Reverting COPD

with a Buteyko Breathing Course

COPD is a very serious and debilitating chronic disease, limiting you ever more in your daily life. Doing our Buteyko Breathing course can help a lot: Over the course of a month or more you can attain real measurable progress, and start changing your breathing limits upwards again. The need for medications will at the same time decrease.

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that make up COPD. Other conditions are refractory asthma and bronchiectasis.

How can Buteyko help alleviate COPD?

Our Buteyko Breathing course initially is focused on allowing you to live better (quality-of-life) with a bad long function. Learning how breathe less, a sufferer from COPD needs less air during his everyday activities and is able to accomplish more and feel stronger. Other benefits will follow later on, such as the healing of old scar tissue in the lungs, clearing up the lungs, less coughing and spitting, etc.

Considering Buteyko theory, a Buteyko course can help you as follows:

  1. For emphysema: You can become less affected by emphysema even though the lungfunction itself is not more effective or efficient.
  2. For chronic bronchitis: Your lungs will start to clean out and after a while you'll start to cough and spit out less than before.
  3. For bronchiecstasis: Existing scar tissue in the lungs will not improve very much, but there will be less new scar tissue allowing for the condition to stabilize and slightly improve over time.
  4. For refractory asthma: Generally, symptoms will gradually become less over time. Refractory asthma symptoms can be improved a lot as your Buteyko breathing scores improve.

These benefits will grow over time. Even though some the underlying damage of COPD is permanent and cannot be reverted, a Buteyko Breathing course can give you relief from many of your symptoms in measurable ways so that you feel better and can start doing things that you weren't able to do any more, such as taking a longer walk, walking a bit faster, taking a longer bicyle ride, going up the stairs with relative ease, etc.

Revert COPD with a Buteyko Breathing course

Prof. Buteyko's solution to COPD is a long-term approach, initially focused on relief of symptoms and gaining strength. The process of learning how to breathe less and gaining progress in symptoms is usually slow and gradual one. Proper managament of the process is very important.

When using Buteyko for COPD a lot of contact and guidance from us is needed. Results are good if you keep practicing, are patient and keep in touch with us for additional guidance as you continue your Buteyko Breathing practice. Good results generally take from 1 to 3 months, but even in the first two weeks of practice, you can experience the initial benefits. Results are dependent on:

  • Severity of symptoms
  • Students' compliance to instructions and guidance
  • Students' level of practice (basic, intermediate or advanced)
  • Frequency of support sessions for additional guidance
  • Other factors (for example: age, general state of health, other diseases and activities.)

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