For almost 20 years Breathing Stimulating Embrocation (BSE) has stood the test in nursing practice in Germany; today the method is known in Denmark as well in connection with Basic Stimulation in Nursing. BSE is one of the most frequent investigated nursing initiatives in the German speaking world. In practice – and unfortunately also in theory – however, there are differences in how BSE is carried out. The article describes the original version of BSE developed by Christel Bienstein pointing out possible variations and errors.