The Buteyko Method is a training system that is aimed at normalizing a person’s breathing, reducing chronic hidden hyperventilation, teaching good posture and breathing habits, combined with advice on diet, exercise, sleep and lifestyle.
It is not a medical intervention but will, through normalization of breathing, impact beneficially on almost all medical conditions and consequently a review of the patient’s medical treatment by their doctor may be needed.
Often this may mean reduced need for prescribed drugs as their general physiology improves.

Benefits of the Buteyko Method Training

The health benefits of the Buteyko Method training arise from the normalization of the patient’s breathing, the reduction in chronic hidden hyperventilation and other associated lifestyle changes taught on the full Buteyko programme.

The alternative way of understanding the impact of the Buteyko Method is to recognize the serious effect on our health of chronic hidden hyperventilation, inadequate physical exercise, unhealthy diets, poor sleep, persistent mouth breathing, over-use of drugs or alcohol, chronic stress from childhood to old age, over-eating etc. All these factors are addressed in the full Buteyko Method training.

After training patients will usually experience a general improvement in their health and well-being often as improved sleep, more energy, better digestion and eating habits, reduced reliance on medication, better concentration, less stress, as well as reduced symptoms of their presenting conditions.

Once trained every patient has the understanding to be re-empowered to improve their own health; the tools for this are there for life. This surely is the very best kind of health care?

As regards the cost to society of this approach, it is generally shown that there is a substantial cost saving year on year on drugs and medical interventions. With asthma alone the training costs are recouped in savings in just a few months.

For an increasingly financially strained western health service, the Buteyko Method made widely available, would release £ billions that could be better used to treat others needing more intensive medical intervention.

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The Mater Hospital Trial Brisbane 1998
“Those practising the Buteyko Breathing Technique reduced hyperventilation and their use of beta2-agonists. A trend toward reduced inhaled steroid use and better quality of life……”

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The Gisborne Trial New Zealand 2003

“The magnitude of effect in both studies was remarkably similar to the Mater trial, 85% reduction in reliever medication & 37% reduction in steroids.”Gisborne Doctors Promote Asthma Control

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The Calgary Trial Canada 2007

“I’ve been astonished and also very pleased with the excellent result. There is no disruption of their life at all by their disease: normal activities; not waking at night; not needing to use any reliever medications. It’s just great…75% control is about as good as anyone has got in any study of asthma. The neat thing about it is that it has no side effects. It’s very safe. The Buteyko technique certainly has been shown to be an important adjunct to treatment.”….Dr. Robert Cowie Respirologist.

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