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Strengths , Weaknesses , and Possibilities of the Buteyko Breathing Method

  title={Strengths , Weaknesses , and Possibilities of the Buteyko Breathing Method},
  author={Rosalba Courtney}
The Buteyko Breathing Method is a unique breathing therapy that uses breath control and breath-holding exercises to treat a wide range of health conditions believed to be connected to hyperventilation and low carbon dioxide. A number of clinical trials indicate that it is a successful treatment for asthma; however, there is little support for the carbon dioxide theory that underpins the Buteyko Method. There are, however, many other possible reasons that the breathing techniques used by the… 

A Study on Immediate Effect of Buteyko Breathing Technique during Submaximal Exercise on Cardio- Respiratory Parameters in Young Adults

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Effects of Buteyko Breathing Technique on Physiological and Psychological Parameters among University Football Players

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Efficacy of noninvasive respiratory techniques in the treatment of children with bronchial asthma: a randomized controlled trial

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Effectiveness of buteyko breathing technique on physiological parameters among children with bronchial asthma in selected hospitals, Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Immediate Effect of Buteyko Breathing in Hypertensive Patients: An Experimental Prospective Study

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A Clinical Trial of the Buteyko Breathing Technique in Asthma as Taught by a Video

It is concluded that the BBT may be effective in improving the quality of life and reducing the intake of inhaled reliever medication in patients with asthma.

The Relationship of Breath Holding Time to End Tidal CO 2 and Other Proposed Measures of Dysfunctional Breathing

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Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention.

BBT is a safe and efficacious asthma management technique that has clinical and potential pharmaco-economic benefits that merit further study.

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Double blind randomised controlled trial of two different breathing techniques in the management of asthma

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Hypocapnia and asthma: a mechanism for breathing retraining?

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