Holistic Treatment for Breathing Difficulties & More
What is Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement?
“Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement ” (sometimes casually referred to as "Buteyko Method") is an umbrella term used to describe educational programs offered by Breathing Center to people who wish to improve their breathing and achieve optimal health. The development of the method was begun in Moscow in the early 1950s by a Russian medical doctor named Konstantin P. Buteyko, who discovered that over-breathing is a major contributing factor to, and quite possibly a cause for, many diseases. Almost sixty years of work by Russian scientists and medical doctors have refined Dr. Buteyko's approach to the point where we now have a holistic and drug-free method, which not only improves respiratory function but also increases the efficiency of all bodily systems.
What is Breathing Center?
Breathing Center was established in 2009 by Sasha and Thomas Yakovlev-Fredricksen, at the request of the patent holders of the Buteyko™ method and Dr. Buteyko's family. Since that time, Breathing Center has further developed the Dr. Buteyko’s approach and now offers a series of educational programs for adults and children called Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement courses. These wellness programs are based on breathing exercises and lifestyle changes that support healthy breathing.
Breathing Center is an international network of Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement specialists, trained by medical doctors at Clinica Buteyko™ Moscow and Breathing Center staff. Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement specialists work with both adults and children either in person or online via Skype. Skype provides the perfect environment for learning and practicing breathing exercises, which allows Breathing Center specialists to help clients all over the world.
Who should learn the Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement method?
Anyone who wishes to improve their health should learn this holistic and drug-free method. Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement specialists primarily work with people who have various breathing difficulties, such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), sleep apnea, snoring, allergies, hyperventilation syndrom, chronic cough, rhinitis (stuffy nose), nasal polyps, and enlarged adenoids and tonsils. However, the Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement method is not limited by these health issues. Please look at the full list of the health problems that can be sucessfully adressed by this holistic breathing treatment.
How do I start learning the Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement method?
The first step to improving your breathing and your overall health is to register for Preliminary Consultation and then to take Level 1 Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement course for adults and children. Like all Breathing Center programs, this breathing training is available online or in person. As an alternative, you may wish to begin with the Breathing Normalization Video Training, which is available as a DVD or a download in the store section of our website.
Could you help my child with enlarged adenoids avoid adenoidectomy?
From the perspective of Dr. Buteyko, enlarged adenoids is a bodily reaction to over-breathing, especially mouth breathing. When hyperventilation is eliminated, adenoids stop growing and breathing becomes quiet, gentle, and healthy.
Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement specialists work with children all over the world who face adenoid removal surgery. We help them to improve their breathing naturally, and therefore prevent the need for adenoidectomy. To learn about our program Adenoids without Surgery, please visit the Adenoids page of our website.
Why is this method often called a natural asthma cure?
Dr. Buteyko’s approach is primarily known for reducing and stopping symptoms of asthma as well as other breathing difficulties and problems. Many asthmatics have been able to stop their suffocation attacks, coughing fits, and other breathing problems by switching to gentle nasal breathing. Please see testimonials of our clients who suffered from asthma but were able to improve their breathing and health by learning and applying this holistic breathing method, which is sometimes casually called a natural asthma cure.
What is the difference between Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement and other breathing techniques or treatments?
There are many breathing techniques available. Often people say: “Try this breathing technique; it will be good for you!” However, it’s important to determine the purpose of a breathing technique, treatment or method before applying it. Is it intended to be good for your spiritual development, or is it good for your looks? Will it improve your health? And if the stated goal is to improve your health, its ability to do this should be proven by medical trials, clinical work and testimonials.
Medical trials and clinical work have proved that Buteyko™ Breathing Improvement method is effective for health improvement. In several European countries it is covered by medical insurance. Many of Breathing Center’s students had severe breathing difficulties and other health problems but were able to overcome them by practicing breathing exercises and improving their lifestyle in order to support healthy breathing. Our website contains many testimonials from our clients, who share their stories of successful breathing and health improvement.