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What is the Buteyko Breathing Method


A practical training program that allows patients to correct their breathing pattern and improve physical and mental wellbeing. The method consists of exercises which:

  • Improve lung function

  • Improve sleep quality

  • Improve immunity

  • Improve resillience to stress

  • Improve overall fitness and physical wellbeing

  • Resolve a vast range of health issues (see below)


The Buteyko method works according to the principles of the Bohr effect, increasing oxygenation of all cells and organs. It istimulates the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous system and increases nitric oxide levels. 


Is the Buteyko method right for me?

The Buteyko breathing method can alleviate a number of health conditions such as:
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety - Panic attacks - Hyperventilation
  • Insomnia
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Digestive issues, Bloating, IBS
  • Hot flushes
  • PMS & PMT
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Long covid
  • Rhinitis -  Sinusitis
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea and much more.

I am a qualified and registered Buteyko method practitioner and offer free 15 minute phone calls to see if working with the Buteyko method is right for you.

Just like our mind shapes the breath, our breath shapes the mind.

The faster and more irregular we breath, the more erratic or anxious our thought become.

The more erratic and anxious our thoughts become, the faster and more irregular our breath becomes. This can even lead to states of hyperventilation. To help ease us out of anxiety and stress, we can utilise our breath.

Could your PMS be worsened by your breath? [1, 2, 5]

The symptoms of PMS are directly linked to the way we breath. PMS, depression and inflammation worsen as our breath changes in the second part of the cycle. This is caused by fluctuations in progesterone. When we gain control of our breath throughout our cycle, we can better control our mood, reduce PMS and decrease inflammation and pain.

Dysfunctional breathing aggravates pain associated with fibromyalgia [3,4, 5]

The breath plays a significant role in symptoms experienced in those with fibromyalgia. Hyperventilation & breathlessness are often present in sufferers. Improving the breath can significantly reduce pain levels, improve sleep, energy and overall quality of life.


[1] Macsali, Ferenc, Cecilie Svanes, Robert B. Sothern, Bryndis Benediktsdottir, Line Bjørge, Julia Dratva, Karl A. Franklin et al. "Menstrual cycle and respiratory symptoms in a general Nordic–Baltic population." American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 187, no. 4 (2013): 366-373.

[2] Macsali, Ferenc, Cecilie Svanes, Line Bjørge, Ernst R. Omenaas, Francisco Gómez Real, Hutchinson, Mathers et al. "Respiratory health in women: From menarche to menopause." Expert review of respiratory medicine 6, no. 2 (2012): 187-202.

[3] Tomas-Carus, Pablo, Jaime C. Branco, Armando Raimundo, Jose A. Parraca, Nuno Batalha, and Clarissa Biehl-Printes. "Breathing exercises must be a real and effective intervention to consider in women with fibromyalgia: a pilot randomize controlled trial." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 24, no. 8 (2018): 825-832.

[4] Dunnett, Alenka J., Dianne Roy, Andrew Stewart, and John M. McPartland. "The diagnosis of fibromyalgia in women may be influenced by menstrual cycle phase." Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 11, no. 2 (2007): 99-105.

[5] Ott, Helmut W., Verena Mattle, Ulrich S. Zimmermann, Peter Licht, Kay Moeller, and Ludwig Wildt. "Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be caused by hyperventilation." Fertility and sterility 86, no. 4 (2006): 1001-e17.

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