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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The Buteyko method involved training them to control their breathing to take in less oxygen.
He now runs his own Liverpool-based consultancy - Breathing4life.com - helping people to learn the Buteyko method.
One technique that has become well known, particularly for teaching children to stop mouth breathing, is the Buteyko method. This method can be helpful for both asthma and mouth breathing.
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. Ways to test the body's improvement are provided and McKeown advises readers to test their progress frequently.
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.
After spending more than 36 years suffering from the symptoms of asthma, father-of-two Mr Champion decided to try the Buteyko method after watching his wife, Arleen die of brain cancer in November 2000.
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.