What Is The Buteyko Breathing Method?

The Buteyko Breathing Method is a powerful set of health-care guidelines and methodology for reversing over-breathing or hyperventilation.
It is a drug-free breathing re-education program which provides significant relief for those suffering symptoms from a variety of health conditions with a high probability of reduction or cessation of the continued need for various medications and machines addressing those symptoms.

Examples of health conditions which may be helped by the Buteyko Breathing Method include; Asthma, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Hyperventilation Syndrome, Hypertension, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, etc.

For a more in depth explanation of how Buteyko Breathing works, see these booklets by Peter Kolb:

Escape From Asthma
Buteyko - For the Reversal of Chronic Hyperventilation


Asthma is known to have three primary components - inflammation, excess production of mucus and narrowing of the airways. The conventional treatment at this time is to medicate these components with a variety of inhalers, while the Buteyko model approaches asthma by reducing these three components naturally - Read More


People are generally diagnosed with one of two forms of sleep apnea - obstructive or central, or a combination of the two. They are then prescribed a CPAP machine which forces the airways open and provides a continuous flow of air. The Buteyko model approaches sleep apnea by normalizing the breathing - Read More


Anxiety, a normal part of the fight/flight syndrome, becomes abnormal when it is experienced frequently (most or all days). The level of anxiety can vary from mild to extreme. It can include (unwarranted) levels all the way from unease to panic and hyperventilation attacks and fear of death. Read More


If you feel that your performance is limited by stamina, lactic acid, respiratory issues, sleepiness, or performance anxiety, then you should look further into the quality of your everyday breathing as it directly affects all of these factors and, in addition, is the primary factor for efficient oxygenation of your body. Read More


Have you ever wondered why it seems to take weeks and even months to recover from a cough? Do you have a cough that has lingered for years? Coughing may be the worst thing you can do to the very vulnerable tissues of your airways and lungs. It draws in huge amounts of unfiltered air leading to dehydration and irritation of the mucosa lining your airways. Read More

Dental/Facial Development

Why do some children develop long faces, receding chins, crooked and crowded teeth while others develop the opposite and everything in between? Current orthodontia beliefs are that it is genetic and little can be done other than mechanical (extractions, surgery, braces) to correct the problems. But is that true? Orthotropics, a new branch of dentistry, is showing it isn’t. Read More