HOW DOES BUTEYKO WORK?
Asthmatics over-breathe. This means breathing heavily, rapidly or through the mouth when there is no need for it.
Often hyperventilation occurs unconsciously, resulting in irritation, inflammation and constriction of the airways.
Professor Buteyko devised special breathing techniques to control this over-breathing. The exercises restore normal
breathing patterns and greatly reduce symptoms of breathing problems.
WHAT IS A BUTEYKO COURSE?
Buteyko performs these "miracles" through a course that includes five classes to teach you how to retrain your breathing.
You learn breathing exercises to practice to control the over-breathing and to change the rate of breathing. This
change occurs over a period of 3 to 6 months of doing the exercises daily. By then, you should have achieved the
expected changes and need only a short exercise each morning. During this time, as you improve, the need for your medication
decreases. Most asthmatics are able to reduce the use of the reliever by 90% during the initial class period.
After the initial classes, you proceed on your own doing the exercises with email or telephone support from your practitioner.
You should continue with your doctor as needed while you improve.
The method is not about tossing away your drugs, neither does it involve religion, physiotherapy, medication, rebirthing,
vitamins, special diets, hypnotherapy, power of positive thinking or elaborate equipment. There is no physical
contact with the instructor or anyone else in the class.
The first priority of Buteyko is always SAFETY.
Buteyko for people of all ages.