Buteyko Breathing: My Enlarged Adrenal Gland Has Shrunken

I took the Buteyko Breathing courses with my asthmatic husband, David. And I am very glad I did! I feel that my health has been affected positively by the Buteyko method. It was just an added advantage! I never had asthma and I don’t plan on having asthma in the future! But I changed my style of breathing, and I have incredible energy. I did have an enlarged adrenal gland in my throat, and it is now shrunken into almost nothing. And nothing was helping this issue at all! I am very happy to have this side benefit! David’s health was affected tremendously positively by the Buteyko method. If it wasn’t for the Buteyko method, I don’t know where we would be. He had been having trouble working; he is a violin maker. The dust from my wood (I am a bow maker) was affecting his lungs as well. We might have had a change of careers… but now, we can have our careers, we can live the way we want to, and the cost-benefit involved in the time learning Buteyko versus being able to have the lifestyle we want – it is really easy to make a decision…”

Susan Lipkins

P.S.: Read The New York Times article about David’s application of the Buteyko method.


This is a true testimonial of a Breathing Center’s client; however, the results of application of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method may vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee identical results to everyone who contacts the Breathing Center. Also, please keep in mind that our services are educational, not medical. Buteyko Breathing Normalization Specialists are teachers and trainers, not medical doctors.

Breathing Center’s Staff