What is Buteyko breathing exercise? Does this really work?

The breathing exercises are the core element of the Buteyko Method, which is a natural, drug-free, holistic technique for the self-treatment of asthma, allergies, and breathing difficulties as well as many other health issues. The exercises were developed by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko as well as his wife Ludmila Buteyko and his step-son Anderey Novozhilov, M.D. Many clinical trials have shown that Dr. Buteyko’s breathing exercises can safely reduce asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, congestion, excessive mucus, suffocation attacks, and many others as well as the need for medication; they also greatly increase the overall quality of life. Breathing exercises are most successful when tailored to the client’s individual condition and rate of improvement. It is strongly recommended to use the breathing exercises only under the supervision of a certified Buteyko Specialist. 

Dr. Buteyko, doctors from the Buteyko Clinic in Moscow, Sasha Yakovleva, and other Buteyko practitioners developed and refined the all-important breathing reduction exercises over many years. Objectively speaking, these exercises create important biochemical shifts in multiple body systems (primarily the respiratory, metabolic, immune, cardiopulmonary, and nervous systems) that promote healing and regeneration. Subjectively, they create a feeling of calm and restfulness. When practiced diligently, the Buteyko Breathing Exercises normalize breathing and create optimal health.

Buteyko breathing exercises work very well. Visit the Testimonials section of this website to read and watch what the Buteyko Breathing Center clients think about their Buteyko Breathing practice and its results.