What is Buteyko method?
Named after Dr Konstantin Buteyko, the Buteyko Method consists of a series of breathing exercises and guidelines specifically designed to reduce over-breathing (clinically known as ‘chronic hyperventilation’).
The simple fact is that many people breathe too much, which alters the natural levels of gases in the blood, reduces oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, and causes constriction of the smooth muscles surrounding blood vessels and airways. This can lead to numerous health problems. Bringing breathing volume towards normal and making the switch from mouth to nose breathing helps to alleviate such health problems.
Breathing is the most important part of our physiology. Even though it is automatic, it can become faulty. A proper breathing pattern is fundamental to all other movement and our overall health. The function around the mouth and face play a big role in our brain, taking up to 40% of both the motor and somatosensory cortex
Some of the consequences of bad
breathing pattern beside affected
general wellbeing might be:
asthma, COPD, rhinitis, hay-fever,
cystic fibrosis, physical performance
anxiety, stress, depression and panic attacks, exhaustion
dental health, speech difficulties,
craniofacial development and ADHD
insomnia, snoring, central and obstructive
sleep apnea, waking up tired / fatigue
Buteyko coaching process:
1. A 60-minute initial consultation consisting of a history taking, examination of respiratory function, identification of the main focus and goals, study materials, mouth tape
2. An appropriate treatment pathway which will consist of home exercises and 60 -minute follow up appointments, (amount dependent on the case).
(consultations personally or online)