My Dermatitis Vanished After Buteyko Breathing Training *

For years I dealt with dermatitis (used to be called eczema) on my hands. The only relief was steroids, both topical and injected. I had a very high-stress job, a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I had a little voice in my head was saying that maybe this line of work was the cause of my skin problems.

I removed myself from trading and start working in an outdoor adventure camp outside of Colorado Springs. Here I saw an alternative therapist and learned about McCombs Diet. I did it for the recommended time frame of 4 months, and my dermatitis vanished. Naturally, I went off the diet, and my skin trouble returned.

Then, I met Sasha and Thomas and began my path in the Buteyko Breathing Method. My dermatitis was getting better; often it was not even present, but then suddenly it returned with a vengeance. It had been some time since I had used steroids, so I didn’t even think of them. The palms of my hands were awful. I couldn’t bear to look. All I could think of was that maybe Buteyko Breathing would help. I was hopeful. 

It was a healing crisis! It was healing! All of a sudden, dermatitis changed. Slowly it moderated and then vanished. I believe it left for good. If crying showed anyone how grateful I was, I would have stood outside and cried buckets. I didn’t have to. I continue my Buteyko Breathing Normalization practice to this day.

Peter Merlin
Boulder CO


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