Buteyko, My Natural Treatment For Breathing Difficulties *

For those wondering about the longer term benefits of the Buteyko Method, I have been using the Buteyko Method, breathing exercises, and other techniques for 18 months now and I continue to marvel at how effective it is. When I very first started, I was in bad shape, my health was poor and I was using my albuterol inhaler up to 20 or more times in a 24 hour time period. I have now decreased my use of my albuterol by 95% and am requiring only about 5% of what I was using before I started Buteyko to maintain healthful breathing. That remains as an astonishing result in my life – something that continues to amaze me.

My health is much more stable in general but to maintain that, I do take precautions such as getting my flu shot, restricting my exposure to irritants and other things that cause inflamation in my airways. I have not yet reached the peak of what Buteyko can do for me and I will continue to practice the Buteyko Method to improve my health and well-being, as well, I hope, extend my life expectancy. Another remarkable aspect of learning the Buteyko Method is that once the techniques have been learned, a person can go about their life practicing it as much as they are able. There is obviously always more to learn about it but once learned, there is a certain freedom. That is a valuable gift in anyone’s life.

David Wiebe
Woodstock, New York

P.S.: The New York Times wrote an article about David Wiebe and the miraculous results of his Buteyko practice for asthma


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