Buteyko method


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Buteyko method

(ˌbuːˈteɪkəʊ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a breath control technique used to prevent hyperventilation and treat asthma without drugs
[C20: named after Konstantin P. Buteyko (1923–2003), Russian physician]
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A study of 600 asthmatics found that, after six months, the Buteyko method relieved symptoms by 98%.
One technique that has become well known, particularly for teaching children to stop mouth breathing, is the Buteyko method.
As Jac Vidgen, promoter and instructor of the Buteyko Method, emphasized, even if you pinch your nose closed, it won't stop breathing.
Quinn recommends yoga, which creates a deep awareness of breathing, and the Buteyko Method, which offers exercises that improve your breathing chemistry so that more oxygen arrives at your cells, keeping airways open.
The book then instructs readers on correct breath-ing while talking sleeping and performing physical activity using the Buteyko Method.
A number of patients find the Buteyko Method helpful in controlling the symptoms of asthma.
Now a recent study into the Buteyko method has shown that it halved volunteers' inhaler usage within weeks.
Former asthma sufferer Dennis Champion, of Whitley Bay has worked tirelessly to bring the programme to the region after using the Buteyko method.
Former asthma sufferer Dennis Champion, who found a cure using the Buteyko method, is organising the courses, along with practitioner Jill McGowan.
The Buteyko method aims to normalise breathing by teaching asthmatics to breathe correctly 24 hours a day - when sleeping, speaking, eating and exercising.
Assistant Divisional Officer Tony Waters said: "In the long-term, we're looking at working with Jill on various community projects and learning the Buteyko method ourselves, to help our officers in situations where they need to wear breathing apparatus.