The List Of Health Disorders Reversible by Optimal Breathing (The Buteyko Method)

I. List of Hyperventilation Diseases, Reversible by the Buteyko Method

By K.P. Buteyko MD edited by I.Packman MD.
  1. All kind of Allergies
    1. respiratory allergies
    2. polyvalent allergy, including pollen disease
    3. laryngospasm (voice loss)
    4. allergic conjunctivitis
    5. food allergies
    6. drug allergies
    7. false [spasmodic] croup
    8. pharyngitis
    9. laryngitis
    10. tracheitis
  2. Asthmatic bronchitis
  3. Asthma
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  5. Rhinitis (Chronic cold)
  6. Vasomotor rhinitis
  7. Frontal sinusitis
  8. Maxillary sinusitis
  9. Sinusitis
  10. Enlarged Adenoids
  11. Polyps (polyposis)
  12. Chronic rhinosinusitis
  13. Pollinoses (hay fever)
  14. angioedema
  15. Hives (urticaria)
  16. Eczema, including:
    1. neurodermatitis
    2. psoriasis
    3. infant rash
    4. vitiligo
    5. ichtyosis
    6. acne
  17. Raynaud’s disease (vascular spasms of the upper limbs)
  18. Arterial Occlusive Disease
  19. Varicose veins
  20. Thrombophlebitis
  21. Hemorrhoids
  22. Hypotension
  23. Hypertension
  24. Vegetative-vascular dystonia (VVD) or Neurocirculatory Dystonic Disease
  25. Congenital heart disease
  26. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  27. Rheumatic heart disease
  28. diencephalic syndrome
  29. Coronary heart disease (CHD), Ischemic heart disease (IHD)
  30. Chronic Ischemic heart disease
    1. rest and exertional angina (pectoris)
    2. postinfarction cardiosclerosis
  31. Heart Rhythm Disorders
    1. tachycardia
    2. arrhythmia
    3. paroxysmal tachycardia (PSVT)
    4. atrial fibrillation
  32. Atherosclerosis
  33. arachnoiditis (post-traumatic, influenzal, etc.)
  34. Post-stroke conditions:
    1. Paralysis
    2. paresis
  35. Parkinson’s disease (early stage)
  36. hypothyroidism
  37. Hyperthyroidism
  38. Graves’ disease
  39. Diabetes
  40. Menstruation Disorders
  41. Morning sickness
  42. Menopausal Disorders
  43. Cervical erosion
  44. Fibromyoma
  45. Fibrocystic Breast Disease (FBD)
  46. Infertility
  47. Impotence
  48. Threatened miscarriage
  49. Radicular pain
  50. Osteochondrosis
  51. Metabolic polyarthropathy
  52. Rheumatoid polyarthropathy
  53. Dupuytren’s contracture (contracture of the palmar fascia)
  54. Gout
  55. Pyelonephritis
  56. Glomerulonephritis
  57. Nocturnal urinary incontinence (bed-wetting)
  58. Cystitis (urinary bladder inflammation)
  59. Kidney stone disease
  60. Obesity (all degrees)
  61. Lipomatosis
  62. Chronic gastritis
  63. Chronic cholecystitis
  64. Biliary dyskinesia
  65. Chronic pancreatitis
  66. Gallstone disease
  67. Duodenal ulcer
  68. Irritable bowel syndrome
  69. Peptic ulcers (PUD)
  70. Multiple sclerosis
  71. Epileptic syndrome, (epilepsy)-convulsive syndrome
  72. Schizophrenia (early stage)
  73. Сonnective tissue disease s(cleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosis, dermatomyositis
  74. Glaucoma
  75. Cataracts
  76. Strabismus
  77. Farsightedness
  78. Radiation sickness
  79. Radiation sickness
  80. Acute and chronic hepatitis

II. List of Symptoms of Deep Breathing (Hyperventilation) Disease, Reversible by the Buteyko Method

Nervous System:

  1. Headaches and migraines
  2. Dizziness
  3. Fainting (sometimes with the epileptic spasms)
  4. Sleep disorders, including insomnia and drowsiness.
  5. Tinnitus
  6. Memory Loss
  7. Fatigue
  8. Irritability
  9. Short temper
  10. Attention deficit
  11. Unsubstantiated fear
  12. Apathy
  13. Hearing Loss
  14. Paresthesia (including total loss of sensitivity, more frequently in limbs)
  15. Spasms during sleeping, tremor and tick
  16. Vision loss
  17. Age related farsightedness
  18. Various flashings in eyes, grid before eyes, etc.
  19. Increase in the intraocular pressure
  20. Pain caused by eye motion upward and to sides, glaucoma, cataract, strabismus
  21. Radiculitis, osteochondroses, etc.
  22. Parkinson Disease (initial forms)
  23. Multiple sclerosis
  24. Epilepsy
  25. Schizophrenia (initial stage)

     Vegetative Nervous System:

  1. Crises of the type of diencephalic and vegetative, including: sweating, body temperature irregularity, casting into cold or into the heat, groundless chills
  2. Unstable body temperature of the thermo-neurosis type, etc.

     Endocrinal System:

  1. Hyperthyroidism, opthalmopathy of Grave’s disease, Grave’s  disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity or exhaustion, sometimes of endocrine type
  2. Menopausal disorders, the disturbance of menstrual cycle, morning sickness
  3. Fibromyomas
  4. Mastopathy ( Fibrocystic breast changes)
  5. Impotence
  6. Frigidity, infertility, miscarriage
  7. Erosion and polyps in the neck of uterus, etc.

     Respiratory System:

  1. Spasm of larynx and bronchial tubes (asthma)
  2. Preasthmatic conditions including: respiratory allergy, polyvalent allergy,  laryngospasm (loss of voice)
  3. Allergic conjunctivitis, food allergy, medicinal allergy, pseudo-croup, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis.
  4. Hypersensitivity to kitchen smells, paint, perfumes, tobacco, flowers, etc.
  5. Asthmatic bronchitis, obstructive bronchitis, exercise induced shortness of breath and during inactivity, mouth breathing, frequent deep breathing with participation of additional respiratory musculature
  6. Absence of pause after exhalation at rest
  7. Breathing arrhythmia or the periodic sensation of air deficiency
  8. Sensation of air insufficiency during inhalation
  9. Sensation of chest constraint
  10. Discomfort related to stuffy air
  11. Obstructive nasal breathing during rest or light physical activities
  12. Nasal congestion, rhinitis (vasomotor type)
  13. Predisposition to seasonal colds, including frequent bronchitis, influenzas, etc.
  14. Cough (dry or with mucus), dryness in the mouth and sinuses, chronic maxillary sinusitus
  15. Frontal sinusitis, sinusitis, enlarged adenoids, polyps in the trachea, the bronchi, emphysema of lungs, pneumosclerosis, interstitial pneumonia, chronic pneumonia, bronchiectasis and spontaneous pneumothorax, loss of sense of smell, chest pains
  16. Incorrect posture, deformation of chest
  17. Inflation of subclavian regions (emphysema of upper part of lungs, etc.)

    Cardiovascular System:

  1. Tachycardia, extrasystole, paroxysmal tachycardia
  2. Cardiac fibrillation, spasm of blood vessel in the extremities, brain, heart, kidneys; chills, sensitivity to cold of extremities and other regions, pain in region of heart, coronary artery disease, stenocardia (angina pectoris), hypertonia, hypotonia, Raynaud’s disease ( constriction of blood vessel in upper extremities)
  3. Obliterating endarteritis, telangiectasia, varicose veins, including hemorrhoids
  4. Marbling of skin, fragile blood vessels, gingivitis, frequent nose bleeds, etc.; sensation of the palpitations in different regions
  5. Pulsatory ear noise
  6. Vascular crises, arachnoiditis (post-traumatic, influenza); myocardial infarction, postmyocardial infarction cardiosclerosis, stroke, parotiditis, paresis, an increase in the coagulability of the blood, thromboses (thrombophlebitis), decrease of the alkaline reserves of
  7. blood, electrolyte balance, hypercholesterolemia, eosinophilia, hyper- and hypoglobulemia, change of PH in blood, decrease of partial oxygen pressure in arterial blood in initial stage of disease and opposite changes on final stages of disease, etc.

     Digestion System:

  1. Appetite disorders, salivation or dryness in the mouth
  2. Distortion or loss of taste, spasm of throat, stomach (pain in the epigastric region, etc)
  3. Colitis (constipation, diarrhea), pain in right subcostal area, dyskinesia of bile tracts, heartburn, frequent eructation, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, some forms of gastritis and ulcer, disease of stomach and of duodenum, etc.
  4. Chronic cholecystitis, chronic pancreatitis

      Kidneys and Urinary System:

  1. Protein in the urine, oxalates, urates in urine, urolithic disease: pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis
  2. Frequent urination, especially at night
  3. Micturia (involuntary urination at night), cystitis, diuretic symptoms, etc.

      Musculoskeletal system:

  1. Muscular weakness, rapid physical fatigue
  2. Aches in muscles, more frequent in legs (calf muscles), twitching of groups of muscles, strengthening or weakening of muscles tone, atrophy of muscles, pain in tubular bones etc.
  3. Connective tissue disease (scleroderma), postoperative scars, etc
  4. Contracture of wrist tendons

      Skin and mucosas:

  1. Dryness of the skin (ichthyosis), pustulous rashes, skin itch, hives, eczema (neurodermatitis, diathesis), psoriasis, tendency toward fungus diseases, pale gray skin, acrocyanosis, angioedema, vitiligo— (focal depigmentation of the skin), adolescent acne, pastiness of face, eczematous blepharitis, cyanosis, etc.

     Metabolic disorders:

  1. Lipoma (fatty tumours), injection infiltrations tumors
  2. Osteophytes and deposit of salts in region of joints according to the type of gout, metabolic and rheumatoid polyarthritis, deposits of cholesterol on the skin (more frequent on eyelids), tissue hypoxia, concealed edemas, the abnormalities of tissue metabolism (according to the type of allergic reactions), etc.