Asthma Care Ireland was founded in March of 2002 to provide training in the Buteyko Method of Breathing via clinics, books and DVD sets. Over the past fifteen years, regular clinics have been provided to thousands of children and adults in Dublin, Cork and Galway as well as internationally to healthcare professionals from 38 countries.
In 2014, the Buteyko Method of breathing received a ‘A’ grade of rating by the British Thoracic Society. The grade of recommendation relates to the strength of the evidence on which the recommendation is based. An ‘A’ grade is the highest of 4 grades of recommendation. All 16 trials involving the Buteyko Method can be found on this page:
Patrick McKeown is the Buteyko practitioner for Asthma Care Ireland. He is recognised as a foremost authority in the Buteyko Method of breathing, where he is regularly invited to give talks to healthcare professionals.
Patrick McKeown – BA, MA (TCD), Dip BM (Prof KP Buteyko), FBPI
Patrick McKeown is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. In 2002, Patrick completed his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko. Having suffered from asthma, rhinitis and sleep-disordered breathing for over 20 years, Patrick is able to offer both theoretical knowledge and his own experiences to help clients to overcome similar challenges. To date, Patrick has written eight books and produced four DVD sets on the Buteyko Method, including three Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk bestsellers: Close Your Mouth, Asthma-Free Naturally, and Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten your Mind. The Buteyko self-help manual Close Your Mouth has been translated into ten different languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian and Russian. His latest book is titled “The Oxygen Advantage” and improves sports performance by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude training www.oxygenadvantage.com.
Patrick is Director of Education and Training at Buteyko Clinic International www.buteykoclinic.com. His professional memberships include Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology, Full member of the Physiological Society and Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences. Patrick holds regular workshops and talks on dysfunctional breathing in countries worldwide including the USA, Canada, Australia, Israel, Denmark, France, Holland, the UK, and his native Ireland. He has trained Buteyko practitioners from 32 countries and regularly provides Buteyko breathing courses in Dublin, Galway, London, Sydney and the USA.
In 2013, Patrick collaborated in a clinical trial investigating the Buteyko Method as a treatment for rhinosinusitus in asthma patients with the University of Limerick, Ireland. Results from a three-month follow-up with participants showed a 72% reduction of nasal symptoms including snoring, inability to get a satisfying breath, nasal congestion and more. An abstract of the trial was published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal Clinical Otolaryngology.
Contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org