Reviews and Interviews by Artour Rakhimov

- Updated on April 4, 2024

BPT (Buteyko Practitioner Training) Module

Review by Artour Rakhimov: Use of HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) With CO2 Added

This medical treatment centre is located in Lodz, Poland ( which I visited in March 2023. They use about 1.5 atm for air pressure with 30-40% oxygen and 1-2% carbon dioxide for health restoration.

I used this therapy to reduce destructive effects of over 20 years of severe mercury poisoning. The sessions started on March 4, 2023. Here are some of my notes:

March 10, 2023:

It works really well, I can sleep for 7+ hours now, while it was around 5 h for the last 2 months, and less than 6-6.5 h for many months. For me, it makes huge difference in a more relaxed nervous system.
Muscles are also way more relaxed.

March 12, 2023:

My pulse was around 82-90 all the time for the last 3 months, now it is about 10 bpm less or around 72-80. It is often below 70 that I did not have for probably over 1.5 year.
Previously and right before this therapy, I had numerous mini scratches on my legs that did not heal for many months for the past 2 years. A tiny scratch with mini bleeding would not heal even after 5-6 months/ When I started the sessions, they healed in about 1 week.

This is a very powerful therapy that employs CO2 and extra pressure as the key elements for health improvement.

Testimonial About AYO BT+ Breathing Measurement and Training Device (
for Breathing Retraining and Buteyko Method

BPT (Buteyko Practitioner Training) Module

On Tue, Apr 11, 2023 at 10:32 PM Eric Fu <…> wrote:

For your suggestion about showing the graph and volume before and after the CP test, I have the following design:
Before the test, perform 5 minutes of breathing to condition the breath.
Measure the average MV and tidal volume.
Prompt to perform the breath-hold.
After the detection of the start of the first inhalation, record the CP value and measure the next 5 tidal volumes, and a graph will be freezed to show the waveforms immediately after the breath-hold.
A summary report of Measured CP, MV converted CP, and the 5 tidal volumes immediately after the breath-hold will be displayed and/or saved.

I would imaging that at the end of the CP test, as a minimum a light air hunger will be produced. Therefore, the first few tidal volumes can be accepted to up to 10% more than the average tidal volume before the test. Do you think this is reasonable? I would even consider a moderate air hunger after a proper CP test. So the tidal volume after the CP could be allowed to up to 25% of the average tidal volume before the test. What do you think? The good thing is that, with AYO BT+, we can measure these now.

I’m still keen to see the MV correlated CP could be more stable or easier to measure than the real CP test in some situations, as the longer time involved tends to remove the variations or disturbance that may be experienced in the real CP test. Besides, MV correlated CP could be done by people who don’t like the stress from the CP test.

Artour Rakhimov:
I think that below 10% for tidal volume after the test is acceptable.

Breathing Retraining and Buteyko Method
Interview with Dr. Artour Rakhimov by Alexey Zverugo (in Russian)

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Канал о здоровье и потенциале человека –
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  • 0:00 – About the guest: Artour Rakhimov
  • 1:10 – Why it’s important to watch how we breathe
  • 3:54 – How normalization of breathing helps in the treatment of diseases
  • 8:33 – “Deep and rapid breathing is worse.” Why is hyperventilation dangerous?
  • 12:55 – Optimal respiratory rate
  • 15:20 – An example of what healthy breathing looks like. How many seconds does it take to inhale, exhale and pause
  • 18:16 – Alternative approaches to breathing: Wim Hof, pranayama, holothropic breathing
  • 20:32 – Sleeping on your back, mouth breathing and other factors that impair automatic breathing
  • 23:09 – About nutrition. The important connection between diet and breathing
  • 28:15 – What is the essence of the Buteyko method
  • 31:23 – About animal fats and their effect on breathing
  • 34:36 – “No need to breathe deeply”
  • 37:06 – Doing a test Control Pause to determine the level of oxygen in the body
  • 45:08 – How to determine the level of health based on test results
  • 48:06 – It is important to breathe with the stomach or diaphragm. How to learn?
  • 51:30 – What a day looks like for a person who is trying to normalize breathing
  • 55:41 – “Breathing reflects the processes that take place in the body and outside it”
  • 58:47 — How breathing changes health
  • 1:03:18 – Why you shouldn’t be afraid of carbon dioxide
  • 1:08:17 – Examples of exercises to improve the condition.

Premiered Sep 14, 2022
This interview was conducted by James Andriella with Dr. Artour Rakhimov on the topic “Breathing Less, Buteyko Method and Breathing Retraining”.

They discussed various methods and Buteyko techniques such as:

  • mouth taping at night
  • sleep positions
  • diet for easier breathing
  • physical exercise
  • Wim Hoff and IHHT for hypoxic training
  • cold shower adaptation
  • grounding (Earthing)
  • and more.