Media About Buteyko and Sasha’s Work

Media About the Buteyko Breathing Center (formerly Buteyko Center USA)

Interview with Sasha Yakovleva About Breathing on The Brains Behind It Show.

Radio Interview with Sasha Yakovleva About Synchronization Of Breathing And More!

Read More About Synchronization Of Breathing

Just Breathe: A Teenage Boy Tries a nondrug approach to asthma

Breathing Normalization helps children to stop asthma
Weekly Reader: Current Science

The “bad zone.”  That’S what D. S. , 13, calls the feeling of frustration, panic, and anger He gets When He has an asthma attack.  Since He was 5, D.S. has suffered from the chronic breathing condition.  Dante’S doctor first prescribed a drug that He took in pill form every day.  He was also give a rescue inhaler, a handheld pump that’S held to the mouth and sprays medication into the breathing tracts whenever a person has an attack.  For extra help, He sometimes relied on a nebulizer, a large machine that releases medication through a mask or a mouthpiece.

When D. was 12, his mother, Rachel, learned about a treatment that takes a nondrug approach to asthma.  “It was life changing,” says her son D.S….

Read the full length Weekly Reader Article about Buteyko Center USA

Breathe Right: At a Woodstock Clinic, An alternative treatment Aims to Make asthma Disappear Into Thin air

By Greg Ryan

To a person in the throes of an asthma attack, there is nothing on Earth more precious than oxygen. The muscles around the bronchial tubes tighten. The airways swell and clog with mucus. The panicked sufferer coughs and wheezes, desperate to fill the lungs’ narrowing channels with air. Tell an asthmatic that his problem is too much oxygen, then, and you think you’D risk an inhaler to the head. But that’S the diagnosis that Thomas and Sasha Yakovlev-Fredricksen, founders of Buteyko Center USA, impart every day to visitors at their Woodstock clinic.

The breathing technique that the couple teaches, known as the Buteyko method, is almost insultingly simple: Breathe less, and breathe through the nose. yet even the prickliest skeptic would be hard-pressed to dispute some of the results. Many patients — whom for decades depended on the strongest asthma treatments — find that, after a few months, they no longer need their medications. Respected medical journals, including Respiratory Medicine Journal and Thorax International Journal of Respiratory Medicine, have published articles detailing remarkable recoveries, complete with the data to back them up…

Read the full length Hudson Valley Magazine Article about Buteyko Center USA

Woodstock couple takes Holistic approach to asthma Breathing

By Sheldon Scruggs

imagine for a moment that, for one reason or another, you are terribly out of breath. You’re panting furiously and your heart is racing out of control. Now imagine that the only way to get the much-needed air to fill your lungs is through a straw.

This is what an asthma attack feels like. But only the 20 million Americans who struggle with the disease truly know the terror-filled moments or hours of not being able to breathe well. A new clinic in Woodstock purports to be teaching its asthma-suffering clients how to reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks, if not cure them outright. The clinic, Buteyko Center USA, is run by married couple Thomas and Sasha Yakovlev-Fredricksen…

Read the full length Times Herald-Record Article about Buteyko Center USA

A Breathing technique Offers Help for People With asthma

By Jane E. Brody

I don’t often write about alternative remedies for serious medical conditions. Most have little more than anecdotal support, and few have been found effective in well-designed clinical trials. Such trials randomly assign patients to one of two or more treatments and, wherever possible, assess the results without telling either the patients or evaluators who received which treatment.

Now, however, in describing an alternative treatment for asthma that does not yet have top clinical ratings in this country (although it is taught in Russian medical schools and covered by insurance in Australia), I am going beyond my usually stringent research criteria for three reasons…

Read the full length NY Times Article about Buteyko Center USA