Natural Asthma Treatment in the News
The following are excepts from news articles, medical studies and online publications regarding the Buteyko Breathing Method and asthma stories. Click on the “read more” link to open the entire article. Some links are to Adobe .pdf files. If you do not already have Adobe Reader, you can download it free of charge by clicking the Adobe icon below.
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Asthma, Children and the Buteyko Method
Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, October 2005
by Sussanna Czeranko, ND
“Parents of asthmatic children only know the heart wrenching, frightening helplessness that comes when your child cannot breathe and the hospital is located miles away. Children dying from asthma is real. There are over 400 pediatric deaths from asthma annually in the US. We know a lot about who is affected by asthma, about its economic impact on our health care systems, and about how pharmaceutical use in this epidemic is increasing. …” read more…
Shallow-breathing technique can fight asthma: an Alternative Paths column
The Plain Dealer, Jan 26, 2010
By Jane E. Brody
“Evan Gillespie’s asthma was so severe in his adolescence that pre-dawn attacks landed him in the emergency room more than 30 times. He was often in respiratory failure after rescue inhalers failed, his lips turning blue from lack of oxygen as he struggled to take in enough air.” read more
Another Health Paradox: With Oxygen, Less is More
The Nutritional Therapist
by Judith Ames, NTP
“Teachings about breathing are central to ancient arts of Yoga, Qigong, Ayurveda, and meditation. Coaches say that to find that sweet spot with your breath will improve your performance whether of rugby, swimming, football, singing, or public speaking. Those of us who have come through the NTA training program have learned that of the abundant nutrients around us, surprisingly, water is the single nutrient that people are most likely to be deficient in. This article looks at oxygen, another ubiquitous substance: can it, too, be crucially deficient?…” read more
A Breathing Technique Offers Help for People With Asthma
The New York Times, Nov 2, 2009
By Jane E. Brody
“I don’t often write about alternative remedies for serious medical conditions. Most have little more than anecdotal support, and few have been found effective in well-designed clinical trials. Such trials randomly assign patients to one of two or more treatments and, wherever possible, assess the results without telling either the patients or evaluators who received which treatment.” read more
Take a Shallow Breath and Relax
by Andrew Rader, LAc, MS
“Hyperventilation is the cause of Asthma and many other chronic conditions. This is the hypothesis of the late Konstantin Buteyko, the Russian physician who questioned long-held concepts of respiration. He created a training method that…” read more
Buteyko Breathing Technique Improves Asthma Imported from Overseas, Breathing Technique Offers Natural Relief and Reduces Medication Use
Breathing should be the most ordinary of physical tasks since we do it about 20,000 times each day. But for the many millions of Americans who have asthma and other breathing disorders, this ordinary act can be a challenge. read more
“Ultimately, sitting in traditional chairs can lead to “sitting-oriented disorders,” or SOD. This includes discomfort while sitting, poor posture, neck and shoulder problems, lower back pain, strained joints in the lower extremities, weakened circulation…” Read More