AlphiaI first discovered the Buteyko method in a book. I was desperate and prayed for help to rid myself of asthma. At the time I had just left the ER again recovering from an attack, I was on oral steroids, inhaled steroids, and albuterol. I also was suffering from yet another viral infection. The book referenced the Breathing Center and gave me the information to contact them. I was filled with hope and a lot of disbelief.

How could something so simple have such a profound effect on my body?

I signed up for the Level 1 Breathing Normalization course. I wanted all the help I could get and needed the support of someone who had been there and done that. They were right. In just a couple of weeks I noticed a change in my breathing. I started to feel better. I was able to cut out the oral steroids and cut down on my inhaled steroids. I did not need my Albuterol any more. I still have a ways to go until I become symptom-free. I am so grateful to have the support of my breathing coach. I am not sure I would have stuck with the Method after experiencing a healing crisis. My goal is to be asthma-free and I believe I can achieve this now.

Thank you everyone at the Breathing Center and my Breathing Normalization Specialist, Robert Operman. 

Alphia Reisenauer

Teacher: Robert Operman