The Buteyko Institute Method is taught by practitioners endorsed by the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health in courses consisting of five sessions of ninety minutes within a ten day period. Follow-up is included as required. Clients are taught how to retrain their breathing to enable them to breathe correctly when sleeping, exercising, speaking, eating, and performing all daily activities.
Improvement occurs within the first 24 hours.
Over 90% of participants are off all asthma reliever medication before the end of the course. Improvements in quality of sleep occur within the first few days and include reduction and elimination of apnoeas and snoring.
Buteyko involves the client learning a series of breathing exercises to counter breathlessness, wheeziness and other symptoms. Children are taught special exercises which they enjoy doing and which require less concentration than those taught to adults. The appropriate age to learn the Buteyko Institute Method is anything from 3 years.
Medication and Buteyko
The Buteyko Institute follows international best practice medication guidelines. This means that asthma preventer medication and all other prescribed medication is taken as prescribed by the client’s medical practitioner. Symptomatic reliever medication is taken on as required basis. As people learn and apply the method, their “as required” amount of reliever medication quickly decreases – to such an extent that over 90% of people who learn Buteyko come off all their reliever medication within a week of starting the Buteyko course. Clients are advised to consult their medical practititoner for review of preventer medication and other prescribed medication when they reach certain standards outlined for them during the Buteyko course.
Conditions Buteyko can help
Buteyko provides significant improvement for:
- Sleep Apnoea
- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COAD)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Hay fever
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Poor circulation
- Restless legs
- Stress management
- Enhanced sports performance
- Overall health
- General breathing disorder