Why Buteyko



Do you suffer from:


    • Asthma

    • Bronchitis

    • Allergies

    • Emphysema

    • Anxiety

    • Eczema

    • Chronic fatigue syndrome

    • Sleep apnoea

    • Dizziness

    • Poor concentration

    • Shortness of breath

    • Palpitations

    • Skipped heart beats or muscular spasms

    You can alleviate all the above symptoms by using Buteyko Breathing Techniques to gently reduce hyperventilation. Hyperventilation simply means that you are in the habit of breathing more than the physiological norm. This deviation from the 'norm' can be deceiving. Dr Buteyko named it 'Hidden Hyperventilation'. Most people think that over breathing would be very obvious but it can be quite subtle to detect. For instance there have been Scientific Studies conducted that prove people with asthma are constantly breathing far more than normal even when they are feeling symptom free!

Common Symptoms of hyperventilation include;-

Respiratory System; shortness of breath, chest tightness, extra sensitive airways, excessive production of mucus, sneezing, blocked or running sinuses, coughing, excessive yawning and sighing.

Nervous System;

Light-headed, dizzy, unsteady, poor concentration, numbness, tingling and coldness (especially in the hands, feet and face). In severe cases, loss of memory or loss of consciousness.


racing, pounding or skipped heart beats.


Degrees of anxiety, depression, tension, apprehension or feeling 'spaced out'.


Dry mouth, abdominal bloating, belching, flatulence, poor sleep patterns, vivid dreams, snoring, excessive sweating (especially underarms, palms or feet), repeated throat clearing, itchy skin, chest pain (not heart-related), headache, frequent urination, general weakness and chronic exhaustion, cold hands and feet.

The Buteyko Method was developed by Russian medical scientist Konstantin Buteyko in the 1950s. The method helps individuals learn how to recognise over-breathing and teaches them techniques to help recondition their breathing to encourage good health.

The most important things to know regarding asthma:-

  • Asthma is unnecessary - once you are taught to work with your symptoms rather than against them you get positive results.

  • Asthma is exacerbated by incorrect use and lack of proper understanding of current recommended medications.

  • A correctly taught Buteyko program is gentle and effective. Students are pleased to feel their symptoms reducing right from the start.