The Buteyko Institute Method of breathing retraining: what you should expect
A minimum of five sessions (60 – 90 minutes) within a ten-day period, this may include four initial consecutive sessions of 60 – 90 minutes and two follow-up sessions within six weeks of the commencement of the programme.
- Instruction in breathing pattern modification, focusing on slow, regular, nasal, abdominal breathing and reduced ventilation, with patients instructed to practise exercises at home and when symptomatic.
- Instruction on breathing for a range of activities: at home, at work, at the computer, during strenuous activities and sport.
- Instruction on breathing when public speaking.
- Dietary guidelines.
- Postural advice: through a range of activities as well as sitting and sleeping positions.
The programme does not use drugs, supplements, dental devices or sleep appliances.
The Buteyko Institute Method (BIM) is taught by a certified BIM instructor and cannot be learned by self-instruction kits (video, DVD, books).
The BIM is an educational programme and does not constitute medical treatment. Any changes to prescription medication should first be discussed with your prescribing health practitioner.
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