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Buteyko History British Guideline on the Management of Asthma & Buteyko Emphysema
K.P. Buteyko interview British Guideline on the Management of Asthma grants permission for British health professionals to recommend Buteyko, stating that the method "may be considered to help patients control the symptoms of asthma". The guideline also grades clinical research on Buteyko with a 'B' classification - indicating that high quality supporting clinical trials are available. No other complementary therapy has been endorsed by this body for the treatment of asthma. The Guidelines are based on some of the studies summarised below.
British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). British Guideline on the Management of Asthma. Guideline No. 101. Edinburgh:SIGN; 2008.
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  Schools may adopt breath technique  


April 21, 2008 UK

SCHOOLCHILDREN WITH asthma could be taught a breathing technique used to help with symptoms of the condition after a trial in schools found it helped to reduce absence rates.


Doctors start Everest medical tests


20 April 2007, UK

BBC News

The Caudwell Xtreme Everest team from University College London plan to examine the effects of oxygen deprivation on the human body - a critical problem for patients in intensive Dr. Mike Grocott, Experdition to Everestcare...Oxygen treatment hope Dr Mike Grocott said: "Low oxygen levels are pretty much a universal feature of patients who are very sick...."We would hope to be able look, in a few years' time, to developing treatments that allow people who are critically ill to use oxygen more efficiently."


Healthy finances by Nitin Sawhne


16 February 2007

Guardian Unlimited

Novartis are attempting to prevent imitation drugs being sold on at cut prices in India, showing that drug companies are about profit, not cure.Nitin Sawhney reporter for the Guardian Unlimited

As an asthmatic, I remember watching the BBC's Panorama programme a few years ago, which featured a comparative investigation into the relative benefits of a breathing technique known as "Buteyko" against conventional drugs....My surprise was exacerbated by the fact that there had been little or no further investigation or formal experimentation pursued after encouraging statistics favouring Buteyko. The programme strongly suggested that it simply would not be in the interest of pharmaceutical companies to finance any potential cures for illnesses that were not related to tangible medication. Basically, drug companies are about profit, not cure.

Following this programme, I have used a combination of breathing techniques, exercise and drugs to help my asthma. Having heard about pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Pfizer taking legal action in India and the Philippines against those wishing to supply cheaper imitation drugs to the masses, I was again reminded that curing sickness is not necessarily their primary concern - at least, not for the poor....

  Breathing easy with the Buteyko Method by Sarah Stacey  

11th December 2006

YOU magazine

Having asthma is "pretty annoying", says William, aged 10, who has had the condition since he was six. "It’s stopped me doing things I wanted to, like playing football. Quite often, I had to come off the pitch because I couldn’t breathe...

  I put my inhaler away and just learned how to breathe properly By Rebecca Bourne  

22nd November 2006

Worchester News

"I had pneumonia in 1986 and coughed and coughed and coughed, but it wasn't until a few years later that I was diagnosed as having asthma," Magda said.


2007 Therapist / Practitioner Training in Cana da and the UK


08 November 2006

The Buteyko practitioner training courses that are taking place in Vancouver and the UK early next year 2007 are coming up fast!

  Drugs lead to rebound headaches  

21 August 2006

Houston Chronicle - United States

Drugs lead to rebound headaches
... I was thrilled to discover the Buteyko breathing method through Teresa Hale's book "Breathing Free." I went off the Flonase just before learning about the ...

  A cure for asthma?  

15 August 2006

The Independent

Buteyko breathing technique: a cure for asthma?

Doctors may be sceptical, but supporters of the Buteyko breathing technique say it can even cure asthma.

Claire Smith puts it to the test

  Waiting to exhale  

15 August 2006

Belfast Telegraph

Waiting to exhale
Doctors may be sceptical, but supporters of the Buteyko breathing technique say it can even cure asthma. Claire Smith puts it to the test. ...

  A breath of fresh air in the way  

Aug 13, 2006
ic Wales, United Kingdom

A breath of fresh air in the way cases of asthma are handled
MODERN medicine may have transformed the management of conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, but it has also encouraged an overdependence on ...

  Pilot study of a drugs-free asthma treatment  

June 19th 2006


A Cornish GP who has carried out a pilot study of a drugs-free asthma treatment says it could save the NHS millions of pounds.

  80 percent of asthma-related deaths  

June 9th 2006

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Common asthma inhalers cause up to 80 percent of asthma-related deaths, Cornell and Stanford researchers assert By Krishna Ramanujan

  Breathing Techniques Ease Asthma  

June 5th  2006

StaffNurse.com - UK

Breathing Techniques Ease Asthma
... Some specific breathing techniques have been developed, such as the Buteyko method, which proponents say can help relieve asthma. ...



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