This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

This Online School Represents
the Russian patent holder
of the Buteyko Method

Breathing Difficulties Testimonials

Thanks to the Buteyko Method I don’t have violent sinusitis anymore!

Breathing Center's Testimonial: Paula I discovered the Buteyko Method out of desperation. There was nothing left for me to try to manage my severe sinusitis. Sinusitis does not sound like a serious problem, but it was in my case. I developed a seriously stubborn sinus infection that did not go away even when I was treated with multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids. Eventually I got to the point where medication did not help me and I had to have nasal endoscopic surgery. It brought me relief, however my symptoms returned shortly after surgery. There were times where I felt good but they never lasted very long. I started having sinusitis episodes very frequently with little time to breathe and live between the episodes. My quality of life was very low and I was getting worse and worse with every passing month.

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Asthma, Coughing, Congestion Are Tamed With Buteyko Method

Breathing Center's Testimonial: Paula

Testimony for the Breathing Center
From Paula Nordhem, age 66
May 2019

I’ve been asthmatic for twenty years. And I’ve had respiratory issues all my life. Somehow for the first twelve years of asthma I just lived with and around it. It wasn’t a daily occurrence although there was increasing coughing and congestion; I don’t really remember much detail from that time. I learned there were times that my asthma/coughing was worse or there were places/substances that set it off. I would exercise and walk while asthmatic and just keep going. In the summer of 2012, that ‘approach’ was no longer possible. I was having daily asthma events, long and debilitating. A trip to urgent care led to a visit with an allergist, my first dose of oral steroids, and then inhaled steroids and a rescue inhaler. And more visits to allergists until I found one who would work with me.

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Buteyko Breathing Method Made Tremendous Difference In My Life! *

Breathing Center's Testimonial: Lawrence

About 15 years ago I began having difficulty breathing when I was exercising. Gradually, my symptoms became more frequent until I would get out of breath just walking up stairs. I went to my doctor, and after an x-ray I was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that was leaving my lungs with a lot of scar tissue. My doctor prescribed a steroid inhaler and I took this twice daily for many years. Although this seemed to help the symptoms at first, over several years the inhaler became less effective, and I began to notice that my mind was not as clear as it used to be and my energy was decreasing. My doctor recommended that I increase the dosage of the steroid inhaler, but I didn't feel this was a good long-term solution. I had begun to lose my purpose in living.

I began searching for other answers online and came across the work of Dr. Buteyko and the online work of Sasha Yakovleva's Breathing Normalization Training.

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Pulmonologist says I'm his healthiest patient! *

Breathing Center's Student Testimonial: Buteyko Breathing Improvement While Biking

Dear Sasha,

I have learned nose breathing from you, and it has made a huge difference in managing my asthma and keeping it under control. Rather amazing since I am a long distance cyclist and have learned nose breathing on the bike, and it works.

I am 84 years old; I got asthma in the past 5 years from my long, cold and windy days on the bike, breathing with the open mouth!

The Method has done wonders; it rejuvenated me. My breathing has been normalized, and my pulmonologist cannot believe it. He says that I am his healthiest patient!

I will be celebrating my 85th in April with an attempted 85-mile ride on my birthday, and will dedicate this to Dr. Buteyko.

Thank you so much, Sasha. I admire you, your work, and your dedication to improving health.

Sincerely,

Leo Le Bon

Berkeley,Ca.

Athlete Turns Breathing Difficulties Into Breathing Benefits *

Lawrence and Sasha Yakovleva are in conversation about breathing problems and physical activities.

This is a story of an asthmatic man who was not able to exercise without having coughing fits, mucus and taking several types of medication. Eight years ago, after reading The New York Times article about Breathing Center, he took our Level 1 Full Training and was able to stop taking his medication. Most importantly, since then he has never again suffered from asthma or any breathing difficulties. Now, being in his 60s, he enjoys his active lifestyle, strong health and asthma-free life.

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Breathing Normalization Frees Me From Asthma Control Medication *

JulieKaye

I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the hard work and dedication of Sasha Yakovleva at The Breathing Center for the help she has given me to improve my breathing. I know longer consider myself an asthmatic.  I was on inhaled steroids and albuterol and now I am free from any asthma control medication. Sasha is intuitive, patient and unbelievably knowledgeable and through her guidance I have learned how to manage and improve my breathing, how to relax and understand what I need to do to keep healthy, physically and emotionally.

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Health Better Than Ever After Breathing Normalization Training*

Paul Hixson sm

I am a 70 year old man, and I’m happy to report that due to learning and applying the principles of the Buteyko breathing method as taught to me by the great staff of the Breathing Center, I am currently enjoying excellent health. But that definitely was not always the case.

In fact, I had lived with significant breathing problems pretty much my whole life, up until about 2 years ago. As a child, I had lots of allergy related “summer colds” that seemed to always end in endless coughing bouts and a burning feeling in my chest. I was never able to run as far or fast as other kids my age and when I tried, I would end up gasping for breath. I seemed to catch more colds that most of my classmates and they definitely lasted longer. In hindsight, I now realize that I breathed through my mouth a lot, but I had no idea at the time that that was bad for me.

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Taming Stress With Breathing Less!*

Christopher

My problem started with an exposure to a herbicide called Roundup, after which I developed shortness of breath.  The problem persisted and continued to get worst over time.  Sometimes I had the need to gasp or suck air.  I would try to do this with only my nose but eventually I was doing this through my mouth.   It was very uncomfortable and confusing for a guy who never had a breathing issue in his life. I was athletic as a kid and even as an adult I am active. I have done yoga and meditation for decades and I worked as an actor for a long time, so feel I was pretty aware of breathing.  So for this labored breathing and shortness of breath to happen so quickly was a surprise.  I had this issue for about 9 years.

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Free Of Asthma Symptoms And Free Of Medication After BN Training*

ladan

I am a 44 year old female who suddenly developed asthma symptoms at 42 years of age. Suddenly I had to take deep breath and I felt I was suffocating especially at night. For one year I saw 5 different specialists who each gave me different medications. They included Symbicort, Breo Ellipta, Flixotide, Spriva, Ventolin…

Symbicort worked ok but I didn’t like the idea to be on medication for ever. My MD, who is open minded, told me about the Breathing Normalization method. I did some research and found Sasha.

Within the first session I felt results. Within the three sessions I stopped all my medications! Now it has been 8 months and I am Asthma free. :) It takes some exercise and practice but it’s very easy to do. The program works and I really recommend it to anyone who has breathing issues.

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Buteyko Breathing Method Helps COPD And Emphysema*

Chris Thomas TestimonialI'm a 68 year old male Tai Chi instructor living in the UK.

For the last 10 years I have been suffering with COPD, emphysema, and I have been put on a lot of medication and using oxygen. I always knew that this didn't feel right for me.

One day while browsing the internet I came across The Breathing Center, and after having a consultation with Thomas, I decide to take the level one course early in December. Since doing this course my medication has halved, and I very rarely have to use my oxygen.

I have been so impressed with the professionalism of The Breathing Center, that I have decided to continue on with the level two course. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thomas and Sasha for all of their continued support.

Chris Thomas

Teacher: Thomas Fredricksen

A Little Miracle For Me - The Buteyko Breathing Method*

Chantal testimonialI have ashma since the age of 3. It began after a cold, my mother told me. I have suffered from this for 57 years now. I have tried many different approaches to try to cure or improve my condition.  I can truly say that nothing has worked till I seriously gave the Buteyko technique a go.

Within a short time perhaps 2 weeks, my sleep was better and my am energy slowly rose. I am now able to get through the full night with no Ventolin inhaler at all. This was impossible all my life since asthma was getting worst in the early am as it is for many asthmatics. It is such a good feeling to wake up and feel like the rescue is not needed. A little miracle in itself for me.

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This Breathing Treatment Saved My Life *

I began experienceing shortness of breath when I was 17. I could never get a Doctor to give me a reason why this was happening. So I just learned to live with it until I ended up in the ER. Every test they did came back normal. I did not know what to do. Then I found the Breathing Center's 5 DVD set on Amazon.com. With Sasha's help I put into practice the exercises on the DVD's. It has changed my life. It is the only thing that has helped me to breathe.

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Natural Asthma Cure Gives A Much Improved Life Experience*

william hawaiiThomas Fredrickson and Sasha have made an indelible imprint on our quality of life.  The information and techniques from the Breathing Center allow us to sleep better, breath better, have more energy, and a much improved life experience.

I came to the Breathing Center through our naturopath.  He mentioned Dr. Buteyko’s work as we were in his office to receive treatment for hypertension (me), and asthma (her), and overall health guidance.  We spent several weeks following his recommendations with diet and nutritional supplements for overall wellness, but we were not experiencing the type of results we were hoping for - especially with the asthma (early morning wheezing, lack of energy, etc).

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Breathing Technique Helped; Asthma Wheezing Subsided*

elizabeth georgeI 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.

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I Have Confidence In My health, Now and For The Future*

deborah boyeLast fall I experienced a sudden onset, scary, weeks-long episode with hyperventilation.  After much online research, I chose the Breathing Center over other Buteyko programs being offered.  I wanted teachings from as close to the source as possible, and I felt that Sasha and Thomas’ direct study with Ludmila Buteyko and Dr. Andrey Novozhilov in Moscow would connect me with that.  When I began working with Thomas about 3 months ago, I had no idea of the kind of transformations I would soon be experiencing.

I made room in my life to apply the 3X/day practice as Thomas prescribed.  I also began paying attention to my breath as often as possible.

Within the first month, something started shifting in my psyche; the softer breath opened a door.

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A Very Active Child Again After Natural Adeniod Treatment*

Adenoids Breathing Treatment

About 2 years after Blessing was born, we started noticing a protracted case of excessive mucus and cough. The diagnosis then said she had pneumonia and so she was treated with some antibiotics. She got some relief but same symptom came back months later and we had to give her more antibiotics.

She has since then had persistent breathing difficulties that at the age of 3, it became very worrisome to watch her sleep – it looks like she was going to pass out – we found out recently that this was called sleep apnea.

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Natural Asthma Treatment To Seize Control Of My Health *

30 years ago a physician said you have asthma. And with that I began treatment as an asthmatic. From that day till just a few weeks ago I was using bronchodilators.

Finally I looked on the internet trying to see if there was anything else that had been discovered recently that I could explore, and I came across the article about the Buteyko Method in the New York Times. And this science writer said; "I think more people should look into this." I went to the Breathing Center Web Site and downloaded the E-book (Breathe To Heal: Break Free From Asthma). I read it twice that night, and it made a lot of sense. I started applying the techniques in the book, and after a few days saw significant improvement.

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*Disclaimer: 

This is a true testimonial of a Breathing Center’s client; however, the results of application of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method may vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee identical results to everyone who contacts the Breathing Center. Also, please keep in mind that our services are educational, not medical. Buteyko Breathing Normalization Specialists are teachers and trainers, not medical doctors.

Breathing Center’s Staff

 

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