmless. The man can-t die from reducing deep breathing to the
norm. If we don-t die from deep breathing, we can-t die from putting
it down to normal, which is clear to all.
Question: Apparently, your ideas also include the social and moral
footings of the society.
Answer: The conventional principles of deeper breathing, more breathing,
more lying, sleeping, much eating are the principles of greed. Who may
have those principles? Welchers, spongers, bandits, sadists, terrorists
and other socially dangerous and degrading outcasts. If humanity becomes
ascetic, it will wipe out any chance for these to appear and spread.
It may seem a gross exaggeration, but on reducing breath people will
feel their vices sharper. Alcohol and drugs will never be able to make
them happy. And there-s nothing impossible about it. It-s common knowledge
that physical purge entails moral revelations. Mens sana in corpore
sana. Our method does not only purge the organism physically, but also
takes away moral disfigurements and vices. There-s one other thing to
say in favor of our method. It can help reduce food consumption, and
this is much like the triplication of production facilities or agricultural
yields. And the last. It-s clear for us that deep breathing and its
ally-illnesses affect the nervous system. The principle of greed deprives
people of sound judgment, and that is fraught with far-reaching consequences.
Therefore my method is a realistic and effective measure in the struggle
for peace against war. If people breathe less, they-ll become calmer,
fairer and more generous to eradicate any chances of war.