The Buteyko Method is a program of retraining breathing that provides sustained improvement for those with respiratory conditions. It consists of a series of safe, simple and effective breathing exercises, which restores natural patterns in the body systems resulting in dramatically decreased symptoms along with eliminating the need for medications.
Developed by Professor Konstantin Buteyko from Russia, after years of scientific research,
the Buteyko method is based upon the standard medical principles of respiration, the normalization of breathing and the Bohr Effect.
Dr. Buteyko describes why people hyperventilate. This is a
self-perpetuating cycle which continues until reversed.
the Buteyko method provides people with the knowledge and skills to get back their health and their life. By following the program, disorders can be completely reversed, bringing natural relief. Dr Buteyko was decorated by the state for his contribution to the Soviet Space program; cosmonauts were able to stay in space significantly longer after learning the breathing technique. Athletes are trained in
the Buteyko method to enhance their performance and hospitals use
the program as a first defense against asthma and other respiratory problems.
Patrick Heinnemann of Australia talks about the Buteyko Method
Who can use the Buteyko method?
The program is suitable for children from 3 years of age up to and including all adults
and seniors. Every type of asthma and degree of severity can benefit, as well as people with other respiratory disorders.
The Buteyko method has successfully been used for the treatment of: