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

Cough Testimonials

Huge Improvement-Holistic Approach To Breathing Helps Asthma*


When I met Jesse a few months ago before I started my classes I was a mess!

My asthma was always classified as mild to moderate by my doctors, though it was becoming persistent and the steroids and inhalers where giving me panic attacks and severe acid reflux. I even went to the urgent care clinic several times because I thought I was dying. I also developed a cough from the medicines that would not go away! The side effects where something I was not willing to live with , that’s when I started looking for other methods and saw the article in the NYC times online about Buteyko. I was definitely skeptical and thought it would not work.

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Medication Free Since Natural Remedy For Asthma, Bronchitis

Breathing Center's student improved his health by Buteyko Breathing Normalization method."I was taken to the hospital as soon as I was born, and I spent a lot of my youth in the hospital. I had asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia, and was on several asthma medications. Medication wasn't helping me at all. When I was older, I found out about Dr. Buteyko and his discoveries.  I learned the method and I am without medication; haven't been ill in I don't know how long. I've had no colds, no flu...I was already at Naturopath, and after this experience, I became a Breathing Normalization Specialist."

Monique de Leng

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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Natural Approach Helps 6 Year Old Asthmatic Boy*

15 October 2011

My son Nicholas is now six years old. A couple years ago he was prescribed antibiotics for bronchitis. After he finished taking them the coughing continued. The doctors claimed he had intermittent asthma, but honestly I was in denial. I could not believe this was asthma since there were no asthmatics in our family. But unfortunately after he got another cold, his cough became much worse and he started having asthma attacks regularly (scary for the child but also for parents!).

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No More Visits To ER Since Breathing Normalization Training*

carol-clouse 1I never had asthma. My younger brother wheezed, and anxiously took puffs from his rescue inhaler through his twenties and early thirties. Then one day, in my mid-forties, I suddenly couldn’t breathe. It was like two hands reached up from somewhere in my gut, grabbed both my lungs, and squeezed. I had no idea what was happening. “Is this an asthma attack?” I asked myself? But I don’t have asthma. I couldn’t figure out what else it could possibly be, so I called my brother. I didn’t have an inhaler, so his best suggestion was that I take a hot shower.

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No Longer Anemic, Thyroid Normal-Thank You Breathing Center*

Diane Ftzgerald 2011 2

My story is one that still shocks me today when I tell it to family and friends. The day I called the Buteyko Center in Woodstock the summer of 2010, I was suffering from "exercise-induced" Asthma that made it impossible for me to walk up a hill or a flight of stairs without wheezing. My doctor prescribed me steroids and bronchodilators that he said I would be taking the rest of my life. I was also diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid and further prescribed medication that was expected to be taken for life. I was anemic with dangerously low iron stores and taking supplements in hopes of improving that condition. I was on a slippery slope of medical intervention that I knew was, at best, treating my symptoms, not the problem, and at worst, making me much sicker.

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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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Natural Breathing Solution Result-Enlarged Thyroid Shrunk*

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It's been about a year and a half that I have been practicing the Buteyko method of breathing. My control pause varies between 20 and 40, depending on what I've been eating and doing - how much stress is in my life, etc... I've stopped getting colds. I have more energy than when I started doing Buteyko.

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Very Beneficial Holistic Remedy-No Need For Asthma Inhaler*

Franzi-210 0November, 2010

Buteykotm has been a great experience. It has not only relieved me from my asthma symptoms but also enabled me to do many other things including playing field hockey this past fall. And, in the spring, I plan to play lacrosse. I first heard about the Buteyko method when both my uncle and grandma sent us the article about it from the New York Times. We bought the CD and tried doing at least one exercise once a day. We weren’t able to make real progress however and when my asthma became very bad over the summer we finally decided to fully apply ourselves to it by taking a course with Buteyko Center USA.

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Coughing Completely Disappeared After Breathing Exercises*

Kate-Pond-210October, 2010

My symptoms of coughing completely disappeared after following the Buteyko Method of breathing exercises faithfully for six weeks. Initially, I took a two day workshop at the Buteyko Center in Woodstock, New York in July 2010. Their method of instruction was clear and specific: avoid breathing through your mouth, do breathing exercises three times daily and eat vegan including whole grains as you progress toward healing.

I have a way to go before my lungs become even more healthy but I have been able to cut my inhaled steroids in half and anticipate perhaps eliminating them completely in the future. I consult with a Buteyko practioner every 6 weeks or so for feedback and instruction. It requires discipline and hard work to follow the program but well worth not having the coughing symptoms which inhibited me socially and professionally.

Thank you Sasha, Thomas, Charles and Jesse for your good work!

Kate Pond Burlington, Vermont

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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My Breathing Better Every Day After Alternative Treatment*

herb birch-photo-210

I have been under the care of Thomas and Sasha Yakovlev-Fredricksen and their Staff Members at Buteyko Center USA for the past 8 weeks, I sought out their assistance because I was very concerned about my breathing. It didn't seem like anything I was doing was working properly. My breathing got worse and I worried more and more about it. I was diagnosed with COPD and placed on several forms of medication, all of them helped some. I was told by my General Practitioner, Cardiologist and Pulmonary Physicians to lose weight.

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I Am Now A Believer In Natural Buteyko Method*

Judy Dent

With asthma always in the forefront of my life, and worsening as I age, a caring friend gave me an article to read from a November 2009, New York Times that sang the praises of the Buteyko Center USA where a holistic breathing method is taught for the cure of asthma and all that it affects. Sounds interesting, I thought, but with my asthma relatively under control and being busy, I set the article aside.

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I Feel Better Than In Years After Having Asthma All My Life*

Richard BAnnister 2-crop 1April, 2010

Until I applied the Buteyko Method, I suffered from asthma attacks, or the threat of one, since was a small child. My condition was triggered by exercise, dust, animals and who knows what else. For almost fifty years I took asthma medication every day. While I led a healthy lifestyle, exercising every day, eating wholesome food and trying to reduce allergens in my home, I was dependent upon pharmaceutical drugs to give me the feeling that I could breathe with comfort.

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After Few Days Holistic Treatment Rescue Inhaler Not Needed*

Gurusahay-cropApril, 2010

Dear Thomas,

I wanted to thank you for sharing the Buteyko Method with me. It’s one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my life. I learned of the Buteyko method many years ago and even bought a tape from Australia on how to do the method. For some reason, I never watched it in its entirety and never applied the techniques even though I suffered from asthma.

As I explained when we first talked, I have had asthma and have used an inhaler at least twice a day for nearly 30 years, essentially all my adult life.

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3 Year Old Daughter Off Inhalers After Natural Asthma Cure*


"Dear Jesse,

Kate, my three year old daughter, has been doing great, knock knock on wood... :) We are still doing breathing exercises twice a day on a regular basis, and she has gotten into a habit of breathing through the nose all the time... I am very impressed with the results, as we've been having all our windows open, the pollen counts are high, everyone is coughing and sneezing, but her nose remains clear... She sleeps with open windows, plays outside, runs, jumps, and has been off Claritin and Nasonex for 3.5 weeks now! Since her allergies have always been pretty mild, I think that the nose breathing has really made a difference...
Her asthma has also been pretty much under control... She is still on her costeroid (Flovent) inhaler twice a day, and I am just waiting for her to get a cold to see if she weathers it without a bronchodilator.

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Holistic Treatment For Asthma Opens Up New Possibilities*


January, 2010

Hi Thomas and Sasha,

Thanks so much for sending me your Happy New Year mailing and keeping me in the loop regarding new developments with the Buteyko Center USA. I was at your workshop on December 5-6 in Woodstock and just wanted to let you know how it's been going for me. There were a lot of people there so I'm attaching my photo to refresh your memory!

I've been doing the breathing exercises regularly and have been experiencing a lot of improvement. My morning CP has been progressing steadily -- with some ups and downs during the holidays. It's now 20 and sometimes goes as high as 30 during the day (during the workshop I started at 2!).

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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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