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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

Flu & Seasonal Respiratory Issues

Breathing and Relationships

When my husband and I came across Dr. Buteyko's approach, his Positive Maximum Pause was 3 seconds and mine was 10. Very low! Even though we loved each other dearly, many of our conversations would often end up in a heated argument. When his and my breathing patterns became shallower, our relationship improved. I wrote a thank you letter to our teacher, Dr. Novozhilov, the Medical Director of Clinica Buteyko Moscow. "I am grateful for my 'new' husband," - I said- "I like the improved model better".

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Flu is Welcome, Even Beneficial

I grew up in the Soviet Union when it was still rare to meet a severely ill person. Honestly, I don't remember anyone with asthma or diabetes in my proximity. I recall though people catching the flu rather often and spending a couple of weeks at home, mostly resting in bed and drinking hot fluids. This was common for children and adults.

When I moved to the United States, I discovered that most people couldn't afford this luxury. Demands of work or school would force them to block or shut down their flu symptoms. Various drugs, antibiotics and flu shots are used for avoiding high fever, cough and body aches... but is it possible - I thought - that this approach contributes to the development of more serious health problems?

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