Buteyko Became a Natural Cure For My Breathing Problems

UPDATE: May 2012

Update on me… well, I have continued to monitor my Control Pause (CP).  My best recently has been 35.  I am exercising, taping my mouth at night, and paying close attention to my breathing.  I do the formal seated breath-holds once a day…unless I feel my exercise is enough to offset the need too. However, I do question if I should be doing the formal seated breath-holds three times a day regardless???  If I am experiencing a day or so where I’m having difficulty with my breathing I will do the formal seated breath-holds at least three times per day.  I have to tell you I haven’t had very many of these days, which is very exciting to me.  Also, when I am having problems (which hasn’t been that often since Dec. or Jan.) I have been able to get it under control using the Buteyko method.  My CP is between 25-36, I have reached 48, and I feel good most days and have more energy.  I feel I have come so far, it’s truly amazing!  I am so grateful to Thomas and Sasha.

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 Buteyko breathing exercises. I would also suggest the Buteyko in Motion, the course for athletes and people with exercise-induced asthma. 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.

Lori Booth, Louisiana


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.

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