Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. These tubes, the bronchi, connect the windpipe with the lungs. When the bronchi are inflamed or infected, less air is able to flow to and from the lungs and a heavy mucous or phlegm is coughed up.
Smoking is a contributing cause in approximately 90% of chronic Bronchitis cases in the United States. After the bronchial tubes have been irritated for an extended time, excessive mucous is continuously produced, the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes thickened, an irritating cough develops and air flow becomes inhibited. The bronchial tubes then become breeding grounds for infections.
Chronic Bronchitis is often neglected by individuals until it is in an advanced state. By the time a patient goes to the doctor the lungs have frequently been seriously injured. Then the patient may be in danger of developing serious respiratory problems or heart failure.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world more than 50 years ago, has revived and systematized Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. The word "Vedic" means pertaining to Veda, the field of Pure Knowledge or Total Knowledge of Natural Law.
For thousands of years, Veda and the Vedic Literature have been held to be the expression of the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. According to tradition, the Vedic sounds contained in Veda are the fundamental vibrations which structure the material universe, including the human body. Through a tender impulse of Vedic vibration, pain can be transformed into a feeling of pleasantness and abnormality can be transformed into normal physiological functioning.