Treating Asthma with Buteyko Breathing
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.
Cause of Asthma
According to Buteyko Breathing theory, asthma attacks can occur when you generally already overbreathe throughout the day, and then:
Overbreathing is generally a bad habit, and depending on your genetics, your body may have a natural defense mechanism against it: It's called asthma. With asthma, if your breathing goes over a certain volume of liters air per minute, your body attempts to limit breathing by restricting your airways. It's telling you not to breathe so much because it's not good.
However, this defense mechanism of asthma is very unformfortable and (if you are using heavy medications) can in some cases be lethal.
Revert Asthma with a Buteyko Breathing course
Buteyko is a recognised asthma treatment in several countries (UK, Australia, Russia). The benefit of using a Buteyko Breathing course to revert asthma is scientifically proven in many studies to be:
Doing a Buteyko Breathing course will give pretty quick results: your medication can often come down in days or weeks. One month of intensive practice is enough to revert most cases of asthma completely, provided no other serious chronic health issues are present. Results are dependent on:
Buteyko Breathing improves your breathing volume so that stress or allergies do not trigger an asthma attack any more. You might still breathe a bit heavier in those cases, but since your general breathing is much improved, it does not result in an asthma attack. You ARE able to live without asthma after doing a Buteyko Breathing course!