What is the hypopresive method?

The hypopresive method, or hypopresive technique, was born in 1980 after Dr. Marcel Caufriez saw during a vaginal exam how a uterine prolapse drastically reduced during a diaphragmatic aspiration. Since then, the method developed over the years in a series of postures performed in apnoea right after exhalation that causes the diaphragm to ascend. By doing so, it pulls up the low abdominal viscera (vagina, bladder and rectum) and at the time it contracts the pelvic floor musculature thanks to a reflex mechanism.

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