Buteyko Method: Does It Increase Body Oxygenation?
The Buteyko method (also known as the Buteyko breathing technique) is a breathing retraining method that include:
- breathing and physical exercises
- lifestyle changes.
This method was applied during best ever known clinical trials on cancer and asthma.
The theory developed by Buteyko suggests that chronic diseases develop (asthma, COPD, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and so forth) due to overbreathing (hyperventilation) that causes low body oxygen levels.
Let us consider clinical evidence related to these statements. Do people with chronic diseases have too heavy breathing at rest?
Minute ventilation rates (chronic diseases)
Note that advanced stages of asthma can lead to lung destruction, ventilation-perfusion mismatch,
and arterial hypercapnia causing further reduction in body oxygen levels.
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