Buteyeko is a series of breathing exercises used to correct and alleviate the symptoms of a number of conditions such as asthma, emphysema, allergies,sinusitis, rhinitis and hyperventilating. The system was devised by a Dr Konstantin Buteyeko, Moscow’s First Medical Institute.
During his training, Buteyko had been given a practical assignment monitoring diseasedpatients breathing – it was from this study that his interest in the breath and its effect on the body developed. He carried out extensive research on the breathing patterns of asthmatics, sufferers of angina and other diseases,
and had successful and positive results. The research was further developed during his time at the Central and Lenin Medical Libraries. By the end of the 1960’s, Buteyko’s method was being used with great success in clinics all over Russia. The technique has gradually spread to the West and is now fairly widely available. It is recommended that the method should only be taught by a practitioner registered with the Buteyko stitute of Breathing and Health. A course will generally run over five consecutive days, for an hour and a half each session. Most BIBH practitioners offer a money back guarantee, and payment after the course is completed.
Buteyeko Breathing Association
15 Stanley Place
Essex CA5 9SU/ UK
Tel: ++44 (0)1277 364724