Conditions

Diseases and Conditions treated with Breathing Training are not limited to Asthma and Allergies. The scope of breathing training is very broad but the conditions shown here are among the most common diseases and conditions seen and that do respond positively to Breathing Training.

Asthma

Since I've learned Buteyko Breathing techniques, I can now live a normal life and be free of needing to use asthma medications. I can go hiking in the mountains, ride my bicycle, have a good laugh without fear of an asthma attack.

Allergies

My allergy causes my breathing rate and volume to increase and I hyperventilate. Buteyko breathing techniques enable me to keep my breathing good all the time. My immune system stays in good shape and my allergies don't make me sick.

Anxiety/Panic

All stress, imagined or real causes the breathing rate to rise. If the breathing rate is very extreme, it becomes a panic attack. With Buteyko breathing skills I stay in touch with my inner body and am always able to stay calm.

Sports

Learning to use Buteyko breathing techniques with any of my sport participation and practice both improves my sports performance and allows me to have much greater enjoyment with my sport.

Other Conditions

Nasal Congestion

Poor breathing patterns result in immune system failure which can cause infections, swollen nasal tissue and polyps causing nasal congestion, sinusitis and rhinitis. Consistent use of breathing techniques easily and quickly changes the health of all nasal passages.

High Blood Pressure

Erratic poor breathing causes blood vessels to contract and blood pressure to increase. Learning to breathe correctly normalizes internal body gases and this can provide adequate carbon dioxide to free the smooth muscle around the blood vessels. Contraction will relax and begin to normalize blood pressure. Continued use of techniques keeps blood pressure normal.

Migraine/Headaches

Spasms of the blood vessels in the brain can develop from fast breathing. Hyperventilation increases our breathing rate and volume changing negatively our internal gas balance or Ph. Correcting breathing rate by learning and using breathing techniques we can calm and relieve the spasms and pain and begin to decrease the frequency of headaches.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, muscle pain can develop when breathing hyperventilation causes muscle cell oxygenation to diminish. When a fast breath rate is habitual this chronic condition can become almost a permanent condition of our health. Breathing retraining through use of breathing techniques will improve muscle oxygenation and will relieve muscle pain.

Leg Cramps/Restless Leg

Leg cramps and restless legs is caused by deficient O2 in the muscle tissue cells. Breathing correctly insures leg muscle tissues oxygenation levels, increasing nerve supply and keeping leg muscles relaxed.

IBS/Constipation

The smooth muscle wrapping over many organs of our digestive system requires large amounts of Carbon Dioxide. Correct breathing assures that CO2 is present in adequate amounts to keep airways open and functioning.

Reynauds Disease

With poor breathing habits, the sympathetic nervous system is activated and contributes to poor nerve input in hands and fingers. Learning correct breathing insures activation of the parasympathetic part of the nervous system and will increase blood, and oxygen flow to those areas.

Chronic Fatigue

When there are extremely low levels of oxygen in the cells in large areas of our body, there because of poor breathing habits, fatigue will follow. Use of Buteyko breathing will increase cellular oxygenation to the whole body.

THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPERVENTILATION OFTEN APPEAR TOTALLY UNRELATED TO BREATHING. TO CHECK HOW LIKELY IT IS THAT YOU HYPERVENTILATE, TAKE THE BREATHING TEST