for which the medical remedy
was surgery and/or
extensive medication, could not be dealt with simply
by a change in breathing!
Yet this was exactly what Professor Buteyko demonstrated."
Patrick McKeown, Asthma Free
Some estimate that 90% or more of the population of developed countries is over-breathing. Breathing volume can be two or three times greater than required, without being noticeable.
Professor Buteyko's discovery is one of the great medical discoveries of all time. He found a link between breathing and many illnesses which are on the increase in recent years.
He and his colleagues treated people with chronic and life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, tumour, emphysema and MS - gradually reducing medication when the patient was able to sustain an improvement in health through better breathing.
Chronic and hidden hyperventilation can affect any system: respiratory, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hormonal.