15 October 2011
My Buteyko experience has been amazing! The practitioners, Thomas and Sasha, have been wonderful to work with and very informative…truly a blessing! I had a pulmonologist appointment this morning. My lung function test was 119%!!! Three months ago it was 84%. I didn’t have to do the albuterol inhaler with this test...thankfully!
I developed asthma three years ago. Although my asthma was initially classified as mild, it was very persistent. It continued to worsen and I eventually was on the strongest class of inhalers daily. I was very concerned about being on inhalers because it was affecting other things such as blood pressure, tachycardia, etc. The inhalers were also losing their effectiveness and I searched to find an alternative. Within the first week of beginning the Buteyko breathing exercises I was completely off the strongest inhaler and by the third week was completely off all inhalers. I have not had to use my emergency inhaler since beginning the exercises, almost three months ago. I am very pleased with the results and know my health is improving daily. I am not using any medication to control my asthma….only the breathing exercises. I would also suggest the Buteyko in Motion. This really helped me to learn how to breathe while exercising and eliminated breathing issues after exercise. I am truly grateful to Thomas and Sasha for their continued support and dedication to teaching the Buteyko method.