It's very important that the Medical Community tries to understand the theories behind the Buteyko Method and the far-reaching effects this could have on the health of the general population. Chronic hyperventilation creates a persistently alkalotic state, it is the presence of a low carbon dioxide level in the lung which causes the body's pH to go up. The body's response to the change in pH is to go into bronchospasm in order to hold onto carbon dioxide, thus bringing the pH back to normal.
Buteyko: Addressing the Medical Community
- Written by Ira Packman M.D.