Using the Pari O-PEP can help to alleviate unproductive coughing and shortness of breath which in turn can increase lung efficiency and help to prevent recurrent infections.
Sitting in an upright, relaxed position, place the mouthpiece between your teeth and enclose it with your lips. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose, holding your breath for about 1 to 2 seconds. Breathe out slowly and completely into the PARI O-PEP through your mouth. While exhaling, tense your cheek muscles and keep your cheeks rigid. This action causes the steel ball in the O-Pep to vibrate. These vibrations, combined with the gentle resistance when you breathe against the ball, cause a number of positive benefits. Changes in air pressure encourages your smaller airways to open which in turn increases lung efficiency. Mucus is thinned and dislodged by the vibration and increased airflow helps the mucus to move to your large airways where, with gentle coughing, you can more comfortably expel it. Repeat the cycle of breathing in and out for 10 to 15 breaths.
The Pari O-PEP is dishwasher safe and autoclavable and is supplied with a small bag for hygienic storage.
The Pari O-PEP is not suitable for anybody that is suffering from the following conditions: severe Tuberculosis, Right sided heart failure, Pneumothorax or Haemoptysis (coughing up blood).