Robert Picciotto, Visiting Professor, King's College, London
I have greatly benefited from Buteyko training. Glenn's approach relies on systematic monitoring of behaviour and impacts. It is theory based which was critical in my case since I was not aware of the linkages between faulty breathing, carbon dioxide deficits and physiological stress.
William Horne, 10
Hey kids! Wanna know how I got rid of asthma and allergies?
It is now 5 months since I completed the Buteyko Course. For 6 years I suffered with hyperventilation syndrome and have been amazed at the benefits I have experienced. Prior to completing the course I had seen five different breathing specialists. All of these specialists helped but none to the extent that Buteyko did. Dealing with hyperventilation on a daily basis had taken over my life.
Yvonne Wilkie, 69
I undertook a Buteyko course run by Glenn White in May 2007. The change in my life has been dramatic with friends commenting on the fact that I no longer cough all the time. I was being treated for a combination of asthma/sinusitis/reflux - treating the symptoms and not the cause.
My hyperventilation has been quite a serious problem in my life for about five years, and I can seriously say that I havent had a problem with it since I started taking the Buteyko course. It has helped me to control my life so much better now. I used to be limited in the things I participated in, for example sport. I couldnt play a full game because I was scared that my breathing would get out of control.
I enrolled in Glenns Buteyko course to help overcome my asthma, which it most certainly has. However, there has been an additional and quite unexpected benefit. For six and a half months before I started the course I had struggled with a severe leg ulcer caused by an altercation with a tractor clutch pedal. It had become infected three times. I had had four lots of antibiotic and towards the end a weeping and messy ulcer had developed that just would not heal.
The Buteyko exercises have been a very calming experience for me, enabling me to control my allergies and also to sleep really well.
Elaine Conway, 58
I am a 58 year old female. For years I have suffered rhinitis and hay fever. In 2003 I developed asthma too. Not wanting to take the steroid drugs my GP prescribed I searched for other options. Buteyko Breathing Method was discovered and recommended. I went to a course this year.
After 30 years of hay fever I walked through a grassy field and for the first time without sneezing, itchy runny nose. All this after doing a Buteyko course in August 2006.
The Buteyko course was so successful I can't even remember the problems I had!
I was very happy with the course I did in September 2010. With perseverance I have gained valuable knowledge of my own body and have managed to overcome my limitations. My ability to relax is deeper than previously possible when under stress and pressure from my living conditions.
Glenn's Buteyko course taught me how much my breathing patterns affect my health, state of mind and energy levels. I'm now able to control my asthma and anxiety, and I'm aware of what triggers them. It's a revelation!
My recommendation to anyone who has respiratory related problems would be to seek help from a breathing specialist ... who can help them recognise a poor breathing pattern and begin a journey of correcting it.
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