Buteyko Breathing Method
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What is the Buteyko Institute Method?

The Buteyko Institute Method (BIM) is a breathing training program which may provide significant improvement of symptoms for many people with asthma, sleep disordered breathing and other breathing-related conditions.

The Buteyko Institute Method is scientifically based. It is based on the standard medical principles of respiration, the normalisation of breathing and the Bohr effect.

What does the Buteyko Institute Method involve?

Buteyko Breathing MethodThe Buteyko Institute Method is a program of breathing exercises and posture, health and lifestyle guidelines to support a functional breathing pattern. Practitioners review each client’s symptoms and relevant aspects of their breathing pattern. They focus on posture, the rhythm, rate and pattern of breathing, the use of the diaphragm, the ability to nose breathe and the tolerance to breath hold. The program is then tailored to address the client’s specific needs.

In addition to the breathing exercises taught by their practitioner, clients also learn how to monitor their breathing while engaging in daily activities.

The breathing exercises are designed to help normalise the breathing pattern and restore comfortable, natural nasal breathing.

The Buteyko Institute Method does not include herbal remedies or vitamin supplements. Clients are advised not to make any changes to prescribed medication or treatments without first consulting their prescribing medical/health practitioner.

People who are on medication for asthma may find that as their breathing improves they need less reliever medication. However, they are advised not to change any prescribed medication without consulting their doctor.


There are many improvements in health to be gained by completing a Buteyko Institute Method course, depending on current health status and problems. Included among these improvements are:

• Reduction in asthma symptoms
Reduction in asthma medication
Improved tolerance of asthma triggers
Reduction in allergic reactions
Improvement in quality of life
Increased stamina and energy
Improved quality of sleep
Reduced nasal congestion
Reduction in snoring
Improvement in sleep quality and tiredness for people with sleep apnoea
Greater tolerance of CPAP machines
Improved ability to cope with stress
Reduction in anxiety or panic attacks
Improved thinking, learning and concentration levels
Improved immunity and less susceptibility to colds and flu
Improved ability to exercise
Enhanced sports performance
Reduced tendency to headaches

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