Buteyko breathing techniques in asthma: a blinded randomised trial
A trial involving 39 asthmatics was conducted in Brisbane from January 1995 to April 1995. One group was taught Buteyko and the other was given conventional asthma education...
Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention
The study was carried out in 2000 and involved 38 asthmatics aged between 18 and 70. One group learned the Buteyko method while the other was given conventional asthma education and relaxation techniques...
Health Education: Does the Buteyko Institute Method make a difference?
Six hundred adult patients aged 18-69 years diagnosed and treated for asthma were recruited to a randomised controlled trial...
Buteyko and Pranayama breathing exercises in asthma Nottingham City Hospital 2003
Ninety patients with asthma were selected for comparison of Buteyko and Pranayama breathing techniques. A Pink City Lung Exerciser (PCLE) was used to mimic Pranayama. Sixty nine patients completed the study...
Buteyko breathing technique in children: a case series
Twenty-six children were identified of whom 8 (aged 716 years) were eligible for inclusion; being previously diagnosed with asthma by their GP and using medication for asthma for at least 6 months with significant use of medication for asthma in the 2 weeks prior; no prior instruction in BBT; and no significant unstable medical condition...
Integrated breathing and relaxation training (the Papworth method) for adults with asthma in primary care: a randomised controlled trial
Eighty-five patients were individually randomised to the control group or to the intervention group receiving five sessions of treatment by the Papworth method. Both groups received usual medical care. Respiratory symptoms and mood scores were recorded at baseline, post-treatment (6 months after baseline) and at 12 months...
A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Buteyko Technique for Asthma Management
One hundred and twenty-nine adults 18-50 years of age with asthma were randomised, 65 to the Buteyko group and 64 to the control group. The control group was trained by a physiotherapist in breathing and relaxation techniques. One hundred and nineteen of the participants were followed up at six months...
Eight studies to date have focused on asthma. This has created the incorrect perception that Buteyko breathing retraining is primarily a management strategy for asthma alone. It surprises many that Professor Konstantin Buteyko first developed his programme for hypertension and most of the early focus of his research focused on this...
Medical controversy about Buteyko studies in New Zealand
Publication of the first Buteyko trial for asthma in New Zealand in the NZ Medical Journal prompted a number of responses in that journal.
Researchers Shaun Holt and Richard Beasley questioned the science in a letter dated January 2004. Their criticisms focus on the study methods but make no mention of the fact that people practising Buteyko are able to decrease their asthma medication, not deteriorate significantly and maintain objective measures of lung function.