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

Nasal Congestion 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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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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Adenoid Removal Avoided After Breathing Normalization Training*

Our 5-year-old son, Tommy, has always been a restless sleeper. In January  2013, we noticed that he was experiencing sleep apnea episodes and was snoring heavily. So we scheduled an appointment with an ENT who told us that Tommy's adenoids were obstructing 90% of his nasal airway and would need to be removed.

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Breathing Self Test Leads To Improvement In Overall Health*

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I am writing this letter with a great deal of gratitude for the Breathing Center, and for Thomas Drakon Yakovlev-Fredricksen, Director of Education, my Breathing Normalization practitioner.

The evening I first discovered the Breathing Center, I was looking for answers not only about my own breathing, but also for the many students that I teach. As I am a yoga teacher, I felt I had a great deal of awareness about breathing; however, there is so much misinformation out there and there are poor breathing habits. I had recently trained for and run my first-ever Half Marathon, and that was when I realized just how much my less-than-perfect breathing habits affected my energy, my stress levels, and of muscular tension. I quickly realized I had discovered the answers for which I had been searching! Even though it was on the weekend, I performed the online breathing self-test, asked some questions, and Thomas wrote back to me right away. After our first online meeting, Thomas promptly accepted me as his personal student and made it very convenient for me to meet with him, even with my hectic teaching schedule.

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Asthma 25 Years Controlled With Natural Breathing Approach *

"I had asthma for 25 years of my life. I had terrible allergies, digestive issues, low energy, brain fog, and anxiety. I could barely go a day without taking my asthma medication. As for my asthma, I stopped using medication almost from the first time I took a workshop at the Breathing Center. One of the greatest personal journeys of my life, was to learn the Breathing Normalization Method and to regain my health and to regain my sense of joy in life." 

Jesse Steinberg

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Successful Approach to Asthma, Anxiety And Hyperventilation*

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UPDATE...January, 2012

What attracted me to what BREATHINGCENTER.COM teaches was its approach to hyperventilationasthma, breathing difficulties, anxiety and more, which will allow you to heal your symptoms and therefore, reduce or remove the need for the use of drugs. This well-run organization provided much more than I imagined. The Breathing Normalization™ Specialists kept in daily contact with me, encouraging me to apply what I had been taught in the main course. "Breathe like a little mouse" was the key, this was all new to me.

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Influence of Breathing Normalization On Allergies Profound*

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I have had asthma and allergic rhinitis since before my teenage years and have struggled with them for over 20 years. I first heard about the Buteyko Method while I was living in Turkey. However, at that time, my opportunity to learn the method properly was limited to; (1) the shared knowledge of a distant relative living in Australia and (2) various reading material on and off the internet. At that time, I was unable to obtain the full benefit of the Buteyko Method because of insufficient instructions. Yet, intuitively, the teachings of the method explained and brought to light the various experiences I was having with my own asthma: why swimming made me feel so much better, why simply taping my mouth at night made my morning attacks literally dissipate, why exercise brought on an attack, why I might be breathless after coming in from the cold to sit still in a warm lecture hall, etc, etc. I knew Buteyko was right, in a way that a regular "healthy" individual may not appreciate.

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Cannot Explain The Relief After Natural Breathing Treatment*

Monty Gamble

As I sit in Buteyko Center USA's studio writing this testimonial I cannot explain the pure relief that I now feel. Over the past year I have had two sinus surgeries, a trip to the E.R. and a diagnosis of incurable asthma plus Common Variable Immune Deficiency. My next step was going to be continued surgery, which was not the direction that I wanted to take my life in.

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After Natural Alternative Approach Chest Tightness Subsided*

Olivia-and-Mom-cropped-210 0January, 2011

At 40 years old, I was diagnosed with asthma. My condition progressed from mild episodes of shortness of breath on the tennis court to persistent daily breathing problems that forced me to quit tennis and all forms of exercise. Just walking made me breathless and my chest tight. I literally had no life. I struggled to get the breath to read to my children. My condition actually seemed to get worse in spite of strong prescription medications like symbicort, zopanex and prednisone.

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Words Cannot Express Thanks For Solution To Breathing Problems*

streets photo 0As a young child I witnessed an asthma attack when I was visiting my cousin; her younger sister came into the room wheezing, gasping for breath, and tears pouring down her red face as she begged for help. The severity, the fear, and the almost violent attack on her young body held me in shock and apprehension as arrangements were made for her to be taken to the hospital. I realize that vicariously, this was my introduction into the world of an asthmatic. I never imagined that the episode I witnessed would evolve into my own life story. I vividly remember the day in July when the Dr. diagnosed my symptoms as asthma. I took care of my aging father in law and when he was settled for the afternoon, I decided to shop, then spent a peaceful evening before retiring early. I woke up at around 3AM gasping for breath and coughing; I decided to drive myself to the hospital which was close to our home.

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Adenoid Surgery No Longer Recommended After Natural Approach *

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Written by Julia Williams December, 2010 Daniel, age 8

In September I took my 8 year old son Daniel to an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor because he had been experiencing headaches, frequent earaches, pain in the back of his throat and he was having trouble breathing. He told us that Daniel’s adenoids were enlarged and would have to be removed. At first I felt somewhat relieved, because his breathing was gradually getting worse and I was worried he might develop asthma.

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Alternative Treatment Means Able To Avoid Adenoid Surgery*

kathy-210Written by Rachel Newton December, 2010

Kathy, age 6

Kathy is my ‘Sweet Pea.’ She is 6 years old and has terrible allergies and a blocked nose. Her breathing difficulties caused me to feel increasingly concerned so I took her to a number of Doctors. Finally, we went to an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor who told us that she had enlarged adenoids that needed to be removed surgically.

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No Longer On Asthma Medication After Buteyko Method

mike-g-new still 1It has been over a year now since I started the Buteyko method. Before I began the method I was living on a rescue inhaler for asthma. I had no choice because my stomach would not tolerate the steroids I was prescribed. A shot of the inhaler would take away my symptoms for a few hours until I needed more. Each time I would think about the negative long term effects the medication would have on my health, I remember the most frequent side affect was blurred side vision which would result in migraine headaches.

With each Buteyko method session I listened and learned to all that Thomas had taught me. My mind was like sponge absorbing each and every word. I quickly realized that this was not a quick fix but a lifelong education where I was given the tools to heal my body naturally without drugs. It was now my responsibility to insert this education into my daily life.

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NY Times Article On Breathing Normalization Changed My Life*

William Robbins photo-210July, 2010

Buteyko has changed my life. What a blessing! I saw the NY Times article on Buteyko and asthma online earlier this year. This method, entirely free of drugs, is so natural, and it works. I haven't felt so good in a long time. The drugs were only making it worse. I was told by my Pulmonary Specialist that I would be on Advair the rest of my life. The concern and care of the Breathing Center is remarkable. They show lots of love and sincere interest in the client. They have an extremely dedicated staff overseeing each individual.

William Robbins
Haddonfield, NJ

Can Run 3 Miles - No Asthma Thanks To Alternative Approach*

January, 2010

asthma teenage boy breathing normalizationI’m 13 years old and I’ve had bad asthma all of my life. I went to all types of doctors for years on end, while taking various medications that didn’t seem to be doing anything. About a month ago, my parents discovered an article in the New York Times about Buteyko Center USA, so we decided to try it out.

When I first started The Buteyko Method, my body was in bad condition. My nose was always badly stuffed up and I would breathe heavily out of my mouth all the time. If I ran up a big hill, or just went for a jog, I would need my inhaler. My body could handle exercise, but it could not handle my asthma.

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Natural Aid For Breathing Problems- Relief And Inspiration*

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I’m a 25 year old New Zealander recently moved to Sweden. I’ve been suffering from chronic sinusitis and severe eczema for years, but have always managed to get by (although it's been a struggle at times). I’ve always had low energy and a weak immune system, so I manage to catch colds when I least need it. Gradually though, my symptoms got worse. Chronic fatigue overcame me; I found it hard to fall asleep and breathe comfortably at night: but when I slept, it was a lot. The eczema increased, and the stuffy blocked nose demanded many tissues everyday. For years steroid medication has always inflamed my symptoms. It was time to find something drug-free: a natural and effective solution to my overall health, not just one aspect of it.

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With Chronic Bronchitis Asthma Natural Cure Has Convinced Me*

Ingrid photo(astrid)-croppeOctober, 2009

For as long as I can remember I have been searching for an explanation and a possible treatment for my lifelong condition of asthma and chronic bronchitis. Four months ago, by pure luck, I came across an article about the Buteyko Method. The initial simple explanation "asthma can be triggered by breathing too much" immediately caught my attention like nothing else before.

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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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