On average persons who practice exercises will experience a substantial improvement of their asthma within five weeks and a two third reduction of medication within an eight month period.
The older the person and the greater the severity of condition; the more time necessary to normalise breathing and safely reduce medication.
Results are based on both reported verbal feedback and scientific trials. (Medication may be reduced only by consensus of a medical doctor)
What does Correction of Breathing entail?
- Becoming more aware of breathing
- Learning a simple and very effective way to unblock nose
- Switching to nasal breathing permanently
- Reducing the volume of air inhaled to correct levels on a permanent basis
- Simple life style changes to reverse overbreathing
Summary of what causes asthma
- Normal breathing volume is 4 to 6 litres of air per minute
- Breathing volume for asthma is two to three times normal breathing volume
- Overbreathing is recognised by mouth breathing, regular sighs, upper chest breathing, audible breathing, visible breathing movements uring rest
- It is very common for asthmatics to breathe through their mouth
- Breathing through the mouth causes asthma airways to constrict
- In addition, overbreathing “washes out” carbon dioxide from the lungs, blood, tissues and cells
- This leads to hypocapnia
- Hypocapnia causes airways to constrict
- The above presentation includes fifteen medical papers linking hypocapnia to airway constriction
- Overbreathing also causes a cooling and dehydration of the airways. This contributes to airway obstruction
- Practical examples of overbreathing causing asthma are; laughter, exercise, stress and talking
- Practical examples of “underbreathing” opening up the airways are swimming in non chlorinated water
- Results of six clinical trials investigating the Buteyko Method for asthma conclude an average of 72% less coughing and wheezing, 90% less need for reliver medication, 50% less need for preventer steroid medication within three to six months.