The Frolov Breathing Device History and Buteyko Method
Frolov Respiration Training Device was invented by Vladimir Fedorovich Frolov (1938-2009). He graduated from the Military Academy of Chemical Defense in Moscow and worked in the area of development and production of devices for chemical defense. Well educated in the areas of biochemistry and medicine, Vladimir Frolov was an author of 6 patented practical inventions. At the end of his military career, he worked in the Central Apparatus of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR. After his military career, he worked as a chief engineer for the production of powdered materials.
During these times, in late 1980's, his health got progressively worse. Vladimir Frolov was searching for solutions to his health problems, and he found an article in a local newspaper about the Buteyko breathing method (Dr. Buteyko had been working in Novosibirsk in 1960-90's). Judging by the spirit of this article, Frolov realized that the Buteyko method was successful for many different health problems. However, there were many obstacles. The Buteyko method could only be learned from an instructor during special lessons. As Frolov wrote, "I was unsatisfied about this factor. If there is a method of breathing, which does not require any special conditions and equipment, why could a person not use it independently at home?"
Hence, he got an "idea about the creation of the Device for Each Person". He continued, "... the Buteyko method could become the scientific foundation for such a device. According to Buteyko, diseases appear due to carbon dioxide deficiency in the arterial blood". This is correct for most people, except patients with ventilation-perfusion mismatch (severe asthma and bronchitis, emphysema, other forms of COPD, etc.). In order to be more accurate, the hypothesis, according to Dr. Buteyko, is that the cause of chronic diseases is alveolar hyperventilation or CO2 deficiency in the functioning alveoli of the lungs (See Definition of Hyperventilation discussion for more detail.).
If you are interested in the mysteries related to the deaths of leading Soviet healers (Dr. Buteyko, Vladimir Frolov and Alexandra Nikolaevna Strelnikova), visit the page: Buteyko, Frolov, Strelnikova died.
Related links and web pages (Frolov breathing device):
- Frolov breathing device - Overview
- Frolov device history
- Frolov device: How does it work
- Frolov device effects
- Acute asthma exacerbations clinical trial
- COPD breathing exercises
- Buy Frolov breathing device with 30 min online support from Dr. Artour Rakhimov
- How to Use Frolov Device (Instructions)
- Breathslim and Samozdrav - Prototypes of the Frolov breathing device.
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