Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses
We are happy to announce that the Buteyko breathing method is now also taught in Greater Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania by the Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses led by Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Buteyko practitioner). He is joining a great team of scientist of the Temple University School of Medicine (collaborative research), who also work in the area of health and respiratory care.
Dr. Artour Rakhimov has been teaching the Buteyko technique to groups of people since 2003. Dr. Rakhimov graduated from the Moscow State University (with Honors). Teaching Buteyko and breathing education has been his main career since 2005. He is the author of the most complete book in English about the Buteyko breathing method, as well as 3 other books. He was trained by leading Buteyko practitioners Andrey Novozshilov, MD and Ludmila Buteyko (Buteyko Medical Clinic in Moscow, Russia).
The Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses are offered to those qualified students who are willing and committed to practice and excel due to the fact that breathing normalization requires self-discipline, motivation and diligence. The goal of the program is to breathe normally 24/7 and this is manifested in normal body oxygenation, which is 40 s for the body oxygen test. Such fundamental project and change is possible only by constant breath control using breathing exercises and correction of lifestyle risk factors (lack of physical exercise, sleeping on one's back, mouth breathing, poor posture, nutritional deficiencies and many others).
The main Buteyko Greater Philadelphia course which is taught in groups is Level 2 course.
Level 2 course "Existence" of Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses
Numerous chronic health problems can be completely resolved by students
who adhere to guidelines and treatment programs offered by Buteyko Greater Philadelphia
Courses, which can grant a money-back guarantee for up to 90% of committed students
with the following "simple or low CP diseases":
● Chronic fatigue syndrome
● Hypertension (primary)
● Angina pectoris
● Allergic rhinitis
● Hay fever
● Panic attacks/anxiety
● Sleeping problems
● Sleep apnea
The goal of this course is to achieve up to about 20-30 s morning CP test results, so that there is no need for medication and no symptoms of the main health problem. Further breathing normalization is required in order to achieve complete clinical remission, including elimination of infections; inflammation; allergies; GI, hormonal, and locomotor problems.
It takes somewhere from 1-2 weeks up to 1-2 months to achieve this level. The main Buteyko Greater Philadelphia course includes 5 group sessions (lessons), each about 2 hours long and 2 private meetings. (Most sessions are done in a small group, but each student also has individual lessons.) During the course the students learn various breathing exercises (up to 1/3 of the course), get educated in lifestyle management, and get homework. Apart from breathing exercises, the Buteyko method includes teaching of healthy lifestyle factors by the Buteyko practitioner and detailed explanation of how and why these factors influence breathing. These factors include sleep, exercise, diet, posture, thermoregulation, and other lifestyle parameters.
Requirements for Level 2 course of the Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses
Theoretical requirements: The student should have basic knowledge about
breathing, breathing patterns, CO2 effects and
effects of overbreathing (or deep breathing) on the human body. The student can get this knowledge by
a) attending the introductory lecture organized by the Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses;
b) reading the small book "Oxygenate yourself: breathe less";
c) watching my video course on GoogleVideo or YouTube.
Personal commitment: The student will need:
- at least 1 hour every day for breathing exercises;
- at least 1 hour for suitable physical activity;
- following healthy life style factors (only those that reduce your breathing!)
Fees for the course
The fee for the course in a group is 350$. Individual lessons and phone/internet fees are 60$ per hour.
* If a person is very-very interested in learning, but cannot afford it (e.g., you are homeless, unemployed, low-income, student, or retired), they may join the existing group with certain conditions (objective situational factors, proof reading work, etc.).
Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses Courses for children
The Buteyko Greater Philadelphia Courses also teach courses to children as young as about 3-4 years old. There are also special techniques for younger students, including new-born, infants and toddlers. These techniques are learned by parents and/or caretakers. The main requirement here is learning the Buteyko method by parents and/or caretakers first from the Buteyko practitioner.
Related web pages:
- Dr. Artour Rakhimov with his teachers (Ludmila Buteyko and Andrey Novozshilov)
- Testimonials and comments of leading Buteyko practitioners about Dr. Rakhimov's book
- Description of all 3 Levels courses
- Diseases easily addressed by Buteyko
- Diseases Section of the website
Postal address: Dr. Artour Rakhimov, 6250 Bathurst St. #525, Toronto M2R 2A4 Ontario Canada
Email: "artour", then "@", and then "normalbreathing.com"
Skype ID: artour_rakhimov
Or you can leave your contact details in the comment box below and explain your situation and reasons of your interest in breathing retraining and the Buteyko method
Reference pages: Breathing norms and medical facts:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- 6 breathing myths: Myths and superstitions about breathing and body oxygenation (prevalence: over 90%)
- Hyperventilation: Definitions of hyperventilation: their advantages and weak points
- Hyperventilation syndrome: Western scientific evidence about prevalence of chronic hyperventilation in patients with chronic conditions (37 medical studies)
- Normal minute ventilation: Small and slow breathing at rest is enjoyed by healthy subjects (14 studies)
- Hyperventilation prevalence: Present in over 90% of normal people (24 medical studies)
- HV and hypoxia: How and why deep breathing reduces oxygenation of cells and tissues of all vital organs
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
- Body oxygen in healthy: Results for the body-oxygen test for healthy people (27 medical studies)
- Body oxygen in sick : Results for the body-oxygen test for sick people (14 medical studies)
- Buteyko Table of Health Zones: Clinical description and ranges for breathing zones: from the critically ill (severely sick) up to super healthy people with maximum possible body oxygenation
- Morning hyperventilation: Why people feel worse and critically ill people are most likely to die during early morning hours
References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in tissues
- Cell oxygen levels: How alveolar CO2 influences oxygen transport
- Oxygen transport: O2 transport is controlled by vasoconstriction-vasodilation and the Bohr effects, both of which rely on CO2
- Free radical generation: Reactive oxygen species are produced within cells due to anaerobic cell respiration caused by cell hypoxia
- Inflammatory response: Chronic inflammation in fueled by the hypoxia-inducible factor 1, while normal breathing reduces and eliminates inflammation
- Nerve stabilization: People remain calm due to calmative or sedative effects of carbon dioxide in neurons or nerve cells
- Muscle relaxation: Relaxation of muscle cells is normal at high CO2, while hypocapnia causes muscular tension, poor posture and, sometimes, aggression and violence
- Bronchodilation: Dilation of airways (bronchi and bronchioles) is caused by carbon dioxide, and their constriction by hypocapnia (low CO2)
- Blood pH: Regulation of blood pH due to breathing and regulation of other bodily fluids
- CO2: lung damage: Elevated carbon dioxide prevents lung injury and promotes healing of lung tissues
- CO2: Topical carbon dioxide can heal skin and tissues
- Synthesis of glutamine in the brain, CO2 fixation, and other chemical reactions
- Deep breathing myth: Ignorant and naive people promote the idea that deep breathing and breathing more air at rest is beneficial for health
- Breathing control: How is our breathing regulated? Why hypocapnia makes breathing uneven, irregular and erratic.
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