I entered into treatment, not as a patient, but as a health practitioner who is interested in breathing issues in children and how they affect growing faces. Little did I know that, even without asthma, there would be benefits to my health as well – and I’ve only really just started living a “Buteyko lifestyle.”
I’m less winded with even moderate exercise, my blood pressure is the lowest it’s been since I was a kid, I’ve lost 10 lbs and I don’t seem to crave the same junk I normally do (I’m not too proud to say….).
More importantly, I have a better understanding of the pervasive effect mouth breathing and hyperventilation can have on the body and my health. This knowledge will help me tailor treatments designed to promote better facial growth, big broad smiles, and a healthier child. Thank you, Thomas and Sasha, for all your anecdotes, stories, consideration, and friendship.
Barry Raphael DMD
The “Better Faces – Less Braces” Orthodontist of New Jersey