Ways and choices to learn the Buteyko method
"There exists a direct interconnection between the level of the
theory assimilated and the effect produced by the treatment.
Quick-witted patients begin to reduce the depth of respiration
independently and manage to improve their condition." Dr. Buteyko KP,
The method of volitional elimination of deep breathing (known as The
Small Buteyko Manual), Voskresensk, 1994.
The Buteyko method can be learned from a practitioner (group
sessions, individual lessons, phone consultations, video conferencing,
etc.), book, video, internet information, and their combinations. When
body oxygenation (the CP) is low (less than 20 s), very few people are
able to learn the method from written sources (less than 1% according
to Russian estimates). This was the reason why Doctor Buteyko
personally trained about 200 Soviet medical doctors and numerous
breathing instructors in order to help the sick and severely sick.
1. Learning from a practitioner: How to choose a Buteyko teacher
If you find a practitioner, ask their morning CP (index of
oxygenation) and experience (how many years practiced and students
taught). Practice shows that practitioners can teach the method only
until the same level of oxygenation as they have. (This was the reason
why medical doctors, who were taught by Doctor Buteyko, were required
to have 60 s CP 24/7 in order to teach the therapy.) Next, describe
your health history briefly, and ask how long would it take for you to
recover. The practitioner should enquire about your age, obesity, past
medications, and health problems, in order to provide the correct
answer. Many conditions (asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, etc.) for
most patients can be solved within 1-2 months (no symptoms and no
medication), as numerous trials proved. However, more severe cases can
take many months. Cases with, for example, emphysema and diabetes often
take years before breathing and body oxygenation can be normalized and
structural and physiological integrity of the body is restored.
2. This website offers a new way to learn:
Learning the Buteyko method by modules
3. My personal phone/Skype consultations
I offer courses for students and Buteyko teachers and travel for
group teaching. The group courses are conducted in different states
mostly throughout Canada, the USA and European countries. Telephone and
Skype consultations are often available. Individual lessons and
phone/internet fees are 30 Euro for 30 min; 45 Euro for 1 hour; and 60
Euro for 1.5 hour. The student is also to pay all expenses related to
* If you are very-very interested in learning, but cannot afford it
(e.g., you are homeless, or unemployed, or low-income, or from
non-western country), send me an email and explain your situation,
including the following details: your name, address, occupation,
company you work for, wages, and reasons of your interest in the
Buteyko method. We will discuss how I can help you.
4. Cooperation and other projects
You can email me about your ideas, projects, plans or concerns:
artour at normalbreathing.com. More details about my practice
(teaching groups and individuals with and without our physical
presence) can be found here: Practice
New breathing students with terminal conditions (end-stage disease) are accepted on CureEndStageDisease.com with Dr. Artour's Triple Guarantee.
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