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DOYOUSUFFERFROM?

Asthma,Hayfever,Allergies BlockedNose,Coughing Rhinitis,Sinusitis Emphysema,ChestInfections Bronchitis,Bronchiectasis Hyperventilation,PanicAttacks Snoring,SleepApnoea DisturbedSleep ChronicFatigueorME Eczema,ItchySkin

Listofcontents

Thetestimonialsinthisbookletarefrompeoplewhohave attendedButeykoCoursesheldbyJenniferorRussellStark &AlexSpence

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Lifestyle Hyperventilation HiddenHyperventilation MythsofBreathing GoodBreathing TaketheHyperventilationTest

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TheButeykoInstituteMethod

Page12 Snoring,SleepApnoea,DisturbedSleep Page13 Asthma Page14 Hayfever,Rhinitis,Sinusitis Page15 Sportandphysicalexercise Page16 HyperventilationandPanicAttacks Page17 MouthBreathing Page18 DentalProblems Page19 Emphysema Page20 ChestInfections,Bronchitis,Bronchiectasis Page21 ChronicFatigueorM.E. Page22 Eczema,itchyskin Page23 TakeControl Page24 Buteykobook Page25 HomeEducationKit Page25 YourLocalButeykoBreathingTherapist

Lifestyle

Howhealthydoyouthinkyourdogwouldbeifyoufedit threetimesormoreadayandnevertookitforawalk?

Notveryhealthyatall,yetthisishowmanyofusliveour lives. Itisverydifferentfromthelifestyleofourancestors.

Whenpeopleareexposedtostress,theybreathemore. Thisisafundamentalfactoflife.Stresscanbecausedbya varietyofthings.Itcanbephysicalsuchaswhenillor liftingsomethingheavy.Itcanbeemotional,suchas experiencingexcitement,fear,angerorworry.Itcanbe environmentalsuchaswhenexposedtosmoke,pollutionor otherirritants.

Untilthelast100years,mostofthestresspeople experiencedinvolvedsomephysicalactivity,likerunning fromwildanimalsorchoppingwood.Theyatefoodswhen theywereinseason,andperhapswenthungryfromtimeto time.Hobbiesandgameswereoftenactivefishing, hunting,hideandseek.

Todayweeatatleastthreetimesaday,everyday,wewalk fromthehousetothecarandparkascloseaswecanto wherewearegoing.Wespendhourssittingonthecouch watchingtelevision.

Mostofthestressthatweexperiencerequireslittlephysical activitydrivinginpeakhourtrafficorbeingchewedoutby theboss,forexample.

Howmanypeopledoyouknowwithmoderndiseasessuch asasthma,insomnia,hayfever,migraines,panicattacks andChronicFatigue?allofwhichwerevirtuallyunheardof 100yearsago.

After25yearsofslowlygettingworseandworse,finallya reversalofthetrend.Buteykocouldsavethiscountry millionsandmillionsoftaxpayersdollars. WendyRapp

Hyperventilation(breathingmorethanthebodyneeds)

Weautomaticallybreathetomeettheneedsofmetabolism toprovidethebodywithsufficientoxygenandtoremove excesscarbondioxide.Whensleeping,yourbreathingis slowandquiet.Whenexercising,yourbreathingspeedsup anddeepens.Whensitting,itslowsagain.

Hyperventilationmeansbreathingmoreairthanyouneedto completeaparticularactivity.Forexample,breathing throughyourmouthwhilewatchingtelevisionis


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hyperventilation.Breathingmorethanyouneedupsetsthe balanceofbloodgaslevels.Lessoxygen,ratherthanmore, nowreachestissues.Hyperventilationisnoteasily recognised.Thesymptomsaremanyandvaried.Which onesarefamiliartoyou?

Respiratorysystem:Shortofbreath,tightnessinchest, sensitiveairways,excessiveproductionofmucus,sneezing, longtermblockedorrunningsinus,frequentyawningand sighing

Nervoussystem:Lightheaded,dizzy,unsteady,poor concentration,numbness,tinglingandcoldnessespeciallyin thehands,feetandface.Inseverecases,lossofmemory orlossofconsciousnessmayoccur

Heart:Irregular,poundingorracingheartbeat

Psychological: Degreesofanxiety,tension,depression andapprehension.

General:Mouthdryness,abdominalbloating,belching, flatulence,easilytired,poorsleeppatterns,chestpain(not heartrelated),itchyskin,sweatypalms,generalweakness andchronicexhaustion

Lifefor4yearoldStellabeforeButeyko:constantstomach cramps,vomiting,constanturinating(20timesaday), fretfulness,grizzling,coughing,wakingupto5timesanight andthedreadedasthmarequiringhospitalisationon occasions.ButeykohasgivenStellaareallife.Thereturns onmyinvestmentinButeykohavebeenbeyondallmy expectations. AnneRobertson(mother).

HiddenHyperventilation

Weseldomthinkaboutourbreathingunlesswewantto blowupaballoonorwhenweactuallyhavebreathing difficulties.

Stressstimulatesourfightorflightresponse,whichamong otherthingsincreasesheartandbreathingrates.Thereare manytypesofstress,includingphysical,financial, environmental,illness,injury,familyandworkrelated.

Whenattackedbyadogthebreathingandheartrates increasesubstantially.Whenexposedtoanallergenthey onlyincreaseslightly.However,youarelikelytobe exposedtoanallergenforalongerperiodthanyouwould anattackingdog.Otherexamplescouldincludeworrying aboutasickchildorpayingtherent,havinganargument, impendingexamsorthebullydowntheroad.Thesethings createstressthroughouttheday.Addenvironmental pollutants,overeatingandlackofexerciseandyouquickly haveasituationwherestressislowgradebutchronic.

Whenyouareunderconstant,lowgradestressyour increasedbreathingpatternbecomeshabitual.Forexample, nowwhensleeping,yousnorealittle.

Dr.Buteyko(founderofthisMethod),calledthisincreased breathingpatternhiddenhyperventilationbecausenoone seemstonotice.Ourbodycompensatestodealwithhidden hyperventilationbutitfunctionslesseffectivelybecause oxygenlevelsinthetissuesdrop.

Iwasnthyperventilating,Iwasntanasthmatic.Ikept sayingtomyself.BoydidIgetasurprise!NowIknowthat Ivebeenrunningon3cylindersallthattimeanditsure feelsgreattoberunningon4again.Whatadifference.If yourcardoesntrunwellyougetitfixed.Bookyourselfin, youwontregretit. AntjeMcIntyre.

Mythsofbreathing
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Wehavebeenleadtobelieveseveralinaccuraciesabout breathing: Standinfrontofanopenwindowandbreathdeeply. Dodeepbreathing.Itsrelaxing. Standlikeasoldier.Chestout,tummyin. Webreatheinoxygenandbreatheoutcarbondioxide. Themoreoxygen,thebetter. Noneoftheaboveisagoodideaorevenright.Forexample, wewouldkillpeopledoingmouthtomouthresuscitationif weonlybreathedoutcarbondioxide.

"Buteykochallengestraditionalthinkingwithregardtohow deepbreathingcansolvestressrelatedandgeneralhealth conditions. Ifoundthecoursewellrunanduserfriendly andenjoyedthecontactswithotherpeopleexperiencingthe samedifficultieswithbreathingandbreathcontrol.Iwould recommendittoanyonewhoisshortofbreathanddoesn't sleepwellorwhohaslowenergylevels. RachelDougherty.

GoodBreathing

Goodbreathingmeansbreathinglikeahealthybaby:

Breathingcomfortablythroughyournose,almostallthe time Breathingquietlyandsoftlywhenyousleeporrest Notfeelinganyrestrictionwheninhalingorexhaling Beingabletoexercisewithminimalbreathlessness Notneedingtoblowyournoserepeatedlyunlessyouhavea cold Notcoughingexcessively

Howmanypeopledoyouknowwhobreathelikethis?Do you?

TaketheHyperventilationTest

Doyouwakefrequentlyatnight? Doyousnore? Doyoulackstamina?

Yes No Yes No Yes No

Areyouoftentired,evenafteralongsleep? Doyousighoryawnfrequently? Doyoufeelbloatedwithbelchingorflatulence? Doyouoftenhaveadrymouth? Doyoulackconcentrationorfeelspacedout? Doesyournoseblock? Doyouexperiencefeelingsofmilddepression? Doyouhaveallergiestothingslikedust,pollen?

Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No

Doyougetchestpain,whichisnotheartrelated? Yes No Doyouhavecoldhandsandfeet? Doyougettinglinginyourlipsorfingers? Doesyourheartpoundfornogoodreason? Doyougetsweatypalms? Doyouoftenfeelanxiousunnecessarily? Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No

IfyouansweredYestotwoormoreofthesequestionsthen checkouttheButeykoInstituteMethodtoseehowitwill benefityourhealth.http://www.buteykoscotland.co.uk/

Buteykohashelpedmesleepbetterandithasgivenme confidenceandgreaterconcentration.

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NigelBranthwaite

Buteykoiswonderful.Simple,logicalanditworksstraight away.Nomorefear,coughing,puffing,doctors,Prednisone, etc. CorneliaWinstanley.

Yougetenormousbenefitsfromminimaleffortgreatto feellesstension,moreenergised,andlessdependenton drugs. DeanCooper.

Ifeltquitedepressedwithasthmadosesandattacks,alsoa racingheart.Feelingmuchbetternow. DorisMcMiken.

WhatdoestheButeykoInstituteMethoddo?

TheButeykoInstituteMethodaddressesthehidden hyperventilationproblembyrestoringnormalbreathing patterns.Thisincreasestheabsorptionofoxygenbythe

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tissuesandthatfeelingofbreathlessnessassociatedwith asthmaandpanicattacksdiminishes.Onceyouapplythe ButeykoMethod,andbreathemorenormally,youhave fewersymptomsandthereforerequirefewerdrugs. Thebetteryourbreathingpatternthenthemoreoxygenyou canuseandthelesssymptomsofasthma,hayfever, breathlessness,panic,tirednessandotherhyperventilation relatedproblemsyouhave.

"Tohaveabetternight'ssleep,towakemorerested,to havemoreenergy,tobemorehopefulofthefuture,andto beincontrolofmyasthma,thisiswhattheButeyko techniquehasdoneforme." JennySmith.

WhatisButeyko?

TheButeykoInstituteMethodisaseriesofbreathing exercisesandprinciplesaboutbreathing.Youpractisethe exercisesuntilyouhaverestorednormalbreathingpatterns, arevirtuallysymptomfreeandfeelingmuchbetter.

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"Tomelearningasimplebreathingtechniquesoundedtoo easy.ButafteraweekofButeykoclassesIfounditwas easyanditdoesreallywork.Ifyou'vegotasthma, especiallychildren,doacourse!" DavidGladwell.

YourSafetyisourPriority

Ourlungsshouldbesterile.Deliberatelyinhalingsubstances cannotbeagoodidea.Theoveruseofrelievermedication hasbeenshowntomakeasthmagetworseandsteroidsalso havelongtermsideeffects.

However,Buteykoisnotaboutthrowingawayyour medicationyoucontinuetouseasmuchasyourrequire. Fortunatelythisneeddropsdramaticallywithinafewweeks.

"SincelearningtheButeykobreathingmethodHannahhas seemedfitterandmorehealthy.Shehasnotvisitedour G.P.foroverayearnowandanyasthmaproblemswehave copedwithbyusingthebreathingtechniques." AlisonKersten.


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TheMethoddoesnotinvolvephysiotherapybreathing exercises,meditation,religion,hypnotherapy,rebirthing, vitamins,specialdiets,powerofpositivethinkingor equipment.Thereisnophysicalcontactwiththeinstructor oranyoneelseintheclass.

WhocanuseButeyko?

Virtuallyanyonefromfouryearsold.TheMethodisused successfullyforthetreatmentofasthma,emphysema, snoring,sleepapnoea,allergies,chronicbronchitis, hyperventilationsyndrome,panicattacks,Bronchiectasis, hayfeverandchronicsinusitis.

Anycourseofactionwhichallowsapersontorelievetheir asthmawithoutingestinganyformofdrughasgottobe beneficial,notonlytothemselvesbuttotheoverallhealthof thenation,bothmedicallyandfinancially. DenisSkeet.

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HowdoesButeykowork?

Becausewebreatheatleast20,000timesadaybreathingis automatic,likeyourheartbeating.Youcannotmonitor everybreathyoutakeoryouwouldneverdoanythingelse.

Thinkaboutyourkitchenclock.Itkeepsperfecttimefor yearsuntilonedayyoudropit.Insteadoftickingevery second,itnowtickseverythreequartersofasecond.

Youdontnoticethatthereisanythingwrongatfirst.After aweekyounoticethatitisslightlyfastandturnitback. Aftergoingawayforamonthsholidayyounoticethatthe timeiscompletelywrong.Nowyoutaketheclocktothe clockmakertohaveitfixed.Hecorrectstheproblemand makesitkeepgoodtimeagain.

ThisiswhatButeykoaimstodo.Itactsliketheclockmaker bringingyourbreathingbacktonormal.Breathingtoofast ortoodeeplycausesadropincarbondioxideintheblood andconsequentlylessoxygenreachestissues(BohrEffect).

Buteykorestoresyournormalbreathingpattern.Whenyou dothis,moreoxygenreachestissueandyoursymptoms starttodisappear.Theneedformedicationsreducesand youstarttofeelaliveagain.


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"Icannowfinallygetoffmyinhalerswithoutmypeakflow droppingorgettinganyattacks.SomethingIhavenotbeen abletodobeforeandIfeelgreat!" AndreaCraig.

Snoring,SleepApnoea,DisturbedSleep

Itisclearlynotnormaltobreathenoisilythroughyour mouthwhensleeping.Watchahealthybabysleepingand seehimbreathesoftlyandquietlythroughhisnose.

Peoplewhohyperventilateusuallywake34hoursafter goingtosleepwithadrymouth.Theyneedadrink, medicationoratriptothetoilet.Sleepafterthisisfitfulfor atime,onlysinkingintoadeepsleepnotlongbeforeitis timetowakeup.Consequentlytheyfeeltiredinsteadof refreshedinthemorning.

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Thewaytocorrectthesepoorsleeppatternswhichare hyperventilationrelated,istoresetthebrainsbreathing centresothatyoubreathenormallywhilesleeping.Thisis whatButeykoaimstodo.

TheimprovementtomysleepthroughtheknowledgethatI gainedatmyButeykocoursewasincredible.Inowsleepas Ihaventdoneinyears.Itwaswortheverypenny! PaulaSargent

Mydaughternowenjoysasolidsleep,nomoremiddleof thenightcoughingandwaking.Sheisalsoenjoyingsports andparticipatesmore. CarolNeilsen.

"IamnotanasthmaticmydaughterisbutIusethe techniquetorelaxandgettosleepatnightifIhave difficulty.Icanfeelitseffectmoststrikingly." SueCornforth.

"IfeelmuchmorepositiveandrestedbecauseIsleepbetter atnight,plusIfeelincontrolanddon'tpaniclikeIusedto. It'sgreatnottoneedsomuchmedication." SueShannen.

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Asthma

Threethingshappenduringanasthmaattack: Smoothmuscleswrappedaroundtheairwaysspasm Theinnerairwaywallsbecomeinflamed Mucusproductionincreases

Hyperventilationwillcausethesethingstohappenby creatingashortfallofcarbondioxideinthebloodstream. Thisloweredlevelofcarbondioxidecausessmoothmuscles totighten.Italsotriggersanincreaseinhistamine productionleadingtoinflammation.

Overbreathingcoolsanddriesairways.Mucusproduction increasesbecauseairwaysneedtobewarmandmoist.

Itisconsiderednormaltobreathebetween4and6litresof aireachminutewhenwerest.Studiesshowthatpeople withasthmaonaveragebreathe1014litres,evenwhenno symptomsarepresent.

Youmayhavenoticedthatthemoreyoubreathe,themore breathlessyoufeel.ThisisbecauseoftheBohrEffecta

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medicallawconfirmingthatloweredlevelsofcarbondioxide intheblood(resultingfromhyperventilation),strengthens thebondbetweenhaemoglobinandoxygen.Lessoxygen nowreachesyourbrainandotherbodyparts.Thiscausesa feelingoflackofair.

MedicaltrialsoftheButeykoInstituteMethodshowthat withinthreemonthsthereisanaveragereductioninasthma symptomsofover80%.Thisleadstoanaverage96% reductioninrelievermedicationaswellasa50%reduction insteroids.

"Reducedmedicationby80to90%thankstoButeyko. Buteykohashelpedsomuchthatitshardtorememberhow badmyasthmawasbefore." MikeHanks.

SincecompletingthecourseinSeptember1996Ihave neverneededtousemyVentolinnotevenonce. WilliamHenderson.

Hayfever,Rhinitis,Sinusitis

Hayfever,rhinitisandchronicsinusitisareverysimilarto asthmathepassagesinthenosenarrow,thereis inflammationandtoomuchmucus.

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Changingtheautomaticbreathingprocessbypractising Buteykoexercisesgreatlyreducestheseproblems.

"Buteykoworks.Therelieffrommysinusconditiongets betterandbettereachday.Themoneyandeffortinvolved iswellworthit." CameronStark.

"IfoundIwasabletounderstandmyallergy,breathing, sneezingandcoughingproblemsforthefirsttime." WinParkes.

"Thecoursegivesyouanentirelynewperspectiveon asthma.Ifoundthatnotonlydidithelpmyasthmabut alsomysinusallergiesI'vestoppedsneezing!" ClintonLambourn.

BeforecomingtothecourseIfeltbreathlessandcoughed lots.Ialsohadaconstantrunnynose,rhinitis.Inowfeela lotbetterandnolongerneedtousemyrelieverinhalerat all.

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LoisWong.

'Myfriendsandacquaintancesareamazedatthechangesin myhealthandallergieswhichnolongeraffectme." RosemaryMacklin.

Lackingenergyorconfidencetoplaysport

Whenyoudonthaveenoughbreathtorunitishardtobe teamcaptain.Sometimesitiseventoohardtoparticipate. ByusingtheButeykoMethodyouimproveyourfitnessand enjoymentofsport.

WhenBenjamincompletedtheButeykocoursemanypeople commentedonthetremendousimprovementinhisrugby. Wehadthoughtthathewasabitfrightenedoftheaction andhungbackbutafterButeykotherewasnoholdinghim. Werealisenowthathehadnobreathandenergytokeep up.

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AlisonGibb

"Buteykohasgivenmenewhopeforfitnessintooldage, withmuchmorecontrolledbreathing.Iweighlessandhave muchmorestableenergylevels.Inolongerfearmoderate exerciseandmymusclesaremuchmorerelaxed." BasilPritchett.

Ihavestoppedusingmyrelieverinhaleralmostcompletely. (Iveuseditaboutoncein6months)andhavebeenableto goontramps,walksandmountainbikingtripswhichwould havecausedgreatdiscomfortbeforeIdidtheButeyko course. KerryannMurphy.

Ithasimprovedmyasthma100%andmadememore confident.IplaytabletennisandIdontgetsotiredand alwaysbreathethroughmynosewhileplayingnow. Buteykoisthewaytogoforallasthmatics.Iknowquitea fewpeoplewhohavedonetheButeykocourseandallof themhaveimprovedheaps. LorraineAlbiston.

Buteykowastheturningpointofmyasthmamanagement, myrugbycareerandpossiblymylife.OnceIstartedusing ButeykoInoticedimmediatechangesandwithinashort periodIwasoffallmyasthmamedication. ConBarrell.


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HyperventilationorPanicAttacks

Ourfightorflight`responseswitchesonwhenwearein danger.Thiscausesseveralthingstohappentomaximise oursafety.Forexample,thereisanincreaseinbreathing, heartrate,adrenalineandsugarlevelssothatwecanmove quickly.

Ifweincreaseourbreathingrateanddonotrunawayor fight,ourcarbondioxidelevelsdrop.Spasmingsmooth muscleswrappedaroundbloodvesselsreducebloodflowto thebrain.Lessoxygenisalsoreleased(BohrEffect).This causesthebraintoinitiateconcernaboutwhatishappening toitsoxygensupply.Thiscanleadtoapanicattack.

Noteveryonefeelsfrightened.Thepersonmaysimply noticethattheirheartisbeatingveryhardandfast,their mouthisdry,palmsaresweaty,theyfeelweakatthe knees,lipsaretinglingortheirhandsarecold.

BypractisingtheButeykoInstituteMethod,hyperventilation attacksreduceinseverityandfrequency.

IbelievetheButeykoexercisesareagreatwaytocontrol asthma.Theyhavecalmingeffectonpanicattacks.This

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allowsyoutohaveagoodnightssleepwhichinturnbreaks thecycleofbeingovertiredandwheezy. DorothyStrange.

Everyonewithasthma,oranxietyattacksshouldlearnthis technique.Itwouldsavethecountrymillions,orbillions probably,ifworkoutputwastakenintoconsideration. JenniferGow.

Buteykohaslessenedthefrequencyandseverityofmy panicattacksaswellasimprovedmyasthma.Ihavemore energyandgreaterconcentration. KerryannWright.

Mouthbreathing

Chronicmouthbreathingcancontributeto Headache Forwardheadposture.Thiscanleadtoneckmusclepain, stiffness,fatigueorcervicaljointdamage Elongatedface Drymouthandthroat Chronictonsilswelling Enlargedadenoidsandpolyps

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Noisybreathing/noisyeating Snoring Sleepapnoea Increasedmucusproduction Bloating,flatulence,belching

Changingfrommouthbreathingtonosebreathingisusually hardtodo.Yournoseblocksandyoufeelclaustrophobic. Buteykoallowsyoutofeelcomfortablebreathingthrough yournosewithinafewdays.

"Afteryearsofnotbeingabletosmellanythingnowmy noseworks100%better." JudySmith.

Ihavehadverygoodresults Iamabletobreathe throughmynoseforthefirsttimeinmanyyears alsoto sleepbreathingthroughnosewhichisreallygreat excellentsleep. JoanHobman.

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DentalProblems

Ithaslongbeennotedbydentistsandorthodontiststhat chronicmouthbreathingeithercausesorcontributestothe followingproblems: Dentaldecay Gumdisease Malocclusionteethnotfittingtogetherproperlywhenthe mouthisshut Anterioropenbite(prominenttopteeth) Reduceddentalarchspace(narrowroofofthemouth.)This increasestheneedfortoothextraction Badbreathe Greaterpotentialforrelapseoforthodonticcorrection TMJdisfunctionthepartofyourcheekbonewherea womanputsblusher

"Mydoctoradvisedmetoseeanear,noseandthroat specialistinordertobeoperatedonforcorrectionofan allegeddeviationinmynasalseptum.However,sinceI beganButeyko,Iamabletobreathewonderfullyeasily throughbothnostrils.PriortoButeyko,Ihadnotbreathed throughmynosefor12years.Forme,Buteykomeans

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breathingeasilythroughthenosewithconsequentlyvastly reducedsymptoms." DennisPamment.

AllmylifeIhavebeenamouthbreather.Buteykohas taughtmetobreathethroughmynoseandIfeelmuch better. RodneyGwynne.

Emphysema

Unfortunatelyemphysemameansthatthereislungdamage andButeykowillnotrepairthedamagealreadydone. However,peoplewithemphysemawhopractisetheButeyko exercisesareoftenpleasantlysurprisedtofindthatthey

Arelessbreathless Producelessmucus Requirelessmedication

Youshouldfeelmorecomfortablewithyourconditionifyou usetheButeykoMethodbutitwillnotmakeitgoaway. Suddenburstsofactivitylikerushingtoanswerthephone willstillcauseaproblem.

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"Inthe6monthssincecompletingthecourseIhave reducedmy"relievermedicationbyhalfandcancope betterwithmyemphysemaandEIA(ExercisedInduced Asthma).AveryworthwhilecoursethatIrecommendto otherswithmyrespiratoryproblems." PeterMarshall.

"AlthoughIhaveemphysemaIhavefoundtremendous differenceinmybreathlessness.Nowjustmildinthe mornings.Allthose,includingdoctorandchemistare amazedinthedifference,theycan'tbelieveitimprovedso quicklyinthepastthreemonths.Ipersonallyamenjoying eachday,insteadofdreadingthedawningofanewday." HelenGrenfell.

Awellpresentedprogrammewhichenablespeopleto(i) getabetterunderstandingoftheprocessofbreathingand (ii)tolearntoalleviaterespiratorydifficultiestheymay have. RichardHandford.

ChestInfections,Bronchitis,Bronchiectasis

Whenyouconstantlyhyperventilateyourimmunesystem workslessefficiently.Thisincreasesthelikelihoodof

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sicknessandinfection.Breathingthroughthemouthalso drawsgermsandirritantsdirectlyintothelungs.

PractisingtheButeykoInstituteMethodnotonlymeansless chestinfectionsbutalsoareductioninmucusproduction.

Likeemphysema,thereislungdamagewithBronchiectasis andchronicbronchitis.Buteykowillnotremovethedamage alreadydone.However,becauseyoushouldexperiencea reductioninmucusproductionandexperiencelesschest infections,yourlungswillworkmoreefficiently.

Yougetoutofitwhatyouarepreparedtoputin.Nomore coughinghalfthenight.Mymucusisaquarterofwhatit usedtobe.Lessmedicationused. GraceGunst.

Ithasbeenwonderfulforme.Ihaveonlyhadonecoldin thelastyearanditdidntevengotomychest.Before ButeykoIseemedtobeillmostofthetime.Ihadbeento hospitaltwiceintheweeksbeforestartingthecourseand notsince. YvonneBenson

"Theimprovementinmyoverallhealthhasbeendramatic. IratemyhealthaspreandpostButeyko.PreButeyko
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meantcolds,coughsandbronchitiseverysixweeks.Post Buteykomeansincreasedenergy,lackofdizziness,and coughsandcolds23timesayear." ClareConway.

ChronicFatigueorME

Hyperventilationleadstoadropinoxygenreachingour tissuecells.Thisonitsownwillcausetirednessand perhapspain.Whenlessoxygenreachestissuesthenthere isanincreaseinlacticacidproduction.Toomuchlacticacid makesapersonfeeltiredaswellascausingstiffnessand paininthemuscles.

Automaticallychangingyourbreathingpatternbyusing Buteykowillhelptocorrectthechronictirednesssooften notedbythosewhosufferfromhiddenhyperventilation.

SinceIlearntButeykoBreathing,Ihavestartedparttime employmentforthefirsttimein27years. JudySmith.

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"IfeelButeykowillbeanimportantcontributorinmy crusadetogetoffallsymptomsuppressiondrugsandwill hopefullyhelpmerecoverfromME." KarinWon.21/9/96. "Ihadabigimprovementfollowingthecourse.Idon'tknow ifitwasaspontaneousrecoveryorduetoButeyko.Inow haveaparttimejobafterayearoffwork." KarinWon.28/12/96. IbelieveButeykoisveryeffective.Ihavealotmore energyifIdotwosetsi.e.10minutestwiceeachday. Thanksforchangingmylifeforthebetter. KarinWon.11/2/98.

"IamveryexcitedaboutdiscoveringtheButeykobreathing techniquebecauseitistotallynaturalandhasgivenmealot moreenergy,totheextent,thatithaschangedmyphysical andsociallifestyle." EstherEnnor.

EczemaanditchyskincanalsoimprovewithButeyko

Hyperventilationcausesareductioninbloodflowtotheskin, resultinginperhapspalecolouring,coldextremitiesandless

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nourishmentfortheskin.Excessivebreathingalsomeansa greaterlossofmoistureandthiscancausedryskin.

Lowlevelsofcarbondioxidetriggeranincreaseinhistamine production.Thiscancauseitchinessandrashesinreaction toallergens.

"Mynosewaspermanentlyblockedandmyskinterribly itchymyfingerscrackedandbledsothatIhadtowear bandaidsbydayandplasticglovesoverointmentbynight. Bydayfour,myconditionhadimprovedasifIhadtakena shortsharpcourseofPrednisone(withoutthehealthrisk).I couldsmellthegrassandmyfingersandcheeksfeelwarm andIhavestoppedscratching." DennisPamment.

Aftertwoweeks,IamverypleasedwiththesuccessIve hadsofarfromapplyingButeykotechniquessorecracked nosehashealed,itchyfaceandirritabilityabsentwhen exercisesapplied. RuthSmith.

"Ithasreallybeenanexcellentexperience,encouraginga betterunderstandingofasthmacontrolandabilityNOTto dependondrugs.Anexcellentbreakthroughinmy eczema/allergicreactionsonmyfacehascomeaboutsince thiscoursetoo!"

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AliLomax.

Breathingproblemscantakeoveryourlife. Buteykoputsyoubackincontrol

Whenyouexperienceasthma,panicattacks,aconstant coughorchronictirednessitishardtogetthemostoutof life.

Oftenpeoplestopvisitingfriendswhosmoke,donteat certainfoods,chopdowntrees,restricttheirphysical activities,getridofpetsandavoidallmannerofthingsinan attempttobesymptomfree.

Oncenormalbreathingpatternsarerestored,youcanget rightbackintotheswingofthings.

IamgoingawaytoEuropebackpackingforthreemonths withmy11yearoldson.Iwouldnothavetriedthat5 yearsago! LizCadogan.

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Buteykothemethod,teachingandresultsareadream cometrue.Everyfacetoflifehasimproved.Mydadisa doctorandhesaysthatphysiologicallyhecannotfaultitand addsthatitislogicalwhyitworks. ShellyOsborne.

Tome,theButeykocoursemeantagatewaytoweightloss, improvementinoverallfitnessandlifestyleingeneral.I stronglyrecommendittoallthosewhoclingtotheir relieverslikelifepreservers. DanielWanigasekera.

IusedVentolinatleastfivetimesadaybeforeIattendeda Buteykocoursetwoyearsago.Myhayfeverandallergies madelifehell.IhaventusedVentolinonaregularbasis sinceaboutonemonthafterthecourse.Myenergy, motivationandselfesteemhaveimproved.Buteyko enabledmetoexerciseandsoIlostweightandgotfitter andhealthier.Ihave98%lesshayfeverandmyskinis healthierIhavelesseczema. MadelineCampbell.

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ButeykoEducation

Book:TheCarbonDioxideSyndrome

Thisbookisthefirstwesternbooktodiscussthe syndromeofoverbreathingandhowitaffectsthe entirebody. Itprovidesadetailed,easytofollowintroductionto hyperventilation,andhowusingButeykowill improveyourhealth. Casestudiesofpeoplewhohavesuccessfullyusedthe ButeykoMethodtocontroltheirasthma,sleepproblems, allergiesetc.areincluded,alongwithstoriesfromButeyko practitioners.

HomeEducationKit LookingtolearnButeykoforyourBreathinginthe privacyofyourownhome?Thisvideo,manualand workbookcomecompletewithsupportforoneyearanda 45daymoneybackguarantee.

Availablefromwww.buteykoscotland.co.uk

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ButeykoScotland

YourLocalButeykoBreathingTherapist AlexSpence

Schooldayswereplaguedbyasthma.Icanremember whenIwasatPrimarySchoolandhadanasthmaattack.I didn'thavemyVentolinpufferwithme.Oneoftheladiesat theschoolhadtodrivemehome,whichwasfourmiles.It wasprobablythelongestfourmilesofmylifeIfeltIwas goingtodie.Mychestwasreallytensedupandmy shoulderswerehunchedover.Iwasreallystrugglingto breathe.IeventuallyarrivedhomeandgottheVentolin, whichrelievedthesymptomsandthenIcouldbreathe again.Asthmawasintotalcontrolofme.

TheButeykoInstituteMethod(BIM)ofteachingtheButeyko BreathingMethod,hasputmeincontrolofmyAsthma andothersymptoms.

Itrainedin2002withRussellStarkinNewZealandthe WorldAuthorityontheButeykoInstituteMethod(BIM)out sideofRussia.

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AlexSpence ButeykoBreathingTherapist WebSite:www.buteykoscotland.co.uk Email:buteykoscotland@hotmail.com Telephone:07855167010

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