I was introduced to Buteyko Breathing Normalization in November of 2014 by my naturopath doctor. At that time my white blood cells were abnormally high and my internist doctor wanted to prescribe steroids.
My heart was working hard because my bronchial tubes were inflamed. My wheezing was no longer once at night but occurring more and more throughout the day, and I was relying on rescue inhaler for relief. It took me another 6 weeks to remember the word Buteyko and I watched it on YouTube.
I practiced the method on my own following the suggestion of different Buteyko teachers on YouTube. My white blood cells went from abnormal to normal high. I was inspired to continue but the wheezing and the frequent use of the inhaler had not subsided.