Why Is Looking After Your Breathing Important?
Breathing is the basis of our existence. Posture is dictated by the balance in the strength of opposing muscles. Every muscle has an opposite muscle, and if the muscles are balanced then the body will stand up straight in a pain-free posture.
Learning to breathe correctly can improve posture, greatly enhance everyday wellness, improve sports performance, and manage or eliminate many respiratory-related diseases.
Buteyko Breathing retraining is a natural, safe and effective treatment for many respiratory conditions including asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea and panic attacks. Correct breathing is an essential component of a pain-free posture.
What Is Buteyko Breathing?
Buteyko is a breathing retraining and health education program which provides maximum relief of symptoms and minimum use of medications and machines.
Buteyko breathing teaches people to correct dysfunctional breathing and thereby normalise their breathing pattern. People who have learnt Buteyko breathing have experienced:
Why Try Buteyko Breathing?
Buteyko is the most effective drug-free approach for the management of asthma, sleep apnoea and other breathing-related problems. It can be practiced by both adults and children, and gives quick and consistent results. Buteykos simple, yet effective, breathing techniques can be easily learnt.
Every year many people with asthma and sleep disorders suffer respiratory infections, sore throats, physical incapacity, fatigue, time off work or school with a poor quality of life, ongoing financial expense and a deteriorating condition.
Who Can Benefit From a Buteyko Breathing Session?
Buteyko is effective for people with all types and degrees of severity of asthma and sleep apnoea and sleep disorders, as well as people with other respiratory disorders such as:
Learning Buteyko breathing provides people with the knowledge and skills to get back their health and their life. Buteyko is the key to breathing easily and sleeping all night. Just give us a call to discover more benefits to your health.
History of Buteyko
In the late 1940's, Russian medical student Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko made an observation that has changed the management and lifestyle of thousands of people with asthma, sleep apnoea, snoring and other breathing disorders. Buteyko noticed that the condition of patients in the acute respiratory ward deteriorated when their breathing rate increased. He also noticed that those who reduced or normalised their breathing rate began to recover. This fact had been noted long before, but Buteyko's subsequent research and application of these observations allowed him to develop the breathing techniques that today bear his name.
For more than thirty years Buteyko researched dysfunctional breathing and hyperventilation and the effect it has on the human body. Buteyko linked hyperventilation to several conditions, including asthma, sleep apnoea and snoring, and set about developing techniques to normalise breathing patterns, reversing symptoms and lessening the need for medication.
Buteyko's research describes why people hyperventilate, why it continues to self-perpetuate, and finally, how to reverse the cycle. Initially treated with a great deal of scepticism by Soviet authorities, Buteyko was unable in the early years to get his method accepted by the Soviet government.
Buteyko's persistent research over a number of decades, and the possibility of a great reduction in medication costs for a strained Soviet health budget enabled him to have the method formally accepted as a mainstream management system for breathing disorders in the 1980s. It is reputed that the technique has been successfully taught to over one million citizens of the states that made up the Soviet Union.
In 1990 Alexander Stalmatski (who had worked with Professor Buteyko in Russia for over 15 years) introduced the Buteyko Method to Australia the first time the method had reached the western world. Stalmatski taught a large number of Buteyko courses around Australia, and also trained a limited number of practitioners in the method. This ensured the proliferation of Buteyko around Australia throughout the 1990s.
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